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Little Serow

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Dupont Circle
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1511 17th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-6215
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Sunday
Closed
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Tue - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Richmond, Virginia
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99 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Valentine's Day, I was committed to trying Little Serow - and no line could stop me. I arrived a little after 5, and there was already 20+ people waiting. The line moved swiftly once the restaurant opened at 5:30 for them to immediately seat guest, and then begin the timed wait list. I received a time of 9:00-9:15pm, however... More 

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San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am so in love with Little Serow. Evidently, everyone else is too because the wait to get into this small unassuming basement restaurant can be several hours. It is well worth the wait, trust me. The Northern Thai cuisine is traditionally spicy and delicious and the Prix Fixe menu allows you to venture out of your comfort zone. For... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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250 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I finally went here last night with a friend who was visiting town. It was excellent. The service was friendly and efficient. I loved all 7 of the courses. The course with the fried tofu was especially good. The food brought me back to my time in Thailand - excellent with diverse flavors and textures. It wasnt as spicy as... More 

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Chantilly, Virginia
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our party of four had dinner at Little Serow recently and I was somewhat disappointed with both the food and the ambience. The fixed price menu came with about 7 dishes; the portion is OK, but the taste wasn't spectacular as I expected especially when it was picked as a 4-star restaurant by the Washington Post. Most of the dishes... More 

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Thank truongkv
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

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 

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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.

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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.

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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26 reviews
26 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 

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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 

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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Thai, Asian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:30
Saturday
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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