Doi Moi

4.4
401 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southeast Asian
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Doi Moi, featuring Thai and Vietnamese street food, to open on 14th Street.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Southeast Asian, Vietnamese, Thai
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Hours of operation
Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(202) 733-5131
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
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4.4based on all time ratings
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4.1
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4.1
ambience
3.9
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BN
Washington DC
41 reviews
5.0Dined on July 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Consistently the BEST Branzino I've ever had.

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C
Washington DC
74 reviews
5.0Dined on July 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food at Doi Moi was outstanding. The branzino was phenomenal, as were the ribs, the veggie sides, the pork buns, and the cocktails. I will be frequenting Doi Moi again, and I would recommend everyone else does too. Enough said.

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S
Washington DC
2 reviews
5.0Dined on July 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was awesome and the service was great!! Get the dumplings!!

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J
Washington DC
9 reviews
5.0Dined on July 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we got was delicious and the portions were all larger than expected

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DM
Baltimore
11 reviews
5.0Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal. The food is creative and tasty. The server and the GM were most attentive. Very interesting wine list. Loved the Calabretta Rose, and the food paired very well with two gems that we brought in -- Knoll Gruner Veltliner and Musar Blanc. The soft serve dessert made with fish sauce was quite good (if you can get past the ingredient). Definitely coming back

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OT
Seattle
1 review
2.0Dined on June 28, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Overpriced. Only thing good is the Amish rabbit Khoa Soi out of all 4 dishes we tried.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
4.0Dined on June 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was very good. Definitely plan to return.

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G
Houston
17 reviews
5.0Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic cocktails. Delicious food. Our server was great at helping us navigate the menu and very helpful answering any questions we had. Will definitely return to try more of the menu.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
3.0Dined on June 15, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The last time I ate at Doi Moi was two years ago and it has changed. The food and service were not as good this time.

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M
Washington DC
23 reviews
1.0Dined on June 11, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

Quality has deteriorated quite a bit over the years. Used to be a great food experience but this time was very disappointing.

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Berlin
16 reviews
4.0Dined on June 8, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The terrace is very nice, good for people watching. Inside it's kind of cold. You should sit outside in summer. The food is very good and creative. Stuff helpful and ready for the right recommendations. One of the best fusion spots.

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EB
Washington DC
1 review
5.0Dined on June 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great! Very helpful and able to recommend on out requests. Ambiance was great, the patio seating is not on 14th so the noise level and people walking is not overwhelming or intrusive.
Also, the food! AMAZING food and good shareable sizes. Great experience overall!!

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KC
Washington DC
19 reviews
5.0Dined on June 6, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I've been to Doi Moi twice and I really like it. The pork ribs, brussel sprouts, and chicken wings were all great. I was not too impressed with dessert. My friends said some dishes were only mediocre but overall this is an interesting menu and decent portion sizes for the price compared to a lot of other DC restaurants of the same calibre.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
5.0Dined on May 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food for everyone--you can share smaller plates or have your own, good cocktails, and always a fun time. Highly recommend their heart of palm curry and their sweet potato custard with sticky coconut rice.

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R
Washington DC
1 review
5.0Dined on May 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were at Doi Moi for a friend's birthday and we were not disappointed. The food, service and ambiance were excellent. Such a fun dinner!

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DC
Baltimore
3 reviews
4.0Dined on May 23, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great place to share plates. A bit on the noisy side and service was spotty. But a solid choice on 14th.

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
5.0Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great experience at Doi Moi - the food was different and excellent. Wait staff were great, advising on dishes and level of spiciness, which was much appreciated. The carmelized ribs were great and the chocolate dessert was outstanding. We enjoyed eating outside.

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JL
Washington DC
10 reviews
3.0Dined on May 15, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food in my view is overpriced, especially the appetizers. We had the kee mao noodles, which were way too salty and bathed in too much soy sauce, even though they tasted good. The seasonal soft shell crab was all right, and we also ordered the cashews, very spicy. The service was very attentive, which is a bright spot.

