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1516 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
+1 202-232-4141
11:00 - 22:00
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Washington, DC
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467 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

I grab a rice or rice noodle bowl on my way home often here. It is fast, the food is fresh and there are always decent meat choices and toppings, including very good tofu and (limited but seasonal) veggies, should you be of that desire. There are tables and you can grab a soft drink or a beer should you... More 

Thank Decoamie
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

I fell in love with Shophouse years ago. The first location opened in Dupont Circle and every time I go back to DC I have to get some. The rice bowl is fantastic. I typically get it with 1/2 meatballs, which are incredible, 1/2 chicken, corn, and string beans. They have more choices, steak, and more vegetarian options as well.... More 

Thank Mitchell K
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160 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

The food itself is OK and more or less good value for money in the Dupont Circle area. The staff has difficulty understanding orders and was totally confounded when given 20 dollar 20 cents when the amount to pay was 9 dollar 18 cents!

Thank strakur74
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Greeted by friendly helpful staff who, once they had helped us with our choices, loaded the bowls pretty quickly We had spring rolls (small overpriced portion) which were ok, a bit lacking in flavour. We then had a rice bowl and a noodle bowl, both were ok. Good flavours but strange for us that they were not served hot. Don't... More 

Thank johnw046
Tempe, Arizona
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

I met the owners at Chicago Gourmet in Sept in Chicago- they gave out a card for a free bowl and fortunately I was coming to DC where there is one (none in Tempe AZ yet) You pick your base- salad, noodles or rice and then a meat or tofu and then other toppings and a sauce. The concept is... More 

Thank retrieverlvr
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I thought the ordering process was interesting for Asian. It was just like ordering a burrito at Chipolte or Qdoba, but Asian. The food was average for fast-food Asian. But it was different and quick. I did like that there was just enough spice to it to add flavor, but not overwhelm the dish. But otherwise, just eh...

Thank thebaseballer
New Jersey
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I've been here a few times and I must say it's always a good experience. I always order the rice bowl - brown rice - chicken satay or lamb or meatballs (whichever one is good) - charred corn (my favorite! so good!!!) - green curry (so flavorful and not that spicy at all) Egg rolls just got added on their... More 

Thank nesza00000
lakeland, fl
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

I had saw this place recommended in several places. So I gave it a try. I was disappointed. Service was lackluster. I got the vegan bowl. It was just awful. Nothing redeeming about it. Smell was ughh and I couldn't eat it. Sadly, I had already left area. But I would not recommend this place to anyone. Avoid it.

Thank texasfla
Ripley, West Virginia
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Purchased a rice bowl here. It had the same items to get in the bowl as the other stores do. The counter staff was not friendly nor helpful.

Thank SamsMom25248
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

I went on a lunch hour while visiting the DC area. The line was at the door, but I had heard it went quick and it was about a 5 minute wait. They know how to move you along. It helped that I looked at their site ahead of time to know what I wanted to order. When I thought... More 

Thank Barbitini

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Fast food, Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1516 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-232-4141

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?