2005 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009Neighborhood:
U Street Corridor
Southeast AsianPrice: $30 and under
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.hanoihousedc.com/
- Phone: 2027472377
- Hours of Operation:
Monday through Saturday 5pm to Close. Closed Sunday
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Southeast Asian, French, Chinese
- Executive Chef: Erik Bruner-Yang and James Wozniuk
- Dress Code: Smart Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: No
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine
- Entertainment: Live DJ's every Friday and Saturday.
A word from Hanoi House
Maketto’s Executive Chef and co-owner Erik Bruner is pleased to announce a three-month residency and test kitchen at Hanoi House. Maketto, DURKL's Will Sharp and Bruner-Yang’s modern mixed retail and restaurant marketplace located at 1351 H Street NE, is not set to open until late 2013. This time of experimentation will allow BrunerYang and the entire Maketto team, including chef de cuisine James Wozniuk, to cook food inspired by their love affair with authentic Asian street food. Hanoi House will serve dinner only for $30 per person, family-style, with no accommodations for allergies or dietary restrictions. A dim sum cart will also be available throughout the evening a la carte. The menu will change often.Continued
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Hanoi House reviews from OpenTable diners
- The permanent location willOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 10/30/2013The permanent location will change everything in dc! Amazing food, amazing value, amazing staff...the definition of cool and high quality.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Maketto Restaurant Test KitchenhrkindcVIPDined on 10/23/2013Hanoi House sponsored the Maketto Test Kitchen at their restaurant. This fixed menu, seven course dining adventure was incredible. Food was exceptional, service was attentive and friendly. Hands down a great dining experience. Looking forward to them opening their permanent restaurant on H Street NE later this Fall.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Maketto is mehMLB12VIPDined on 10/18/2013If Maketto's purpose of its pop up at Hanoi House was to use as a lab to test out recipes for the first time, they've succeeded. The 7 course meal was fine at best. While $30 for 7 dishes is not a bad deal, it's not something I would try again. There was 2 dishes that I enjoyed. The mapo tofu was offensive. Rather than developing the complex spice levels and flavors that makes mapo tofu great, it seems like the chef just added as many spices to make it a fireball. Tawainese fried chicken was fine. The best thing in this menu was the soup, but even that wasn't something I would go back for.
- Fun and YummyAmymdbkDined on 10/14/2013We never fo to DC (live in Stafford VA) however Makettos was recommended by a coworker and we took the chance. The 1+ hour trip each way was worth it. The atmosphere was fun, young and romantic. The food was very good. We went there VERY hungary and left VERY satisfied. Menu was great as was the dim aum cart. We opted for both Thai supplement items and those were our favorites!!! Looking forward to coning back to DC when Makettos open their permanent location.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Chef Erik Bruner-Yang hasKokayiDined on 10/12/2013Chef Erik Bruner-Yang has put together a menu comprised of asian fare from many sources. The servers, hostess, chef, and bartender all presented the menu items with a depth of understanding replete with historical and regional references. Dope!!! There didn't seem to be a hierachy; with each member of the staff filling water glasses, folding napkins, checking on guests and pushing the dim sum cart. Catch this experience before they move to H street if you can, if you can't make sure you know how to catch the X2 if you don't drive or don't want the parking hassle and enjoy what they have to offer.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The Maketto pop-up experiencerubesVIPDined on 10/11/2013The Maketto pop-up experience was outstanding. The mix of flavors never before tasted was amazing.Special Features:
- Went for the Maketto pop-up,DinerDined on 10/11/2013Went for the Maketto pop-up, so I can't speak for the actual Hanoi House restaurant. Was a little skeptical since I find tasting menus to be hit or miss, and sometimes overhyped. But the food was fantastic and the variety of cuisines made for a very interesting dinner. Overall a great experience.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Interesting, fun food in aCapitolHillMamiVIPDined on 10/10/2013Interesting, fun food in a lovely space. Nice to be surprised for once, in a good way!Special Features:
- Maketto Residency was awesomeninaVIPDined on 10/1/2013I went to Hanoi house for the Maketto residency. It was 30 dollars for a 7 course asian dinner (there were vietnamese, cantonese and taiwanese dishes). So worth it! The food was really unique and delicious: the odd pancake and taiwanese fried chicken were amazing. Additionally, they have dim sum which is available for purchase (2-6 dollars a dish). The drinks were great. Definitely try to make it here before it's no longer there.Special Features:
- Good to Try OnceHatterbakeVIPDined on 9/23/2013We went for the Maketto test kitchen. The food was decent but it was a one shot deal for me for sure. I gave it four stars because you get a lot of it for the money. The prix fixe is $30 for 7 courses.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Dark and DecentOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 9/18/2013This place is dark and moody with good service. I think the prices for pho or banh mi are high in general, not for the neighborhood. I would rather hit up Eden Center, but this place is fine and close.
