In search of a new favorite Asian fusion spot?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Asian fusion restaurants around Washington, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to satisfy your cravings.
1. China Chilcano
Topping the list is China Chilcano. Located at 418 Seventh St. NW in Penn Quarter, the Asian fusion and Peruvian restaurant is the most popular high-end Asian fusion restaurant in Washington, boasting four stars out of 1,086 reviews on Yelp.
Chef Jose Andres' restaurant, which was awarded a Bib Gourmand in the 2017 and 2018 Michelin Guides to Washington, blends Peruvian and Japanese Nikkei cuisines. South American flavors are featured in every dish, including chaufa — Peruvian fried rice — with fried bananas. Japanese nigiri is served on a bed of Peruvian potato. Ceviches, dim sum, sashimi, meats, seafood and soups are also on offer.
2. The Source
Next up is The Source, in the Newseum at 575 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, in downtown. With four stars out of 711 reviews on Yelp, the Asian fusion, dim sum and Japanese restaurant has proven to be a local favorite for those looking to indulge.
Wolfgang Puck's modern-design restaurant features such options as Taiwanese beef noodle soup, Berkshire pork and cabbage dumplings, chili oil-poached halibut, Colorado lamb stir fry and very hot-and-spicy sausage fried rice. The eatery also offers a seven-course tasting menu with wine pairings.
3. Spoken English
Adams Morgan's Spoken English, in the Line DC hotel at 1770 Euclid St. NW (between North Champlain Street and North Adams Mill Road), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the fancy Asian fusion spot 4.5 stars out of 47 reviews.
The menu at the standing-room-only communal restaurant, with room for only 12 people, features whole roast duck with flour tortillas and duck confit salad, carrot curry with fermented durian fruit, caviar with Japanese pancake and a variety of select sakes, beers, wines and cocktails. Spoken English bills itself as a place that 'brings back the lost art of conversation in a fast-paced city.'