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TenPenh

4.1
4.1
1800 Reviews
$31 to $50
Pan-Asian

TenPenh is located in the heart of DC on America's Main Street. Pennsylvania Avenue. The cuisine is American Contemporary with Asian influences. The Decor recalls Hong Kong in the 1930's.

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4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.9Ambience

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  1. LD

    Live2Dine

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So sad that TenPenh closed ... a very sentimental spot for me and my family. Great food, wonderful staff. I look forward to their newest venture opening soon, and will continue to patronize Ceiba and DC Coast!

  2. T

    Triveni

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2011

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    Last day of Ten Penh. Service was slow, the ac was broken, and food portions were a fraction of what they usually serve. All of these would be understable given this was the last day the restaurant was operating. But the owners should not have expected patrons to pay full price for all this. All in all not a very memorable event.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2011

    overall3food4service1ambience1

    Food is great, too bad I heard its closing and I ate there on the last night. Would have been very nice if someone had informed us in advance that the restaurant had no AC!!!

  4. k

    kgdc1

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2011

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Although TenPenh has now closed, it was superfantastic when it was open. Here is what I really and truly thought of it: http://bit.ly/pR8lrb

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have loved Ten Penh since I first ate there in 2007. My offce mates and I were regulars when we wanted a great place to eat close to our office.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    179 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    179 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2011

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    It is such a shame this was the restaurant's last day - it was always one of my favorites - the AC had been off over a week but it was still pleasant and wildly busy as everyone was trying to get in one last time.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2011

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    I checked hot spot, because there was no air conditioning in the dining room. I wasn't told whether this was normal or due to mechanical failure. Either way, it made for an uncomfortable experience. In retrospect, we should have chosen eat elsehwere, so I considered my misjudgment in the fair rating I gave the ambiance, rather than poor. The food is quite good.

  8. m

    marian

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So sorry this place closed! One of my all time favorites.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2011

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    Food was very good -- went on the last day they were open. The A/C was NOT working, I received a call 30 minutes prior to my reservation telling me this. Would have been appreciated a call earlier so I could have made reservations else where. I was meeting a friend there, so would have been difficult to cancel, make a new reservation and inform my friend. Hopefully they reopen in a new location -- and ensure the A/C works in downtown Washington, DC in the middle of summer!

  10. E

    Ed14

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2011

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    the AC was out but fortunately they had ample seating outside. i had the salmon which was very tasty. it was good food for a decent but not great price. i'd probably be willing to try it again.

  11. C

    Customer

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sad to hear Ten Phen was closing because the food and service was amazing!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2011

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Air conditioning was not working. Fans worked and good day helped. They had blocked the in-coming door but did not guide diners to come in from the side door. Some of them climbed over a flower long pot and almost fell. They could have done better job in guiding the incoming diners.

  13. R

    Rose

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I will miss TehPenh! I had the Thai red curry shrimp signature dish for the last time and it was sooo good! DC is becoming quite a restaurant town and TenPenh has been a shining star for great food, excellent service and great location for those of us not always trying to be in the middle of a mob scene. I will miss it!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2011

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Due to lease renewal issues, it is unfortunate that Ten Penh will close this week. I have dined there many times in the past, and my guests that I have taken there always walked away satisfied and impressed. Perhaps TenPenh will reopen at another location? If not, it will be missed.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2011

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    It was my girlfriend's birthday and I let them know that when I booked the reservation on open table. They printed the menu with her name on it wishing her a happy birthday and gave her a free desert. Definitely wasn't expecting it and thought it was a nice touch.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I've had several great meals at TenPenh. Their salads are excellent, and their bar/lounge menu is among the best in town. They also offer an unusual range of drinks, so this is a favorite happy hour spot. Service is helpful and friendly. Unfortunately I just read that they may close - that will be a loss.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    They were very accomnodating. The day that we dined there the air conditioning was not working in the dining room. They called to inform us and also to offer another day. However we were only in DC for the weekend and TenPenh had been recommended by a friend. We really wanted to try the restaurant. When we arrived we were placed in the bar area were the air conditioning was working. Seating was very comfortable. Our evening was very nice. We were very sad however to find out that they were closing the next week.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2011

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    SO sad to see them close. Eating the food brings back memories of all the times I've shared there. Myself with so many other local DC'rs will definitely miss knowing you're there.

  19. AC

    AnneC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2011

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Their pre-event dinner is excellent and reasonably priced. Service always good and atkosphere is pleasant and unhurried.

  20. JR

    JimR

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2011

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    I live across the country, and ever since coming to Ten Penh the first time several years ago, it is the only restaurant on on my "must visit" list for every trip to DC. Perfect food, perfect drinks, perfect ambience, and great service. Try the sorbets! Different every time and always a fun surprise.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So sorry to learn they are closing

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2011

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Food was great. Service was great. I recommend TenPenh to my friencds.

