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521 G Street N.W., Washington DC, DC (Downtown / Chinatown)
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Ranked #487 of 2,721 Restaurants in Washington DC
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
Cuisines: Thai
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
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Des Plaines, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Absolute Thai is located in an older building directly across from the Verizon Center. In my search, it was the closest Thai restaurant I could find near the Capitol in NW Washington. Upon arriving the house was full with all seats taken and I stood a long time before being recognized. Several parties who came in after me, left because... More 

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Los Angeles
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Some of the best Thai food I've eaten. The satay was not all smushed together but was light and very tasty. Some of the dishes can be a bit spicey hot.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We decided to try this place after a recent Wizards game. It is literally across the street from the Verizon Center. We chose 2 apps-satay and shrimp with shredded cabbage; we also ordered the tofu eggplant. Each dish was delicious and service was great.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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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195 reviews 195 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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NE US
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429 reviews 429 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 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
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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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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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