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Nando's PERi-PERi

Nando's Peri-Peri

Portuguese Restaurant and African Restaurant$$$$
Chinatown, Washington
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  • Stevie D.
    Stevie De Rossi2 weeks ago
    Happy to find a cheeky Nando's in the states made my day for sure
  • Kenneth E.
    Chicken Thighs
  • Sophia H.
    Sophia HDecember 29, 2016
    nothing mind-blowing about this place, but chicken and other foods are very solid (and a bit spicy). Lemon and herb chicken was all right.
  • Maggie M.
    Maggie MacGSeptember 18, 2016
    The original! I love it!!!
  • Maggie M.
    Maggie MacGSeptember 17, 2016
    Peri-peri! Everything is good but the grilled manchengo cheese on that entree salad takes the cake.
  • Tom C.
    Tom CoatesSeptember 17, 2016
    Love Nando's but previously only has it in the U.K. This branch has more options but it tastes just as good. Favourite of mine is Chicken Pita, double cheese, hot with peri peri fries and a Nata
  • Michael M.
    Michael McCannSeptember 8, 2016
    Their classic half chicken and chips is awesome. Reminds me of my years in the U.K..
  • Danyel S.
    Danyel SmithFebruary 12, 2016
    wings. wings wings wings. and all of the sauces even the salad dressings.
  • Tom M.
    Tom MaxwellJanuary 17, 2016
    The flame roasted grilled chicken is good but the peri peri sauce you put on it is what makes Nando's stand apart, hence the mention in its name. Unique sides like mashed peas with chili flakes.
  • Chris G.
    Chris GutierrezJanuary 13, 2016
    LOVE Nando's! Just found out this was the first one built in the States too!
  • Ember B.
    Ember BakerDecember 27, 2015
    The mango and lime marinade is so good.
  • Gaurav R.
    Gaurav RanadeNovember 1, 2015
    Whole chicken
  • Gaurav R.
    Gaurav RanadeNovember 1, 2015
    The whole chicken is great for 2 and is delicious!
  • Sabrina G.
    Sabrina GuzmanAugust 30, 2015
    The chicken Caesar pita wrap was really good! It was really fresh! And their garlic bread it's delicious!
  • Saffrey B.
    Saffrey BrownAugust 23, 2015
    Peri peri chips are great
  • Anastasiia ..
    Anastasiia ....August 22, 2015
    Love love love this place!!!
  • Gina D.
    Gina DAugust 18, 2015
    I'm a fan of Nando's. Healthier fast food with good vegetarian options. This time it was unbelievably slow. Not sure why.
  • Amol K.
    Amol KJuly 19, 2015
    Get their garlic bread side!
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MarshallJuly 11, 2015
    Love the Peri Peri chicken
  • Isaac C.
    Isaac ChinyaniMay 29, 2015
    Lemon and Herbs!!!!
  • Isaac C.
    Isaac ChinyaniMay 29, 2015
    Awesome!! Awesome!! I don't eat well in public so had to get a to go order now I want to go back !!!!! Some more please!!!!
  • Lili R.
    Lili RuedaMarch 18, 2015
    Everything was great
  • Ronald A.
    Ronald AliMarch 11, 2015
    Awesome mashed potatoes!
  • Dan F.
    Dan FoyFebruary 20, 2015
    Damn delicious chicken
  • Julia Kwan
    Julia KwanFebruary 10, 2015
    Rotisserie chicken and fries!
  • Julia Kwan
    Julia KwanFebruary 2, 2015
    Great ambiance! Good for a quick, satisfying bite
  • Govind K.
    Govind KDecember 11, 2014
    one of the best restaurant I went recently, their garlic bread and grilled chicken were great and yummy !
  • Alex D.
    Alex DobyanDecember 3, 2014
    There's a peri-peri sauce for everyone here.
  • Ricky A.
    Ricky ANovember 30, 2014
    Get all the things!
  • GoLacey Go
    GoLacey GoOctober 26, 2014
    Cutest little place!
  • Jaime W.
    Jaime WojdowskiSeptember 25, 2014
    The fries with the peri peri salt are worth it!!! Warning though, the cranberry/corn/squash side is SPICY!!!
  • Jeremy T.
    Jeremy ThomasAugust 30, 2014
    Decent pricing and some healthy options.
  • Alaa S.
    Alaa ShakerAugust 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Can't decide between the lemon and herb or the mango and lime? Get both and share! Chicken is always tender and juicy. Well-priced, and has more selection than the west coast. I miss this place!
  • Chris F.
    Chris FredericksAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the fantastic half roast chicken. Chocolate spoon cake is decadent. Nice selection of wines at nice prices.
  • LetTeddyWin ..
    LetTeddyWin .comAugust 10, 2014
    About the 10th best chicken in DC. Dry and charred. But the sauces are good.
