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$20 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Chinese
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews dim sum pork sesame balls sticky rice beef chow fun tripe tofu bok choy hot and sour soup king prawns siu mai ribs cakes fries chinese food chicken feet wrapped in lotus leaf
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Reviewed October 3, 2022 via mobile

Excellent as always. They have a full dim sum more menu from 11 to 5. And then half dim sum from 5 on. Great regular menu with lots of authentic dishes: sea cucumber, taro, tripe, etc. I had hot and sour soup, crispy duck, ribs,...tofu wrapped in taro, pepper beef sizzle, and bbq short ribs. Very good duck, BTW. Been going here since 2016. Great staff and service, family run. Don’t hesitate to go when in DC!!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed August 11, 2022

We did not have dim sum but ordered 6 different entrees..everyone loved their dinners..even the kids! Reasonably priced and pleasant experience

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 8, 2022 via mobile

tl;dr: I had such high hopes for this restaurant as a new go to place for dim sum since getting out to nova or Rockville takes so much time, but this was really disappointing. We ordered all my favorite foods (which did not come over...via a cart even though a sign says so! The cart is like at least 25% of the experience), and I was disappointed by most, especially since it was extra pricey for being in DC. I will probably make the trek to Maryland or Virginia in the future for dim sum. The food aside, the decor and atmosphere is what I would expect at a dim sum restaurant with extras like a bar top (because DC). Tripe - 2/5: while not inedible, the tripe just did not taste fresh. It had like a freezer burn taste food acquires if you don't package it correctly in the freezer. Stomach - 4/5: This was one of the better dishes. It was very buttery and fatty. I wish the chili sauce they gave us a bit more spicier because I would've appreciated more kick, but the flavor was good. Cheung Feung - 3/5: This is my all time favorite dish, and it was just okay. The shrimp was a little over cooked, and there was this strange cinnamon taste that isn't usually in this. Not gonna knock off points for trying something new, but it wasn't for me. I was thinking it was either 5 spice or all spice. Har Gow/Siu Mai - 3/5: Lumping these two together because they are the sugar and spice of dim sum. They were just okay. Not as juicy as I was looking for. Felt like it had been sitting in a ware for a while instead of a steamer, which doesn't maintain the freshness as well. Stuffed Tofu - 3/5: Probably being generous on this, but while the flavor was there, the "stuffed" was one tiny shrimp. Im expecting much more stuffing when it comes to stuffed tofu! Tofu was good tough. Chive Dumplings - 2/5: This is my girlfriend's favorite dish, and they forgot about it until the end when we reminded them that we had 2 orders of this and char siu bao. And these were just very dry. I wasn't expecting them to be fried. Usually they are like har gow, but with chives instead. Sad thing was that it wasn't even crunchy and it was cold.... Char Siu Bao - 2/5: Very dry, warm, and also came out at the end, and felt like it had been sitting out waiting to be delivered. Soft tofu - 3/5: Flavor was there, but it was warm! This is supposed to be served cold in the summer as a cooling dessert style dish since it's so soft and also sweet. This restaurant had been on my mind for a while, but now that I've gone, I'm unimpressed, and wish it had stayed just in my mind :/.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 16, 2022

My review is based on dishes we ordered apart from dim sum. There were a good number of patrons ordering from the dim sum menu, but I'm not a huge fan. I do have extensive eating experiences in Chinatown Philly and some in NY, DC,...and SF. This restaurant would be very comfortable in any of those locations. I ordered a Geneal Tso's Chicken for my young sons. They are more accustomed to Panda Express type food rather than authentic Chinese cuisine. Nice size chunks of chicken, good flavor. Next dish was a Bok Choy in Garlic Sauce. I wanted the snow pea leaves, but they were not available. I like this with a little more garlic, but not bad overall. Next dish was a Beef Chow Fun with Black Bean Gravy. My go to during my younger days, DHP prepared it very close to what I'm used to. My favorite dish of the night. Last dish was the Mapo Tofu. The flavor was a little off. My boys and my wife liked this dish a lot, but I wasn't overly impressed. Prices are a little high. Probably a product of Covid & inflation.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 5, 2022

DC must have a better place for dim sum. They don’t serve from the traditional carts. When we arrived at noon, they'd already run out of one of their few vegetable dishes, a serious problem for my companion. The tea we ordered arrived cold--twice, even...after we sent it back the first time. They falsely claimed they had already served us everything we ordered, forcing us to check the menu to show them which dish they forgot. The place wasn't even that crowded. The food was unimpressive. It did not make up for the service.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 3, 2022

