1226 36th St NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 965-1789
Price Range:$$$
Excellent service, seasonal menu, old Washington feel. Great for Restaurant Week or a special occasion.


Matuba Bethesda MD
4918 Cordell Ave
Bethesda MD 20814
(301) 652-7449
Price Range: $$
There is a Matuba in Arlington on Columbia Pike as well but the one in Bethesda has a rotating sushi bar. They have an all you can eat buffet for $13-15 for lunch and $18 for dinner. It is amazing!

Bars & Lounges


Amma's Vegetarian Kitchen
3291-A M St
Washington DC 20007
(202) 625-6625
Price Range: $
This is a small but great restaurant. Very cheap but excellent food. It is all vegetarian and they make great dosas.


2 Amys Neapolitan Pizza
3715 Macomb St
Washington DC 20016
(202) 885-5700
Price Range: $
They are actually certified by the city of Naples in Italy to make real Neapolitan pizza. Excellent pizza and a favorite DC spot so get there early to avoid a wait.

Latin American

Cactus Cantina
3300 Wisconsin Ave
Wasington DC 20016
Price Range: $$
Ok so this is actually Tex-Mex, but its good. Growing up in Texas I am picky about my Tex Mex and this is the best I have found in DC.

Middle Eastern

Mama Ayesha's
1967 Calvert St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 232-5431
Price Range:$$
Just like home cooking! Offers a wide range of Palestinian/Levant dishes.

Lebnan Zaman
8411 Old Courthouse Rd.
Vienna, VA 22182
Price Range: $
This place reminds me the most of being in the Middle East with lots of locals. It gets very crowded on Friday and Saturday nights but has great cheap food and you can also smoke hookah.

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