Burma Restaurant

740 6th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001


Neighborhood: Penn Quarter/Chinatown, Downtown

Cuisines: Burmese

Opening Hours:
Open Monday through Thursday 11 AM to 3 PM and 6 pm to 10 pm; Friday 11 am to 3 pm and 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm; Saturday 5:30 to 10 PM.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: Gallery Place-Chinatown

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Not Needed

Best Dishes:
Pickled green-tea-leaf salad; pickled mustard-green leaves with pork; spring rolls; Burmese Mango Pork; beef curry; chicken curry with potatoes; stir-fried squid with country ham; bean curd simmered in tomato sauce; Kaukswe Thoke, noodles with shrimp, hot

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Good for Groups

Burma Restaurant

The flavors of Myanmar in the heart of Chinatown.

From June 2005 Cheap Eats

Its second-floor location makes it hard to spot from the street, but this durable Chinatown restaurant, specializing in the cuisine of Burma, is worth seeking out. Much of the cooking will be familiar to anyone who knows other Southeast Asian cuisines, but there are a few unusual specialties. One is the pickled green-tea-leaf salad, mixed with ground shrimp and ground peanuts, a delicious mixture of unfamiliar flavors.

Another characteristic Burmese dish is pickled mustard-green leaves with a choice of shrimp, pork, or chicken--the pork is especially delicious. From the main courses on the menu, two dishes worth trying are the spicy Burmese Mango Pork and an even spicier beef curry.

Call to arrange wheelchair access.