Maketto is the love child of the hip gods of fashion and food. Walk in off ever-changing H Street and you’ll instantly be met with glittering cases brimming with eyewear and accessories. Stave off the urge to shop (for now) and focus on the menu instead—a mod mashup of Cambodian and Taiwanese items. Coupled with inventive cocktails, it is proof positive that this is far from your average department store diner. Braised pork bao is a sumptuous handheld treat by day and appears platter-style at night. Crispy chicken wings with pickled chili peppers are the perfect bar snack, while duck noodle soup is über-flavorful with just a bit of sweet. Speaking of which, pastries are available all day-and those long Chinese donuts taste like churros, only better.
- MICHELIN guide inspectors