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.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
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.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
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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