We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Nando's

Certificate of Excellence
$
Downtown / Chinatown
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
819 7th St NW, Ste 100, Washington DC, DC 20001-3762
+1 202-898-1225
Website
Today
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

443 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 418: English reviews
Silver Spring, MD
Level Contributor
21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

If you like spicy food, go here. The chicken may be a bit overpriced and a tad dry, but the ambiance and side dishes make up for these shortcomings. The real star here is the variety of hot sauces available to put on your chicken. I tried the Hot and Extra Hot at first, and although spicy, was not blowing... More 

Helpful?
Thank Buster_O
Falls Church, Va
Level Contributor
421 reviews
362 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2013

Typically a huge fan of Peruvian chicken, but this may have it beat. This is jam packed with flavor and spices. I ordered both the lemon and hot spiced chicken. It was moist and super delicious. I loved the side dipping sauces. Absolutely worth trying. It is a good value and certainly a great choice for take out.

Helpful?
Thank Nads82
Virginia
Level Contributor
342 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2013

The chicken is fantastic, the prices are reasonable, and the sauces are to die for. Good service, too. Do yourself a favor and eat here. I'm serious.

Helpful?
Thank manilapacman
Philadelphia, PA
Level Contributor
129 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

Had the chicken, corn, and sangria. The sangria was 'watered down' with sprite, I questioned if there was even wine in the drink until I bit into the fruit. The portions were also too small for me (and I'm a thin guy) for the price, which I found interesting since usually restaurants give so much food my wife and I... More 

Helpful?
Thank edg126
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

The chicken dishes were very tasty. The way the service is, is quite odd. Kinda like self serve to a certain extent. Needless to say, with the little bit of serving our waiter did do, he forgot our utensils/napkins, the drinks at the dispenser were empty, our waiter seemed to have went home mid service and no one remembered to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Michelle S
Winnipeg
Level Contributor
26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2013

I loved this restaurant--very casual and inexpensive, but still in a funky decor and with a great menu. The chicken really is superb, but I was also impressed by my side dishes (a spicy rice dish and salad of mixed veggies & feta). The place was hopping on a Thursday night around 8 with a really diverse mix of clientele:... More 

Helpful?
Thank MikeyTWinnipeg
Waconia, MN
Level Contributor
71 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

I first discovered Nando's in Birmingham in the U.K., and this didn't disappoint. Great service, great food, and my wife loved it too. Be prepared to go to the counter to order after being seated - true to U.K. Pub-style ordering, if you aren't expecting it you can end up sitting and waiting a long, long, time.

Helpful?
Thank Aaron P
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
131 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013

When you first walk in, the first thing to hit you is the delicious smell, then it's the smile you're greeted with. The host was fun and personable. We had a wonderful dining experience at Nando's - the food was awesome (we had the whole chicken with fries and cole slaw) and service was impeccable. Fun thing for my son:... More 

Helpful?
Thank tangomamma
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Level Contributor
82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2013

We had visited Nando's many times while living in England. It was one of my kids favorite and my husband enjoyed it too for it's grilled chicken and vegetables. The chicken was very fresh and delicious. The vegetables on the pitas were also very fresh. We were surprised that the National City location put more vegetables on them than we... More 

Helpful?
Thank Hallfamilytravels
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
200 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

We definitively will go back to this place. We loved the lemon and herbs and the spicy chicken. The sides were also delicious, we tried the mashed potatoes, the yellow rice and the coleslaw. The best was the attention, the service was extremely friendly and I appreciated that. The prices are reasonable. We'll come back to try new flavors, Portuguese... More 

Helpful?
Thank Viajeroconbuengusto

Travellers who viewed Nando's also viewed

 

Been to Nando's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International, European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 819 7th St NW, Ste 100, Washington DC, DC 20001-3762
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-898-1225

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Nando's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?