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1020 19th St NW, Frnt 2, Washington DC, DC 20036-6101
+1 202-429-1701
11:00 - 20:30
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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you're in need of a nutritious lunch with rice, meats, and veggies with a touch of spice, I would recommend this Korean fast food place. We ordered 2 bibimbap (mixed rice) and 2 udon (noodle soup) bowls and although the veggies are not marinated (ie. not authentic Korean bibimbap), with the variety of sauces these come quite close to... More 

Thank SSJJ88
Alexandria, Virginia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

There is nothing more hospitable than a family-owned restaurant and nothing says hospitality like access to a restroom. Perhaps I should not lead with the restroom bit, but I will always be grateful that on a cold, rainy, Inauguration Day, when there were huge crowds and few options, the owner let in my family even though the restaurant was not... More 

1 Thank SadEyeJoe
United States
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113 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Great food and very very fast. The service is direct and friendly. Good place for General Tso Chicken.

Thank repbrock
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Found this gem while walking around waiting for our hotel room to be ready. My kids loved picking out their noodles and toppings. The staff was super friendly and knowledgable. The food was absolutely delicious!

Thank Maryclaire A
New Jersey
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

I liked the food, especially the black rice. Everything was tasty. I wanted to rate this place 4 stars except my food was just warm and the broccoli was cold, like it had been frozen.

Thank NewJerseyStella
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

This is a modern thinking restaurant with fresh ingredients and no MSG. You can choose all of the ingredients to add to your base of rice or noodles, or you can select a pre-determined house mix. There are 4 different kinds of rice and 4 different kinds of noodles to start with. You can then choose up to 4 add... More 

1 Thank N2bonz
Washington, DC
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467 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

I have stopped here off and on when I'm downtown and never been disappointed. They've introduced order slips, similar to sushi - one for a noodle bowl and one for a rice bowl. One checks off what they want and then hand it to the guy behind the counter, and the assembly line puts it all together. Very efficient. The... More 

1 Thank Decoamie
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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140 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

Great food and portions are huge. Had one of their bowls with chicken and the black rice and it was awesome, but man are their portions huge you need to take a nap after having lunch. Highly recommendable for lunch take out.

Thank Sbconsi
Denver, Colorado
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

This place is awesome. I love Korean food as happened to be walking by this place, noticing it almost by accident it was packed and I was starved. Upon walking in, you complete a menu card and hand it to one of many friendly faces. Thu build your bowl right there and you're off. It's like the Chipotle of bibimbap.... More 

Thank pbgmon
Lorton, Virginia
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130 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

I eat here at least once a week. I prefer the specials here, particularly the seafood bowl. What you have here is a made to order Korean rice or noodle bowl. It can get pretty spicy, particularly with the spicy seafood bowl. Choice of noodles and rice. The curry is offered as a special and is decent and spicy. The... More 

Thank throckmortonSanaa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Fast food, Asian, Korean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1020 19th St NW, Frnt 2, Washington DC, DC 20036-6101
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-429-1701

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