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Burma Restaurant Closing after Tonight in Chinatown

by Prince Of Petworth December 30, 2013 at 4:20 pm 16 Comments

740 6th Street, NW 2nd floor

“Dear PoPville,

I wanted to spread the word that today is Burma Restaurant’s last day. Dinner is from 6 pm-10 pm tonight, first come first serve. Burma was the first restaurant I went to when I moved to DC more than 6 years ago, and I’m sad to see it leave.”

Burma’s website says:

“We are the premier Burmese restaurant in the metro DC area. This restaurant introduced Burmese food to the nation’s capital. The Burma serves authentic, regional cuisines from the Southeast Asian country. Delicious noodles and curries, salads and appetizers, vegetarian and meat dishes. Since opening it has been the winner of Washington Best Bargain Award, winner of Washington Cheap Eats 10 years in a row and reviewed by area’s top publications. Popular gathering place for scholars interested in the country. Monthly meeting place for Chinatown business networking.

Owing to the geographic location of Myanmar, Burmese cuisine has been influenced by China, India and Thailand. The diversity of Myanmar’s cuisine has also been contributed to by the myriad of local ethnic minorities. Burmese cuisine is characterized by extensive use of fish products like fish sauce and ngapi. These salads have always been popular as fast foods in Burmese cities.”

You can see their menu here.

  • Anonymous

    Went there once, was underwhelmed. Mandalay in SS is better.

  • springroadintoaction

    Oh man that SUCKS. I love this joint. I wish I had any idea, would have made one final visit.

  • Patricia, The Countess Mountbatten of Burma

    So sad.

  • Quincy11

    You most likely know it as Myanmar, but it will always be Burma to me.

  • Anna

    Myanmar Restaurant in Falls Church is a million times better.

    • monkeyrotica

      It’s also a million miles away.

      • Anonymous

        i would walk 500 miles.

  • Chardonnay OK

    I will always love this place #burmesefood #dc #burma

  • Milton Noones

    Ouch..love that place. Green Tea Leaf Salad, Kokang Chicken, Sour Mustard with Pork and Spring Ginger Salad were epic.

  • Anonymous

    NOOOOO this is TERRIBLE! I was planning to take all sorts of friends from out of town there. Boo.

  • A Streeter

    Alas. I have fond memories of that place. For a long time it was the only Burmese restaurant in DC, and it had its strengths.

  • pwedz

    too bad. I would have eaten there had I noticed it. I’ve eaten several times at the Thai spot below, but honestly never noticed that there was a restaurant above.


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