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Dolan Uyghur

4.5
13 reviews
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$30 and under
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Turkish
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Uyghur cuisine commonly features the influences of the West and East, antiquity and the present, great skill, imagination, beauty and harmony of taste. Common ingredients that can be found in many Uyghur meals are lamb, beef, chicken, fish and colorful vegetables such as tomatoes, carrots, peppers, onions, celeries, eggplant….. Hand-Made Uyghur Lagman is an extremely popular dish which consists of hand-made noodles topped with stir-fried vegetables such as tomatoes, chili peppers, bell peppers, onions and cabbage mixed with meat stock. Spicy lamb kebabs is an essential part of the Uyghur cuisine. Another very famous Uyghur dish is Polo. Typically Uyghur polo is prepared with mutton, carrots and onion fried oil. Water and rice are then added and all of the contents are then steamed. Additional ingredients such as apple, quince or raisins may also be added. A very common Uyghur breakfast consists of home-baked bread with tea, raisins, honey, walnuts and almonds.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Turkish, Central Asian
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00am - 10:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm; Monday - Closed
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Phone number
(202) 686-3941
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Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Business Casual
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4.5
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4.4
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
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traceym (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined on October 27, 2017

Small, with tables close together. The staff was helpful with choosing and answered questions. I had the Laghman style noodles /lamb. While it was good, it had a few bones in it and ruined the meal for me so much that I could not finish it. The Dolan and the Honey cakes were both great dessert choices. The tea cannot be ordered by the cup, only by the pot, which was too much for two people just wanting a cup of tea. Otherwise, a nice place.

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vipbaja (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on August 25, 2017

For a different ethic restaurant with authentic cuisine, we have taken friends about 6 - 7 times.
The noodle dishes are very different from any place we have eaten, and the fish dish and eggplant dish quite good. Will be going again.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on August 25, 2017

This family owned and run restaurant serves unique food in a comfortable setting. They have parking in the back and are directly across from Cleveland Park Metro so if you avail yourself of the happy hour drinks or not, you have options. I really enjoyed my meal and will back with more friends.

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vipTrollopian (Washington DC)
3.0
Dined on August 22, 2017

My third visit. I'm glad to have Dolan Uyghur in the neighborhood, but can't honestly recommend it as a "destination." Uyghur food is interesting but much less subtle than many other new-to-American-tastebuds cuisines, and apart from its novelty value has limited appeal. It's a very oily cuisine; I don't think this is inauthentic, just a fact.

On all three of my visits, my and my companion's food arrived 5-10 minutes apart. I wish that Dolan could fix this awkward gap. Yes, I know it's a small kitchen, but still.

Dolan needs to put its hours on its website.

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MaeBee 
4.0
Dined on August 6, 2017

This was a lovely dinner with excellent food and matching service. It was a bit more expensive than I expected, but only because I found it via the Washingtonian's Cheap Eats list. Nice dinner (2 entrees, 1 wine, 1 dessert, pot of tea and generous tip $70.) I will certainly return.

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MaryJane (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on August 5, 2017

Excellent and authentic meal -- fresh, homemade ingredients!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on July 26, 2017

A great place to try a new (to me, and probably most Americans) cuisine, we had a great time and the server was wonderful about explaining the history of the Uyghur culture and food!

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Rena (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on July 24, 2017

I found the food uneven. The meat filled bun was delicious, but several other dishes seemed like mediocre Chinese food.

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vipDinerDiner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on July 17, 2017

Imaginative food, savory, but all familiar enough to feel like your new comfort food. The lamb skewers were terrific.

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Mpat (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on July 16, 2017

Our wait staff was excellent most of the food was amazing. Tried the milk tea though and it smelled sour. Could not deal with it. The only issue was the loud family who were surrounding our table but that is not the restaraunts fault

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