Doi Moi

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$31 to $50
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Southeast Asian
Doi Moi, featuring Southeast Asian food, located on 14th Street.
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Terrible service. Over cooked fish. Huge disappointment

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
10 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
6 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

HW
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Love Doi Moi. I've been coming to this restaurant for a while. Delicious food!

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food is great. Drinks are small and overpriced.

D
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sehr freundliche Bedienung. Hat uns alle Speisen erklärt und gute Hinweise für Newcomer gegeben.
Haben sehr gut gegessen und der Preis war absolut fair.

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KJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Great Sri Lankan pop up, glad to have gotten a chance to try out the cuisine, though I suspect this was much less spicy than it would probably be traditionally. Server was rude and clearly didn't want to be there, but everyone else was great.

A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

We came for the Sri Lanka menu!

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Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We specifically went to Doi Moi for the Sri Lankan pop up on July 21 and 22. The food was mostly authentic Sri Lankan. I hope they add egg hoppers and string hoppers to their regular menu along with pol symbol and kiri hodi which are essential accompaniments to the hoppers.

I sure wish that a Sri Lankan restaurant would open in DC. Any chefs listening?!!

MN
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have been to Doi Moi a few times, but made a point of going this past Sunday for their special Sri Lankan pop-up menu. I am only writing this review to encourage them to do MORE such evenings and offerings! Food was delicious and reminded us of our much-loved trip to Sri Lanka. We're curious to see what other cuisines they can tackle.

RT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Extremely loud. Servers were a little distracted and not 100% on top of explaining what dishes were what or were not familiar with the menu. Servers were good with checking in but not too often.

C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered the whole fish and it was so gooood! The only drawback was we asked for a second serving of sauce, and the second batch was incredibly salty. Potatoes and sticky buns were also phenomenal. Great spot for a date or family dinner! Lots of trendy folks, fairly priced too :)

KF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The restaurant looked a bit like a hip diner, lots of tile, cool and modern. By the time we left (after a 7pm reservation) there was a line out the door. Our waiter was friendly, knowledgable, and attentive, but had too many tables and we had to wait a bit too long to order drinks, which took a while and were not great. The lemongrass was too strong in their take on a gin and tonic, and the mezcal-based cocktail was over the top with smoke and spice. However, the food was outstanding - standouts include the scallop carpaccio, the mussels, and the short rib curry. Everything was fresh and flavorful without being salty (a common downfall in asian cuisine). I wanted to drink the mussel broth. Delicious! Can't wait to go back.

TB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Doi Moi is a great setting with friendly service and often terrific food. My fish dis was a bit bland but other dishes served were quite good. Noise was a bit of an issue with the packed Saturday night crowd. Tough to converse with people at my own table. Other times might be less crazy?

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