Another fantastic restaurant in the Golden Triangle area is Naan & Beyond.  It’s simple and fast cuisine — plus, they’re open late during the weekdays!  Menu links are below.

 

Naan & Beyond is a perfect place to grab and go, but in the summer, they also have a few tables outside. 

  • Food: It’s simple, yet solid.  I’ve never ordered anything but chicken tikka (right hand photo) and their simosas (veggie or chicken).  The veggie simosa (left hand photo) was good.  It’s flakey and has a great little spice kick. Inside is a mixture of spices, peas, carrots, and pototoes.  When I was recently in line, 10 out of the 15 people ordered the same thing I did — the chicken tikka.  It’s truly a popular dish!  The chicken can be a little dry, but when you add the mango chutney (or mint), it gives is the perfect taste.   The naan is made on-site and if you sit during the lunch rush hour, you’ll hear the guy kneading the dough throughout your meal. 

Veggie Samosa Chicken Tikka

Naan & Beyond Veggie Samosa  Naan & Beyond Veggie Samosa  Naan & Beyond Chicken Tikka

To change things up, I tried their lamb tikka.  The image does not make it look delicious, but it actually was.  Unlike a lot of places, they didn’t overcook it so it was moist and good.  But I prefer their chicken tikka…

Naan & Beyond Lamb Tikka

  • Service: Quick and efficient.  Make sure to keep the receipt because your number is on there!
  • Atmosphere: It’s a small, hole-in-the-wall restaurant.  About 4-5 tables are inside, but it’s more of a grab-and-go place than one for sit down dining.
  • Attire: Casual
  • Price: $
  • Overall: It’s a great place to shake up your monotonous sandwich/salad/soup lunches.  And just in case you’re wondering if it’s that good, there is usually a line out the door — even when it’s cold outside. 

Details:

  • Hours: Mon-Fri 11 am-9 pm Sat 11am-5pm
  • Address: 1710 L St. NW, Washington, DC 20036
  • Ph: 202-466-6404
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