20 Best Restaurants in Washington, D.C.

This hybrid Chinese-Korean restaurant on Barracks Row used to be a hot dog shop, and the floorplan hasn't changed much since ChiKo took over. Sure, there's a new black-and-yellow paint job, panda wallpaper, and some neon signage, but the fast-casual feel has overall remained. Mandu chef Danny Lee and chef Scott Drewno, formerly of The Source, reinterpret fast-casual as fine-casual in dishes like double-fried chicken with a spicy soy glaze, wok-blistered Chinese broccoli, and chopped brisket with a soy-brined soft egg, furikake butter, and rice. Go here to wow your friends with something new without breaking the bank.