100 Very Best Restaurants: #72 – Kaliwa

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About Kaliwa

cuisines
Pan-Asian
Location(s)
751 Wharf St SW
Washington, DC 20024

Showcasing Korean, Thai, and Filipino cuisine on one menu is no small feat, but Cathal Armstrong pulls it off. We like to dabble in all three at his all-day Wharf restaurant, splitting family-style plates of Filipino lumpia and yellowtail marinated in coconut vinaigrette; Korean-style grilled short ribs; and the can’t-miss Thai crab curry. A waterfront patio is the place for frozen mai tais. Expensive.

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