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Connecticut Ave/ K Street
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1800 M. St NW, Washington DC, DC 200036
+1 202-640-1868
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Kilcullen, Ireland
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274 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

I ate here tonight with my girlfriend. It's a different approach to typical restaurant dining in that you queue up to order your food and it is cooked in front of you. I'm not mad about it because after our starter we had to go up again and while waiting for our main course to cook, a waiter cleared away... More 

Thank POC-CW
Trophy Club, Texas
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79 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

I visited this place after dinner in another place for drinks. The service was great, I especially enjoyed the music they were playing, so I will return to test the food

Thank DrSalonen
Columbia, Maryland
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Not many restaurants open in this neighborhood on a Sunday afternoon, so we stopped in. My boyfriend visited before, so he informed me of the unique ordering system. The host provides you with a little plastic card to place your personalized order with the chef, who swipes the card to update your total. It's a basic pasta/sauce menu that you... More 

Thank Carmen419
Hamilton, Canada
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Great food, and a fun concept. Order at the counter, have your bill loaded on your card, and eat at large communal tables. Love the fresh basil plants on each table. All the staff were friendly and willing to answer questions or explain how everything worked. The older gentleman bussing tables clearly loves his job, with a smile and friendly... More 

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New Paltz,NY
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97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Visiting my son at college in washington,dc. He suggested we eat out at Vapianos. I had not yet experiences this new trend in deli-style service for dinner but it was really fun. the food is cooked as you watch after you choose your type of pasta, toppings, salad, and additional side dishes. There was a lot of food per serving... More 

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balto md
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 June 2014

This place is amazing, like a starbucks but for food, easy chairs , all fresh ingedients, fresh herbs for you season your food, food cooked to order, my husband and I are gourmet cooks and this was a winner!

Thank anne p
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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102 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2014

My wife and I had dinner at Vapiano in the DC Chinatown area on a Thursday evening in March and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I would best characterize it as a self service restaurant, with "cook to order" chef's stations and a bar. The food is by and large Italian, using their freshly prepared pastas and salads as a base.... More 

Thank JoeG_52
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2014 via mobile

Good and friendly and effective service. Nice vipe from the locals . Around the corner from mc Qcuiny hotel. Good variety of fast food (take a away).

Thank Michiel J
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83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2014

Celebrated my 32nd Birthday at this location and was less than impressed. I was made a reservation for 25ppl in the front lounge, on my arrival there were people sitting in my clearly reserved area and I was not informed that the front lounge was going to be freezing, so myself and my guest were cold the entire time, until... More 

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Aiea, Hawaii
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137 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2014

We ate at Vapiano after ice skating at the Ballston Mall. The place was empty, it being 4:00 on a Sunday afternoon. We were immediately handed plastic cards, like credit cards. The whole thing was confusing and only after we asked were we told how the restaurant worked. It took us a while to decide what to have and my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 M. St NW, Washington DC, DC 200036
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Connecticut Ave/ K Street
  • Neighbourhood: Connecticut Ave/ K Street
  • Phone Number: +1 202-640-1868

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?