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Astor International Cuisine

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1829 Columbia Rd NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2005
+1 202-745-7495
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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San Francisco, California
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

I always walk by this place, but finally went in. Good Gyro, good lamb shank, good hummus. It won't blow you away, but it gets the job done - and for fairly cheap too.

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Washington DC
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134 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2012

Astor has every component to make it the perfect neighborhood quick-pickup spot for lunch or dinner. Their pizza dough is fabulous with a hint of caraway, and a large pie is only ten bucks - as it should be! Kufta, Koshari, hummus, all the Mediterranean favorites at exactly right price. Family-owned, super-casual, and best of all: everything takes just 15... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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150 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2012

It's an informal place. Take out or dine in. The lamb shank is 5-star great.

Thank Andrew B
Sharon, MA
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61 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2009

We stumbled upon the Astor after we discovered that the restaurant we were looking for (after a 20-minute walk from the National Zoo) wasn't open. The felafel was great and all the salads were very fresh. Our kids -- who don't usually eat spinach pie -- gobbled it up and asked for more. Also, the roasted potatoes and vegetables (side... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2008

I am so bummed - I lived in the Adams Morgan(ish) neighborhood for almost a full year before I discovered this place. This is a really casual place, you order up at the counter, and there is virtually no ambience within the restaurant(and very limited seating), although the outdoor tables are great during nice weather. But the food is really... More 

Thank Alison B
Washington, DC
1 review
Reviewed 23 September 2008

This small carry out with about 10 tables has the best lamb shank dinners in town - marinated and slow baked for hours. It's a family-owned place that takes care with preparing authentic middle eastern/mediterranean food that always provides comfort to the tummy. It's worth a trip even if you have to search for a parking space. If you're from... More 

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Reviewed 16 August 2008

Good salads & always a good entree with vegetables. Nice to sit by the window and people watch.

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Reviewed 16 December 2007

Where I get my gyro fix

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Reviewed 10 May 2005

The food was excellent. It was hot when it came out to our table. The environment is just so easy going and it's in a great location just to watch people walk back and forth. I've been there alone, with clients and with my family and we have to say the selection was incredible and it was down right good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, American, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1829 Columbia Rd NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2005
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Adams Morgan
  • Neighbourhood: Adams Morgan
  • Phone Number: +1 202-745-7495

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