Four visits in five days?? Well, it was extraordinary circumstances, but yes. The food and service are very good. Living in Los Angeles, I would put DHP's dim sum up against anything from the San Gabriel Valley, our Mecca for dim sum. I can think...of specific dishes that are done better at certain restaurants in SoCal, like Peking Duck, but the duck at DHP meets the standard for good duck. In general, the dim sum is excellent. We had a medium-sized family party, which included a vegetarian and a vegan. Everyone was more than satisfied, and asked where we got the food from. Special items of note were the crispy roast pork, the braised tofu with mixed vegetables, vegetable dumplings, sesame balls, pan-fried taro cake, deep-fried taro gok, pork and shrimp siu mai, king prawn har gao, baked char siu buns, the bean curd wrapped dumplings with meat, and the sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaf. When we explained our situation, the manager was very helpful in helping us to select items that would appeal to vegetarian/vegans as well as omnivores. Our last visit was to pick up lunch and food for our trip back to Los Angeles. It's great to have a go-to place for good Chinese food in DC, where we'll be visiting on a regular basis. The place can be really crowded on weekends, and parking is street only, which can be a hassle.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 13, 2022 via mobile

Great menu selection and very high food quality for everything we ordered. We have one vegan, one vegetarian and one gluten free person in our party and they catered excellently for all three of these dietary needs. For vegans, we had the vegetable spring rolls...which were clearly homemade and delicious, we also had the vegetable fried rice with no egg and the tofu/beancurd with mixed vegetables which I highly recommend to anyone. For gluten free, the waiter understood their needs fully and was able to advise on which dishes could be adapted. They did the same tofu dish as mentioned above with no soy sauce to make the dish gluten free and also they offered the rice noodles dishes with any of the meats, prawns or vegetables and egg and then also the fried rice again with no soy sauce. There was plenty to eat for all members off our party and the waiters were great when we asked about modifying the dishes to suit our needs. We would recommendMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed October 1, 2021

We were super exited to try Dim Sum in DC area. Found this place based on some positive reviews we read and it was a real disappointment. Got one of just about every item on dim sum menu. Food came out warm and not fresh....Bbq pork buns were dry, congee was watery, chicken feet super chewy, everything was overly salty or bland. We’ve eaten dim sum from all over the country and this has to be one of the worst. Literally ate half of what we ordered we just couldn’t stomach anymore.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 29, 2021 via mobile

Dim Sum was very good, all choices were well prepared and very tasty. Wait staff was effective but not the most friendly group. Would definitely go back

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 19, 2021 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for dinner. Service was very fast and at 5pm we beat the crowds. We had spent a week in Guangzhou in 2018 and fell in love with the food there. So many things there to eat and all of...them so delicious! After that trip I'm sometimes disappointed in places that serve dim sum and Cantonese cuisine because they just dont measure up to the food in Guangzhou. Well, Da Hong Pao does! I had the pulled noodles in soup while my wife had a tofu soup. We also ordered some dim sum plates. We couldnt finish it all and brought the leftovers back to our hotel because we didnt want to waste any of it. SO GOOD!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed May 15, 2021 via mobile

Back Open for Dim Sum! After being closed for the better part of the pandemic the fantastic dim sum spot on 14th street us back open! Im standing and cheering bc finally I can get my dim sum fix on the weekend. And also a...big fan of the Chen family that owns and runs this mom and pop operation. They are always so kind. Appreciate the food and the service here. (hint: order the soup dumplings, they are off menu but delicious)More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 1, 2021 via mobile

Was in DC visiting family so we decided to try this dim sum place. (The Chinese characters on the restaurant sign translated as seafood restaurant while the Mandarin pinyin “Da Hong Pao” is the name of a special Chinese tea.) We got the black tea...which is actually called “red tea” in Chinese along with the roasted pork meat dish, rice, congee and different dim sum staples. Congee had the right texture but came in a small one person bowl. Rice is not normally ordered during dim sum but we needed that to complement the roasted pork. Everything except our rice (which was stale-ish but edible) was great and the Cantonese speaking staff were very friendly and accommodating. Definitely worth a visit even if you are not in DC for another reason. Street parking was hard to find for Saturday late lunchtime but we found a spot. If prices are slightly higher than expected it was worth it for the white table cloth and clean restaurant interior which is more fun for meeting with family and friends especially during the pandemic. The restaurant also had a barbecue meat display for legendary Chinese meats such as chicken and pork that was tastefully set off to one side. The neighborhood was fun for walking off the food after the meal.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed February 2, 2020

I was craving for some dim sum and it's tough to find a good dim sum in Washington apparently. Chinatown is no longer what it used to be 12 or so years ago. No more authenticity. The restaurant serves dim sum every day from 10am...to 3pm. The selection is not ready on the cart as displayed on the menu. If you want something that's not on the cart already, it will be additional 20 minutes to be ready; for dim-sum, that's no fun. The food is ok. Some is over-dyed like the beef stomach. They are red orange red. Overall, I am disappointed by the Dim sum food scene in DC.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 3, 2020

Great Service, great food, good value. Dim sum and plates on carts, which are constantly rolling by. All look great and taste better!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 27, 2019

this very busy place offers many traditional dim sum dishes. service is quick and attentive even when busy. the dim sum choice we had were very good and all tasted fresh. pricing is fair. credit cards are accepted.

Date of visit: December 2019
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I'm pretty sure they serve Dim Sum everyday at certain times in the day like 10:00AM to 1:00PM ish... if not, it might only be weekends.
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