Cheap Eats 2018: Donburi


Photograph by Scott Suchman

About Donburi


2438 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
1134 19th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

It’s tempting to tear through the Japanese rice bowls at these spots—they’re that tasty. But slow down and you’ll marvel at the elements inside: the sticky short-grain rice, the beautifully fried meats (go for soy-sauce-marinated chicken or thin slabs of pork), and either of the two sauces—the sweetdonburi glaze or the addictive curry. Also good: Fried shrimp; salmon sashimi; bowl with thinly sliced rib eye; eel bowl.

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 Petworth.

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.

Jessica Sidman
Food Editor

Jessica Sidman covers the people and trends behind D.C.’s food and drink scene. Before joining Washingtonian in July 2016, she was Food Editor and Young & Hungry columnist at Washington City Paper. She is a Colorado native and University of Pennsylvania grad.