- Worth flying into DC just to eat!kathyrunsDined on 9/18/2013I've often told friends that DC has many good restaurants but none that really wow (unlike NYC, Vegas, New Orleans, or San Francisco). My experience at Maketta has totally changed my opinion on DC dining! This is the kind of restaurant I would say is worth flying into DC just to eat and then boarding a plane to go back home -it's that good! The food was interesting, flavorful, and presented beautifully. It's a 7 course tasting menu and all 7 courses were explained to us by the staff who told us what region we were sampling and what was in the dish. We went for my birthday and brought by 9yo daughter. They were really sweet with her and she devoured everything. You know it's good when you're 9yo orders 4 servings of duck hearts!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Call the Fire Department!LynnePDined on 9/16/2013This food is spicy hot. The first course of papaya salad was so hot that I couldn't eat it. I was hoping that the next 6 dishes wouldn't be as hot. Thankfully, they weren't. Nonetheless, most of the dishes were too hot for my palate. I'm sorry that I couldn't appreciate the complexity of the flavors and the interesting ingredients. We tried the skewered duck hearts on the dim sum cart they were good. I also like the cool and refreshing dessert.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Maketto (at Hanoi House)scoryDined on 9/14/2013Maketto at Hanoi House is a hot mess. It's clearly experimental, and a laboratory for Eric Bruner Yang to work out the palates and menus for Maketto on H Street. That he stopped by our table to ask us about our reactions to the food was great; but this is clearly a work in progress. Good progress. And an interesting experiment.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Amazing, amazing foodnatooooDined on 9/12/2013Every course was delicious! The charcuterie plate was out of this world! I can't wait to go back.Special Features:
- This review is for MakettoOpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 9/10/2013This review is for Maketto at Hanoi House, not the regular menu.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Maketto Pop-UpOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 9/7/2013One of the better meals out that we have had this year. A variety of flavors and spice levels elevated this Southeast Asian meal beyond the usual one-note dishes at other places.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Plenty here for the adventuresomeOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 9/7/2013Plenty here for the adventuresome and the culinarily timid, with a range of food options served up during many courses or chosen from the dim sum cart. Personal favorites from the menu the Sat. night I visited were the Taiwanese style black rice cake -- a skillful play on flavors, textures, and striking visual presentation -- and the fermented tofu stir fry. As is characteristic of Chefs Bruner-Yang and Wozniuk, the evening was all about hospitality and making sure diners left happy. Accommodating service, fun atmosphere, innovative creations in food and drink. Delicious and affordable. Go now, go next week, go again when Maketto is settled in its new location. It's a fresh addition to DC dining, a place to be surprised and delighted.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wow! Absolutely not worth itExquisitwVIPDined on 9/7/2013As a huge fan of Toki Underground I had high hopes for the Maketto residency. Bad move. The food went from pretty good to awful and ended with a dessert that was inedible. I don't blame the hard-working staff, particularly the bartender, but this residency can't be over soon enough.
- Exceptional mealBrinkoVIPDined on 9/6/2013We had an amazing meal. The tasting menu was a right combination of spicy and exciting flavors. Dim sun cart was a gem - we can now take duck tongues off of our list of things to try.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- It was really delicious andcaraVIPDined on 9/5/2013It was really delicious and just a really fun experience. we were there for the pop-up, Mekkato maybe? Sorry the name is escaping me but we loved it. the price was really reasonable for the amount of food we got. the dessert was terrible but I don't really care about dessert so it didn't tarnish my experience at all. The soup was ridiculously good.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 9/3/2013Went for a pop up event (Maketto) and it was excellent. Have not had the regular menu.
