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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Great Thai food

I've been to Thailand a few times and lived in Asia for several years, so I think I know good Thai, let alone delicous food. These guys do a great job, great service, courteous staff and again, the quality of the food is excellent. The place itself is small and not real high end, but clean enough... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
ChristianTalbot
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Annapolis, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Thailand a few times and lived in Asia for several years, so I think I know good Thai, let alone delicous food. These guys do a great job, great service, courteous staff and again, the quality of the food is excellent. The place itself is small and not real high end, but clean enough not to make... More 

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Thank ChristianTalbot
USofA
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

I ate here twice during a Dec 2015 visit to DC. I'm not a Thai food expert but both dinners were excellent. One was a spicy potato curry dish. The staff were very attentive. They work as a team and any waiter or waitress who came by always checked if I needed anything, usually with just a quick eye contact.... More 

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Thank im_a_ramblin_man
Chennai (Madras), India
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

great food, quite authentic tastes. new place for Thai cuisine in Chennai tried the curries and spring rolls was really good

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Thank ChefRajesh
New Zealand
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102 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner before a Wizards game. Service was good. We had pad Thai, massaman curry, roti, satay chicken and sown shrimp rolls. Curry, roti and the chicken skewers - all fantastic. Shrimp rolls good and the pad Thai quite different to what we were used to but fine. Would eat here again :) Kids loved it

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Thank mishfish5
Knokke-Heist, Belgium
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

The noodles in the Pad Thai shrimp dish were too soft and mushy. At least there were lots of delicious shrimp in the dish. Chicken satay was tasty. Service was very friendly and quick.

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Thank Nancy B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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99 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

I usually come from work for Friday afternoon lunch. The prices are reasonable and easy to get to from the Chinatown Metro stop. The service is quick and efficient. They have quite a good amount of dishes to choose from. This restaurant has been one of my choices for Friday lunches for the past 5 to 6 years.

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Thank Sundncr
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Was starving and looking for reasonably priced, and close to hotel by convention center. Also, needed good vegetarian choices. The curry puffs are scrumptious. However, I ordered the pad Thai jae...very disappointed. No flavor. Veggies overlooked. Noodles were boring. The peanuts didn't even really have flavor. Meh.

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Thank egriffeth
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

This is an absolutely fabulous Thai restaurant. We went twice this week because the first time was so delicious. My wife and I ordered 2 appetizers and 1 entre and we're more than satisfied. We'll be back next time. Picture of authentic Thai iced tea.

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Thank Chris T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Absolute time is the only Thai restaurant in Chinatown that I will go to it is amazing atmosphere great service and wonderful food very affordable right across from the Verizon Center they have been a friend to the DC Superior Court providing cooking class to court employees and have been wonderful consistently in their food and service.

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Thank Monica S
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

$10 lunch special. HUGE noodle bowl. We had Thai Street noodle bowl and Tom Yum Gai Sub noodle bowl. 2 bowls would have fed three of us easily but my son wanted fried rice, which was also delicious. Must visit again!

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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: Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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