Annandale (Virginia)

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Annandale is a small city and suburb of Washington, D.C. in Fairfax County, Northern Virginia. It serves as the unofficial "Koreatown" of the Washington metropolitan area, with numerous ethnic Korean-owned restaurants, bakeries, and other businesses in the area. Annandale's residents, however, represent a diversity of ethnic backgrounds.


The main reasons to visit Annandale are its Asian dining options, almost all of which are located either on Little River Tpk, or just a few blocks off of it near its intersection with Annandale Rd and Columbia Pike.

Get in

By car

From either the Beltway or 396, take the Little River Tpk exit.

By bus

Buses 29C,E,G,H,X operate service to Little River Tpk from the Pentagon metro station. The journey takes 30 minutes. For more information on riding the Metrobus, see Washington DC#Get_In



Some of the best Korean food in the Washington area is to be found in Annandale, and some of the latest. Several restaurants are open around the clock, ready to feed your Korean BBQ fix.


Chinese is the other reason people make the long trek, with A&J being particularly popular even with D.C. residents for dim sum.

Korean BBQ

Korean Fried Chicken

And then there's KFC! No, not that KFC—we're talking the original, Korean Fried Chicken! Both of the below are well-known chains from Korea. KFC is deep fried, somewhat crispier/caramelized than American fried chicken, and usually coated with sticky honey before frying. Because of the honey, it is eaten with chopsticks, which might be tough for inexperienced baeg-in.



There are no hotels within Annandale proper. If you are staying in the area, stay just north by Beltway Exit 50 (US-50, Arlington Blvd), where you'll find Marriott, Residence Inn, and Homestead Studio Suites.

Go next

Routes through Annandale

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