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H Street, NE Scuttlebutt: Honey Pig Korean BBQ Coming Soon?

by Prince Of Petworth December 30, 2012 at 11:23 pm 59 Comments


4th Street, NE south of Ethiopic

Some potential super sweet scuttlebutt for ya to round out the year. Another really good source tells me that Honey Pig Korean BBQ is looking to take over around 4000 square feet near 4th and H St, NE. Their website says:

My husband and I began Honey Pig in 2008 with our son in mind. We wanted to create a restaurant that would offer affordable, quality food for people from all different walks of life. Today, we are happy to say that Honey Pig is known for just that–a fun, vibrant mixing bowl of all ages and cultures, coming together to enjoy the finest Korean BBQ at the lowest prices in town!

You can see their menu here.

They currently have three locations in Ellicott City, MD; Centreville, VA; and Annandale, VA.

Still just rumor at this point for H Street but could be pretty cool.

Anyone every try one of those spots?


400 Block of H Street, NE east of Ethiopic

  • Anonymous

    One of my favorite places!

  • Anonymous

    This would be PHENOMENAL…only concern I see is parking, but hopefully they can resolve that!

    • Anonymous

      Hopefully the streetcar line alleviates some of the parking problems. It’s gotten really bad in the last year or so. It used to be so easy to find a parking spot along H Street at any time of the day or night. Now, it’s pretty much impossible after 7pm or so, on the weekends. At least places like Adams Morgan and Dupont have parking garages, even if they are super expensive.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, a parking garage toward the east end of h would be a smart move and could help to encourage and sustain retail.

        • There is ample free parking at Hechinger Mall. You can park near the Starburst and walk. Or same for the neighborhood streets between Union Station and Sidamo.

          • Anonymous

            True. But that’s 2 locations 2 miles apart.
            Ought to be more for the area. And clearly residents are complaining, so the available spots are not suitable or adequate.

      • That Man A

        MAN WHAT!!

        Its soooo annoying now, used to easily park wherever i wanted
        having to share (only room for one of us at a time) off st parking wasnt annoying before but recently its become more and more difficult to find spots on the street

  • Anonymous

    Amazing! I hope it’s true! This place is delicious and I don’t get to go nearly enough, because let’s face it, who wants to go to Annandale?!?!

  • That would be great news! No longer would I have to go to Annandale to be stared at like a gringo while I get great Korean BBQ! I’d be able to be stared at by regulars in DC! LOL.

    • Anonymous

      Interesting choice of slur.

    • If you’re being started at, its for some other reason.

      • Anonymous

        My girlfriend and I had the same issue with the Korean establishments when we lived in Annandale. I think the owners intend for them to be Koreans only and we always felt out of place, but there are so few dining options in Annandale that aren’t Korean.

    • Frank

      Hey man, so what if everyone else is Korean at Honey Pig. Really, it’s better that way. It’s more authentic. You can pretend you are in Korea without the trip. Forget about putting it on H Street. It wouldn’t be the same experience.

      • Anonymous

        I’m sorry, but it would require a great amount of self-delusion to feel like Annandale is Korea.

        • Anonymous

          Or just a fun playful imagination. Take off the tie, you’ll feel better.

          • Anonymous

            Then why not be even more imaginative and pretend that H Street is Korea? Or Dupont is Mars? Sounds kinda fun actually. Maybe the schizophrenic folks have the right idea.

          • Anonymous

            5:04,

            Seriously man, the tie. You’re choking yourself.
            Imagination isn’t anything like schizophrenia.

          • Anonymous

            I’m a woman; I don’t wear ties. I grew up in Annandale and it’s not a magical cultural experience. It’s insipid suburbia no matter how you look at it.

  • kken

    Well that is the one nice thing about Honey Pig… despite them keeping the food and service legit, they do not “stare” at any non-Korean patrons. Very inviting and accommodating and everyone gets chopsticks.

    But yeah, if Honey Pig opens in DC, first true Korean joint that has opened in the city for quite some time. And I don’t count Mandu as real Korean food.

  • The place in Annendale is a favorite late-night hangout for restaurant folks. Great food, lots of fun.

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t know about the place until after I left Annandale, but I’ve since heard great things about it!

  • Anonymous

    Finally, a restaurant on H Street that will inspire people to move past the frumpy 80s tastes of their childhoods!

    • LOL! :)

    • Anonymous

      Unless they’re Korean.

    • Hey now, H St has some awesome food. Toki Underground is flat-out awesome, as is the Atlas Room, Ethiopic, Granville Moore’s, Queen Vic. They all have some amazing food that definitely is not what an average kid would have been eating in the 80s.

    • DC200009

      LOLx2

  • Anonymous

    I don’t like H street, so I am annoyed when restaurants I like open up there.

    • Old Skool

      My friends and I always say “H Street is too far…”

      • Anonymous

        From what?

        • Anonymous

          Everything

          • Anonymous

            There’s nothing there, there.

        • Anonymous

          Everything. From Columbia Heights it’s almost as fast to drive to Annendale as it is to H Street…and as discussed above, parking is easier.

          • Anonymous

            people have such a weird sense of geography.

          • Anonymous

            Seriously, what? It’s a straight shot down Florida Ave. And I haven’t experienced the issues with parking that others claim. I guess if you insist on only parking on H Street within a 3-block radius of your destination you might have a problem on Friday and Saturday nights, but if your requirements are that strict you probably do belong in Annandale.

          • Anonymous

            Yeah a “straight shot” that can take 30 mins with traffic.

          • Anonymous

            jesus. it’s a sad sad mind that finds dc so big that some places are too far away. whatever. stay in yer hood.

          • Anonymous

            Yeah, and Northern Virginia NEVER has traffic.

          • Anonymous

            keep thinking that way! just one more parking space for me!!

    • Anonymous

      What do you not like about h street? Are there other streets in you don’t like? How do you feel about Riggs road?

      • Anonymous

        Trash, shady characters, difficult traffic and parking. And coming from a longtime resident of Columbia Heights, that’s saying something.

        • washingtonian

          Columbia Heights is WAY dirtier than H Street, bro. Wipe the dirt off your dirt colored glasses. LOL.

          • Depends on the block (in both areas).

  • Anonymous

    honey pig is so god-damned good it’s not even funny.

  • Anonymous

    Yum!!!! Honeypig in DC!!!!

  • Steve

    Please let it be true! This would be an amazing addition for the neighborhood!

  • Anonymous

    WHAT!!! Nobody complaining about it being a chain? About it being from the suburbs? Is it REALLY cool enough to reside on the vaunted H st?

    • Anonymous

      Perhaps you’ve not really understanding the thing that people are actually complaining about when they complain about chains.

      • Anonymous

        Perhaps you’ve not really got a good grasp on the English language.

        • Anonymous

          you are lame. get a grip.

          • Anonymous

            Someone as lame as me should not be worthy of you coming back and checking for a reply to your post.

  • Anonymous

    I love Honey Pig. This would be amazing.

  • dcmonkey

    FIGHTING!!!!!!!! Honey Pig DC! Great BBQ, Kim Chee jigae not so great when I had it last at the Annandale location. Too sour but I will give it another try at the new DC location.

    • Anonymous

      Fighting! Ha! +1

  • hstgreatst

    just what H street needs, another restaurant with terrible service. GREAT.

  • kyle

    yum! i hope they move in there!

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