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Little Serow

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Dupont Circle
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1511 17th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-6215
17:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had heard good things about Little Serow; namely that it was ungodly spicy and that each dish progressively got spicier. This is something that attracted me, as I didn't think that it would simply be spicy for the sake of being spicy, while compromising the flavors. However, while several dishes were spicy, none were extraordinarily hot; but perhaps it... More 

Thank Bradford C
Clarksville, Maryland
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Waited 2 hours for our seating to be told that they wrote down the wrong size for the table. Wow! They knew they goofed. Sorry, it's only food but they could have tried to find room for us after we made the effort. It's my birthday too.

Thank RHfoodie
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Cool space. Great staff. Amazing food. It is a one of a kind dining experience and not to be missed. Go early. If you're a skeptic (like I was), go and be converted. Next trip, skip the traditional DC steak or Italian joints. You'll be glad you did.

1 Thank Dave F
Mishawaka, Indiana
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This was one of my first times at a higher end, prix fixe menu restaurants. No reservations so I arrived about 1 hr before they opened and was about 6th in line for the 30ish seats in the restaurant. The hospitality and explanation of each of the 9 courses and pairings was great. The food was in a word, explosive.... More 

1 Thank btyson11
Williamsburg, VA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Have been to Little Serow three times- each time, went on a weeknight and put my name in at the host stand at around 6:00. Then went elsewhere for a cocktail (Hanks is good, as you can get oysters and champagne!) and waited for a text- I never waited more than an hour each time. Be warned, the menu is... More 

Thank Wburgfoodie
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

This was one of the more curious dining experiences I have had in my 65 years. I am a big fan of all Asian food and admit that I am fond enough of heat (the Scovil) kind, that an old shoe could get an ovation from me if properly spiced. My wife enjoys Asian food as well, but is not... More 

2 Thank wagesq
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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183 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I have eaten here several times and they never disappoint. Just to get this out of the way upfront, it can be hard to find for the first time visitor. No sign, just a non descript basement entrance on 17th St. The address is above the door for reassurance. No reservations taken so you may have to wait. They will... More 

1 Thank alimentoD
Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We've been in Asia Pacific and Thailand several times. We didn't expect Washington to be the place we got the best food ever. This place is amazing. The interior design fits the message - its about outstanding food. Definitely a place to get in love with!

1 Thank Phil F
Fairfax, Virginia
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

After reading multiple excellent reviews of this tiny restaurant, and hearing first hand accounts of how great it is ("worth the wait in line"), I finally went on 4th July weekend. There was no line! And, since there was no line, we couldn't find the place (they have no sign). Once inside, you are transported to another world (and that's... More 

Thank GoGators80
New York City, New York
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821 reviews
497 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

I've heard a lot from my D.C. friends about this place and was excited to try it. Expecting a wait we went early. It was full but we were able to snag the last two top. I'm so glad we did. A $49 prix fixe which was excellent. The highlights were the tofu and the pork ribs. But everything was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Thai, Asian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1511 17th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-6215
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle

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