Doi Moi

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Southeast Asian
Doi Moi, featuring Southeast Asian food, located on 14th Street.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Everything was great until the waiter forgot about us. after we got our food we never saw him again.

B
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Been to Doi Moi before & it was excellent & special. This time food very mediocre- went downhill. I won’t be returning.

MA
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We asked advice from the waiter to order but it was not accurate. The food was food but nothing spectacular.

Doi Moi
Responded 5 days ago

Maria, Thank you for this feedback. We are sorry your experience here was lackluster. Could we ask for a little more information to learn where we went wrong and how to improve? We would love to have you back to show you what doi moi is really all about. Email us at info@doimoidc. with a little more information! Thanks so much

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SB
Washington DC
81 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Doi Moi is an excellent dining experience. Just go and your tastebuds will thank you!

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding- I’ll be back. The ribs were out of this world and I’ll definitely have the mango salad too. The crab curry was good - the crab itself was excellent and I liked the curry leaf flavor - but might try something else next time.

GJ
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It is a shame to hear that the chef is leaving this week. Dinner on friday was great. Nice, light, and refined starters and hearty curry's and noodle dishes for mains. Drinks were fun and tasty and fit the overal atmosphere well.

FG
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great outdoor service. Food interesting and delicious. Would recommend as a fun and delicious dinner.

RT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

I think it is a fun neighborhood spot. It was a disappointing return after they revised the menu. The Banana Blossom was good; I applauded the kitchen for serving it. Both the Ikan Bakar and Char Keow Teow were a let down. The grilled fish tasted roasted instead of grilled. The flavors didn’t carry much oomph that is common in that particular preparation. When you want to use belacan on grilled fish, please, run with it. Char Keow Teow? It ultimately is just chow foon. What an iconic dish this is. In Southeast Asia this dish would cost USD 1.85. At over 20 dollars, the kitchen failed to deliver the identifying flavor that makes the famous dish what it is known for. It has too sweet of a flavor profile. It’s chow foon, not char keow teow.

My server, while friendly, ultimately isn’t particularly attentive because he was serving too many large groups. I had to ask my food runners, who checked on me multiple times, for items.

t
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent from start to finish! Mango salad, coconut crab curry and samosas. Drinks were terrific too! I highly recommend!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food at Doi Moi was excellent. We ordered the scallop ceviche, the duck heart skewers, the coconut crab curry with sticky rice and the branzino. All of the dishes were well prepared and presentation was great. We also had the mango sticky rice and key lime pie for dessert; both excellent choices with interesting modern twists to the dish. Doi Moi had a great selection of cocktails too. We ordered the Suffering is Optional, House Martini and the frozen wine bombs - all excellent. We definitely plan to return to try more items on the menu; one trip is just not enough!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I’ve heard nice things about this restaurant; however, the food wasn’t as tasty as I’ve heard and the waiter that served my table wasn’t attentive to our needs. He forgot to ask me if I wanted something to drink while I waited for the other person in my party to arrive, it took him a while to come back to the table when the other person arrived and I had to remind him that we wanted to order drinks. Basically his entire service was like that the entire night. I was really expecting food that taste as good as the food made in Southeast Asia. I was a bit disappointed.

JS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Terrible service. Over cooked fish. Huge disappointment

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food and service was fantastic. Great flavors and spices with options for sea, land and vegans alike. We’ll definitely be back.

CH
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great salads and noodles. Would be nice to a have a few interesting takes on classic cocktails.

JC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Doi Moi est un super restaurant! J’ai eu un merveilleux repas et le personnel était serviable!

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LV
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was good!

EO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

The latest change in the kitchen was not entirely for the best. Expanding the Asian geography of the dishes offered was welcomed but the outcome is hit or miss. New squash curry was a one-note disappointment, lacking both in depth and in any authenticity of its origins. The Javanese satay skewers do not even remotely resemble the real thing. The okra missed on the heat it promised and overwhelmed with salt. Still, I have high hopes the kitchen will sort out its kinks.

d
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were great. The only problem was loud voices at surrounding tables that are very close together, making it impossible to have an easy conversation.

G
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The menu change is very disappointing. Asked for spicy sauce and was charged and brought a sweet sauce. Asked for food to be spicy and was not at all. Been here many times in the past and loved everything I tried. This time was extremely disappointing. I brought a friend from out of town and was sad that this wasn’t the food I was expecting

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

The food was delicious however, the service this time around wasn’t the best by any means.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Among my top ten best restaurants in dc. Good service amazing food.

N
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved Doi Moi! Food is unique and very tasty! Surprisingly large portion sizes for the price. Server was accommodating when one dish was too spicy for one of us. Perfect spot for a date or girls night out. Recommend getting several dishes to share. Will definitely be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Doi Moi has delicious food, great service, and a calming but energetic ambiance. The standout though is the food!

AL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Attended for restaurant week. Set menu had excellent food (Burmese tomato salad, fish curry, and butterfly pea flower infused sticky rice with mango) at a great price.

Service was also great - attentive, helpful, and quick.

LS
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

It was my first time at Doi Moi and I was unimpressed to say the least. The waiter wasn't sure of what he was doing (brought the wrong drinks and orders to our tables, twice). Restaurant week should be a sampling of the regular menu... the restaurant week menu was just random samplers with below average taste. I didn't even finish my meal, but ended up paying $110 for it. Yeah, y'all need to do better

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Over priced and under seasoned

OT
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great restaurant week special

EB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was absolutely outstanding. The drinks were refreshing and the food was interesting and delicious. I love the atmosphere and open concept. I will absolutely be back!

ZA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing meal at Doi Moi for our anniversary this week. The food was delicious they were incredibly accommodating for vegan meal items and the service was great. We will definitely be back!

DC
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner will return soon, The fish soup was excellent fish cooked perfectly and tasty broth the ribs were simple and very tasty

P
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome meal for restaurant week! Had the most incredible curry.

P
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was flavorful and portions were plentiful. Would absolutely recommend!

AD
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Doi Moi was beyond expectation and we were already well disposed from having had lunch at Bird's Eye Cafe previously.

Johanna has put together her unique understanding of South Asian flavors with her exquisite attention to detail and created authentic meals where you can taste each wonderful flavor. The warmth and friendliness of the staff come from the example Chef sets.

C
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Server could not get orders right price
Could not spilt check properly
Disappointed with quality of food

OT
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was ok, not authentic as I had hoped. I was born in Malaysia and am Sri Lankan descent. Wished the food had a stronger sense of flavor than

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Doi Moi has been excellent with the new chef...do yourself a favor and get over there! The blue crab friend rice was amazing, and don’t miss the beef jerky and scallop appetizers...delicious!

AG
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the food! I love the service! So many vegan options. So many gluten free options. So many meat options. So many drink options. But it’s tooooo loud! I try to go at least once a month because the food is fantastic.

TB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Diverse menu. All of the foods that our party of 6 ordered - were delicious.
The wait staff is attentive and timely

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