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Savor the Flavors of Passport DC is a new feature of Passport DC's new, virtual format. Savor the Flavors of Passport DC promotes and celebrates authentic global food experiences in the DC area. The restaurant list below answers the question: "When members of the diplomatic corps and expats yearn for the aromas and tastes of their homelands, where do they go for casual or fine dining?"

Embassy staffs recommended their favorite restaurants, as did our friends at the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), Business Improvement Districts, and Main Street programs. We'd like to know what restaurants are your favorites too.

Savor the Flavors of Passport DC as you eat globally while dining locally at DC area restaurants, including those listed below. 

Dine In, Delivery or Take Out!


Al Dente Restaurant (Italian)
Traditional Dish: Fettuccine alla Bolognese
Neighborhood: AU Park
Social Media: @aldentedc

All Purpose

Arnis Kitchen (Indonesian)

Aroi (Thai)

Aroma (Colombian)

Astoria DC (Chinise)



Baan Siam (Thai)
Traditional Dish: Thai Vermicelli in Chili Peanut Sauce
Neighborhood: Mount Vernon Triangle
Social Media:
IG: @BaanSiamDC


Bangkok Joe's (Thai)
Traditional Dish: Pad Thai, Curries, Tom Yum
Neighborhood: Georgetown
Social Media for Contest: @bangkokjoesdc

Beau Thai

Blend 111 (Latin American)
Traditional Dish: Kan-Kan
Neighborhood: Vienna
Social Media: #blend111vienna


Bluestone Lane Café (Australian)

BoBoKo Indonesian Cafe (Indonesian)

Bombay Street Food (Indian)

Brasserie Liberté (French)
Traditional Dish: Escargots Sauvages de Bourgogne
Neighborhood: Georgetown
Social Media: IG: @libertedc

Brixton (British)



Caboose Brewing Company & Tavern (American)
Traditional Dish: Beer
Neighborhood: Vienna, VA
Social Media: @caboosetavern @caboosebrewing

Café of India (Indian)

Chercher (Ethiopian)

China Chilcano Peruvian)

Colombian Station (Colombian)


Corado's Restaurant (Guatemalan)

Crisp & Juicy

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar (Cuban / Latin American)
Traditional Dish: Ropa Vieja
Neighborhood: Chinatown/Penn Quarter
Social Media:
IN: @cubalibrewashingtondc
FB: @CubaLibreRestaurantDC

Cusbah (Southeast Asian)
Traditional Dish: Chicken Makhni
Neighborhood: Downtown DC
Social Media: @Cusbah


DC Crown Bakery (Trinidad and Tobago)
Traditional Dish: Jerk Chicken
Neighborhood: Brightwood
Social Media for Contest: 
F: @CrownBakeryDC

Dua Coffee DC (Indonesian Specialty Coffee Shop)
Traditional Dish: Our signature drinks use single-origin beans from the different islands of Indonesia
Neighborhood: McPherson Square
Social Media: Instagram and Facebook : @duacoffeedc

Diamond Restaurant (Ivorian)


Dolan Uyghur Restaurant (Chinese)

Duke's Counter (British Gastropub)
Traditional Dish: Full English Breakfast
Neighborhood: Woodley Park/Zoo
Social Media:
IG: @dukescounter


Duke's Grocery - Dupont (British Gastropub)
Traditional Dish: Proper Burger
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
Social Media:
IG: @dukesgrocery


Duke's Grocery F.B. (British Gastropub)
Traditional Dish: Shepherd's Pie
Neighborhood: Foggy Bottom
Social Media:
IG: @dukesgrocery 
T: @dukesgrocery



El Cielo (Colombian)


El Chalan (Peruvian)


El Fuego Peruvian kitchen (Peruvian)
Traditional Dish: Ceviche y Lomo saltado
Neighborhood: Lyons Park
Social Media: @elfuegodc

El Pollo Rico (Peruvian)


El Rey (Mexican)


El Techo (Mexican)

Traditional Dish: Tacos (Carne Asada, Mojito Chicken, Smoke Brisket, Fried Avocado, Carnitas, Veggie, Shrimp, Mahi Mahi)
Neighborhood: Shaw
Social Media: @eltechodc

Espita Mezcaleria (Mexican)



FishScale (Caribbean and Asian)
Traditional Dish: Wild Caught Fish Burgers
Neighborhood: Shaw
Social Media: @wearefishscale



Glassey (Indian Street Food)
Traditional Dish: Butter Chicken
Neighborhood: Bloomingdale
Social Media: 
IG: @glasseydc
FB: Glassey DC


