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1800 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-733-5131
doimoidc.com

Doi Moi is the latest from tax lawyer-turned-restaurateur Mark Kuller, who’s already found great success with DC’s Proof and Estadio after a late career change. His third restaurant, also a partnership with chef Haidar Karoum, is this 129-seat Asian restaurant serving Asian street food. The menu is inspired by Karoum’s travels through Vietnam and Thailand and divided into sections, offering skewers, salads, soups, curries, noodles/rice, vegetables and shareable plates. Like the food, the space is bright, fresh and clean—“optimistic without a trace of nostalgia,” says Griz Dwight, principal of GrizForm Design Architects, who also partnered on Kuller’s first two. Downstairs from Doi Moi is a nearly hidden gem: 2 Birds 1 Stone, a cocktail bar, unmarked from the outside, from Kuller and noted mixologist Adam Bernbach, with a carefully crafted and continually changing menu of drinks.