Beltsville Restaurants

Da Rae Won

5013 Garrett Ave.
Beltsville, MD 20705
301-931-7878

Korean
Chinese

 

$$
$16.95
 

★★

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This Korean style Chinese restaurant specializes in hand-pulled noodles.
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (6/28/2007)
"By the time you are seated at Da Rae Won restaurant on Garrett Avenue in Beltsville, two things are obvious: Almost everyone in the restaurant is eating a version of noodle soup, and something is getting a mighty thwacking in the kitchen. Actually, the two observations are related. This four-year-old restaurant just off Route 1 is perhaps the only Korean restaurant in the Washington area where noodles are handmade to order every day. Hyeong Mu Choe, who owns the restaurant with his wife, Inyoung Choe, is the chief noodle maker, and he or one of the three men he has trained is on duty in the kitchen all day, every day, just waiting to spring into action when an order is placed. …" See Full Review…»
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Unrated (6/25/2008)
"… Fresh, hand-rolled noodles—the specialty of this novel Korean-style Chinese restaurant, where the dinnertime serenity is occasionally punctuated by what sounds like a medicine ball being slammed against the kitchen wall. Look through the showcase window to see a cook smacking a long skein of dough against a powdered wooden counter, picking it up, pulling it like taffy, flinging it behind his head, twirling it, then starting the process over again—a laborious, time-honored method of separating the dough into long strands of noodles. …" See Full Review…»
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Italic — Recommended
"Come here for the "jjajangmyeon" - Korean noodles in a wonderful, mild black bean sauce."

Seoulia

10820 Rhode Island Ave.
Beltsville, MD 20705
301-595-3340

Korean


 

$$
$16.99
 

★★

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Seoulia takes over the former Gom Tang E space in Beltsville. The menu is a predictable mix of Korean favorites and barbecue, all served with a large variety of good panchan.
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"Huge stews for two, all-you-can eat Korean barbecue, Dolsot Bibimbap."

Sardi's

10433 Baltimore Ave.
Beltsville, MD 20705
301-595-3222

Chicken
Peruvian

 

$
$7.95
 

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This chain of Peruvian chicken joints has some of the best pollo a la brasa around. Its popularity means the chicken doesn't have time to sit around, so it's usually fresh.
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (5/1/2014)
After numerous visits to the Takoma Park location, I feel confident in saying that this Sardi’s outlet produces some of the best Peruvian chicken around — and some of the most inconsistent. See Full Review…»
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Unrated (5/5/2016) — Cheap Eats 2016
"A busy restaurant isn’t always a sign that a restaurant is good. In the case of pollo a la brasa, however, the surest indication that you’re in for a terrific meal is a line stretching to the door. What that high volume ensures is that the chickens don’t have time to sit in warming ovens, becoming dry. You can be sure Sardi’s will be swarmed when you arrive, no matter the time of day, which means you can also be sure that a bird will be plucked off the spit while you wait, hot and dripping with juice and carved to order in front of you. …" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
 
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Pho 88

10478 Baltimore Ave.
Beltsville, MD 20705
301-931-8128

Vietnamese
Pho

 

$
$8.26
 

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Don Rockwell
 
At first glance, Pho 88 is fairly typical of the many pho parlors scattered around the DC area. But it's the superior broth in its signature soup that sets it apart from the pack.
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (5/5/2016) — Cheap Eats 2016
"If you haven’t eaten a lot of pho, the broth in a bowl of the Vietnamese soup might appear to be not so different from place to place. … This one’s rich—the most fortified and full-bodied we’ve come across, testament both to the quality of the oxtails that give up their flavor and fat and to the care of the kitchen in tending the elixir over the many hours it takes to simmer on the stove. …" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"Along with Pho Hot in Annandale, a contender for the best Pho in the DC area."

Yia-Yia’s Kitchen

10413 Baltimore Ave.
Beltsville, MD 20705
301-595-1855

Greek


 

$
$11.43
 

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Yia-Yia is a Greek nickname for grandmother, who serves as the inspiration of Michael Harrison's fast-casual eatery. The gyro is a standout, made with the traditional house-marinated pork instead of the lamb and beef mystery meat most of us grew up with.
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Unrated (10/31/2013)
"… Yia Yia’s comes from a family with a long history in Greek restaurants. Owner Michael Harrison, 34, has seen the industry from the inside since he was a teen, busing tables for his stepfather, Pete Gouskos, who owns the Parthenon in Chevy Chase. Harrison had absorbed enough lessons to know what he wanted — and didn’t want — when he launched his own place. With Yia Yia’s, he merrily jettisoned the alcohol and the servers. He had no interest in 'wait-staff drama.' …" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (12/9/2013)
"… This is an order-at-the-counter operation with a sit-down aesthetic. Owner Michael Harrison was previously a general manager at the Rockville and Clarendon locations of Cava Mezze, and before that he ran the floor at his father’s Parthenon Restaurant in Chevy Chase DC. Harrison’s aim was to come up with a place that could service the grab-and-go needs of his audience—YiaYia’s sits almost at the nexus of busy Route 1 and the Beltway—while functioning as a sort of latter-day Greek diner. …" See Full Review…»
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Italic — Recommended
"I’ve heard nothing but good things about this quick-serve Greek restaurant with homemade rotisseries."
Ratings Guide:
★★★★ Extraordinary;  ★★★ Excellent;  ★★ Good;  ★ Average
All restaurants listed rate above-average or better. DCDiningGuide.com also includes a number of unrated local favorites, casual places, and other restaurants that we recommend if you’re in the neighborhood.
Price Guide:
$$$$$ Unlimited (>$45); $$$$ Very Expensive ($35-$45); $$$ Expensive ($25-$35); $$ Moderate ($15-$25); Inexpensive (<$15)
Price is based on the average cost of a dinner entree, which generally reflects a third of the cost of a full meal. Please note, however, that appetizer and beverage prices vary widely. Tasting menus are indicated with an asterisk (*).