Greeting diners at this tiny Columbia Heights retreat is a yellow neon sign. The interior design, however, exudes all the understated feels, by way of white floors, blue banquettes, an intricately decorated counter and sleek metal stools. Nooks framed by geometric screens ensure the utmost privacy.
The menu reveals a modern take on Hong Kong plates. These high-heat wok dishes show a blend of fresh ingredients and balanced flavors. Lotus root salad with anchovy dust and a charred tomato vinaigrette; or cured hamachi spiced with cumin, brushed with seaweed oil and set atop watermelon make for a great starting point. Not far behind, Wagyu rosettes gently poached in a "mala" broth are crowned by duck egg yolk and soy foam for a flourishing finish.