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Chateaux Animaux becoming Nooshi Asian Restaurant and Sushi Bar on Barracks Row

This is pretty big news if you live near Barracks Row. A recent liquor license application states that the building currently housing Chateaux Animaux at 524 8th St, SE will become Nooshi:

“Fusion Asian Restaurant and Sushi Bar. No entertainment provided. Seating and total capacity is 160.”

There is currently a Nooshi Restaurant at 1120 19 th Street, NW. It’s Web site says:

“Nooshi is showcased along with the country cooking of Southeast Asia and decor of a mix of furniture and artifacts from China, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia. Stepping into this epicurean Asian retreat in the downtown district will transport you into the world of Eastern exotica.

The menu with a wide selection of regional Asian dishes as well as mouthwatering sushi is among the finest served in the District of Columbia area. Dishes are inventively light, low in fat, visually arresting and vividly flavored. Each dish is expertly prepared by the talented, skillful and innovative chefs using the freshest and top quality ingredients.”

You can see their menus here.

And apparently there will actually be two restaurants coming to this space. In addition to Nooshi, ANC Norm reports:

“On the first floor will be another Moby Dick’s House of Kabob restaurant, an addition to a chain of 15 restaurants in the Washington area, including places in Georgetown and Dupont Circle.”

Do think these restaurants will be a good addition to Barracks Row or will you miss Chateaux Animaux?

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