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The Early Word on Tiger Fork

“The decor created a laid back, hipster vibe.”

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Tiger Fork’s octagon-shaped bar.
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Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

Tiger Fork opened last month in Shaw, bringing a taste of Hong Kong’s fast-paced bar and dining scene to D.C.

The 85-seat bar/restaurant, inside in the former Rogue 24 space, serves up traditional Cantonese dishes as well as more creative concoctions such as cumin lamb tartare and chili wontons stuffed with turkey and shrimp.

As for the booze, expect house-made cocktails infused with traditional Chinese medicine.

Read on to hear what customers are saying about the latest addition to Blagden Alley.

The Bar Bites News: Yelper Leroy M. sat at bar and said the Kowloon buns and beef chow foon “were very tasty. Bartenders were very friendly and helpful. Excellent selection of cocktails, wines and liquor.” [Yelp]

The Put a Fork in This News: Facebook user Michelle Stewart noted the “attentive and enjoyable service at the bar. Interesting Chinese Medicine inspired cocktails, and fantastic food. The Pork Ribs glazed with soy and ginger are tender and delicious. Yelper David D. recommends the crispy whole dorade (“one of the best dishes of the night” with a “perfect spice level”) and the “simple, tasty, and fantastic” pea shoots. [Facebook, Yelp]

The Fun Foon News: Yelper Kristen I. says, “It's only been a day and I am already craving the Beef Chow Foon,” while Kyle C. says the fact “they use brisket for the beef blew my mind a little.” Elicit F. says the brisket “was not over cooked, and was tender,” and the bok choy “was cooked perfectly and still had a crunch.” [Yelp]

The Doubling Up News: Yelper Michelle S. says she liked this place so much, “I've eaten here twice in the short time that is has been open,” while Rebecca S. reports the pea shoots were “so good we ate two orders.” [Yelp]

The Five-Star News: Yelper Kian M. gave it a “well-deserved five star. The fried rice was amazing, order it with the shrimp and fish. Easily the best Chinese style (trendy) restaurant I've been to in DC.” [Yelp]

The Pricey News: Yelper Dian Z. says ”don't come to this place expecting to be stuffed, unless you're willing to pay $70-80 each for a meal. All that being said, this is a great place for Cantonese food.” Lily H. thought it was “overpriced given the portion sizes, but understandable because it's DC.” Dian Z. was happy she ordered the bubble matcha Ice-cream waffle, “but $8 for a waffle smaller than my palm (I have fairly small hands) feels a little bit odd to me.” [Yelp]

The Slow Seating News: Yelper Lauren P. said when she “finally ordered food two hours after arriving, they had just run out of the dorade. That being said, “the food was fantastic and I would be tempted to try it again.” [Yelp]

The Daring Decor News: Lily H. appreciated “the un-crammed spacious layout, dim and neon interior lighting, and decor created a laid back, hipster vibe.” Angel C. thought the atmosphere was a “good mix of comfortable and fun, [and] the murals made it a bit funky and modern.” [Yelp]