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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 - 10:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent and good value, autyentuc and spicy

Really good thai foid. Very authentic. Spice levels were thai standard. Jungle curry very hot (and I like very spicy food). Area and surroundings good. Service good. Would go back ever time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Robert S
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English first
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Really good thai foid. Very authentic. Spice levels were thai standard. Jungle curry very hot (and I like very spicy food). Area and surroundings good. Service good. Would go back ever time.

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

DELICIOUS Thai!! Food was fresh and delicious. We had pad Thai, shrimp masaman curry, and duck and lychee. All were prepared well. Staff was lovely and attentive. Water refilled every time our glass was low! Would recommend to a friend!!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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74 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

The food was excellent and service was great. Unfortunately my wine glass had 3 lipstick stains on it but the server was very gracious about taking it away and bringing back a clean glass.

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Macomb, Michigan, United States
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Stopped here while visiting DC. Very authentic Thai food and very nice atmosphere inside. I had the pad Thai which was one of the best I have had. Had bit of egg on top which sounds weird but added nice flavor. My son got the pad se ew. He liked it. I tried it and have had better but you... More 

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We were really looking for some good Thai food, and here's where we landed (in the evening). We were fortunate to get street parking as we arrived on an evening where there was no event taking place at the Verizon center. The owner (Yeo) was very helpful and guided us in terms of parking. Being vegetarians, they were very accommodating... More 

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Lorton, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Semi-hidden on the quiet side of the MCI/Verizon/soonsomethingelse Center, this place serves very nice Thai food. It looked fresh and tasted excellent. Potion size is just right. Quick service, and very decent pricing considering the location.

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Vernon, Canada
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We stopped in on a whim and were pleased that we did. I ordered the Siam Punch and it was one of the best drinks I've ever had! I had the Massama Curry and really loved it, it was just right and a really good portion. Anything more would have been too much. My wife had the eggplant and asked... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 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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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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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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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?