Pioneering the next generation of Burmese culinary traditions.

Thamee is Washington, DC's only full service Burmese restaurant, serving elevated presentations of street food and home style meals in a bright, casual environment.

Building upon the successes of the critically acclaimed Toli Moli Burmese Bodega, co-owners Jocelyn Law-Yone, Simone Jacobson, and Eric Wang continue to share their passions for art, culture, hospitality, and intergenerational placemaking at Thamee. Under the creative direction of Simone Jacobson, bi-monthly Tuesday supper clubs serve as a launchpad for both home cooks and emerging chefs from the “Spice Diaspora” (Asia, Africa, The Middle East, and Latin America”) to host intimate dinners, menu testings and previews of upcoming restaurant concepts, reaching new audiences in a cozy space where all are welcome.

Photo of co-owners and hero image of all foods on table: Rey Lopez for Eater DC



Thamee enlisted a team of local designers of color to bring to life our vision of paying homage to all the unsung daughters.

Notable features include 14 unique tabletop prints based on Burmese tribal textiles by local Kenyan American artist Jamilla Okubo and a large copper sculpture by local urban designer Curry Hackett of Wayside Studio. The abstract net spans the dining room, creating organic movements inspired by the fishermen’s nets used by the Inle Lake leg rowers. Balancing masculine and feminine energies, historical reference and minimalist aesthetics, Thamee also carries the local legacy by leaving the original building design in tact. Bright white tiles, plenty of natural light, a marble bar top, happily mismatched chairs, and wooden accents throughout help to foster a warm, inviting space.