District Cuisine reported several weeks ago that Khan’s (1125 H Street, NE) was transitioning to Choong Man Chicken. While details had been somewhat scarce, we stopped by several days ago and picked up a menu (click here and here for PDFs of the menu). The new concept is up and running after a slight renovation to the interior that removed the large grill and added a seafood counter. District Cuisine has yet to try the food, but the fried chicken does look quite good and the initial Yelp reviews are fairly positive.
There appears to be a South Korean fried chicken chain called Choongman Chicken that has similar branding and the same slogan as the signage that has been put up on the building (based upon pictures on the company’s website), so it is possible that the H Street location is going to be the first American location of the chain. More details as we get them.
Khan’s Bar and Grill (1125 H Street) has temporarily closed for renovations. We are not sure the extent of these renovations, but a sign outside of the restaurant says that it plans on reopening the day after Christmas.
The restaurant has undergone some changes in the past couple of weeks. It has rebranded itself as “Khan’s Express,” even though the menu appears to be the same Mongolian BBQ concept that it has been for years. Additionally, several weeks ago, Khan’s began advertising that it would begin serving breakfast.
We positively reviewed Khan’s several years ago and believe that it continues to be one of the more underrated and overlooked concepts on H Street.
It’s 8:30pm on a Friday night on H Street. You didn’t make a reservation at the Atlas Room. Toki Underground has a 3 hour wait. Sticky Rice has a similarly long wait. Cusbah has a wait and the line at H &pizza is long. You’re meeting up with a group of friends and need to eat soon. Where do you go? While there have recently been several high profile new openings on H Street, one place has been on H Street for a while but has flown somewhat under the radar. Yet the good food, the fun atmosphere, and the affordability of Khan’s Bar and Grill (1125 H Street, NE) deserve your attention.
Khan’s, which opened last year, is on the same block as Cusbah, H &pizza, and Taylor Gourmet but on the opposite side of the street. Its end unit location allows the restaurant to have a large patio that is open during warm weather and makes for a very pleasant evening. The restaurant usually has tiki torches lit outside on nice evenings and enough tables so that there is never a wait. Inside Khan’s has a bar and several large TVs playing whatever sports games may be on at that particular time. The inside is made up of a variety of booths and tables (as well as the bar) that give diners a view of the TVs as well as the main attraction: the large grill where Khan’s chefs grill your dinner.