2305 18th St., NW
Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood: Adams Morgan
Open for lunch Monday through Saturday 11:30 AM to 3 PM. Open for dinner Sunday through Thursday 5:30 PM to 11 PM; Friday and Saturday 5:30 PM to 11:30 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Woodly Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Intimate
Reservations: Not Needed
Batter-fried cauliflower; aloo chaat salad; rice-flour flatbread with minced chicken; momo dumplings with tomato sauce; mixed bread basket; shredded carrot dessert.
Starters, $4.25 to $9.25; entreés, $10.95 to $17.95
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Delivery, Good for Groups
Scene: Food Specials
Why go: From the dramatic murals to the hostess in a flowing sari, this Nepalese-Indian dining room sets a mood. The food is sumptuous—excellent breads, marinated meats, and spicy vegetarian dishes for Adams Morgan diners seeking something fancier than empanadas or falafel.
What to get: Spicy batter-fried cauliflower; rice-flour flatbread topped with minced chicken, butter, and Himalayan spices; nearly combustible momo dumplings tossed with tomato sauce; a buttery dessert of shredded carrots sweetened and topped with nuts.
Best for: A first date. The space is comfortable and romantic, and it’s fun to embark on a culinary journey—starting with a gratis plate of ginger-spiked soybeans—into a cuisine not often seen in these parts.
Insider tip: Carryout is available, as is free delivery within a two-mile radius.
Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner, Sunday for brunch and dinner.
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