740 6th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood: Penn Quarter/Chinatown, Downtown
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
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
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
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.