Life is about great bites

We are a Vietnamese-inspired fast casual restaurant offering traditional Bánh Mì sandwiches, summer rolls, salads and more.

Our Story

We travel all over, always thinking about our next meal. As veterans of the restaurant industry, our goal is to dig deep into local flavor of whatever city or town we were traveling to. We continually found ourselves returning to the magic of the Bánh Mì sandwich. We craved this sandwich and searched for it in all parts of the country as well as in our Southeast Asian travels. The Bánh Mì sandwich was the shining example of how the purpose and placement of each ingredient can create layers of flavor from salty, sweet, sour and spicy that pops with each bite. As you wipe the first drop of our Chili Sauce from your chin, you will understand why we wanted to bring this to you.

We wanted to share our love of this food and all of it's possibilities with everyone. To make a great sandwich or dish, the ingredients need to come together in each bite. Within each bite of this texture-flavor bomb of a sandwich is cool crisp cucumber contrasting perfectly with our homemade chili sauce, topped with fresh herbs enveloped in our toasted baguette as a vessel to bring you the unique flavors of our homemade sauces, pickled vegetables and perfectly seasoned meats.


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What is Bonmi?

Bonmi sandwich ingredients
Bonmi sandwich ingredients

Flavors of BONMi

  • Bonmi Sauce: Flavors of garlic, soy sauce, and black pepper.
  • Five Spice Chinese Five Spice
    Non-Spicy aromatic blend of Star Anise, cinnamon, Cloves, Fennel and Sichuan Pepper.
    Warm spice blend mixed with garlic, sesame, soy sauce and a touch of sweetness from

    hoisin sauce Hoisin Sauce
    A thick, dark brown sauce made of a blend of fermented soybeans, sugar, vinegar, garlic, and chilies. Also known as Chinese BBQ sauce.

  • Lemongrass Sauce: Robust Vietnamese sauce made from fresh lemongrass,

    fish sauce Fish Sauce
    The "soy sauce" of South East Asia. Deep flavor extracted from small fish and sea salt, then cured in wooden boxes to ferment. Imparts complex umami flavors to any dish.

    , garlic, and

    Kaffir Lime LeavesKaffir Lime Leaves
    A seasoning to provide fresh citrus overtones.

  • Bonfire Sauce: Our homemade hot sauce that we are addicted to and think you will be too. This sauce has an extra delicious deep flavor.
  • Bonfire BBQ Sauce: Our medium sweet and spicy BBQ sauce. Amazing on everything!
  • Green Curry Sauce: A coconut milk based sauce blended with

    green curry pasteGreen Curry Paste
    Blend of green chilies, lemongrass, garlic, ginger and shrimp paste.

    , garlic and basil.
  • Red Curry Sauce: Coconut milk based with an extra kick from

    Red CurryRed Curry Paste
    Dried red chilies, garlic, lemongrass, ginger, shrimp paste and lime leaves.

    , our own bonfire sauce, garlic and ginger.

Food Truck

Monday to Friday 10:30am-2:30pm (weather permitting) we'll tweet where we are. Come find us!

Our truck is also available for catering and private events. If interested please contact us at 202.785.0012.

Hours & Locations

Washington DC

900 19th St. N.W.
Washington DC 20006
(I Street between 19th & 20th)

Monday - Friday
11:00am - 4:00pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday
Phone: 202.785.0012
Fax: 202.827.7878

San Francisco

San Francisco State University
Mary Park Hall
801 Font Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94132

Monday - Friday
7:00am – 10:00pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday

New York City

Fordham College at Lincoln Center
150 West 62nd Street
(btw Columbus & Amsterdam Ave)
New York, NY 10023

Monday - Friday
7:00am - 9:00pm
Sat. & Sun. 12:00pm - 8:00pm


Phone: 202.785.0012 | Fax: 202.827.7878
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