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Head to the Wharf for Kaliwa, a restaurant that offers a unique mix of Filipino, Thai and Korean cuisines.
Washington Post restaurant critic Tom Sietsema says "there’s nothing quite like Kaliwa" in D.C., with the restaurant taking diners on a culinary journey.
One third of the menu features Filipino dishes, a nod to the heritage of Kaliwa's ownership team, married couple Cathal and Meshelle Armstrong. The kitchen also serves up the owners' favorite dishes from Thailand and Korea.
Kaliwa currently holds three stars out of 72 reviews on Yelp, indicating fair reviews. Dishes on the menu with the most nods so far: the whole fried fish, coconut ice cream and the pancit canton, with egg noodles, shrimp, green onions and crispy pork skin.
Yelper Elizabeth J., who reviewed Kaliwa on May 8, wrote, "The food was delicious! I would get the spring rolls every time. The ceviche was crisp, and my fiancé loved their version of steak tartare."
And Yelper Eddie K. wrote, "Service was great, and our food came out pretty quickly. I agree that it's a little pricey for what you get, but because I enjoyed everything we ate, I really can't complain."
Kaliwa is open daily from 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.