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“Awesome sushi and great service.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sweet Ginger

Sweet Ginger
120 B Branch Rd. SE, Vienna, VA 22180
703 319 3922
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Ranked #15 of 137 Restaurants in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Chinese, Sushi
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Herndon, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Northern Virginia
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“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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297 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 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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