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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 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
Reviewed November 27, 2019

Have eaten here many times but today the hostess gave away our table-explained to other customers that they could sit at the bar ...they were a bit busy but not as busy as I have seen the restaurant. We came for dim sum but they...came to us once with dumplings and while they visited surrounding tables never came back until we got up and asked them for something. Ordered turnip cake was told 20 minutes- it never came. We came to eat but couldn’t get servers to bring food. Ordered chive cakes which were delicious in the past.Today while tasty they were incredibly greasy with shrimp inside. Rice crepe with pork was cold and oily though neighboring tables received hot crepes from kitchen. One lady brought hot pepper and hoisin sauces which would have been good with food had any been brought our way.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 7, 2019

Very quick service! As soon as we sat, two servers with their trays approached us immediately. That was perfect because we were hungry. Everything we ordered was fresh and very tasty. I filled myself up with the pork/shrimp siomai, steamed shrimp rice crepe, yu choi...veggy and yung chow fried rice. I had to leave some room for the egg tart and sesame balls. Wow, that was a meal - very good! The custard in the egg tart was a little too sweet but the crust was very flaky. Even for a packed place during lunch, we still had excellent service.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 6, 2019

I was aiming for a different establishment. I just could not make it. What good fortune! Excellent Dim Sum. I started with my favorite, salt, and pepper shrimp. Whole shrimp in the shell, crispy and spicy as it should be. Then I just kept asking...for plates off of the carts as they came by. Char Siu Boa - just as it should be. Bean curd skin roll - yummy. Pan-fried shrimp rice cake - had to add spice but excellent. The list could go on. I did not find a dish not to my liking. I have eaten Chinese all over the world, and this is definitely one restaurant I will return to.More

Date of visit: August 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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