- Fun new experimentjbrwockDined on 8/30/2013Excellent food in an awkward space, they could probably use a few new dessert recipes!Special Features:
- Delicious experience!OpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 8/28/2013Amazing food, great price, highly recommended! Can't wait till they open their own spot on H st!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Maketto -- Not Hanoi HouseDanielleDined on 8/24/2013We loved the adventure. I would highly recommend trying Maketto in its test-kitchen phase while it's there. Not everything was a "win", but we loved trying flavors we had never had before. And the service was excellent.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- I had been excited to tryOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 8/23/2013I had been excited to try Maketto but turned out very disappointed. The flavors were mediocre and dishes were unmemorable. Also the promised dim sum cart only came around twice. We would have ordered more from it to supplement our meal but apparently our 9:30 reservation was too late to offer the same dining experience. Wouldn't plan on going back and don't intend on trying out Maketto when it opens on H Street
- Fun unique placesharDined on 8/3/2013I would definitely come back here. The food was like nothing I ever had before and all the flavors were so good. Everything seemed so up scale but for the price I felt I got a steal. Would highly recommend it.Special Features:
- Maketto Pop-Up at HanoiOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 8/2/2013To be clear, this review is for the Maketto pop-up at Hanoi House and not the normal menu at Hanoi, which I have yet to taste. I thought overall, the experience was great. Of the seven courses included in the price, I thought that 3-4 were excellent, 1-2 were very good and I did not care for 2 of the dishes. That said, others at my table liked some of the dishes I did not care for and vice versa. I think the flavors are very unique (at least for me as someone who has never had Cambodian food), so part of the dislike is more because of how different they are from what I am used to eating. For the price, it is a great value (comparable to Little Serow, but $10 cheaper, not nearly as spicy, and much larger portions).Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- right for the priceStevenSegalDined on 7/26/2013As a big fan of Toki I was excited to hear about this place, but had heard some reserved reviews from friends. The place is a good meal, very well serviced and the atmosphere is perfect. The food is good, but nothing incredible. Fortunately at $30 the fixed meal is just as good as it is priced. Had it been a $45 meal I might have felt a little cheated. But for the price, the food was good and the people/place/service as excellent. I definitely recommend it (get pre-dinner drinks at the Gibson), but dont expect fireworks.Special Features:
- hanoi house was a disappointmentmichieDined on 7/25/2013I had high expectations to sample new dishes from the owner of toki underground, and battled to get a reservation to get in. With no 6-9 pm slots available until september, i grabbed the first 5:30 reservation available. The ambiance was wonderful, presentation excellent, the price for the pre-fixe menu was reasonable. The food was the suprising disappointment- I understand that cambodian street fare was the focus, but in my opinion, far too much vinegar or acidic ingredients were used, more variation would be recommended. Every dish tasted like vinegar - the papaya salad, the soup, even the minced beef on the chinese broccoli. The only tasty dishes were the stuffed squid and the shaved ice dessert.Special Features:
- A lovely evening at Hanoi HouseMacAttackDined on 7/24/2013Amaaazing experience. Food was incredible. Service was impeccable. Drinks were interesting and delicious. And the price was right! $30 a head for a really fine 6-7 course meal is the steal of the century. Have been telling everyone about it and recommending it as well. Great job!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fantastic!OpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 7/24/2013The ambience was great. Everyone was pretty attentive and I never felt rushed or crowded in. The food was fantastic! Wish I had a cheat sheet so I knew what I was eating. Some of the servers need to be more confident when presenting our food. But overall it was a delightful experience and I look forward to dining there again!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- MakettoTsizVIPDined on 7/22/2013Hanoi house is hosting Maketto. Erik Bruner-Yang of Toki underground does an amazing job. Every dish on the tasting menu was delicious.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wonderful and Diverse!OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 7/18/2013So many dishes to try that were all so delicious. The staff was really friendly and took great care of us. Great decor and seating options too. We'd definitely recommend this to friends and are looking forward to go back!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great for the adventurous eaterMichaelaDined on 7/18/2013I went to Hanoi House for the Marketto takeover and had a nice and eclectic 7 course meal. For those who don't know, the Marketto takeover featured a different menu daily. we didn't order any of our food. It was just brought out and explained in detail by our servers. I loved that I didn't know what we were having next and each course was a new surprise to savor. Some things the entire table loved, like the spicy papaya salad, and other like a tamarind soup, were not as popular, but we had a fun dinner and it was ridiculously affordable at $30 a person. A note on reservations, you can only book for a max number of 4 people. It stressed me out trying to book a table for 5. We ended up seated on tables next to each other.Special Features:
- This pop-up of the futureOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 7/15/2013This pop-up of the future Maketto is an experience not to be missed. There are still reservations for later in the night and another month will open up soon. I loved the fixed menu and the dim sum cart added small bites. I ordered everything available and It was all great. The shrimp heads were a highlight for me but I love the steam buns as well. If this is a true preview of Maketto on H, then expect another hit from the team behind Toki Underground.Special Features:
- MehANONDined on 7/15/2013I was excited about trying what I thought might be cool take-offs on some well-known Asian dishes. But the experience was very "disjointed". Poor communication ruled the day. I couldn't figure out: is this it, or is there more? oh, there is more… when will it stop?! Random dishes were brought out (dim sum, iced coffees) for an additional fee, without indication of how much they'd add to the cost, or, will we have too much/too little food if we get/don't get these? Wait staff was unprepared to explain the food, stumbling over descriptions even when written on paper they read from. What would have been a tasty soup was only lukewarm. I was left feeling "meh" about it all. I wish Mr. Bruner-Yang luck on his launch of Maketto.