  23. LG

    LizG

    Washington DC

    78 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2011

    overall3food5service3ambience3

    The air conditioning wasn't working very well, so it was quite warm, but to TenPenh's credit, the reservation host called me in the afternoon to warn me about this. They were sitting most folks in the bar area where it was slightly cooler than the rest of the place, so it was super noisy, but other than that, we had a good meal. The food was excellent. The staff were all working hard to make sure guests had good service in spite of all the heat. It was about 90 degrees outside and perhaps 80 degrees inside...I think it was harder on the staff than the guests.

  24. B

    Beautifulplace

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2011

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    We had four different appetizers and they were delicious! In fact, in my opinion, much better than my entree (lobster Pad Thai). I was so pleased when the menus were printed "Happy Birthday Mom" at my request! She was so happy! My Mom loves Ten Penh (as does my oldest son), for Asian cuisine, so we usually celebrate birthdays there. Unfortunately, it was a very hot and humid day, and the air conditioner was not working in the restaurant, so we opted for the muggy outside dining, to get the occasional breeze! We are SORRY TO KNOW THAT TEN PENH IS CLOSING IN A FEW DAYS! We will miss the food and ambiance!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Closed. So sad. Hope they reopen

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2011

    overall2food4service1ambience1

    We've been to Ten Penh several times and have always enjoyed the food, service and ambiance. This week, however, was quite different. The air conditioning was not functioning (which we were informed about) and we requested a table in the bar area (where we were told it would be cooler, and it was a bit). The major disappointment, though was the service. We ordered the pre-theatre menu (as we have in the past) and by the time we received our entrees, we had to rush. The waiter tried to anticipate and he took our dessert orders but we had to wait further to get that course served. All in all, a real disappointment. We will think hard before trying this restaurant before the theatre again.

  27. LJ

    LJ128

    Washington DC

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2011

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    The air conditioning was not working which made it very uncomfortable. The food and service was outstanding but my time there was spoiled because of the sweat running down my back. The heat inside was greater than outside. That was unfortunate.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2011

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    i received a call from the restaurant to inform me about an a/c problem - that was very considerate. It was a balmy night and we chose to sit outside. The service there was a little slower and less attentive than we wanted there but the food, as always, was excelent. We are sad to hear that this location will be closing at the end of the month.

  29. G

    Gwendolyn1

    Washington DC

    59 reviews

    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2011

    overall4food4service5ambience2

    Love TenPenh...I'm disappointed that they will be closing.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2011

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    One of my favorite spots to dine when looking for something different, great food.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So very, very sad that Ten Penh is closing. We'v celebrated many special occasions there over the past 11 years. We will miss it greatly. Rodney Haugh

  32. y

    yaktrax7

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing service -- very attentive wait staff only outdone by the elegant and delicious food. Went here with family and spent 4 hours enjoying the round after round of great drinks followed by amazing food on the outside patio. A quiet spot on Pennslyvania Ave after working hours but bustling with food and energy!

  33. OP

    OPENMRV

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2011

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    First, the greeter apologized because their air conditioning was not working in the main dining room. This turned out not to be a problem, as we could sit outside on their spacious outdoor eating area. The forecast of rain turned out to be wrong. Second, they said they are closing at the end of this month. Too bad, as the food is well prepared, well served, and tastes good. Nice place, we would recommend it.

  34. C

    Chris

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It's a shame that they will be closing for good at the end of the month, I have always had a good experience here be it brunch, pre-theater dinner, or late night drinks/munchies.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2011

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    A few plates were slightly overseasoned, but overall, food/service/ambiance were all excellent - I would definitely return!

  36. DJ

    DeanJ326

    Washington DC

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2011

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    Too bad they closed.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2011

    overall3food2service2ambience4

    food was good but must have specific taste for seafood and asian to enjoy

  38. P

    Penny

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2011

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Tenphen is quickly becoming my new favorite place to dine. With the option to dine outside now that it's warm, gives Tenphen an edge. There is enough choice on the menu so that even if I'm unfamiliar with the entree, I won't be disappointed.

  39. r

    reviewer

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2011

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Still good food, even though it's dated and about to close.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2011

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I took my friend to TenPenh to celebrate her engagement. The weather was pleasant so we asked for a table outside. Our server promptly greeted us. We ordered our drinks. She had the Penh Roshka and I ordered the Ten Tiki; both were quite nice and refreshing on a hot day. My friend's a vegetarian so we got the spring rolls without meat; they were crispy and the three sauces were a good complement. My friend had the Silk Road Noodles; it was exactly what she wanted. I had the Red Thai Curry Shrimp, which I had tried before and it was as good as I remembered. We passed on dessert because we were quite sated by then. All in all, it was a very pleasant occasion.

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