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“Really tasty chicken for an upper scale fast food place!”
Review of Nando's

Nando's
Ranked #157 of 3,463 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: African, International
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Reviewed October 31, 2013

I love Nando's and everyone I've taken there from work or at play loves it, too. A South African chain that has gone global, Nando's has a number of outlets in the DC area and always draws a crowd. To save on costs, one orders and pays at the counter, and the food is brought to the table. You pick up your silverware and sauce and can even wash your hands at the neat looking sink. Refills for soft drinks are free. They also serve beer, wine and sangria. Now, the food. The chicken is really great as are the appetizers, sides and desserts. Everything is fresh and clean. There is South African art on the wall. The noise level can get a bit loud, but for DC, with its trendy new restaurants with high ceilings and no padding, it is bearable. Whether it is a lunch with work friends or a take out on the way home, the product has always been consistent and tasty. Honestly, i love the place. I just wish one were in my neighborhood!!!

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Thank Decoamie
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Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

Quick in and out for a healthier option instead of mall food. If you are extremely hungry then you might have to double the chicken order. If not their chicken leg and thigh is so skinny! You think that these are malnourished chicken! If you like spicy have then pour the sauce if you like the taste of grill have them hold the sauce so you can fully enjoy the taste. No nonsense restaurant - you'll find this all over the area!

Thank MLAbug
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

We wanted a reasonably priced meal without too much fuss and Nandos was near to the hotel we were staying at. The atmosphere was buzzing on a Friday night and service was efficient. We both had their medium butterflied chicken breasts with a mixture of tasty sides. All the food was good and the chicken spicy and thoroughly enjoyable.
With a pleasant bottle of rose wine the total bill came to 48 dollars - who's complaining at that price. I would repeat!

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Thank Bob1949
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

I have made it a mission to eat at Nandos every time I'm in a city that has one. There are only 3 in the US, so that's hard to do here. It was absolutely a pleasure to take the walk down the street to this crowded spot. Get the spicy salt on your fries when you go!

Thank Freejinn
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

I heard a lot about Nando's while in London and so I decided to try the one in DC to see what all the hype was about! I only had time to get some chips to go. They didn't taste like anything spectacular...just average. Perhaps they are not known for the chips? The place looked like fun...maybe my next visit will give me a better idea. $2.95 for a small box of chips. Not sure if there are many options for vegetarians in case you are looking for that.

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Thank 4GTravels
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