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ShopHouse Kitchen

(Now Closed)
Asian Restaurant$$$$
Dupont Circle, Washington
105 Tips and reviews
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  • Ab
    AbDecember 28, 2016
    Dependable. Consistent. Delish. Expiramented with a tofu and peanut sauce mix similar to gado-gado. Worked!
  • Leandro L.
    Leandro LageraMay 31, 2016
    Christ. Really? This is Asian? C'mon now.
  • Anthony Z.
    Anthony ZacharzewskiApril 10, 2016
    By the people behind Chipotle, a similar "pick your items" model for Asian food. Works less well than for Mexican.
  • Scott
    ScottNovember 15, 2015
    The Dupont Shophouse seems to have smaller portions than Georgetown or Bethesda.
  • 💫Coco
    💫CocoNovember 12, 2015
    Try the chicken satay, rice noodles, charred corn, peanut sauce, and garlic. Delicious and just a little spicy!
  • Anat
    AnatAugust 23, 2015
    It's a chipotle for Thai & Vietnamese inspired food!
  • Greg E.
    Greg EaheartMay 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great food
  • Alex O.
    Alex OrrMay 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The odds of them being out of any of the veggies seems to be about 50/50. Whoever oversees that should really get their act together.
  • Cali W.
    Cali WilderApril 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is good here!
  • Mark J.
    Mark J.March 22, 2015
    Delicious noodle bowl! Had an issue when my order was rung up, but the manager was very polite and courteous and got it taken care of quickly.
  • Melanie W.
    Melanie W.March 22, 2015
    Quick, fast, delicious inexpensive asian meals.
  • Sarah H.
    Sarah HarvardJanuary 28, 2015
    Get jasmine rice, steak laab, green beans, and all the toppings you can get with mixed peanut and red curry. Spicy and delicious!
  • Terry L.
    Terry LeachJanuary 26, 2015
    Great veggie lunch! Noodles with veggie medium spicy sauce.
  • Jonathan S.
    Jonathan SchearDecember 24, 2014
    Try your bowl before you add sriracha -- those little flames on the menu actually mean something.
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel L.December 20, 2014
    Chipotle did a great job w this concept. Really excellent flavors. Love the meatballs.
  • Tyler H.
    Tyler HastingsNovember 2, 2014
    The Chipotle of Southeast Asia. Try the red curry - it is hot!
  • Alex D.
    Alex DobyanOctober 30, 2014
    Get the green beans with your bowl - you won't regret it.
  • Jon R.
    Jon RiceSeptember 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Red Curry is amazing. The dishes aren't authentic, but the flavors are!
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Jacob Hunter, chef of Matchbox, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Custom bowl. Read more
  • Jordan B.
    Jordan BarrAugust 13, 2014
    Pro tip: bathroom code = 9247 of 08/13/14
  • Heidi M.
    Heidi MAugust 12, 2014
    Green curry with brown rice and tofu.
  • Samantha J.
    Samantha JoseAugust 8, 2014
    good lunch spot, just arrive before or after the 12:30-1 rush
  • Winnie T.
    Winnie TamJune 19, 2014
    I'm never the type of person that will go back to the same place and order the same thing each time, except here because the meatballs are THAT good. Don't miss out.
  • Omar R.
    Omar RaheemJune 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Cold noodles, chix, meatballs, kale, mild sauce Done!
  • Ashley H.
    Ashley H.April 13, 2014
    Best. Food. Ever
  • Michael D.
    Michael DempseyApril 6, 2014
    Good flavor, small portions for a chipotle owned place.
  • Katie S.
    Katie S.March 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Chicken & pork meatballs are very yummy
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica SmithMarch 8, 2014
    Chicken Satay bowl with jasmine rice and papaya, delicious!
  • Brent B.
    Brent BovenziFebruary 27, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Nicest people ever!
  • Barton L.
    Barton LiangNovember 29, 2013
    The spicy options are actually spicy! Try adding fried chilis for some extra heat.
  • B H.
    B HuttonOctober 25, 2013
    Bowl without base (lettuce, rice) is filling enough. Save those cals for later (aka get cupcakes down the road!)
  • Ardvaark
    ArdvaarkSeptember 17, 2013
    The meatballs. Eat them. I cannot stress that enough. Let me say it again, just so we're clear: Get the meatballs.
  • Kiara H.
    Kiara H.September 11, 2013
    This place puts a spicy Korean twist on Chipotle. The food was delicious. I recommend getting a fountain drink to wash down your food with. 5 stars!
