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Bangkok Bistro at Ballston

££ - £££
Asian, Thai, Contemporary
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715 N. Glebe Rd., Restaurant entrance is on N. Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22203
+1 703-243-9669
11:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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New Jersey
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182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My son and I walked here from the Comfort Inn a half mile away. They have divided the restaurant into "heaven," which is attractively decorated with pleasant, blue/gray and white decor and wooden tables and very comfortable, and "hell" which is at least as attractive (!), with deep red decor, some inviting wall fireplaces, and nearer the bar. We were... More 

Thank JerseyJean
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1,093 reviews
528 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We stopped here and found the Thai offerings to be worthwhile. My wife will not eat spicy hot and they did a reasonable job of eliminating the usual chili flavors for her, so this is in their favor. Foods we ordered (there were 4 of us) were all well done and very nicely presented. Good experience.

1 Thank RickMIusa
Bradenton, Florida
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Dinner was pretty good ... I would not order Thom Yum soup again - it did not taste like any other I've had and I have it quite often. Panang curry was blah, pad Thai was good. Took 50 minutes to get our food and when we ordered, we were the only ones in the restaurant besides a couple almost... More 

Thank beachbumjan
Ankara, Turkey
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

My wife and I went to Bangkok Bistro for lunch. They have a pretty good menu and a good lunch special. We hit them right at the lunch rush, so the food took a while, but the service was pleasant. I'd definitely come back.

2 Thank jtspeaks
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

A delivery person came to our door and, in barely-understandable English, more than once demanded a personal service fee, walking away once with the food to prove his point. This in spite of the fact that the restaurant imposes a delivery fee. He at last relented, but not without a stern warning not to provide repeat business.

Thank Ipu-wer
Plymouth, Michigan
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Red curry had too much of coconut milk. It was missing the major flavor. Tom yanggoong was not even close. The noodle dishes were ok. ..... 2.5 star

Thank Pixi514
Arlington, Virginia
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53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

I walked into this place for the first time, I expected to have an average experience at best. It was spacious and empty with generic décor. Much to my surprise, the food was well above average with plenty of spice. The service was excellent, and attentive. It may have been slightly influenced by my young children, but by then end... More 

Thank Terpshooters
Arlington, Virginia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has good food. It's Thai. Try it. Location is great. Arrive at restaurant at 6:59 and you'll get parking right outside or a block down the street. Street parking is controlled on certain times.

Thank TourGuideDC
Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Number one reason I went to the trouble of reviewing was that the manager thoughtfully accommodated our special request. Delicious food (ordered Thai BBQ and Pad Pik Khin Beef). Although the waitress was not Thai, she told us what the Thai people order from the menu. Even though there were many people there and music playing, there are cozier seating... More 

1 Thank audreyzimm
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155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Visited this Thai restaurant after learning about it through a restaurants.com voucher. Overall the experience was good. The food was tasty and plentiful. The server forgot our tea and we had to ask for water refills, but she was working alone on a night when the weather was bad and the place was a bit slow. We will try again... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Asian, Thai, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 715 N. Glebe Rd., Restaurant entrance is on N. Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22203
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-243-9669

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