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Sticky Rice - 10 Reviews - 1224 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002, Washington, DC - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (202) 397-7655

Sticky Rice

1224 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002 (at 12th St NE)
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 397-7655
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Sticky Rice - Washington, DC
Sticky Rice - Washington, DC


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Not cheap, portions small some food looked/ tasted like it had been sitting for a while.

Editorial review from GrubHub 12/14/2013

by Lisa at GrubHub Provided by GrubHub
Awesome food! more

Editorial review from GrubHub 12/9/2013

Delicious, hot, wonderful flavor. A bit pricier than your neighborhood Chinese place but 100% worth it. more

Editorial review from GrubHub 10/12/2013

by Sara at GrubHub Provided by GrubHub
Not cheap, portions small some food looked/ tasted like it had been sitting for a while. more

Worst Costumer Service Ever 12/12/2010

Maitre D' has no clue about costumer service. He fights with you and lies in your own face. I don't know what he thinks Sticky Rice is. In an area that doesn't lack Asian restaurants you can't be acting as if you are the only option.I will never come to this place again. I made a reservation in Opentable and they did not honored it. I have seen recent reviews here, Yelp and Opentable that I wished I had seen when I did the reservation a month ago. Don't waste your time with this place. There are better places around. more

A pretty good bang for your buck 6/20/2010

I can't say much about the sushi here because I've only managed to get a seat here for brunch, early on a Saturday afternoon. That's the thing about Sticky Rice - they don't take reservations, and you can try to get a seat here for dinner at night, but you have to wait awhile. But you can avoid a wait and still get your choice of sushi or brunch dishes on weekend afternoons, when you won't get hit with crowds. Their egg scramble is HUGE and tasty and very filling: scrambled eggs, hash browns (chopped up tots), bacon, onions, and cheese. It was very heavy for me so I only managed to make a small dent. Their tater tots are great; they come out nice and hot in a bucket with their special sauce, which I would totally dip anything into. If you happen to be in the H St./Atlas district early on a weekend, go for Sticky Rice. At least than $10 per dish, it's a good deal, especially since you may have plenty to take home after. Pros: inexpensive, good portions Cons: crowded at night, doesn't take reservations more

Editorial review from 2/18/2010

Restaurant Review Music videos blare from the televisions, and funky art dominates the walls. One look inside Sticky Rice and it's clear that this is not your typical sushi-and-noodle restaurant. This place has been attracting hipsters since its 2008 opening with an out-there atmosphere and a lineup of quirky activities including karaoke and bingo. Sushi is the main attraction here, but don't expect delicate rolls of raw fish. The Godzirra roll is a massive log of crunchy shrimp, avocado, cream cheese and spicy/crunchy toppings. Wasabi peas add fire to a roll of yellowtail, cream cheese and scallions. Sticky Balls, deep-fried packets of tuna, crab and rice, are the restaurant's specialty. Vegetarians and vegans will find many options here, chief among them the Garden Balls, a variation on the Sticky Ball theme. Tater tots (yes, the fried-potato snacks) are among the most popular side dishes. They're sold by the bucket. Is Sticky Rice the kind of place the sushi gods intended? Probably not. But it's one of the most entertaining places to grab a bite on H Street NE. -- Julia Beizer (Feb. 19, 2010) more

Theater Crowd 2/10/2010

With frequent theater rushes that 'can' make the wait times chaotic, I try to avoid em. Food was great! So was the tea and Saké. As for being clean, a few odd pieces of rice here & there, looked clean to me! All in all it was a happy & fun experience! My favs are the sticky wings & scallops + Im not vegetarian, friend was & was happy. Theater Crowd = Unrealistic packs of people that want VIP treatment w/a full dinner + bottle of wine to be done in 25 minutes & love to complain when they're late but they're ALWAYS late- all the time at all sorts of restaurants. They all come in at the same time & have to leave @ the same time to catch the show which makes cooking/seating tedious, CALL 1st! If it's so bad why's it so busy? Cheers! Loved it! more

waiting 1/14/2010

The food is OK, but the service is awefull. People who seat customers are extremely unfriendly and lie about reservations. For instance, they tell you no reservations for 2 people on weekends, but while you are waiting for a 2 person table for 40 minutes, they seat 3 other couples who just arrive... more

