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Aoba Japanese Restaurant

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20921 Davenport Dr, Sterling, VA 20165-6156
+1 703-430-1234
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Today
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 14:30
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Sterling, Virginia
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most of the Japanese restaurants in the area barely have Japanese cooks. Unless I'm very mistaken, Aoba is 100% authentic. The food is prepared fresh, nothing I've tried is bad, we've been several times with my family. The highlight are the grilled veggies that are included with every meal. Staff is always very pleasant without being overly aggressive, in other... More 

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Northern VA
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166 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Visiting a friend in the Sterling area and we decided to come here for sushi. I love sushi and have to say, compared to numerous other places in the area, this was "just okay." I ordered the Salmon sushi/sashimi platter and friend had the Yellowtail of the same as we intended to share. The salmon sashimi were nice thick cuts... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Well, this is not my first review of Aoba, the first time I ate here was back in March of 2016 while travelling in the area. I was sold after the first roll and knew that Aoba would become a favorite place while visiting Sterling. I decided to grab some sushi for dinner a few nights ago and it was... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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506 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

This small restaurant offers great Japanese options as a good price. We enjoyed sushi and some tempura platters. delicious!

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Thank mshapiro99
Austin, Texas
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160 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

On my last visit, just about everything was very good, not outstanding, but comfortable. Portions are reasonable. The fish was wonderfully fresh--yellow tail, mackerel, octopus, and more. Presentation was pleasing, not inventive. Very good quality, standard style and reasonable value. There are a few Korean dishes on the menu; better to stay with the Japanese fare.

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Thank chinesesun
los gatos
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

My son and I landed at Dulles late on Saturday night craving sushi. We chose Aoba because it was close to our hotel. Typical strip mall store front by the food was really great! Service? Well, not so good but I think we had a new hire wait on our table. She really didn't understand the menu and "self ordering"... More 

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Thank annette f
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255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 458 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

I went to Aoba when a friend of mine was in town and he want sushi. The restaurant was empty when we for there and we were the only patrons that occupied a table (they do a stellar take-out business). The service was fast a friendly. My friend really liked his Philadelphia cream rolls and the spicy tuna rolls. The... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

Aoba is our regular stop for Japanese (and some Korean) cuisine. The food is excellent, the atmosphere charming, the service friendly. On our last visit, I loved the tempura California roll and beef bulgogi. My daughter said her tonkotsu ramen was very good and says the salmon sashimi is always excellent. But Aoba has a problem. The restaurant is consistently... More 

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Thank boweiwen
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

We were looking some lunch before movie time at Dulles Town Center, and one condition is not a food chains franchise industrial, that too much for us on regular working day. We found Aoba, with less than a mils, 5 mins drive from movie theater. Nice little shop, with welcome smile, and my cup always fill with hot green tea;... More 

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Thank Chad T
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351 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

Traveling for business I depended on Trip Advisor for a good sushi restaurant in this area. Reviews steered me right. It was a good place (not the very best)...and I enjoyed. The restaurant is in the middle of an older strip mall. It is not a fancy restaurant, just comfortable and plain actually. Service was fine...not engaging but right on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20921 Davenport Dr, Sterling, VA 20165-6156
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Loudoun County  >  Sterling
  • Phone Number: +1 703-430-1234

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?