Want to savor some of Hawkers Arlington’s signature roti canai without stepping foot off the sidewalk? Thanks to the eatery’s walk-up takeout window, that’s a possibility. The Arlington eatery is the only location to boast this convenient option, which allows you to place your order and then grab it to-go without even crossing the threshold.
Of course, if you’d rather sit down for dinner, that’s an option, too. Pull up a chair in Hawkers’ dining room and dig into contemporary Asian dishes, including a wide variety of small plates. Start with the locally famous dim sum like the aforementioned roti canai, which pairs two Malaysian flatbreads with a house-made curry for dipping, and the roast duck bao drizzled with a house-made black vinegar hoisin sauce. Enjoy the spicy Sichuan wontons complemented by the pork soup dumplings or the tender shrimp summer rolls. Then dig into signature meats like the Korean twice-fried wings and the coconut shrimp next to veggie-centric sides, such as spicy kimchi and chili-garlic edamame. Noodle plates, rice dishes, and soups round out the menu along with a handful of sweets (don’t miss the doughnuts).