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TrappAugust 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Good food, but depending on the server, my lunch is much bigger or much smaller. They need to figure out portion size on vegetables...
  • Ben B.
    Ben BlueAugust 11, 2013
    For vegans: tofu!
  • Nicolas P.
    Nicolas PrattJuly 17, 2013
    The Asian version of Chipotle. Delicious food, and a good assortment of flavors.
  • Andrea U.
    Andrea UseemJuly 15, 2013
    Opening soon in Georgetown!
  • Lisa J.
    Lisa JohnsonJune 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Stingy portion sizes on the protein! Cut the meatballs in half to make them last longer!
  • Jeremy C.
    Jeremy CarbaughJune 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    It's not the same since they got rid of the banh mi.
  • Brad M.
    Brad MilesMay 4, 2013
    No need for the Rooster Sauce if you get the spicey red curry sauce. Wow!
  • Sallie
    SallieMay 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Pretty good -- usually my Friday lunch routinea. Cheap and noms!
  • Olivia B.
    Olivia BenensonMay 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the green curry and papaya slaw
  • Louise
    LouiseMarch 25, 2013
    Seriously try the meatballs. They are juicy and so flavorful.
  • Emily
    EmilyJanuary 20, 2013
    Even the least spiciest toppings have a sharp kick, so make sure you can handle it!
  • Michele K.
    Michele KinneyJanuary 13, 2013
    They aren't kidding when they say spicy! Be warned!
  • Dan N.
    Dan NguyenJanuary 9, 2013
    Wish they'd post nutrition info ... Get the brown rice, chicken satay, eggplant with Thai basil, tamarind vinaigrette, and cilantro.
  • Slade R.
    Slade RipfireJanuary 3, 2013
    I was scared of the spice with all the tips left here. I have to say the spice is not as much as I expected, this coming from someone who constantly enjoys mapo tofu though.
  • Kate B.
    Kate B.December 7, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Noodle bowl with tofu, charred corn, red curry, papaya slaw, cilantro, & ground peanuts. BOOM.
  • Mitch
    MitchNovember 22, 2012
    Go to chipotle instead.
  • Alejandro C.
    Alejandro ContrerasOctober 15, 2012
    Very efficient employees, was in & out in no time. Definitely worth trying their spicy dressing; be ready for it #thebomb
  • Kristine U.
    Kristine UntalanOctober 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    RIP banh mi. I gotta give them credit for wanting to better it, but it is definitely missed!
  • Bob E.
    Bob EricksonOctober 13, 2012
    Meatballs are super moist and spicy.
  • Audrey A.
    Audrey AOctober 5, 2012
    It's the Chipotle of Asian cuisine! Most of the offerings are spicy. Fast and friendly service.
  • Isa L.
    Isa LaraSeptember 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Bring back the banh mi!!!
  • David B.
    David BSeptember 2, 2012
    Must add toasted rice at the end! That's what makes the magic!
  • Liza
    LizaSeptember 2, 2012
    Winning combo: chicken satay + rice noodles + green curry + corn + garlic + toasted rice. Run to a gelato place after to cool the heat in your mouth!
  • Jonathan K.
    Jonathan KimSeptember 2, 2012
    Need one of these in NYC :)
  • Betsy A.
    Betsy AlafoginisJuly 27, 2012
    Yummy and not $$$$. Very spicy in some instances too. Don't worry, line goes fast.
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FalsettiJune 11, 2012
    Order the cold noodles with chicken, broccoli and spicy curry sauce.
  • Penn A.
    Penn AppetitJune 11, 2012
    Asian version of Chipotle. Beware: spicy option is VERY spicy, even for proud lovers of spicy food.
  • Amanda F.
    Amanda FosterJune 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The 'hot' spice is VERY spicy; they don't joke around here.
  • Stephen E.
    Stephen ErusiafeJune 5, 2012
    Really good food. The spicy is just that, grab a water.
  • Angelica H.
    Angelica HuescaJune 3, 2012
    Almost everything here is spicy! But, there is one perfect dish for vegans! Ask for it!
  • Jesse T.
    Jesse ThomasApril 18, 2012
    Overall too spicy!!!!!!!!! Not fit for prime time!
  • Jesse T.
    Jesse ThomasApril 18, 2012
    I get the bowl with all meats and all veggies!
  • Trace D.
    Trace D.April 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The pork and chicken meatballs are the best, and the spicy curry is a slow burn, but so good.
  • Lance F.
    Lance FiascoMarch 31, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you like spicy, try the Chinese Broccoli.
  • Joe K.
