Reservations and Parking

Reservations |
Ready to dine with us?

We accept reservations of up to 6 guests online, up to 30 days in advance.

If you don’t see a reservation available in your chosen time, please give us a call! We reserve a portion of our dining room, our “cook nook” (a high top communal table) and our entire Patio for walk-ins every night.

Reservations are held for 15 minutes after the time of the reservation to ensure that all of our guests are seated in a timely manner.  We kindly request for all members of the party  to be present in order to be seated. 

Kindly note that 6 guests is the largest table we seat in the dining room. Inquiries for larger parties require private dining arrangements and can be discussed with a manager at 202-525-2383.


Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Dinner: Sunday 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm Monday – Saturday  5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Location and Restaurant Phone Number

1924 8th St NW
Suite 140
Washington, DC 20001202-525-2383


There is metered street parking in front of Kyirisan on 8th street and there are also various parking lots in the neighborhood. The closest parking lot to us is:  2345 Sherman Ave. NW – Banneker South Lot. Enter this location at 2345 Sherman Ave. NW. This is the Howard University Banneker South lot, operated by Tag-B. It is located on the east side of Sherman Ave. NW between Barry Pl. NW and Euclid St. NW.  It operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. {$8-$15}


Parking options near Kyirisan


Our Story

Tim risked it all 8 years ago by leaving behind a career in engineering to follow his dream of opening a restaurant. He along with his now wife Joey, quit their jobs, moved to New York City, where he enrolled in The French Culinary Institute now, The International Culinary Center. After completing his culinary program and an externship at a 2-Michelin Star Restaurant in NYC, they decided to move to St. Thomas, USVI. They lived in St. Thomas just long enough to figure out their next move which was to open their own restaurant back in Northern Virginia.

In 2009, Tim and Joey with the help of family and friends opened their first restaurant which they found on craigslist and funded solely on credit cards. The first year was not easy by any means but it taught them to persevere and push forward with their dream. Fast-forward to 2013, Tim and Joey opened Water & Wall, a neighborhood restaurant with modern american fare and fantastic wine program highlighting Virginia wine. Tim had always wanted to open a craft sub shop and so together with his wife they opened Chase the Submarine (Vienna) in November 2015. In March of this year, Chef Tim opened his first DC restaurant concept Kyirisan, a Chinese-French menu in a home like setting.  Both Tim and Joey are very excited to be a part of the DC culinary scene and hope to cook for you soon.

Kyirisan has opened to an incredibly warm welcome by the neighborhood and the media.  A humbling and grateful beginning for the Tim Ma Restaurant Group’s expansion to Washington D,C. 






“The Ma family’s heart and soul is in this Shaw gem. It’s hip, yet family-friendly, and a mix of locals, tourists, and political suits pack this energetic space. Rabbit rillettes sandwiched between fried green tomato-turnip cakes drizzled with salted plum sriracha and sesame-soy sauce show off Chef Tim Ma’s trademark blend of French-tinged Asian-flavored cooking. Sous vide duck confit is a don’t-miss, clear winner, where moist, tender duck is sweet, smoky, and salty; balanced by caramelized Brussels sprouts; and finally offset by a tangy apple cider gastrique. One word-yum! All good things must come to an end but definitely order the matcha pavlova, a matcha meringue served with black sesame-flavored whipped cream for a nutty, not-too-sweet finale.”


Our menu changes often. Please give us a call if there is a particular dish your are curious about. 


Raw Sea Bass | Brunoise | Orange | Citrus Aioli | Radish | 16

Smoked Peach Gazpacho | Korean Health Drink Panna Cotta | Pickled Champagne Grapes | 13

Seared Mushrooms | Tomato Tartare | Basil Puree | Chèvre Mousse | 16

Leek & Beet Tartare | Sunchoke Puree | Red Sorrell | 16

Creme Fraiche Wings | Oyster Sauce | Fermented Chili Paste | 11

XO Veal Marrow | Bay Leaf Crumble | Parsley | Preserved Lemon | 14

Buddha’s Delight | Glass Noodles | Pickled Shiitake | Chilies | 18

Maps Tofu Gnocchi | Tofu Gnocchi | Fish Sauce Caramel Popcorn | Cauliflower | 21

Pan-Seared Scallops | Coconut Risotto | Basil Ice Cream | Scallions | 20

Togarashi Tuna | Seared Sushi Grade Tuna | Sake Brined Watermelon | Honeydew | 18

Duck Confit | Caramelized Brussels | Apple Cider Gastrique | 22

Whole Fried Fish | Mushroom &  Pecan Stuffing | Cilantro Stem Thai Chili Paste | 26



Bees Knees | Lemon Chiffon “Hive” | Honey and Mochi Ice Cream | Almond Walnut Nougat | Toasted Meringue

Violet Consomme | Blueberry Meringue | Earl Grey Noodles | Kalamansi Gelato |  Cassis Cracklin’ | Falernum Foam

The Ball | Date Filled Sesame Ball | Fig Mousse | Toffee Sauce | Molasses Crumble | Bacon-Caramel Swirl Vanilla Gelato

The Cheesecake | Chocolate Crust | Chocolate Glaze | Pandan Anglaise | Szechuan Whipped Cream | Hazelnut


BRUNCH (All Entrees are $11; all Sides & housemate pastries are $5)

Blueberry Pancake | Yuzu Curd Butter | Maple Syrup

Liege Waffle | Fresh Berries | Whipped Creme Fraiche | Maple Syrup

Omelet | Cremini Mushrooms | White Cheddar

House Cured Gravalax | Croissant | Pickled Red Onion | Creme Fraiche | Poached Egg | Fried Caper

Croque Madame | Honey Ham | White Cheddar | Fried Egg | Bechamel

Panko Chicken Sandwich | Brioche | Cheddar | Avocado | Pickles | Lettuce

Creme Fraiche Wings | Oyster Sauce | Fermented Chili Paste

Egg in a Basket | Poached Egg | Avocado | Cherry Tomato | Oyster Sauce | Seared Scallion

Pork Belly Hash | Tomato | Piquillo Peppers | Fried Egg

Congee | Pulled Chicken | Scallions | Pickled Ginger | Pork Belly | Kimchi | Soy Sauce

Daily Pastries | Mollie’s “Pocket” | Doughnut Holes | Croissant | Vanilla Custard Bao


DRINKS: Our drink menu is constantly changing, but here’s a current sampling.