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521 G Street N.W., Washington DC, DC (Downtown / Chinatown)
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Ranked #537 of 2,700 Restaurants in Washington DC
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Thai
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We love thai food and decided to try out Absolute before the hockey game on Saturday. It wasn't that busy when we arrived but filled up fast. We found the service to be slow, our food was served later than some of the patrons that arrived after us....the server was friendly, polite and apologetic for the delays. The Shrimp Spring... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My significant other and I ate here before a Wizards game, and we both thoroughly enjoyed our experience. We had Pad Thai, which was very good, and it was reasonably priced for a sit down restaurant in DC. I would recommend it, even if you're not in the neighborhood for an event. If you are, then it is a fantastic... More 

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Seattle, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I loved this place! Great food, resonable prices, and friendly, efficient staff. I had the green curry with tofu and it was the best I've had. A little spicey hot, but just enough to make it sizzle. I'm going back today to try something else.

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La Plata, Maryland
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191 reviews 191 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Wow. I ate lunch at Absolute Thai and was blown away by the quality of the food. I had panang chicken curry, which was delicious---spicy, complex flavors but not overly sweet. Just the way it is supposed to be! My friend had a spicy eggplant dish with minced chicken on top. To. Die. For. Our server was attentive, and it's... More 

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Be careful when ordering - the restaurant cooks Thai food the traditional way: HOT! Just tell the cook to cool it, because the food (spicy or not) is absolutely to die for. Especially if you have a hankering for good food after being on the road for so long….

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288 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We ate lunch here after leaving another place unsatisfied. We both had the $10 portion of chicken curries. I had panang and my wife had green curry. There were excellent and we ordered spicy and we GOT spicy. Singha had beers were just $5. This was a happy place for lunch.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My children and I were on a quick visit to DC and checked Tripadvisor for a good Thai restaurant. Honestly, we did an 'eenie meenie minee moe' job to pick one of the several that were listed, and what a pleasant surprise we had. The food was very good. Simple fare. The outside of the restaurant wasn't anything to write... More 

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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

While we are not having luck finding a veggie hot dog anywhere in the city, we did find an excellent Thai restaurant near the Archives. The place almost looks like a dive from the outside, but it is a gem inside. We got in just before the big lunch crowd, and it got louder inside as our 20 minutes progressed,... More 

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Kfar Saba, Israel
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We found this restaurant by walking on the street. Took long time for the dishes to come. The food is good though. Service was ok but could be better. I asked to bring soya sauce, but they forgot it.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the exterior. As other reviewers have noted, the interior of this little "dive" is quite nice: modern, nicely appointed (as opposed to garish and cluttered, as some thai restaurants can be), but not so upscale that a touring family with children would feel uncomfortable being there. The pad thai is good, not great. But for the... More 

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Additional Information about Absolute Thai

Address: 521 G Street N.W., Washington DC, DC
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Thai

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