    Joe KrischMarch 26, 2012
    The red is pretty hot. In a sexy kind of way.
  • Brandie G.
    Brandie GruenewaldMarch 13, 2012
    So delish ! nothing here is bad! make sure to get all the veggies and toppings !
  • Matt R.
    Matt RobinsonMarch 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you have a cold, any bowl with the spicy curry sauce will clear those sinuses right out.
  • reba
    rebaMarch 2, 2012
    you can go 1/2 1/2 on the veg!
  • Marie B.
    Marie BeauchesneFebruary 20, 2012
    If you're not into spices go for meatballs,corn and herbs.DO NOT TRY THE EGGPLANT
  • Errol R.
    Errol ReyesFebruary 17, 2012
    It's a hip pan-Asian eatery with music and good, reasonable and somewhat Vietnamese/Thai/Burmese influenced cuisine. They have brown rice...yey!
  • Candice B.
    Candice BarnesFebruary 5, 2012
    I love spicy. But the spicy is too spicy! Try tofu and chicken with brown rice.
  • Kenny M.
    Kenny MarvelousJanuary 28, 2012
    They need gloves when touching the food.
  • Humberto M.
    Humberto MartinezJanuary 17, 2012
    This Asian Chipotle spin-off has nowhere near true authentic flavors, but is great for the price. Spicy actually means spicy here.
  • Latoya P.
    Latoya PetersonJanuary 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The eggplant is the truth.
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BoothDecember 20, 2011
    No gloves when they touch your food:-)
  • Munny K.
    Munny KheraDecember 20, 2011
    Really good & fresh, but an uphill battle with the spices. No chopsticks. #fail.
  • Suzyn W.
    Suzyn WebbDecember 17, 2011
    Their curry is to die for...mmm...spicy
  • Carol O.
    Carol ODecember 9, 2011
    Food could be hotter, temperature-wise. I'm always a little "iffy" about room-temperature meat. Very good, otherwise.
  • Nivine Z.
    Nivine ZakhariNovember 27, 2011
    The spicy sauce is no joke... have your drink ready.
  • Marti H.
    Marti HinesNovember 21, 2011
    The meatballs are amaze!!
  • Kelly M.
    Kelly MNovember 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I love the banh mi in any flavor. Be sure to get the spicy mayo and add some siracha for an extra kick.
  • Sucker4Acoustic
    Sucker4AcousticNovember 11, 2011
    Definitely asian chipotle mish mash. "Tamarind vinagrette" tastes more like curry than the curries.
  • Joseph N.
    Joseph NewbergNovember 2, 2011
    A little on the spicy side
  • Scott P.
    Scott PusilloOctober 18, 2011
    If you're looking for Chipotle with an Asian flair... You'll be ok. If you want Asian food, go elsewhere; this will disappoint
  • AnneMarie H.
    AnneMarie HOctober 18, 2011
    tofu and curries have fish sauce, be warned vegetarians/vegans.
  • winifred l.
    winifred lingOctober 17, 2011
    Love the meatball with noodle.
  • Washington Post
    Washington PostOctober 12, 2011
    2 stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. "The best fast-food idea in years channels Vietnam, Singapore and Thailand," writes Tom.
  • S K.
    S KOctober 12, 2011
    Awsm. Still sweating from the heat. Worth a try. I might be coming here frequently now.
  • Jesse T.
    Jesse ThomasOctober 10, 2011
    Meatballs are super dry..
  • Charley
    CharleyOctober 7, 2011
    Quite delicious meatball banh mi and friendly staff, but they don't wear gloves when they handle your food...
  • Ryan R.
    Ryan RastegarOctober 4, 2011
    3 times in 1 week, twice in 1 day. developing a slight dependency problem.... Read more
  • David C.
    David CastilloOctober 1, 2011
    The eggplant is too salty.
  • aro
    aroOctober 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    my personal fave: noodles, pork & chicken meatballs, long beans, crushed peanuts + tamarind vinaigrette. careful tho, those beans are hott!!
  • Colin G.
    Colin GormanSeptember 29, 2011
    Get the pork & chicken meatballs, very tasty.
  • Sara C.
    Sara CSeptember 29, 2011
    must love spicy foods! food is so good but grab an inexpensive drink so that you can guzzle it/ get refills while your mouth is on fire
  • Clinton C.
    Clinton CanadySeptember 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try a meatball bahn mi!
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HuangSeptember 27, 2011
    be careful what combination you get--in my mind there's no way the eggplant can "go well" with either curry sauce. tasty, not as much food as I would have liked, but gotta try it once, right?
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