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521 G Street N.W., Washington DC, DC
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 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: Reservations

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Good Thai near Capitol

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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Des Plaines, Illinois
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Des Plaines, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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71 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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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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85 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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163 helpful votes 163 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 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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?