Eating in DC

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  1. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Senior member

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    amerikajinda Senior member

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    Most Japanese restaurants are owned by Koreans (in this area). Avoid those. If you want an authentic Japanese restaurant, you have to go to a Japanese restaurant where the cooks and sushi chefs (and likely the owner) are Japanese. But there are only a few... Blue Ocean in Fairfax, Chez Mama-san in Georgetown, Sushi-Taro on 17th street... but Makoto is by far and away the best.
     
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    I've heard both sides of this argument, but the Dupont location loses just because the beer selection at the GTown location is so ridiculously good. Really, better than anywhere else. Don't give me the Brickskellar--they're always out of everything, and everything is bottled. The selection and care put into the beer at gtown paradiso is unparallelled in DC. The pizza is entirely secondary, to me.

    I know, I know, beer snobs are just fat bored white guys, but still...

    Also, abc, you need to get out of georgetown once in awhile.
     
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    Middle Eastern -- Lebanese Taverna in Woodley Park.

    Lebanese Taverna is to Middle Eastern cuisine what Olive Garden is to Italian.
     
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    The best Japanese restaurant in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area is Makoto, not far from Georgetown (4822 MacArthur Blvd. NW).

    http://search.cityguide.aol.com/wash...to/v-102197151


    It's small and VERY difficult to get into. It's a favorite of Japanese diplomats wanting an authentic taste of home, no matter how much it costs.
     
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    Surprised by the lack of Ethiopian in this thread. Maybe it's just my U St. bias, but DC does Ethiopian better than any other American city--and that's the only fare you can say that about in DC!

    Etete on 9th and U is my favorite, Dukem is consistently good, and I've heard great things about Rome. Also, Selam is a little Eritrean restaurant on 15th and U that I can't personally recommend because my experience wasn't that great, but I've heard raves from others.


    Yup. Amazing that white bread DC does better Ethiopian than any other US city.

    Dukem is very good -- my favorite for Ethiopian. Selam is also good but I haven't been there in a while.
     
  7. Manny Calavera

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    Georgetown is a tourist trap. With some exceptions (e.g., Citronelle, 1789), the food available in Georgetown can be had for better elsewhere in the city.
    Sushi-Ko and Pizzeria Paradiso in Georgetown are two favorites of mine. Oh, and Citronelle, of course, which I think is a great place albeit highly overrated. Usually not worth the hike up there, however, as I hang around the U-Street area. U-Street food is kind of barren. Supposedly there's a good Ethiopian place down there but I haven't had a chance to go. Um...Coppi's Organic Pizza is decent and Bar Pilar and Cafe Saint Ex are my two favorite places in the area for good quick eats and drinks. I wish I had found this thread earlier as I'm quite the DC foodie. I'll post something substantial when I'm not busy. Edit: Oh, and I guess I should have done a little bit of reading (see: Gaius Pompeius Trimalchio's post on Ethiopian in the corridor.)
     
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    Is Pizzeria Paradiso in G'town open? We drove past yesterday and it looked like the windows were papered over and there were permits in the windows. Are they renovating?

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    permits on the windows usually means theyre up for liquor license renewal or had a violation (read: served a minor)
     
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    Lebanese Taverna is to Middle Eastern cuisine what Olive Garden is to Italian.

    haha thats so true
    it sucks
     
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    permits on the windows usually means theyre up for liquor license renewal or had a violation (read: served a minor)

    Yeah, but in this case the windows looked to be completely covered (maybe that was my bad eyes) which means re-painting to me.

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    Had brunch at Perrys today. The drag show was insane. The food was ok though.
     
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    Had brunch at Perrys today. The drag show was insane. The food was ok though.

    Perry's has drag shows?! How friggin' eclectic.
     
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    Perry's has drag shows?! How friggin' eclectic.
    Yes, they do. It was fantastically amazing. Disregard the very unflattering pictures of me, my best friend AND the drag queens. Pics from today: There's more, but I wouldn't dare post them all. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I'm not quite sure that's a show that goes well with food.
     

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