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1516 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
+1 202-232-4141
11:00 - 22:00
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153 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

The food itself is OK and more or less good value for money in the Dupont Circle area. The staff has difficulty understanding orders and was totally confounded when given 20 dollar 20 cents when the amount to pay was 9 dollar 18 cents!

Thank strakur74
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Greeted by friendly helpful staff who, once they had helped us with our choices, loaded the bowls pretty quickly We had spring rolls (small overpriced portion) which were ok, a bit lacking in flavour. We then had a rice bowl and a noodle bowl, both were ok. Good flavours but strange for us that they were not served hot. Don't... More 

Thank johnw046
Tempe, Arizona
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

I met the owners at Chicago Gourmet in Sept in Chicago- they gave out a card for a free bowl and fortunately I was coming to DC where there is one (none in Tempe AZ yet) You pick your base- salad, noodles or rice and then a meat or tofu and then other toppings and a sauce. The concept is... More 

Thank retrieverlvr
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I thought the ordering process was interesting for Asian. It was just like ordering a burrito at Chipolte or Qdoba, but Asian. The food was average for fast-food Asian. But it was different and quick. I did like that there was just enough spice to it to add flavor, but not overwhelm the dish. But otherwise, just eh...

Thank thebaseballer
New Jersey
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I've been here a few times and I must say it's always a good experience. I always order the rice bowl - brown rice - chicken satay or lamb or meatballs (whichever one is good) - charred corn (my favorite! so good!!!) - green curry (so flavorful and not that spicy at all) Egg rolls just got added on their... More 

Thank nesza00000
lakeland, fl
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

I had saw this place recommended in several places. So I gave it a try. I was disappointed. Service was lackluster. I got the vegan bowl. It was just awful. Nothing redeeming about it. Smell was ughh and I couldn't eat it. Sadly, I had already left area. But I would not recommend this place to anyone. Avoid it.

Thank texasfla
Ripley, West Virginia
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Purchased a rice bowl here. It had the same items to get in the bowl as the other stores do. The counter staff was not friendly nor helpful.

Thank SamsMom25248
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

I went on a lunch hour while visiting the DC area. The line was at the door, but I had heard it went quick and it was about a 5 minute wait. They know how to move you along. It helped that I looked at their site ahead of time to know what I wanted to order. When I thought... More 

Thank Barbitini
Bethesda, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Great stuff. Happy I finally decided to check this out. Went with a couple friends, we all left pretty happy about our meals.

Thank andres g
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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205 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

I was underwhelmed by my meals here. I wished for a hot dish and found the room temperature dish not to my liking. This is definitely a fresh alternative and has good flavor - I just wanted something more savory and the temperature to be warmer.

Thank WFleet

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Fast food, Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1516 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-232-4141

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?