Lucky Danger

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Last Updated: June 2021

Current Status: The American Chinese spot remains true to the take-out and delivery only model.  No announced plans for reversion to Prather’s or adding dine-in.

There have been some unusual twist in the last year or so when it comes to D.C. dining, for example Kevin Tien is now running a restaurant out of the old Kith/Kin space.  One twist was that Prather’s on the Alley somehow managed to convince Chef Tim Ma to open a take-out restaurant using its space. The restaurant Ma came up with is a nod to the American-style Chinese food of his youth.   As you would expect with the chef behind American Son and Kyrisan, it is excellent.  He also brought in Andrew Chiou of the respected, but closed Momo Yakitori. On a recent night we pretty much ordered the menu and there was not a dud in the group, and some dishes, like the Orange Beef, elicited exclamations of joy.  The Crab Rangoon was featured in the Washington City Paper annual food issue.  Not sure how long this place will be around, so if this sounds good to you (and how could it not!) go now.  Reservations for that night’s service open up on Tock at 10:00 am.  They are not selling out as fast as they used to, but it still requires some diligence to secure a timeslot on a busy night.

Summary:

Cuisine: Chinese
Neighborhood: Chinatown/City Center
Address: 455 I St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Website: https://www.luckydanger.co/
Reservations: Schedule pick-up/delivery on Tock

Other Critics/Voices:

Washington Post: Tom mostly approves.

Washingtonian: 12 New Restaurants and Creative Pop-Ups to Start 2021

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Rick Eats DC