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Absolute Thai

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Downtown / Chinatown
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521 G Street N.W., Washington DC, DC
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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
This truly is "Absolute Thai!" Delicious food spoken here.

I believe tourbooks that I use, or at least read them hoping for the truth of a restaurant having food and service that as good as the reviews I might read. Lonely Planet was accurate! The outside decor is unassuming. Absolute Thai is on the edge of Washington's Chinatown. It does though... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
John K
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Westbury, New York
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Westbury, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I believe tourbooks that I use, or at least read them hoping for the truth of a restaurant having food and service that as good as the reviews I might read. Lonely Planet was accurate! The outside decor is unassuming. Absolute Thai is on the edge of Washington's Chinatown. It does though, deserve your attention, if you are hungry for... More 

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Olney, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I have passed Absolute Thai about a million times in my treks to the Verizon Center and never stopped in. I recently went with my two nieces and we very much enjoyed our meal. It's fairly standard Thai food. Good portions and spiced to order. They have a lot of veggie options. The service was efficient and the space surprisingly... More 

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Roxboro, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Very authentic, spicy and delicious. A nice small restaurant run by family. Conveniently located near Verizon center and gallery station. All four of us loved our dinners. Try it you'll be glad you did... Especially if you like spicy!

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

One of the best Thai Restaurant in DC. Decent food, attentive staff, good prices and big portions. Will definitely come back !

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I love Thai food and was excited to spot one near work. I was a little disappointed after I ate there. However, my friend loved it. Rice they served was of poor quality. Yes, rice quality matters in a Thai restaurant! I only ate there once, but I am afraid to try again especially having to pay $20 for lunch... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Really good thai foid. Very authentic. Spice levels were thai standard. Jungle curry very hot (and I like very spicy food). Area and surroundings good. Service good. Would go back ever time.

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

DELICIOUS Thai!! Food was fresh and delicious. We had pad Thai, shrimp masaman curry, and duck and lychee. All were prepared well. Staff was lovely and attentive. Water refilled every time our glass was low! Would recommend to a friend!!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The food was excellent and service was great. Unfortunately my wine glass had 3 lipstick stains on it but the server was very gracious about taking it away and bringing back a clean glass.

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Macomb, Michigan, United States
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Stopped here while visiting DC. Very authentic Thai food and very nice atmosphere inside. I had the pad Thai which was one of the best I have had. Had bit of egg on top which sounds weird but added nice flavor. My son got the pad se ew. He liked it. I tried it and have had better but you... More 

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We were really looking for some good Thai food, and here's where we landed (in the evening). We were fortunate to get street parking as we arrived on an evening where there was no event taking place at the Verizon center. The owner (Yeo) was very helpful and guided us in terms of parking. Being vegetarians, they were very accommodating... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 521 G Street N.W., Washington DC, DC
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?