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Diners' Choice: Healthy restaurants in Washington, D.C. Area

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall healthy cuisine in Washington, D.C. Area? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Afghania restaurant
4.9 (26)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
Our newest restaurant, Afghania is the sister restaurant to Bistro Aracosia in the Palisades neighborhood of DC, Aracosia in McLean Va and Afghan Bistro in Springfield VA. Afghania accommodates any diet and is proud of taking cooking back to its origins.

Welcome to Afghania, where the Steppe of Central Asia meets the Hindu Kush and Suleiman Mountain Range, bordering South Asia. Come and enjoy the warm hospitality, exquisite flavors, and the mystery of the Afghan frontier that so many have been intrigued by.
At Afghania you will enjoy some classical dishes of the warriors from the frontier. Smoked meats, vegetables full of flavor, exotic spices, exquisite flavors and aromas and unmatched hospitality are promised at Afghania.
Come and enjoy dishes that date back to the early 1800’s from the Afghan Empire - Afghania.

Top review
Dined 2 days ago
One of the best restaurants in DC. Eat here often.
A photo of Chercher Ethiopian Cuisine restaurant
4.8 (103)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Chercher Ethiopian Cuisine is one of the best Ethiopian restaurants in the heart of Washington DC offering a fun-filled, casual dining experience! Cherecher strives to always serve you fresh and affordable Ethiopian cuisine. This is what our customers say about us.
Top review
Dined on May 8, 2024
Waaay exceeded my expectations. The food was Incredible... they needed more help, and our server was swamped... but just go, relax, take your time, and enjoy.
A photo of Toryumon Japanese House - Arlington restaurant
4.8 (47)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Great sushi is an art and a science. It’s a blend of precision knife skills, an immaculate attention to the quality of rice and a discerning artistic eye. Besides sushi, there are typical Asian cuisine on the menu as well. Years of experimentation and development have created a menu as bold as it is traditional, balancing the best of the modern art of the Sushi craft and Asian cuisine with the best of classical technique. Toryumon offers the finest elements of Japanese hospitality in an elegant setting that stirs the senses. From the moment you enter the toryumon Japanese house arlington, you will be impressed by the architecture, hand selected woods and a magnificent wall of masterpiece
*Sushi , Ramen and Hibachi Entree are Top three Signature dishes on the menu. We offer Dine-in, Take-out, Catering and Private Party ( party room allow up to 28ppl)*

Top review
Dined on Apr 13, 2024
This was our first visit. Throughly enjoyed the meal and will dine again with you soon.
A photo of G.O.A.T. Room restaurant
4.8 (12)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
G.O.A.T. Room welcomes everyone to experience the wonderful food and flavors of the Punjab region! Metropolitan DC is a melting pot of many different cultures and Indian Masala is a melting pot of many different spices. When it is all combined it creates a blend of diversity and flavors. This is what G.O.A.T. Room is all about, enjoy friends.
Top review
Dined on May 14, 2024
Excellent location for a large group. We left with full bellies and happy minds. Everything we ordered was so tasty and worked well to easy family style.
A photo of Letena Ethiopian Restaurant restaurant
4.7 (93)
$30 and under
Columbia Heights / Brightwood
About the restaurant
Letena is a farm-to-table Ethiopian restaurant serving dishes made with natural, premium ingredients. Located in the heart of Columbia Heights, Washington DC, Letena is a family-owned destination centered around authentic, quality Ethiopian food.
Owner Yamrot Ezineh opened Letena’s doors in October 2016. Yamrot and her team love welcoming new and old friends to enjoy Letena’s delicious, fresh food. Their goal is to make the unique experience of Ethiopian food approachable for everyone, from vegetarians and vegans to meat-lovers alike.
Letena’s original Ethiopian dishes have won accolades from various publications and review platforms including Food Network, Washingtonian, TripAdvisor, and Yelp.

