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“Awesome sushi and great service.” 4 of 5 stars
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Sweet Ginger
120 B Branch Rd. SE, Vienna, VA 22180
703 319 3922
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Ranked #13 of 122 restaurants in Vienna
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese
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Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Reservations
USA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Awesome sushi and great service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This is our favorite sushi place in the Vienna/Tyson's Corner area. The sushi is excellent, as are their non-sushi dishes. Pete (the manager) is friendly and goes out of his way to make our experience a great one each time. They have wonderful sushi rolls, and the nigiri sushi is top notch. If you aren't a sushi fan, try the fried rice dish or any of their curry dishes The lemongrass fish is also excellent. I suggest calling ahead for seating since it is a small place and is very popular.

Visited July 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great food and selection; service is mediocre”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Love the food at Sweet Ginger -- this is our 3rd trip in 2 months; one was a dinner party there for 14 people to celebrate a family event. Everyone loved the Asian, Thai and Japanese food selections -- high quality ingredients. The service is poor and they are constantly whisking away plates with food on them -- multiple wait staff doing this -- like they want to get rid of you as fast as possible. The wait staff are also on the cool side -- few smiles from the wait staff -- but I would rather have good food with frowns than bad food with smiles.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Herndon, Virginia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great for lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

My co-workers and I have been to this place several times for lunch and have never been disappointed. I always order their lunch boxes, you get a ton of food at a reasonable price. Sushi always tastes fresh. However, the staff isn't always as pleasant as they could be. It's a small restaurant and is always crowded at lunch but we always feel like the staff is rushing us. To avoid this we've started to order carryout.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Northern Virginia
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163 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 89 cities Reviews in 89 cities
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
“Not What it Used to Be”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We have enjoyed Sweet Ginger for years, but have probably gone for the last time. One of us has been ill after eating for two of the last three visits. The last visit, we watched a block of tuna perched precariously on the plate where the sushi chef was stacking them. It fell on the floor. When he noticed it, he simply picked it up and put it back on the plate. Sorry, Charlie...even Star Kist wouldn't do that.

Visited July 2013
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usa
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163 reviews 163 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Used to love it, but seems to have gone downhill”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We used to come here all the time, but the quality of the food seems to have gone downhill over the last couple of years. I don't care for the sushi -- there's always mayonnaise on it. Yoko is better for that. I used to like the thai-type dishes here. Hopefully things will improve again.

Visited March 2013
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