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Tenpenh: A touch of Asia
Ten Penh has been around now for about four or five years, but I never seem to get tired of it. The service is consistently good and the food is both creative and delicious.
Located at the corner of Tenth and Pennsylvannia Ave., Ten Pehn is a great place to watch DC's elite 'power lunch' and discuss the latest wrinkle in policy or politics. The food is a unique and creative mix of cultures. Steak with wasabi mashed potatoes is my favorite, but the lamb chops are good too. The menu changes with the seasons. Treat yourself to their signature desert, a trio of creme broule served in little Asian urns.
Favorite Dish: Washabi Mashed Potatoes
Macademia Crusted Halibut
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Ten Penh: Best Pan-Asian/Asian Fusion Restaurant
This modern chic & trendy restaurant provides top notch service, offers a wonderful array of Southeast Asian-inspired dishes and has a warm/classy ambiance. I definitely will be back here again. Try this restaurant if you have never been here before. You will not be disappointed.
Favorite Dish: I had the melt-in-the-mouth good Chilean Sea Bass! I realize they're now in the endangered species list, but I think I had it before it got on that list.
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Like any other big city,...
Like any other big city, there's perhaps too many to mention. Do consider the follwing one, by neighborhood: SENSES (3206 Grace St, Georgtown) is one of the trendiest French/American restaurants in town. It's pastry chef is world famous. BUTTERFIELD 9 (600 14th St, NW) is elegant, chic, and the place to see beautiful people (at least they think so). EQUINOX (818 Connecticut Ave, NW) is one of 'the' key places in town very close to the White House. JALEO (480 7th St, NW) is undoubtedly at the top of the 'groovy' atmosphere in the city. Trendy, always packed, informal, cheap, and with a great Spanish wine list. TEN PENH (1001 Pennsylvania Ave, NW) is a great place for lunch. Always packed and great people watching.
Tenpenh: Delicious American-Asian Style
I love this restaurant. It has great food, cool atmosphere and very good service. They always serve a little sample from the chef before dinner and use beautifully decorative dishes/flatware.
Favorite Dish: Last time I went I ordered the Spicy Tuna Tempura Roll appetizer and it was to die for. The spring rolls and the Thai style coconut & chicken soup is also very good. For the entree, I would recommend any of the fish dishes. The menu is always changing.
Tenpenh: One of the best restaurants I have ever been to!
Very trendy and popular pan-asian restaurant. Some of the best food I have ever tasted. A must if in DC!
Favorite Dish: All the appetizers and entrees were great, but I remember the shrimp spring rolls and the chicken sate being out of this world.
Tenpenh: Trendy TenPenh
You'll never have to ask where to find this restaurant, as it is in the name: 10th and Pennsylvania. The atmosphere here is trendy and upscale, complimenting the Southeast Asian food very well.
Monday - Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm; Monday - Thursday 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Friday - Saturday 5:30pm - 11pm
Red Thai Curry Shrimp
Golden Pineapple and Steamed Jasmine Rice
Pan Seared Ahi Tuna Burger
Wasabi Aioli, Pickled Ginger and Asian Slaw
Panko Crusted Fried Softshell Crab
Green Papaya Salad and Sweet-Thai Soy Sauce
Wasabi Mashed Potatoes, Szechuan Green Beans and Hoisin Butter
Crispy Saigon Shrimp Crepe
Applewood Smoked Bacon and Green Onions
Filipino Style Sliced New York Strip
Mushroom Soy Braised Potatoes, Pea Shoots and Shiitake-Onion
Five Spice Pecan Crusted Halibut
Szechuan Japanese Eggplant, Port-Ginger Sauce
Hong Kong Style Crispy Whole Catfish
Fresh Chili Tamarind Garlic Dipping Sauce
Chinatown Fresh Chow Foon Noodles
Korean Style BBQ Pork with Tamarind Sauce
Bamboo Steamed Vegetable Basket
Green Tiger Curry and Rice Noodles
Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna
Yellow and Green Bean Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette
Shrimp Wonton Ravioli
TenPenh: Always Great
Lovely restaurant in the Penn Quarter area. The place stays busy; it seems to be everyone's favorite. The service and the food are consistently good. Seafood is a specialty here. Nice wine list, too.
Favorite Dish: My favorite is the Shrimp Curry and I don't really like curry. It's fresh and flavorful, just the right amount of spice, served with jasmine rice.
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