Report: Makan Malaysian restaurant to open in Columbia Heights

It becomes first D.C. restaurant to exclusively serve Malaysian-cuisine

Makan, a Maylaysian restaurant, and the first exclusive restaurant of Malyasian cuisine in the Washington, D.C. region is opening next week. A new report from Washingtonian expands more on the eatery that chef James Wozniuk, formerly of Maketto, will open in the Columbia Heights space vacated by Meridian Pint. For Wozniuk, The Thirsty Crow has proven to be a good testing ground for the dishes that will be served at Makan.

The Washingtonian article notes that guests will be able to choose dishes that reflect a dining tradition with origins in masi nasur. They’ll have choices of beef rendang, pineapple curry, chili-caramel pork belly, and fried chicken with curry leaves and pickled chilies. Makan should also have a variety of selections for vegetarians and pescatarian diners.

Colin Sugalski, also of Maketto fame, will serve up cocktails that combine elements of the dishes with refreshing libations. Makan will also benefit from an expansive tap lines for beer, and wine and cider selections.


The restaurant set its opening date as March 8 above its sister restaurant, Thirsty Crow, and dim sum dishes will follow. The ucoming opening was first reported last year by DCist. We’ll keep our readers and viewers posted with new updates.

Makan restaurant (Columbia Heights), 3400 11th Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. 20010

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