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YJ
New Orleans
5 reviews
5.0Dined on May 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely loved this restaurant. I don't think there was anything on the menu I didn't like. I'll definitely return to this restaurant soon.

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Houston
2 reviews
5.0Dined on May 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always impeccable food. Great and fast service

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
5.0Dined on May 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous experience the food was fresh. The scallops, sticky wings, and okra are a must try!

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HB
Washington DC
3 reviews
5.0Dined on May 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great veggie options but ask for low spice. We loved the rice noodle dish and the salads we had. Also good drinks.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
3.0Dined on May 7, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Having been our 1st experience at Doi Moi, food was outstanding, but is sad to see that such great tastefull presentation of food is not acompanied by atentive waiting service. We wanted to order more things but had no one to request to. Overall we were happy
Thank you

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J
New York Area
10 reviews
5.0Dined on April 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and wonderful experience at Doi Moi.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
5.0Dined on April 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience, incredible food

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
4.0Dined on April 24, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

my friend really like the foodes

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IK
Washington DC
1 review
4.0Dined on April 24, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I would recommend Doi Moi for almost any occasion. The food is great and the ambience is fun - service is kind, genuine and not too invasive. The menu has enough options and is clear. The dishes are beautiful. The only thing I wouldn't rate top are the acoustics. But this is unfortunately true for most places. I wish restaurants/cafés knew that you almost don't need music if you have the right acoustics. But all else: wonderful every time!

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JL
Washington DC
10 reviews
5.0Dined on April 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, gre

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DD
Washington DC
5 reviews
5.0Dined on April 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and service. Chef Sasha and the rest of the kitchen are turning out exceptional food.

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JA
Washington DC
10 reviews
5.0Dined on April 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second time at Doi Moi and I think it just keeps getting better! The rabbit entree and scallop starter are on my list of favorite all-time dishes.

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G
Washington DC
8 reviews
3.0Dined on April 13, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

Great food but lousy service and far too noisy. Even though I requested a quiet table when I booked, we were seated in the noisiest part of the restaurant. Then our waiter ignored us for ages, and when we asked if he would take our order he seemed surprised that we would actually order food. Then he told us that despite this being Vietnamese restaurant they had run out of noodles! When he finally deigned to take our order everything arrived at once. The food was mainly excellent but the noise level is atrocious and the staff need better training. Have eaten there several times and this was by far the worst it's been.

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CD
Washington DC
11 reviews
5.0Dined on April 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has become one of our all-time favorite restaurants in Washington, it is reliably good with delicious creative food and marvelous, knowledgeable staff. Every once a while I get super busy and the attention could be a bit better but other than that it is a super place to go out especially with friends when you want to try a lot of different dishes

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
4.0Dined on April 7, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious! Chefs are consistent!

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S
Washington DC
7 reviews
4.0Dined on April 7, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food always creative and different. The Rabbit curry, pork buns, bok choy, apseragus, ribs all delicious. Handcrafted cocktails fabulous. While service is friendly our wine took too long to come to us and our finished dishes should've been bused sooner. All in all we love this place and will be back!!!

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BN
Washington DC
41 reviews
5.0Dined on April 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The Branzino never disappoints paired with Vegetable Fried Rice and Sautéed Okra...yum yum

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
5.0Dined on April 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service are so good!!

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SK
San Antonio
1 review
4.0Dined on April 3, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Food was excellent, however, the seating was tight.

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S
New York Area
9 reviews
5.0Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food & service!

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AB
Washington DC
8 reviews
5.0Dined on March 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down our most favorite restaurant in the District of Columbia . The menu never disappoints. We were lucky enough on our last few visits to be treated to sample some possible new menu items. The people watching on 14th is awesome too. Plus we've never had a bad waiter. Each staff member more charming then the next. We just love Doi Moi.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
5.0Dined on March 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderfully spiced food that tastes great and leaves you feeling good afterwards. Love this place

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