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Absolute Thai

521 G St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2615
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“thai food” (17 reviews)
“tom kha” (3 reviews)
“pad see ew” (3 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
521 G St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2615
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food good service bad. Normal Thai food. Near most attractions. Spice level fine. Tripadvisor reauires atleast

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Although all the servers are authentic Thai, the food has been made more suitable for the local taste rather than original Thai . It loses its authenticity and originality.

Thank 2cassandrat
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

I visited this restaurant during my business trip and just saw this restaurant while driving back to the hotel. I order Kraprao pork...the test is horrible ever. This is the wroat kraphao pork i ever have in my life!

Thank Art_pisi
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

This is the sort of place that you quickly forget. There was nothing wrong but nothing special about the food. Service was indifferent.

Thank bluetigers
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Was looking for something tasty and inexpensive. Absolute Thai was the right choice. Generous portions. Not fancy, bit really good Thai food.

Thank Paula K
Reviewed 19 February 2018

We eat there before Capital One Arena (former Verizon Center) events, since it is located across the street from the arena. Food has always been very good, but improvements over last year are obvious. Variety EXPANDED! Prices still superb for the neighborhood. Spiced according to...More

Thank Charley44
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Went there twice for lunch during a 3 day trip to DC. It was conveniently close to the hotel I was staying at. The prices were average and the service and foodwas good. The servers were very friendly. Ordered Pad Thai both times (one day...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Easily have been here more than two dozen times....most recently, last evening. In every instance the service and the food have been good, as evidenced by the number of return visits. Additionally, I have brought a dozen or so other people here, and every one...More

Thank rgstrip
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Went there twice - in August and in November. Both times the service was very good, interesting menu, dishes are too salty to my taste but it seems that all DC restaurants are heavy on salt. The prices are rather high to Thai restaurant but...More

Thank ira2010
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

I went today for lunch, the service was so poor, the waitress would not have eye contact with me as a costumer , would just through things on the table....I felt so bad. The soup was good, the spring rolls OK. I would not go...More

Thank Noradicha
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 521 G St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2615
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
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