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.
Washington Post: Tom’s initial take – It’s good to be eating Kevin Tien’s cooking again.
Lori (Been There Eaten That): No coverage yet, but another local poster, Joseph of DC Food Pundit seemed to enjoy it.