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Aoba Japanese Restaurant

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20921 Davenport Dr, Sterling, VA 20165-6156
+1 703-430-1234
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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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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Fairfax, Virginia
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91 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We're in the area and wanted to have Japanese, and found this place. Its a gem in an otherwise un-impressed shopping center. Warm welcome, good service, nice portion, and fresh food. Service may be a bit slow when getting busy since they have only 2 waitress that night.Not sure if it is the norm.

Thank HaDa2000
Leesburg, Virginia
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Always enjoy the sushi here and the atmosphere is quiet and relaxing, we enjoy all of the unique rolls and authentic Korean dishes served here.

Thank dlamay
Great Falls, Virginia
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183 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A good find not far away from home. Went to Tooso few steps away and ended up here because Toosa full. Been here twice now and found it busy each time. Typical japanese fair with very reasonable prices. Extras provided as part of most entre's. Serving staff poite and checks on you frequently. Lunch specials are $7-8 dollar range. I... More 

Thank Mirza A
Sterling, Virginia
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61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 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 

Thank Jorge T
Northern VA
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176 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
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 

Thank Virginia59
Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 

Thank SPG-DL-Traveler
Sterling, Virginia
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636 reviews
373 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

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

Thank mshapiro99
Austin, Texas
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189 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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.

Thank chinesesun
los gatos
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81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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 

Thank annette f
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1,678 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 585 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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 

Thank jehenson81

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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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