Takorean Opens a Korean Taco Shop in Downtown DC

Drop by the grand opening for half-price “takos” and bowls.

Takorean opens a shop in downtown DC with vegetarian and marinated meat-stuffed Korean tacos and bowls. Photograph by Alexandra Friendly.

Takorean, the food truck that brought the first wave of Korean tacos to DC’s streets, opens its third brick-and-mortar location on Monday. Similar to the Union Market branch, the vendor joins others in the Eat at National Place food hall at 13th and F Streets, Northwest; a stand-alone Navy Yard store launched last year.

The vegetarian and vegan-friendly menu will be the same as in other locations. Diners can opt for corn tortilla tacos, rice bowls, or others filled with a choice of Asian slaws (kimchi or napa-romaine). Fillings/toppings include the likes of bulgogi beef, ssam-style pork, or marinated tofu and seasonal veggies. Stop by on Monday or Tuesday during the grand opening for half-off your entire order.

Takorean, Eat at National Food Place. Entrances at 1331 Pennsylvania Ave., Northwest or 13th and F streets, Northwest. Open Monday through Friday, 11 to 8; currently closed on weekends.

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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.