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Restaurants, Japanese Adams Morgan
4 out of 5 stars
Photograph: Courtesy Donburi Donburi

Far from fine dining, Donburi is cramped, often loud and always cheap. But the informal tone is exactly why people flock to the Japanese rice bowl joint. Owner and chef James Jang keeps energy high with chef’s counter seating that puts the harried kitchen on display. There, cooks churn out karaage (golden fried chicken), sashimi and vegetable tempura. The star, though, is the restaurant’s namesake dish, made with rice and your choice of topping. Barbecued eel (unagidon) blow-torched before your eyes is a fan favorite.


Venue name: Donburi
Address: 2438 18th St NW
Washington, DC

Cross street: at Columbia Rd NW
Opening hours: Daily 11am–10pm
Transport: Woodley Park-Zoo Metro
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