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$20 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Chinese, Asian
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed December 26, 2019 via mobile

Had a good early dinner. Got recommendation from random guy on the street. He was right. Service was great someone was always walking by ready to help. Food came faster than we expected.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 22, 2019

Da Hong Pao is centrally located in downtown Washington DC. They offer a wide variety of food choices. We choose from the dinner menu and the portions can easily feed 4 or more. This was one of the best Chinese restaurants in the DC area.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 22, 2019

DHP is probably the only place in DC that has pushcart dim sum service on weekends and more or less accessible by metro (or bike). Came here for dim sum on a Sunday and it was already packed by 11 am with a big crowd...of people waiting inside the door. However since they opened at 10 am plenty of people were finishing and leaving already and we were told the wait would be no more than 15 minutes (shorter wait sometimes if willing to share large table with others). Anyway although it felt chaotic, they were quite efficient and we got seated in only 10 minutes. The mid size dining room was smaller than I remembered, with 4-tops and large rounds. Just a few carts going around and depending on where you are sitting you have to pay attention or they'd just pass by or not even come your way every time. However you could always order off the picture dim sum menu if not seeing something you want on the carts (or when the carts are out of reach). We had our usual - fried salt and pepper shrimps, shrimp dumplings, BBQ pork buns, spring rolls, egg tarts etc - the size of everything here is just a bit smaller than most suburban venues, which is a good thing, more delicate like they are supposed to be (although this could also make things seem just a bit more expensive). Our 8 dishes of mostly small sizes came to just over $40 before tip, so not too much higher than places in VA of MD. Good quality and taste overall too, so definitely THE place to go in DC when you need to satisfy that dim sum craving.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 16, 2019 via mobile

We decided to try real dim sum in Washington DC and googled a nearby place. This restaurant come up and so we went. It was extremely crowded and we choose to share a table. At first but was a bit frenetic but we got the...hang of how to order . It was authentic and the food very good. The steamed shrimp and pork dumplings exceptional.More

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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Da Hong Pao Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4