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Absolute Thai

521 G Street N.W., Washington DC, DC (Downtown / Chinatown)
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Ranked #506 of 2,566 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
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Kfar Saba, Israel
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

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
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Love their Pad Thai and upstairs (second level) seating. Great little restaurant near the basketball arena

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Arlington, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We happened upon this place while looking for dinner in Chinatown. All of the restaurants were crowded, so we wandered down the east side of the Verizon Center (6th Street) and at the corner of 6th and G Streets, saw what appeared to be a total dive—really unappealing from the outside. However, the place was full and the interior looked... More

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Boulder, CO
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Here you can order vegetarian pad thai (Pad Thai Jae) and feel confident that you are not eating fish sauce. Items that include "jae" in the name are vegetarian. We actually didn't order the pad thai but instead we got our favorite Thai dishes: Panang Curry Jae, Massaman Curry Jae, and Pad See Ew Jae. We also ordered the Fried... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

Ordered the pad Thai would definitely do it again. I recommend it if you're looking for a sweet noodle based dish.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

I've been to Absolute Thai several times on trips to DC. Its consistently good. Prices are reasonable. Location is excellent. Staff are attentive. The menu offers a variety of options for all taste buds. Surprisingly my friend said the duck he ordered was the best meal he had in DC and we had already eaten at several fancier (and more... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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172 reviews 172 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Pretty broad menu choices, some vegetarian dishes, hot spicy ones too. Pretty quick service too and an attractive dining room, with sidewalk views. Prices are fairly reasonable for this neighborhood that has become really popular.

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NJ, USA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Just found this little gem last weekend. Liked it so much, went back the next day. Asked for steamed tofu. No problem. Excellent service. Clean. Tasty. Better looking inside than out but just a homey feel.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Appetizers were ok. The drunken noodles were very good. Spicy but had the spice tray as some added spice. No frozen drinks and mixed drinks limited. Nice atmosphere across the street from Verizon center.

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