Gogi Yogi (Korean BBQ)

Traditional Dish: Galbi (Short Rib)
Neighborhood: Shaw / U Street
Social Media:
IG: @gogiyogi.bbq

Grand Cata (Latin Amarican)

Great Wall Szechuan House (Chinese)


Hakuna Matata (East African)


Haikan (Japanese)


Huacatay Restaurant (Peruvian)


Immigrant Food (Fusion Food)
Traditional Dish: The menu is inspired by immigrant recipes around the world.
Neighborhood: Golden Triangle/Downtown DC
Social Media:
IN: @immigrantfood, FB: @ImmigrantFood

Ivo Restaurant (Ivorean)


Jam Doung Style (Jamaican)

Java Cove DC (Indonesian)


Kuya Ja's Lechon Belly (Philippines)
Traditional Dish: Lechon Belly
Neighborhood: North Bethesda/Rockville
Social Media: IN @kuyaja

Karma Modern Indian (Indian)

KoChix (Korean)



La Jambe (French)

Traditional Dish: Fromage et Charcuterie
Neighborhood: Shaw
Social Media: @lajambedc

La Limeña Restaurant (Peruvian)

La Estancia Churrasqueria (Argentina)

La Porteria (Colombian)

Le Mirch (Indian)

LiLLiES Restaurant & Bar (Italian)
Traditional Dish: Chicken Marsala
Neighborhood: Woodley Park
Social Media: 
@lillies_dc, @lilliesdc

LCD Café (French)
Traditional Dish: Coq au Vin
Neighborhood: East Falls Church
Social Media:
FB: @LCDCafe1 
IG: @LCDCafe



Makan (Malaysian)

Malaysian Kopitiam (Malaysian)

Malbec Boutique Argentine Steakhouse (Argentina)

Masala Art (Indian)

Mekki DC (Moroccan)

Mie&Me (Indonesian)



Nazca Mochica (Peruvian)


Nim Ali Shukos & Antojito (Guatemelan)

Nobu Washington D.C. (Japanese)
Traditional Dish: Black Cod With Miso
Neighborhood: West End
Social Media:



Ottoman Taverna (Turkish)
Traditional Dish: Döner Kebap
Neighborhood: Mount Vernon Triangle
Social Media for Contest: @ottomantaverna



Panda Gourmet (Chinese)

Patisserie Manuel (French)

Peruvian Brothers (Peruvian)
Traditional Dish: Ceviche
Neighborhood: NoMa
Social Media: @PeruvianBrothers

Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar (Peruvian)

PerroLoco (Colombian)

Port-au-Prince (Haitian)

Punjab Grill (Indian)



Rasika (Indian)

Ristorante i Ricchi (Italian)
Traditional Dish: Penne Strascicate
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle (Golden Triangle)
Social Media:
#iRicchiDC, @iRicchiDC, i Ricchi

Rito Loco (Mexican)



Saya Sálteña (Bolivian)

Traditional Dish: Sálteña
Neighborhood: Shaw
Social Media: @sayasaltena

San Lorenzo Ristorante (Italian)
Traditional Dish: Fettuccine Alla Bolognese
Neighborhood: Shaw/Howard Neighborhood
Social Media: @SanLorenzoDC


Shanghai Taste (Chinese)


Soussi Restaurant (Moroccan) 


Station 4 (Creative American)

Traditional Dish: Greek Lamb Chops
Neighborhood: SW Waterfront
Social Media: @station4dc


Sunrise Caribbean Restaurant (Caribbean)

Supra (Georgian)
Traditional Dish: Khachapuri
Neighborhood: Shaw
Social Media: @supraDCrestaurant



Taberna del Alabardero (Spanish)
Traditional Dish: Paella
Neighborhood: Golden Triangle
Social Media:
IG, FB, T: @AlabarderoDC

Taste of Saleesha (Ivorian)

Traditional Dish: Pad Thai, Curry, Som Yum
Neighborhood: Shirlington VA
Social Media: @Thaishirlington


Traditional Dish: Khinkali (Georgian Soup Dumplings)
Neighborhood: Park View/Petworth
Social Media: @tablaDCrestaurant


True Aussie Beef & Lamb (Australia)


Wildfire Restaurant (American Steak House)
Traditional Dish: Macadamia Nut Crusted Halibut
Neighborhood: Tysons Corner, McLean
Social Media: @WildfireRest

Zeppelin (Japanese)

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