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Downtown / Chinatown
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819 7th St NW, Ste 100, Washington DC, DC 20001-3762
+1 202-898-1225
11:00 - 23:00
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los Angeles, United States
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80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nando's is very popular in South Africa for its rotisserie chicken and chips. This place said it has South American origins. The only thing in common with South Africa Nando's is the Peri Peri sauce, since they grill there chicken. When you enter the establishment no one tells you to go to the counter to order then sit at a... More 

Thank Miguel H
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As continued, We always get great service i this chinatown location. Right on from the host staff to the food runner and of course those who cook - you are such an amazing crew . I must thank everyone who worked this time and I must say Nicole was amazing and she did everything for us including taking a picture... More 

Thank Monaem M
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened on this restaurant during a random walk down Chinatown. We ordered chicken dinners, absolutely delicious..husband, daughter (10) and I loved it. The chicken was juicy, tender and we enjoyed it. The staff was friendly and I noticed a sign on the outside of the restaurant that says that everyone is welcome! Check it out.

Thank momie9599
Bath, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So glad to see Nandos in the US. Dined here 2nd night of our stay and wasn't disappointed. It takes a few visits to find what you like and get used to the concept. No enjoying a beer while you choose your meal. Order everything at once and along it comes. Love it!

Thank Adrian H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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171 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Will go back for sure. Nice meal, liked the flavors, fast service. Service style is like Noodles & Co. Order and Pay, they come to the table by number.

Thank ClearBlueDaze
New Hampshire
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48 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Nando's is popular outside America for being a cool spot to grab spicy grilled chicken with friends and without relying on waitstaff. They made the successful transition to America without changing the menu much. I enjoyed this style restaurant in the UK and now have the chance to share it with other Americans.

Thank 1Jack_Spat
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138 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The restaurant has a special concept. As a first-time visitor, it was very confusing with the table seating, food orders, sauces and beverages from a machine. The food was very good, but I would have to go here again to provide a more fair review. Lunch was busy and loud.

1 Thank Annelig
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303 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The food was good. we had a British student with us as well as my son who studied abroad they were in heaven. I personally think its over priced chicken. again good but pricey

Thank Jennifer B
Athens, Georgia
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

First time visiting Chinatown in Washington DC. After looking for a decent restaurant to eat in we settled for this one. The service was good and so were the prices. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars. The grilled chicken here is absolutely on my top 3 of the best chicken I've had.

Thank Minerva M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Is in the heart of Chinatown, outside is a little bit crowded. Their famous chicken, marinated for 24 hours is best eaten with your fingers. One of my many favorites is the Chicken Livers, rich and tasty in flavor and is great with Portuguese Rice on the side. Spicy chicken with your choice of sauce should not be missed. Quick... More 

Thank stevensuganob

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
International, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 819 7th St NW, Ste 100, Washington DC, DC 20001-3762
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-898-1225

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?