  • Stephanie L.
    Delicious as always.
  • AP d.
    AP du PlessisJuly 18, 2014
    Great food just takes 30 min +
  • Rural D.
    Rural DwellerMay 5, 2014
    The livers are cooked to perfection! Yum!!!
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RogersMarch 27, 2014
    Nothing in the menu was bad ! Try it all!!!
  • Achmed K.
    Achmed KariemMarch 24, 2014
    Nandos which is South African owned: - the sauce is hotter. I think they presume Americans can't take the heat.
  • Andrés R.
    Andrés Rodríguez RJanuary 11, 2014
    First time. Food was great. Don't fall for the Portuguese rolls, it's just bread, besides that, everything was just delicious.
  • Steven Y.
    Steven YJanuary 4, 2014
    Awesome flame-grilled chicken, especially with the garlic and lemon & herb peri-peri sauces
  • Jay B.
    Jay BlessedNovember 12, 2013
    Had a wonderful time here. The wings are delish and so is the coleslaw and roasted corn. yyyyyuuuummm!!!
  • Robert P.
    Robert PalmerNovember 9, 2013
    service is horrendous
  • Lisa T.
    Lisa TorresSeptember 15, 2013
    Try the Mango and Lime Peri Peri sauce
  • Angela
    AngelaSeptember 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The garlic peri sauce is the shiz! The sangria is yummy but it's only because it's mostly Sprite... If planning on getting the garlic bread side, get the app instead. For a $1 more, you get 6 pieces
  • V T.
    V TJuly 12, 2013
    Even the milder sauces are quite spicy. JFYI.
  • Ymelda Y.
    Ymelda Y'HerreraJuly 1, 2013
    The sangria is amazing! Try it!
  • Jennifer L.
    Jennifer LeeJune 11, 2013
    Definitely try alot of the sides they are very tasty!
  • Mariana B.
    Mariana BernasconiMay 18, 2013
    Gluten Free ppl- warning! Fries are not gluten free! However, even as a GF Vegetarian I was able to find plenty to eat and it was delicious! They also have bottomless honest tea. Such a great meal!
  • Phuong V.
    Phuong VuApril 7, 2013
    Liver is not good while everything else is very good. Much better than KFC in term of quality. KFC is about fried chicken though.
  • DeAndre J.
    DeAndre JonesMarch 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The water glass & the regular glass are the same glass lol
  • Kay L.
    Kay LucasMarch 4, 2013
    First time here! What a great experience.
  • Karl S.
    Karl SchafferFebruary 9, 2013
    Pitcher of sangria. Then ice it at soda fountain. Cold Drinks!
  • Crillmatic
    CrillmaticJanuary 23, 2013
    Try the Flame-Grilled Chicken Breast - W/garlic bread & Portuguese rice.
  • Crillmatic
    CrillmaticJanuary 23, 2013
    Try the Sangria
  • Spencer S.
    Spencer SchoebenJanuary 9, 2013
    One of the very few locations of this awesome chain in America. Whatever you order, make sure you get one of their sauces on it.
  • Rami
    RamiDecember 29, 2012
    Get the table by the front window for some of the best people watching in the city.
  • Matt G.
    Matt GormanDecember 29, 2012
    The mango iced tea is the most underrated thing here. Get it.
  • Ryan R.
    Ryan RosadoDecember 21, 2012
    This place is poppin'/busy during lunch hour. Plan accordingly.
  • Andy N.
    Andy NelsonDecember 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Extra hot all the way!
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca M.November 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    With friends? Get a pitcher of sangria. It's surprisingly good.
  • Aisha
    AishaOctober 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Two words: chili jam
  • Kesh M.
    Kesh MonroeAugust 20, 2012
    Mango lime wings were excellent
  • Kam D.
    Kam DesaiAugust 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great food and the line moves fast! The AC is cranking though. Need a sweater.
  • Teresa R.
    Teresa RusinAugust 1, 2012
    This place is awesome ! The food is great but the service is awesome! The place is packed but the managers and servers still manage to give people personal attention! I'm def coming back !!
  • michael b.
    michael bJune 27, 2012
    MORE NANDO'S IN THE US PLEASE! I named my dog Nando after this place!
  • michael b.
    michael bJune 27, 2012
    Try the chicken livers with wild herb sauce - amazing!
  • Steve-S
    Steve-SMay 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Hummus & drizzle is a super "lite" meal. Just about anything here is delicious! Oh yeah - free wifi
  • Christine C.
    Christine ClarkMay 20, 2012
    wow- ditto on the sangria recommendations!
  • Jacqueline B.
    Sangaria is always a good thing to be had
  • Alex J.
    Alex JonesApril 29, 2012
    Ehhh whatever hire some servers
  • Taylor M.
    Taylor MasonApril 22, 2012
    Great food, awesome people, and delicious sangria! Tip well!
