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AEOC Dec 27, 2012 05:35 PM

I am looking for a delicious ethnic restaurant for lunch within walking distance of the Newseum (555 Pennsylvania, N.W.). Hoping for inexpensive to $13 per person (remember, this is lunch). Any suggestions?

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    Doh Dec 27, 2012 07:52 PM

    I think it's hard to find a cheap and really "chow-worthy" restaurant in that part of town, but personally I like Teaism for lunch. You could also probably get a torta at Oyamel.

    1. ipsedixit Dec 27, 2012 07:58 PM

      At those prices? And ethnic? Your best bet is probably Merzi.

      And even then it might be difficult to come in within budget.

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      1. re: ipsedixit
        monkeyrotica Dec 28, 2012 12:50 PM

        Seriously. Delicious, ethnic, inexpensive, chow-worthy. Pick one because you'll have a hard time doing two let alone all four. Maybe Garden Cafe in the NGA?

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          ipsedixit Dec 28, 2012 01:20 PM

          It's really three (not four), no?

          Because doesn't "chow-worthy" = delicious?

          1. re: ipsedixit
            hill food Dec 28, 2012 10:54 PM

            still a tough one around there. as much as I dump on Chinatown a hike up to Full Kee for cheap and delicious isn't very far. I always thought the NGA cafe wasn't really in this price point. otherwise maybe a short bus/Metro ride to another nabe is in order.

            Metro from Archives to U Street would be easy and fast for Ethiopian choices.

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        riot grrrl Dec 29, 2012 09:07 AM

        Not sure what your parameters for ethnic are (in my mind, all food is ethnic in some way), but Nando's Peri-Peri on 7th and H is about a 15 minute walk and fits your price point.

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          dining with doc Dec 29, 2012 02:52 PM

          2nd Nando's Peri-Peri or Eat First Chinese in Chinatown

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            Steve Dec 29, 2012 05:42 PM

            The french fries with peri-naise, the grilled corn, and the mushy peas are all great sides at Nando's. Of course, the star is the quarter-chicken dark, ordered very spicy.

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