This restaurant was picked by some friends because it's in their neighbourhood (actually they suggested the Heights and this one and based on the Yelp reviews I decided we should try this one). It's a few blocks north of the Columbia Heights metro stations so the area is quieter. There are plenty of ourdoor seating but we chose to stay inside because when we arrived there were people smoking at one of the outside tables. The interior's not big but well decorated - with the bar on one side and bench seats against two walls on the other side. The seats were comfortable and the noise level is low so you can carry on a conversation in a normal voice. The waitress was nice however did not speak very good English, so we had to repeat everything several times in order to make sure that she understood what we wanted. We had the Tod Mun Par to start - they were ok but not the best I've had. The green curry with shrimp was a bit bland, and the Pad Thai although quite tasty, was a bit soggy and much sweeter than usual. My friends had the Por Pea Shrimp eggrolls, which they liked. We debated whether to have dessert, because the meal was just so-so, but it was a good thing that we did. Because the dessert - Black Sticky Rice Pudding and Crispy Fried Banana - were simply delicious! The fried bananas were so crispy on the outside and warm and tender on the inside we could easily have ordered seconds. I would say that the dessert was the best part of the meal and it would be worth it to just go there to have the dessert. Overall, I would say it's a nice but pretty average neighborhood restaurant. I'll probably recommend it to someone who must find some place to eat in Columbia Heights but it's not a restaurant one needs to go out of their way to try.
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