  • Katie T.
    Katie ThompsonApril 22, 2012
    Definitely get the pitchers of sangria!
  • Josette A.
    Josette ArevaloApril 19, 2012
    Great place, great food, great prices!
  • Tiana P.
    Tiana Prima DonnaApril 11, 2012
    Good for groups, because everyone pays seperately (don't have to worry about splitting the check.) I rememebr it being simple American food with an extra spice to it. Overall, pleasant experience.
  • Lawrence M.
    Lawrence McKayApril 5, 2012
    You will LOVE it! Even the bathrooms are pretty cool. LoL
  • Brandon
    BrandonMarch 25, 2012
    Good chicken and the service is fast won't be waiting forever for your food.
  • Cale J.
    Cale JrFebruary 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    This Nando's location is hands down the best in the area - the staff are super sweet
  • Candice B.
    Candice BarnesFebruary 5, 2012
    Don't be afraid to go spicy. The salad topped with chicken was near perfection. Skip the frozen yogurt. It's too sweet.
  • Kimberly H.
    Kimberly HovisJanuary 19, 2012
    ive never had corn on the cob this darn delicious EVER! & their red velvet cupcake is DELICIOUS!
  • Amy L.
    Amy L.January 18, 2012
    Half chicken hot with rice and corn. The hot sauce definitely has a kick, but it's not unbearable or scorching. I could have ordered a 1/4 chicken and had more than enough with 2 sides.
  • Ajay K.
    Ajay KatkarJanuary 16, 2012
    Peri-Peri chicken liver is a must to have when here! Anything with Peri-Peri in it is amazing!
  • Nando's Canada
    Nando's CanadaDecember 30, 2011
    If you're gonna order a PERi Chicken Sandwich get it with Pineapple = Delicious!!!
  • Roy Z.
    Roy ZhuDecember 26, 2011
    The ice tea with mango flavor tastes soooo great!!
  • Aaron H.
    Aaron HoardNovember 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    1/2 Chicken hot and don't forget the corn!
  • Chris V.
    Chris VanDeusenNovember 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The WiFi password is "periperi"!
  • Serra J.
    Serra JettNovember 19, 2011
    The livers are absolutely AMAZING! Take a chance on them, they are well worth it!
  • Nate L.
    Nate LongNovember 17, 2011
    Buy the Peri-Peri sauce, take it home and eat it with your next chicken dish. It's surprisingly versatile.
  • John A.
    John Alston IIIOctober 18, 2011
    Get the sangria. First had nando's in south africa. Its a really popular chain there and its for a reason.
  • Sebastian G.
    Sebastian GraySeptember 20, 2011
    Aye the grilled corn on da cob iz bananas...and the cupcakes r moist
  • Claire Z.
    Claire ZijlstraSeptember 10, 2011
    This is the "take out" food of South Africa :)
  • Michelle
    MichelleAugust 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Order online and then pick up if you work nearby.
  • Charles B.
    Charles BrazellAugust 17, 2011
    Be sure to get a side of Macho Peas.
  • DJ
    DJAugust 3, 2011
    Half chicken extra hot with portuguese rice
  • Jose R.
    Jose ReyesJuly 13, 2011
    This Nando's suck ass the one on Dupont is better they have a better ice machine and their ice cream machine works
  • Juan Pablo C.
    Juan Pablo CAJuly 11, 2011
    When will they open in NY?? I love the spicy rice.
  • Brittany B.
    Brittany BarbouJuly 7, 2011
    Loved the feta and liver salad! So good...also they have the best sangria (pitchers are super cheap during happy hour)
  • Ouchy D.
    Ouchy DathurtsJune 3, 2011
    If your not sure what to get, you can't go wrong with the Chicken Wrap, the rice is great, and the hot sauce is massively tasty! Prices rock the face too for D.C.
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica MartinezMay 30, 2011
    Pay for you food before you eat, apparently that's how things are done outside of the US.
  • Karen
    KarenMay 28
    Pollo, coleslaw , papas y salsitas. Sangria muy buena
  • Hazel H.
    Una rosticería con un toque diferente, salsas picantes de acuerdo al paladar, lindo ambiente. Si no te gusta el pollo prueba en otro lugar 😜
  • Ely G.
    Ely GarcíaJune 27, 2015
    Vegie wrap delicious
  • Elena G.
    Elena GomezNovember 29, 2014
    Lo que pidas es delicioso, muy buen ambiente, excelente ubicación.
  • Brkgny
    BrkgnyNovember 27, 2014
    Yedigim en guzel vejateryen burger. Roasted burger. Kesinlikle deneyin. Orta acili soledim cok acilisini onermem fazla aci
  • Ana M.
    Ana MoralesMay 22, 2014
    Bajo precio y muy buen sabor (picante pero rico)
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