H Street on a Weeknight? You Bet. 2/26/2009

Bar Review H Street on a Weeknight? You Bet. By Fritz Hahn Special to the Washington Post Friday, February 27, 2009 In a town where you can get sushi at grocery store counters and high-end restaurants, it takes something special for a sushi place to stand out -- particularly when it's in a neighborhood that isn't known for drawing crowds on weeknights. Enter: Sticky Rice. The H Street NE joint has character in spades, from the framed tattoo art to the gong behind the bar, and the neighborhood's ahead-of-the-curve hipster crowd has taken notice, flooding in for out-there sushi rolls, karaoke nights, sake bombs and weekend DJs. Sticky Rice is part of the ongoing H Street trend, where hipster clubs are (still) hoping to transform a neighborhood that lacks good public transportation yet is hoping for a buzzing night life on more than just weekends. "For a while, there was nothing, then on Friday and Saturday night you'd see people out here. Now I think people are more willing to come out here [on weeknights]," says Jen DeMayo, the communications director at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. "A lot of [businesses] are doing more," she says. "Sticky Rice has karaoke, the Pug has specials on Tuesday night, there are people at Granville Moore's. We're a theater, but the more people who are out and the more things there are to do, the better it is for everyone." Sticky Rice is able to pack them in night after night. Even late into a work night. How? Perhaps it's the almost daily events. Let's start with the sushi. Monday: Sushi Happy Hour (starts at 10:30) You want a half-price sushi happy hour? Sticky's is designed for the bar-hopper, not the stiff rolling in from the office next door: The house rolls and nigiri deals run from 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Chefs at the second-floor sushi bar make inventive creations such as the Drawn-n-Buttered roll, with crabmeat, shrimp and cucumbers. It's paired with garlic butter for dipping. Or you can try the delectably spicy Sticky Balls, which feature crab, shrimp and rice inside a deep-fried tofu pocket. The late starts are so events don't interfere with dinner, says Sticky's general manager, Rebekka Alacantara. "Surprisingly, we're pretty busy," she says. "The new shuttle helps." The free H Street Shuttle that started last month runs down H Street between the Gallery Place and Minnesota Avenue Metro stations every 30 minutes from 5 p.m. until the Metro closes. It's a nice option, but it's really a glorified passenger van that holds about 15 people, and the street signage is lacking, so it's hard to know where to stand. (I actually hailed one like a cab.) Tuesday: Karaoke Club (starts at 10:30) Sticky Rice doesn't have a stage, so singers at Karaoke Club stand atop a table and read lyrics from a large projection screen on the opposite wall. It's just another quirk of this crazy night, when Guns N' Roses, Sir Mix-a-Lot and Creedence Clearwater Revival are all on the minds of the performers. The good-natured crowd packs in to booths and around the bar, cheering for performers while drinking $2 cans of Tecate beer. Tisa Mitchell, a 37-year-old political activist, belts out "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" to whoops and cheers. "They love me to sing Whitney [Houston], so I always do a song by Whitney," she explains. Mitchell has been coming to karaoke night since she discovered Sticky Rice nine months ago. "We can come in, we can sing, we can express ourselves and have a good time," she says. But more important, the crowd is a reason to keep coming back. She says she likes the mix of ages and races. Says the Ward 6 resident: "Everybody gets along. We need diversity on H Street. " Thursday: Blingo (starts around 11) "This ain't your grandma's bingo," warns Sticky Rice's Web site, and that's right. Blingo is six fast-paced rounds of speed bingo, which means new numbers are called out at the rate of one or two per second, with none repeated. If you miss one, you miss it. Focus is important, which isn't always easy in a bustling restaurant, especially when beers are $3 or less and other patrons are ordering buckets of tater tots over your shoulder. It's really competitive, but also a lot of fun, with plenty of socializing.Stakes can be high or low: Some weekly grand-prize winners have taken home a Nintendo Wii or a 3G iPhone. A few weeks ago, when the prize theme was "As Seen on TV," I took home Billy Mays-endorsed Mighty Putty epoxy, while the delighted winners of the top prizes took home a ShamWow and a Slanket. Next month, everyone who wins a round receives a raffle ticket that could net them a pair of tickets to see Britney Spears at Verizon Center on March 24. Friday and Saturday: DJ Dance Party (starts around 11) Okay, calling Sticky Rice's weekend events "dance parties" is a bit of a stretch. It can be so crowded that it's difficult to shake a leg, but that doesn't stop some people from trying. Instead, I find myself stopping by for a couple of beers (Pabst Blue Ribbon cans are $3) and taking in the scene. Sometimes you may catch the Video Killers VJs mixing '80s hip-hop videos, strange movie clips and new radio hits on the big screen. Saturday, it's DJ Stereofaith, better known for his popular nights at DC9 and the Rock and Roll Hotel. If you find yourself in the neighborhood, it's a good excuse to visit, but if you're making a special trip to Sticky Rice, well, I'd wait until a school night. more

Stick with sticky rice! 12/17/2008

Sticky Rice, which opened in early summer '08, has helped revitalize the H street area. For those... more

Stick with sticky rice! 12/17/2008

Meg Provided by Partner
Sticky Rice, which opened in early summer '08, has helped revitalize the H street area. For those unfamiliar with DC, this particular street of the... more

Editorial review from GrubHub 7/30/2008

Sticky balls... Are amazing! So happy to find they deliver with grubhub! more
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  • The Atlas District is known for its grunge-posh vibe, and Sticky Rice is no exception. Tattoo-laden bartenders serve up saketinis to hordes of hip patrons who pack the bar area. Like the rest of H...

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  • Hours:

    Mon-Thu 11:30am-2am Fri-Sat 11:30am-3am Sun 11:30am-2am
  • Neighborhoods:

    Northeast, Northeast Washington, Stanton Park