Cheap Eats 2013: Hai Duong

Quick reviews of ethnic cuisines you can experience for less than $25 a person, tax and tip included.


When people say you don’t go to the Eden Center for atmosphere, this is the kind of place they have in mind—a dim joint with no outside light and little charm. What makes it essential? The speedy kitchen shows its mastery across a wide range of dishes. Go for pho; banh xao, the over-stuffed rice crepe; and a robust rendition of the soy-spiked stir-fry classic known as “shaky beef.”

Don’t Miss a Great New Restaurant Again: Get Our Food Newsletter

Questions or comments? You can reach us on Twitter, via e-mail, or by contacting the author directly:
Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.

Anna Spiegel
Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.