Sticx & Stonz

Image: Meats! Last Updated: June 2022 Current Status: Open for dine-in.  Listed with delivery services, but no link on website. Overview: The small shop, a few doors down from Bistro Lepic on Wisconsin, is an homage to street food from East Asia. With a few exceptions, all the food is skewered and grilled.  It draws […]

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Toki Underground

Image: Underground Front (Door). Last Updated: February 2022 Current Status: Open for sit-down, take-out and delivery.  Reservations recommended on busy nights. Outdoor seating also available, but no reservations for those. They are also hosting a yakitori pop-up on Sundays. Overview: Seating is at a winding counter that jumps across the paths that servers cut to […]

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Teaism

Image: Salmon Bento Box Last Updated: February 2022 Current Status:  All three locations are open for sit-down, take-out and delivery.  Hours, however, vary by location with Lafayette Park open for lunch and afternoon tea break weekdays, but closing at 4:00 currently.  The other locations are open til 8:00 and are open on weekends as well […]

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Lapis

Image: Lamb shank, cauliflower, eggplant and rice under the moonlight. Last Updated: October 2021 Current Status:  Open for sit-down with ample outdoor (uncovered) seating.  Take-out and delivery also available. Overview: A few years back, the Popal family took the casual neighborhood French spot they owned and converted it into Lapis to serve the food of […]

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Banana Leaves

Image: Banana Leaves Rice Last Updated: September 2021 Current Status:  Open for dine-in, take-out and delivery.  The multi-story restaurant is humming seven days a week, with lunch during weekdays. Overview:  The little spot up from the corner of Florida and Connecticut, serves reliable and varied food dishes from multiple cuisines.  Sushi, Pad Thai, steamed veggies […]

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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 […]

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Laos in Town

Image: Rolls April 2021 Current Status: Coming in the wake of the success of Thip Khao, Laos in Town is another recent addition for Lao food in D.C.  They took over a large space with a large patio in NoMa, including a bar that faces out as well as in.  Owned by Nick Ongsangkoon, a […]

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Makan

Image: Nasi Lemak take-out. Last Updated: 4/10/2021 Current Status:  James Wozniuk is the chef behind Makan that has filled a void in D.C. dining by bringing back Malaysian cuisine.  The restaurant had the great misfortune of opening in March 2020.  It held on and is now doing sit-down with outdoor seating plus take-out and delivery.  […]

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