There are a handful of restaurants that I can honestly tell you that I’ve been more than 10 times. Heck, more than 20 times. Cafe Asia is one of those few places.
- Food: Their fried tofu is pretty good and crispy except they put a couple of tofu pieces into a soy sauce with other seasonings so it gets soggy. But the sauce and tofu is good. I’ve ordered tons of their sushi and it’s also good.
- Service: They’re usually nice, but sometimes they’re extremely absent.
- Atmosphere: From the outside, the restaurant doesn’t look as big as it actually is. It’s two stories with high ceilings and a contemporary feel. Check out their photos here.Their tables are a bit low and in the first floor, none of their chairs have backs — it’s all low stools. They do have a few booths though. On the second floor, there’s chairs with backs…it’s good to know how long you’re going to stay since backless chairs can get to be a bit tough to stay in for a long period of time.
- Attire: Casual
- Price: $$
- Overall: Here’s what I like about Cafe Asia – it’s not fancy and there’s usually not a wait. You can chill at the their tables and participate in their happy hours (unlike most places where you have to stay in the bar area).
Happy Hour: $1.25-per-piece nigiri, $2 sake and $2.50 beers at both their downtown DC and Arlington location daily from 4:30-7:30 PM
- Hours: Mon-Thu 11:30am-11pm; Fri 11:30am-12am; Sat 12pm-12am; Sun 12pm-11pm
- Address: 1720 I Street NW; Washington, DC
- Ph: 202.659.2696