Doi Moi

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572 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Southeast Asian

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Good Vegetarian Options
Doi Moi, featuring Southeast Asian food, located on 14th Street.

Please note that we will be offering our Restaurant Week menu between 1/13 and 1/19. Three delicious courses for $35 per person. Our regular menu will return on Monday 1/20. More info available here: https://www.doimoidc.com/restaurantweekjan2020
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in D.C. Always great quality, ambiance and service! Consistently outstanding!

J
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Dining floor is crowded and chairs are uncomfortable. Everything else is excellent at Doi Moi.

FL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went during restauraunt week and had a phenomenal meal. The variety of flavors and textures from different east asian countries was quite impressive, and everything was cooked perfectly. The ribs fell off the bones and our lightly fried snapper was perfectly delicate, not the easiest things to pull off. It was certainly popping when we went there and was a bit loud, but we were able to have conversation just fine and enjoy the whole meal!

I
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Nice place to meet up after work with friends or colleagues.

G
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious three-course dinner and cocktails at Doi Moi as part of Restaurant Week promotion.

PD
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Most of our dishes were amazing. We went for Restaurant Week so it was a good deal as well. Our server was awesome.

S
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food! Chic ambiance. I'm always pleased with my experience at Doi Moi.

OT
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for vegans!

LT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I knew that the food was going to be delicious because when walking to our table the aroma was absolutely amazing! You could smell every herb and spice used! DELECTABLE!

RR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This used to be one of our favorite places ... fairly consistent authentic Vietnamese dinner in a nice setting. The only thing any of us liked was the scallops appetizer. The ‘garbanzo bean tofu’ in the vegan ‘bun’ appetizer was sour and ruined the bun. We received our entrees 25 minutes apart ... with the worst explanation you can give to a vegetarian: we only have one big wok for all the food prep. Which means that vegan / vegetarian food is cooked in the same pan as meats/etc. ... this requires a leap of faith that the cook surface is cleaned to perfection between all dishes cooked. Maybe it is - hard to believe. I’d like to see some kind of disclosure if they’re claiming something is vegan when it’s just a pan being wiped after preparing meats, etc. In any case, my noodles dish was basically just nicely spiced oily noodles, the squash dish was not available albeit still on the menu, and the curry was basically a curry soup with no/skimpy vegetables mentioned in the menu description. Not sure how what got served as plated - the dishes didn’t even present well. I understand that Doi Moi is in transition but this was a disappointing experience to say the least.

GD
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious food, very nice waitress, very nice decor. A bit noisy for our taste.

JW
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent, great value, fun place to go and enjoy a meal in a cool location.

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish we ordered is great, which has never happened before in all other restaurants

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great noodles!!

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!!!!

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RD
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Flavorful food. Everything is good. Great service.

K
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Fragrant Asian flavors in interesting dishes. Our only complaint is that the food Came barreling out almost immediately after we ordered, all at once, even the starters! the waiter had stressed that the dishes were family style which is great but we would have like some time to savor one or two at a time.

PC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best vegan Asian food options in DC! The service was excellent as was the ambiance.

DF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was AMAZING! Food was AMAZING!! Spot on for ambiance and decor. Really loved our entire experience.!!

AB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Doi Moi's menu changes frequently, and always has interesting dishes. There were three of us, and we split an app, a salad, a noodle dish, and a curry, and had way more food than we could eat. The drinks are good as well. We love to bring out-of-town guests here, and to go there on our own. Would definitely recommend!

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to doi moi for special occasion as but also for a mid week meal.

We have tried most in the menu and haven’t been disappointed.

m
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in DC. Highly recommended.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Host was very rude that ruin the mood, and at 8pm out of salad that’s not good, curry was very sweet never had Asian food like this and not happy so not my fav place. I gave second chance to this place and still not good

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, even better food!

OT
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beef jerky is incredible ...almost as incredible as our service. Diedre made us laugh, made fantastic recommendations, and then gave us undivided attention

Doi Moi
Responded on 30 November 2019

Thank you so much for this feedback. We never tire of hearing excellent things about our staff - and our food! We look forward to having you back soon!

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CC
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Fun atmosphere. Excellent service. And the food is really yummy. We had the Thai marinated beef jerky which was melt in your mouth delicious, Malaysian steamed buns, delish, Indonesian crispy Brussels sprouts, fab, and the Massaman Thai curry. Save room for dessert. The key lime pie is to die for.

V
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time I’ve been here and both times food was excellent. Will be back.

JT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The fried snapper was great. Our other times were fine but a little lacking in flavor. We had 2 types of Buns, the ratatouille curry and the broccoli. Ambience felt a little cafeteria-like which I’m sure is not the look or feel they were going for.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love that there is something on the menu for any dietary restrictions. I always look forward to coming to Doi Moi to try something new, different and to die for! The ambiance is lively and the beautiful design accompanied with the large windows and view of 14th street, really give guests a treat.

Can't wait to come back again!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Cute restaurant with nice vibe. Foo is good - not great. Some of the fried items tasted of old oil. The waiter was excellent but overall service uneven. Drinks from the bar came in wrong glasses because they had “run out” of the proper barware, which was odd for a place that promotes craft cocktails. Even more odd was that it was early in the evening and not crowded. My martini came in a clunky crystal-cut wine goblet usually used for bar wine at a bad bar. And, they have a strange way of ringing up drinks: a Martini is $20 and charged as follows: a first charge of $16 for one shot of “vodka” and then a second charge of $4 for the “martini,” wc I guess is for the drop of vermouth and the twist (?) - the waiter tried to explain it was a common industry practice- which as a former restaurant owner and waiter- I’ve never heard of. So mixed drinks could be expensive. Same with disappointment with the flat wear: we ate dessert with two different but very large soup spoons. While we enjoyed the food, I dont think we’ll be back. It could have just been an off night. But nothing on the menu I would crave to go back for.

RK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The service was poor, the food was staggering, drinks took 20 minutes and came after the food. It was a good attempt but we will not be returning.

BN
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Doi Moi never falls shorts on consistency. You will always have your dishes exactly the way you remember the time before. By far one of my favorite restaurants.

FF
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So Good!!!

NK
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think that the authenticity of Doi Moi is by far what makes it an exquisite restaurant, which is why I would definitely recommend Doi Moi to a friend or a foodie who enjoys authentic food.

MP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We shared okra, spareribs, coconut rice—after some delicious appetizers, with beer. Delicious!

TN
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was mediocre. I ordered beef jerky, duck hearts, mango salad and a fish branzino. I don’t hate all the dish but it wasn’t impressed me. Mango salad was too salty and not well marinated. Duck hearts And beef jerky were dry. A fish branzino was not seasoned enough. Overall, it was ediable.

RD
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb "new" menu since our last visit. Really quite good. Our server was extremely helpful and appropriately attentive.

D
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loud, hard to have a conversation.

N
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We've had a very nice dinner at Doi Moi. Our waitress was the best, she made sure we were doing alright the whole evening and she knew a lot about the meals on the menu

N
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I had an allergic reaction to the duck hearts. I’m broken out in hives all over. I’ve eaten duck many times, but never the heart. I wonder what caused such a severe reaction.

Doi Moi
Responded on 10 November 2019

Hello Nini, So sorry to hear you had a reaction to your dish. Are you aware of having any other allergies? Perhaps there was another component of the dish that did not agree with you. Again, apologies for your discomfort and we hope you are fully recovered! Jennifer Battle, General Manager

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