Our much beloved Dumpling Bar returns to DC in a dramatic new setting and with an expanded selection of hand-crafted delicacies. Chef Aulie goes back to her Thai roots with a new menu featuring customer favorites as well as authentic, more traditional Thai ingredients and flavors.
Chef Aulie Bunyarataphan and Mel Oursinsiri, the husband and wife team behind a portfolio of the region’s ground-breaking Thai restaurants, are excited to return to the Nation’s Capital with the reopening of Bangkok Joe’s. The heartbeat of the “new” restaurant, located in Georgetown’s Washington Harbor, is the much beloved Dumpling Bar, which features 20 of Aulie’s handcrafted delicacies paired with her house made sauces. Exotic tastes and aromas of the Bangkok street food Aulie experienced as a child, along with Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese and French flavors she picked up as a result of her culinary experiences in the United States are featured on the restaurant’s expansive menu. New dishes incorporate more traditional Thai flavors to appeal to diners expanding palates and openness to trying authentic global cuisines in addition to the many customer favorites that return.