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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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Today
11:00 am - 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

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Pleasantly surprised.

We were tired of waiting in the long line at Daikaya next door, so we decided to eat at Absolute Thai instead. Was concerned that the Thai restaurant was empty and the Ramen shop next store was so busy. But we were pleasantly surprised by the tasty Thai meal. I had curry with beef and bamboo... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
creativecrew
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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94 reviews 94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were tired of waiting in the long line at Daikaya next door, so we decided to eat at Absolute Thai instead. Was concerned that the Thai restaurant was empty and the Ramen shop next store was so busy. But we were pleasantly surprised by the tasty Thai meal. I had curry with beef and bamboo shoots. It had a... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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91 reviews 91 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We've been eating there before almost every Washington Capitals game for several years. The food is excellent, as is the service, and the prices are exceptionally reasonable. If you don't like spicy food, just let the wait staff know your preferences. I can't recommend avoiding anything, because everything we've ever eaten there is superb. It's across the street from the... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great place! The outside is not the greatest looking, but once we went in, it was packed full and the food was delicious! Definitely try the drunken noodles!

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Plano, Texas, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Using Trip Advisor "nearby" feature, my group of 4 colleagues settled on lunch earlier this week. We were very hungry and fortunately, the restaurant could accommodate us immediately. The restaurant appeared very clean and was fairly busy. We sat at a comfortable table and the service was very efficient. I ordered some type of crispy beef appetizer which was tasty.... More 

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Cottondale, Alabama
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

My husband and I wanted to try Daikaya, which is literally around the corner, but they had an hour and a half estimated wait time. We had just got into town (tourists) and wanted food ASAP. We looked at the corner and saw this cute little Thai place and said "WHY NOT?!" This was a GREAT decision. We love Thai... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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117 reviews 117 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

went here for dinner after searching for Thai / Indian in DC centrally located. Arrived before my dinner guest, we ate at the bar. Selection is adequate and really well done. service was very attentive. The dishes were reasonably priced and servings were decent, not huge. Spring rolls were deep fried and hot, but really oily. The main courses were... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?