- Complimentary signature cocktail when you dine at the restaurant
Since its opening in 2016 in the Shaw district, Kyirisan has developed quite a following. Chef Tim Ma, who abandoned a career in engineering ten years ago for one in food, partnered with his wife Joey to open three restaurants in Virginia before setting their sights on the capital, where diners “eat later and more adventurously,” Ma says. If it’s adventure you’re looking for, you’ll find it at Kyirisan, where the cooking draws upon Chef Ma’s Chinese heritage and French Culinary Institute training, allowing ingredients like Thai basil, confit, red miso, and truffle aioli to coexist harmoniously and intriguingly. The Washingtonian calls the menu “thought-provoking and often delicious,” and named it to its “100 Very Best Restaurants 2017” list. And, Michelin has selected Kyirisan as a Bib Gourmand for two straight years and counting.