Harmony Cafe
Chinese Restaurant$$
Today 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
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3287 M St NW Washington, DC 20007
3287 M Street NorthwestUSDistrict of ColumbiaWashington20007
(202) 338-3881
$$Chinese Restaurant, Vegetarian Restaurant
Chinese Restaurant
Vegetarian Restaurant
Asian Restaurant
Today 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday 11:30 AM – 10:00 PMThursday 11:30 AM – 10:00 PMFriday 11:30 AM – 10:00 PMSaturday 11:30 AM – 10:00 PMSunday 11:30 AM – 10:00 PMMonday 11:30 AM – 10:00 PMTuesday 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
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Cozy basement-level Chinese-Asian spot with plenty of options for vegetarians.- Google
"Food was delicious and cheap, and brought by a very nice and friendly waitress."
"The shrimp in the spring rolls was going bad."
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Henry Mesias Jr.
a month ago
Atmosphere is great and a welcomed break from the rest of Georgetown. There could be a full blown riot on M street, and you wouldn't know because you'd be having a quiet and cozy meal in this basement restaurant. I've been coming to this place for 15 years and nothing has changed. NOTHING. For 15 years there has always been the same hostess/waitress, and I'm pretty sure the music is just one song on repeat. It's the best. In a town that looks nothing like it did 15 years ago, this place keeps it real and hasn't tried to turn their food selection into some asian fusion tapas BS like every other top chef place in DC. If you don't like this kind of vibe, then go somewhere else. I'm vegetarian and I love going to chinese places with fake meat options and this place has plenty. The food here won't blow your mind, but it's always been solid and I've never been let down. The price is right and you won't leave with an empt stomach.
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Jonathan Higbee
a year ago
Before I had a child the place was ok. However upon bringing my wife & new son to the place from Utah, I found the experience to he horrible. To begin with they have child seats at all. So you either have to hold your child while you try to eat yourself, or put your child in inappropriately & dangerously large adult seat. We went there twice in November with our son. The first time we used a could of chairs from an unused table to corral our toddler - so that we could eat and have him not walking everywhere. This worked pretty well. The second time we went we tried this again. However this time the woman waitress told us that we could not use chairs from an adjoining table even though it was not being used. We walked out at this point. I called back and spoke with the man-chef (the owner?). The man refused to hear me out. He hung up on me quickly before I could finish a sentence or give a full response. Discrimination against people with children. That is what is going on at this place. They don't want people with children to show up. If you were ever a child yourself, or if you have had children, I suggest you avoid Harmony Cafe at all costs. There is only "harmony" at Harmony Cafe when you don't show up with your flesh & blood children. That's not real harmony, nor are such actions consistent which Buddhist philosophy. No we were not letting our son run everywhere in the place. We were trying to avoid that & to corral him using a couple of chairs so that we ourselves could eat. The staff refused to allow this, and they hung up on us when we called to complain. FYI a more laid back & friendly alternative is just across the river (TNR Cafe is Rosslyn). TNR by comparison has child seats, is more friendly, and it's similarly fairly quiet.
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Ethan Nadler
2 years ago
I went here with a friend for dinner. The place was very cute, in a basement on M street, and seemed much bigger than it was. Food was delicious and cheap, and brought by a very nice and friendly waitress. The cold sesame noodles were definitely my favorite entree, not the best I'd ever had, but damn good.
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Ashley Abramowicz
3 years ago
i really enjoyed this restaurant and the atmosphere was very nice. service was friendly and they liked to get to know the people there. i really lilke getting a frozen drink or a snack there!
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Gao Yang
6 months ago
Good location. Beautiful environment. Delicious food. Inexpensive price. Very friendly to children. Nice service. The waitress/hostess smiled beautifully all the time. The restaurant didn't have highchair so we used our stroller for our baby to eat, which worked out fine. I was very sorry for the food and mess our baby left on the floor, but the waitress/hostess told me "it is ok" with a big smile. :)
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J Wood
a year ago
The only thing good was the sweet waitress. The hot and sour soup tasted like a gummy mix: it was just tofu and mung beans in a gooey broth. The shrimp in the spring rolls was going bad. The beef and snow peas tasted like a bad TV dinner; it was more akin to frozen pot roast with vegetables. There was NO distinct flavor whatsoever. Atmosphere is rustic and cozy and, again, the waitress was quite welcoming. But the food was terrible.
Berta Arzate
3 years ago
Seriously the best chinese food ever! I live in California now but miss this place on a regular basis. If you haven't already try the crispy shiitake mushrooms, I haven't been able to find anything that comes close to them anywhere.
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David Simon
3 months ago
Try the vegan beef!