Spinach tofucakes, seaweed bibimbap, veggie burgers—the meat-free options abound at Mark’s Kitchen, and many are even vegan. Every third Thursday of the month, the obvious appreciation for the planet extends to the community, as Mark’s channels a perfect of its profits back into local charities.
For the best pick-me-up in town, grab a cup of java at Coffee Nature. The menu doesn't include any low-fat items, so set aside some extra calories for your visit. Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at Coffee Nature. At Coffee Nature, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm. Wifi access is totally free at Coffee Nature, perfect for catching up on the news, hopping on social media, or even working.
Or, take your food to-go.
The food here is super budget-friendly, too, with most items costing less than $15.
Spice up your day with some tasty Korean barbecue — Rice Bar is smack dab in the middle of Washington's Dupont Circle district. Low-fat foods are not on the menu at Rice Bar, though, so plan to indulge a bit. Ready for a drink to unwind? At Rice Bar, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar. Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at Rice Bar just as much as mom and dad. Big crowds can spread out in comfort at Rice Bar, which specializes in hosting large groups and gatherings. Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi. Rice Bar offers patio seating in the warmer months.
You can also serve food from Rice Bar at your next party — the restaurant offers catering. Prefer to dine from the comfort of your own couch? Swing by Rice Bar for carry out, or have them come to you with delivery.
Drivers can park on the street or a nearby lot near Rice Bar. For those who wish to avoid traffic, Rice Bar is also accessible via public transportation, with stops at Farragut North Metro (Red), Farragut West Metro (Blue, Orange), and Foggy Bottom Metro (Blue, Orange).
Leave your piggy bank at home! With prices under $15, you can eat at Rice Bar for next to nothing.
Born and raised in Seoul, Yesoon Lee grew up learning how to cook traditional Korean comfort foods. Today, she continues to embrace the recipes and the flavors of her homeland by recreating those dishes at Mandu: the restaurant she opened with her children, Jean and Danny. With locations in Dupont Circle and the Mount Vernon Triangle, Mandu also tempts patrons with an inviting charm that led The Washington Post to claim that the eatery, “knows how to make a diner feel good.” In addition to steaming or pan-frying the dumplings— or mandu—that inspired the restaurant’s name, Chef Lee and her team forge a variety of iconic Korean dishes. Barbecued beef short ribs and stir-fried potato noodles appear alongside classics like bibim bap. The mixed meat, veggie, and egg dish is served in a hot stone bowl, which helps to heat the rice from the bottom and explains why all of Mandu's tables look so relaxed. And although each location features a small selection of wines by the bottle or glass, they pair meals with a handful of Korean beers as well as soju—Korea’s most famous distilled spirit.
A hefty spread of vegetables, meat and seafood, Mandu - K Street's Korean menu appeals to a wide range of diners. Mandu - K Street also offers dishes without gluten, so that every stomach can find something to satisfy. Beer, wine, and more are also available from Mandu - K Street's extensive drink list. Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at Mandu - K Street. Mandu - K Street easily accommodates large groups — there's even a reserved room available for those extra special occasions. During the summer months, don't miss out on Mandu - K Street's outdoor patio seating.
Can't get enough of Mandu - K Street's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events. If you're strapped for time, take out food from Mandu - K Street.
Drivers can find a space for their wheels on the street when dining at the restaurant's K St NW business. Hop on public transit if driving's not your speed; accessible stops include Mt Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center (Green, Yellow), Gallery Place Chinatown Metro (Green, Red, Yellow), and Judiciary Square Metro (Red).
Menu items at Mandu - K Street tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here. You can pay with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express or any major credit card. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
At HeeBeen Asian Bistro, visitors delight in a culinary exploration that’s aided by a wide buffet counter topped with myriad dishes that invite sampling. Trays of Korean barbecue meats lay next to hot entrees of ramen, teriyaki, tempura, and oysters rockefeller. After trips to the sushi section, patrons’ chopsticks grip morsels of unagi nigiri, slices of sashimi, or pieces of a smoked sake crunch roll. While enjoying their spread, patrons sit beneath ceiling-mounted cubes lit from within, comforted by sleek woods that dominate the dining room. And behind one of the buffets, a glass case shows off small pieces of art beneath clusters of small fairy lights.