Sushi Ogawa

Image: Spanish Mackerel and Baby Squid. Last Updated: March 2022 Current Status:  The dining room and bar are open for sit-down.  Take-out and delivery available. Overview: It is tempting to start any review of Sushi Ogawa with the setting, but to do it justice you must start with the food.  Chef Minoru Ogawa has worked […]

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Hank’s Oyster Bar

Image: Lobstah! Last Updated: February 2022 Current Status: They are back to full hours at all three locations, open Tuesday to Sunday.  (Note:  Hank’s on the Hill closed in 2021).  Take-out and Delivery available. Overview:  Chef Jamie Leeds opened Hank’s Oyster Bar in Dupont with a straightforward idea: casual seafood.  Bringing the food of seashore […]

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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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El Secreto de Rosita

Image: Pescado a Lo Macho Last Updated: January 2022 Current Status: They are open for dine-in service (though no link for take-out or delivery, it might be available).  Weather permitting, they may have outdoor seating. Overview: The large room with lots of ornamentation sets the scene for dishes from South America, primarily Peru.  The long […]

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Boqueria

Image: Assorted goodies to start. Last Updated: December 2021 Current Status: Open for sit-down for lunch and dinner and brunch. Take-out and Delivery available. Overview: D.C. is blessed with some good Spanish restaurants, thanks mostly to José Andrés, but Boqueria holds its own.  The menu is focused around pretty traditional tapas, with a few jazzed-up […]

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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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Swahili Village

Image: Suya/Nyama Choma (Beef cubes with Swahili spice mix) Last Updated: September 2021 Current Status: Open for indoor and outdoor dining, take-out and delivery. Overview:  For years the original Swahili Village built up a base of fans in Maryland.  A couple years ago, owner/chef Kevin Onyona decided to take over the old Vidalia/Honeysuckle space, thinking […]

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Henry’s Soul Cafe

Image: Fried Chicken, Greens, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy and a hint of Cornbread. Last Updated: July 2021 Current Status:  Open for take-out, and you can order ahead.  They have a couple seats outside, if you can’t wait.  Note that they close on the early side. Overview:  Inconspicuous on the Dupont side of a block that […]

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