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Absolute Thai

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££ - £££
Downtown / Chinatown
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521 G Street N.W., Washington DC, DC
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12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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mdaby3
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

WE went on a Saturday evening, didn't have to wait. It's crowded but so worth it! We had the Phad Thai with chicken (some of the best any of us had ever had), basil fried rice, and a nice yellow curry. There was plenty to feed all of us. The service was ok. Would definitely go again.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Whilst spending a weekend in D.C for a family wedding, my family & I were wandering around, looking very obviously like tourists, when a complete stranger( local) stopped & asked if we were looking for somewhere to eat. When we affirmed, he suggested Absolute Thai. He said this was his favourite place to eat in Chinatown, everywhere else was of... More 

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Thank Linda M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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577 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Out of the three Thai restaurants in DC-Chinatown area, I like Absolute Thai the most. The food is close to "authentic" as you could get (not too sweet). And the spicy label works for me. I order the Jungle stir-fried which has 3 spicy level, well it is hot even for a Thai. The best time for dinner is around... More 

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Thank Prawet J
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Honestly the food was superb, but the server who waited our table was rude. She asked a question and my friend missed it, so she repeated looking rather annoyed. She got my order wrong, and all she did was mumbled a half-hearted sorry and left me to wait for another 10 minutes for my food to be served while my... More 

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Thank Abby L
Italy
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362 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I had lunch with a friend at Absolute Thai. The Tom Kha Guy soup was excellent. Panang beef was delicious, as was the spicy Jungle beef. Both entrees were served with Jasmine rice. Total cost for two soups and two entrees was about $40. Server was friendly and attentive. The place was clean and quite busy by about 1215. Highly... More 

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Thank Danield528
Bethesda, MD
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244 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Needed something with a bit more flavor so opted for a newish Thai place in Penn Quarter/Chinatown. Maybe Monday is not the best day. They were out of two desserts that we ordered but that's for later. Started off with very tasty dumplings and an average serving of garden rolls (not fried) with a good peanut sauce. I liked the... More 

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Thank Jean A
Fishers
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108 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Nice selection, good service. Food was good, but not great. We were able to get a seat quickly on a Friday at lunch and were in and out in good time, but didn't feel rushed. Recommended for a quick, tasty lunch.

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Thank Bryan G
Maine
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Overall pretty good Thai food. A little pricey but its DC. About 5 blocks off the mall. The mango and coconut sticky rice dessert is great. I had calamari for an app and found it bready and not very flavorful but some of the other apps like som tom were really good. Cost $100 for two adults and a teen.

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Cape Town
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40 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Walked by this place not knowing what it would be, but a very good decision! Especially their papaya salad brought me back to Thailand and i had an amazing khao soi, my favourite Thai dish. Service was great as well, so definitely a recommendation!

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Thank domidub
Tampa, Florida, United States
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Ordered our drinks and arrived shortly. The Thai Iced was delicious! When ordering apps, they were out of Fried Calamari :( Ended up ordering Fried Tofu which had no taste... For our Entree we ordered Seafood Pad Thai...decent plate size and excellent taste. Not a place I would die to come back to again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 521 G Street N.W., Washington DC, DC
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?