Chef Tim Ma Is Opening a New Lucky Danger American-Chinese Takeout in DC

Kung pao chicken and crab rangoons are headed to Western Market food hall.

Lucky Danger expands to Arlington. Photography by Anna Meyer

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Chef-about-town Tim Ma is bringing his smash hit American-Chinese takeout Lucky Danger back to DC this summer. The new location will be tucked inside Foggy Bottom’s new Western Market food hall, joining a sibling takeout spot in Arlington. 

Lucky Danger’s debut location in Mt. Vernon Triangle is now permanently Bar Chinois, a French cocktail and dim sum spot that Ma runs with bar talent Margaux Donati. 

The new food hall location will have a similar menu of popular American-Chinese dishes like crab rangoons, lo mein, kung pao chicken, and beef-and-broccoli. Diners can take food to-go, find seating in the food hall, or order delivery through Uber Eats. The lineup is designed with nearby GW students and office workers in mind. In addition to a la carte items, Lucky Danger will offer a package menu (serving 2 to 3) featuring six dishes (appetizer, main, and rice) for $48 (omnivore or vegetarian). 

Lucky Danger will join Ma’s other Western Market venture: ExPat, a huge sports bar and betting venue with partners Ben Sislen (Kingfisher, Crown & Crow) and Union Kitchen co-founder Jonas Singer opening this spring/summer.

Lucky Danger DC. 2000 Pennsylvania Ave., NW.

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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.