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Here are the 5 freshest new businesses to debut in Washington

Itching to check out the newest businesses to open in Washington? Here's a list of five new destinations in the District.

Interested in exploring the newest businesses to open in Washington? From a Moroccan restaurant to a ramen shop, read on for the newest businesses to make their debut recently.


A new addition to Capitol Hill, Mekki is a cocktail bar, tapas bar and Moroccan spot that's located at 517 Eighth St. SE.

Lamb, chicken and fish tagine are featured, as well as savory pastries with shrimp, vegetables or cheese. Couscous, braised eggplant and fried branzino are also on offer, as well as wine, beer and cocktails. 

With 4.5 stars out of seven reviews on Yelp so far, Mekki is off to a good start.

Cafe Fili

New to 701 Second St. NE in the H Street Corridor is Cafe Fili, a Mediterranean spot. Yelpers are fans of Cafe Fili: It has five stars out of seven reviews so far.

The restaurant, which also has a location in Baltimore, offers an all-day menu that features chicken pomodoro, short rib grilled cheese, salad nicoise, soups, grain bowls and sandwiches. It also serves breakfast.

Deep Blue Nails & Spa

A Dupont Circle newcomer, Deep Blue Nails & Spa, is located at 2122 P St. NW.

Among the salon's services are a variety of manicures and pedicures, waxing, eyebrow threading, eyelash extensions, facials and massage. 

Isshin Ramen

Isshin Ramen has made its debut at 2418 18th St. NW in Adams Morgan. In early days, it has earned four stars out of 39 reviews on Yelp.

Beef, pork and vegetarian ramen options are available, as well as steamed buns, pan-fried vegetable dumplings, seaweed salad and Thai red iced tea.

Rice Bar

At 1300 Second St. NE, you'll find the latest outpost of Rice Bar, the Washington-based Korean chain.

Bibimbap is featured, with build-your-own bowl options. Signature bibimbap offerings include tofu, kimchi, Korean barbecued beef and spicy chicken. A variety of noodle soups and dumplings are also offered. 

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