Moon Rabbit

Image: Chicken – battered and lacquered.

Last Updated: November 2021

Current Status: One of the crazier – as in weird – things that happened in 2020 was that a popular new restaurant essentially imploded.  As a result, the very talented Chef Kevin Tien walked away from what appeared to be a passion project named after a family member.  A few months later he took over the Kith/Kin space – another summer of 2020 casualty – and brought his Louisiana-inflected version of Vietnamese food to the Wharf.  Emilie’s was a loss; Moon Rabbit is a consolation that preserves so much of the good.  You should go and you should get at least one of the crudos.  They are open for dine-in.  Take-out appears to have been discontinued.

Update (November 2021):  One of the few critiques we had (along with Tom) was the opening wine list. Reports are that has been corrected.

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Cuisine: Other Asian (Vietnamese)
Neighborhood: SW/Waterfront
Address: 801 Wharf St SW, Washington, DC 20024
Reservations: Resy

Other Critics/Voices:

Washington Post: Tom’s initial take – It’s good to be eating Kevin Tien’s cooking again.

Washingtonian: Preview

Lori (Been There Eaten That): No coverage yet, but another local poster, Joseph of DC Food Pundit seemed to enjoy it.