Great New Restaurants 2010: DaMoim
25 places that are making the Washington dining scene better than ever
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Kate Nerenberg, Rina Rapuano
Comments () | Published September 30, 2010
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Address: 7106 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003
Phone: 703-354-3211
Neighborhood: Annandale
Cuisines: Tapas/Small Plates, Korean
Opening Hours: Monday through Thursday 11 to 11, Friday and Saturday 11 to 2, and Sunday 11 to 11.
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Veggie mandu; kimchee quesadillas; kimchee chili; braised short rib; fried chicken; Korean tacos.
Price Details: Small plates $5 to $12, entrées $12 to $24.
Kimchee quesadillas? It sounds like bad fusion, but owners Jae and Kristine Lee are proving skeptics wrong—among them, the old guard of Annandale’s Koreatown. Panchan, the lip-smacking snacks that precede a Korean meal, are nowhere to be found in this bistro; trendy small plates take their place. That can mean a braised short rib with carrots, chestnuts, and pearl onions or pieces of free-range, cooked-to-order chicken dusted with red pepper and fried to a crisp. As for those kimchee quesadillas? A seamless, inevitable marriage. Just like this unexpected newcomer.

Don’t miss: Kimchee chili; Korean tacos; house-made mandu (Korean dumplings), veggie or meat.

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