Top review
Dined on Apr 13, 2024
We will definitely be back. Best Ethiopian food I’ve had in a long time.
A photo of Planta - Washington, DC restaurant
4.7 (51)
$30 and under
Vegetarian / Vegan
Dupont Circle
About the restaurant
PLANTA Queen is a celebration of innovative and plant-based Asian-inspired cuisine by Chef David Lee, served in a high energy and beautifully designed space with an overflow of fun, late-night vibes. PLANTA Queen DC stays true to signatures like Truffle Udon Noodles and Bang Bang Broccoli while expanding plant-powered horizons in the way of sushi, dumplings, cocktails, and more. PLANTA Queen reimagines and reinvents plant-based dining, providing flavorful (and fun) proof that the power of plants can change the world.
Top review
Dined on May 15, 2024
everything was delicious! try the bang bang broccoli, the avocado torched and pressed sushi, and the scallion pancake.
A photo of PLANTA, Bethesda restaurant
4.6 (105)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
Under Chef David Lee, PLANTA is dining as it should be- an un-guilty pleasure. Created in 2016, PLANTA is a celebration of delicious and innovative plant-based cuisine served in a beautifully designed space, without pretension and with an overflow of good vibes. PLANTA Bethesda offers signatures like Ahi Watermelon Nigiri and Bang Bang Broccoli while expanding on the plant-powered menu, offering even more in the way of Sushi, Pizza, sustainably-crafted cocktails, and more. PLANTA reimagines and reinvents plant-based dining, providing flavorful (and fun) proof the the power of plants can change the world.

For Parties larger the 8, please contact hellobethesda@plantahq.com

GETTING HERE: The closest private garage is just next to restaurant and can be entered from ELM Street. We are also a 5 minute walk from Bethesda Metro (Red Line)

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on May 14, 2024
Food was delicious as always . The bang bang brocolli are one of my favorite appetizers . We tried the chick’n fried mushrooms, Caesar cups, Torched and pressed sushi roll and the edamame ! Definitely recommend !
A photo of Istanbul Blue restaurant
4.4 (405)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
At Istanbul Blue Restaurant, you will instantly feel as though you walked into the city of Istanbul. We offer a variety of Mediterranean and Turkish dishes, all served within a comfortable, warm setting. The restaurant provides generous portions, while maintaining modest prices. Our specialty is authentic Turkish cuisine. Each dish is prepared with fresh ingredients and is hand made with care. When you are looking for something different yet delicious come visit Istanbul Blue Restaurant!
Top review
Dined on Apr 6, 2024
We enjoyed our visit to a Istanbul Blue! We were amazed at how delicious everything was. We enjoyed the ambience very much and we decided we will come back soon.
A photo of True Food Kitchen - Reston Town Center restaurant
4.3 (484)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
True Food Kitchen is a chef-driven restaurant and scratch bar that was founded by Dr. Andrew Weil, the pioneer of integrative medicine, to provide food that tastes great and is good for you. Our menu features food and drinks crafted with nutrient-dense ingredients and carefully sourced proteins from the world’s most responsible and sustainable growers, farmers and producers. Expand your palate with our Edamame Dumplings, grab a bite of comfort food with our Grass-fed Burger or Lasagna Bolognese, or enjoy lighter fare with our O.G. Tuscan Kale Salad with Grilled Sustainable Salmon. Regardless of the occasion, we know our Reston guests leave feeling energized, satisfied and most importantly, feeling great. Located in Reston at Reston Town Center, at the corner of Democracy Drive and Discovery Street, across the street from the Hyatt Regency Reston Hotel. New flavors, new combinations, new obsessions. Come see us for something completely new and delicious.
Top review
Dined on May 12, 2024
Eat well live strong
A photo of Chevys Fresh Mex - Arlington restaurant
4.2 (114)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Making the best Fresh Mex food from scratch, daily!
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on May 12, 2024
Great service and the food was good! Will come back.
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