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Kaliwa

751 Wharf Street, SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-3433
+1 202-516-4739
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Asian, Filipino, Thai, Korean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
751 Wharf Street, SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-3433
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a great dinner at Kaliwa enjoying a variety of options from the menu. Our waiter was good and helped guide us well; on all fronts. Deserts, while in line with the culinary traditions of the rest of the food served; were not quite...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Matvl
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went there yesterday for a quick dinner. Woke up this morning with bad stomach, had to through up several times and am still not fully recovered. Since I did not have lunch yesterday that leaves "Kaliwa" as the only place where I must have eaten...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BusinessTravelerSE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having the opportunity to explore different types of Asian cuisines under one roof is quite special, and Kaliwa provides a delicious culinary adventure. There are Filipino, Korean, and Thai dishes to explore and combine into delicious meals. Each of my visits to this restaurant have...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JohnB6255
Meshelle A, Owner at Kaliwa, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

John, we're so glad that you enjoyed the three different cuisines we offer here at Kaliwa! Thank you for sharing your experience. We hope to serve you again soon! Salamat!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Kaliwa with my Filipino in-laws and they loved the food. My father-in-law said the food was better than Manila! The kinilaw was tasty, and the pork belly skewers were a big hit with our family. I had the pork belly with garlic...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jessica M
Meshelle A, Owner at Kaliwa, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Jessica, we're glad that you and your in-laws enjoyed the authentic Filipino cuisine we offer here at Kaliwa! Thank you for sharing your experience. We hope to serve you again soon! Salamat!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a remarkably scrumptious presentation of three distinct but complementary Asian cuisines. The decor of the restaurant is bold but thought provoking. The server was quite friendly and remarkably helpful.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank dewaalian2015
Meshelle A, Owner at Kaliwa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello! Thank you so much for your kind words about the three different cuisines we offer here at Kaliwa! We're glad to hear that you had a great experience dining with us. Our team looks forward to serving you again soon, salamat!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this restaurant on the river! Great food, nice ambiance and lovely view! We will be back.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Dggwood
Meshelle A, Owner at Kaliwa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello! Thank you for leaving us a review. We're glad that you enjoyed the food and ambiance here at Kaliwa. We hope to see you again soon, salamat!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another interesting place at The Wharf. Another not cheap place at The Wharf. Another good place at The Wharf. Worth checking out if you frequent this area and The Anthem. Pre-concert dinner that fit the bill. Nice outdoors seating when the weather is right, and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rgstrip
Meshelle A, Owner at Kaliwa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello! Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. Our team appreciates your kind words about the food and atmosphere we offer here at Kaliwa. We hope to see you again soon, salamat!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the food. It was my first time eating Korean food, so I’m not sure how authentic it was, but all four of us enjoyed our dinners very much. The server was pretty grumpy, but he did a good job. We were there quite...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank BethIneson
Meshelle A, Owner at Kaliwa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Beth, we're glad that you enjoyed the authentic Korean cuisine we offer here at Kaliwa! We greatly appreciate your kind words. Please come again soon! Salamat!

Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere was nice with a great view of the boats docked across the walkway. The food was very tasty though the lumpia was a little salty for my taste.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tammy G
Meshelle A, Owner at Kaliwa, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Tammy, thank you so much for writing! We're glad that you enjoyed the Filipino cuisine we offer here at Kaliwa. We hope to see you again soon, salamat!

Reviewed November 2, 2018

We REALLY wanted to like Kaliwa and waited with anticipation for its opening. I am Filipino and live in the neighborhood and was hoping it could be a regular place to dine with family and friends. That said, 3 of us came for an early...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Tour790197
Meshelle A, Owner at Kaliwa, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Hello, we are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the Filipino cuisine we offer here at Kaliwa. We pride ourselves in preparing authentic cuisine with a few modern twists. We would like to learn a few more details about your visit so that...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $32
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Television, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 751 Wharf Street, SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-3433
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-516-4739
Description
A Southeast Asian Culinary Journey. Kaliwa highlights the beloved cuisines of the Philippines, Thailand and Korea. Located in the heart of DC's SW Wharf, Kaliwa offers fantastic waterfront views, an exciting menu using locally sourced and hand-made ingredients in a dynamic and chic space. Mabuhay! Kaliwa is a Trip - The Washington Post . Behold the Magnificence of Kaliwa Menus -EaterDC.
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