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MICHELIN Guide Washington, D.C. 2020

Lapis

  • 1847 Columbia Rd. NW, Washington, 20009, United States
  • 20 - 50 USD • Afghan
Take Away

Afghan comforts available for takeout and delivery lunch and dinner.

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MICHELIN Guide Washington, D.C. 2020

Lapis

  • 1847 Columbia Rd. NW, Washington, 20009, United States
  • 20 - 50 USD • Afghan
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Lapis-colored columns set against whitewashed walls set the tone for a restaurant that gleams like its namesake jewel. From the stunning Afghan rugs warming the floor to the sepia-toned heirloom photos on the walls, this place exudes warmth and charm, albeit in a highly stylish manner.

Husband-and-wife owners Zubair and Shamim Popal share the fragrant cuisine of their native Afghanistan. Light and fresh without the heavy-handed spicing of other regional cuisines, this food is a delicious discovery. Split pea soup may sound basic but here it is layered with flavor. And chopawn is the real deal—this trio of grilled-to-perfection lamb chops is served with sensational cardamom-scented rice and draws you in forkful after fluffy forkful.

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  • = Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking
  • ò Simple restaurant; one of our most delightful places.
Specialty
  • Split pea soup
  • Bone-in lamb shank in an aromatic tomato sauce
  • Sher berinj

Facilities & Services

  • E Non-smoking restaurant
  • r Outside dining available
  • ˆ Brunch
  • T Air conditioning
  • Credit card / Debit card accepted

Information

+1 202-299-9630
Opening hours
Closed: lunch : Monday-Friday

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