Sometimes in a city, space is limited and it can be a pain. The exception to that frustration is when you’re enjoying some of the most delicious food in the world while squeezed into a tiny (but inviting!) restaurant.That’s the case with these 10 best tiny restaurants in Washington DC. There’s a little bit of everything on this list but they all have one thing in common, you should make a reservation, don’t go if you hate being close to others and do bring a huge appetite.
1. Toki Underground
Toki Underground is a tiny place with a fun atmosphere. You’ll sit at the counter and make some friends and you may wait a while but the ramen is so worth it.
2. Room 11
Classy and cozy, Room 11 has a hipster vibe at this combination baker, coffee shop, restaurant and wine bar. Ordering anything off the menu and you’ll enjoy and definitely don’t miss out on one of the cocktails.
3. Cafe Bonaparte
Cafe Bonaparte is a popular French cafe in Georgetown. Head there for brunch and squeeze when you can because you will not regret it.
A popular Indian, BYOB restaurant, Indigo specializes in amazing, delicious food. You eat out of takeout containers and the place is tiny and crowded but you really won’t care when you take your first bite.
5. Bistro Cacao
A quaint little French restaurant near Union Station, Bistro Cacao sometimes feels like you’re dining at a friends house, if you’re friend was a very, very, very good French chef, that is.
6. Las Canteras
This Adams Morgan restaurant provides an excellent atmosphere and authentic Peruvian food that your taste buds will love.
7. Makoto Restaurant
Make a reservation for Makoto because you will need one. This Japanese restaurant offers the full experience, requiring you to slip off your shoes and then will fill you up with as many courses of incredible Japanese fare.
You will make new friends at &pizza’s communal dining area. You’ll bond over the love of their fresh, customizable flatbread pizza.
Obelisk is an old row home in Dupont and puts a focus on its food. Relaxed environment, you’ll be required to order a five course meal but you won’t be sad about all the food. You just might be sad when it’s over.
Bright and fun, Nido doesn’t offer tons of space but it doesn’t offer tons of food. Small plates of delicious Mediterranean food abound at this cute Brookland restaurant.