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Little Serow

1511 17th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20036 (Federal Triangle)
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As featured in Exotic Cuisines in DC
Ranked #25 of 2,623 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Federal Triangle
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Federal Triangle
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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
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161 reviews 161 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I've been in the Mid-Atlantic area for over five years now and had a hard time finding good Thai food. Friends recommended Little Serow and we waited outside for an hour and fifteen minutes based on their rave reviews. The weather was nice while we waited and we asked the guy next to us about his four visits. He told... More

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Holly, Michigan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Hard to find, they don't take reservations but it is excellent! Spicy North Thai food! The food is excellent and the service is outstanding. Pricey but worth it - and worth the wait in line. get there as they open for the evening!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Little Serow was a fun experience....very delicious food in a fun and unique setting but perhaps not up to the hype. Enjoyed Big Sister Komi far more.

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Virginia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We read about Little Serow in the Washingtonian Top 100 Hundred Restaurants issue and decided to give it a try. Little Serow does not take reservations and diners begin to line up around 3:30 for the 5:30 seating. The restaurant is small and seats 28 at a time. We were second in line at 3:45 pm on a Friday.; by... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Little Serow is truly a unique experience. The ambiance is cinderblock walls in a basement. The food is amazing. Every one of the courses is different and delicious. You have to like spicy, spicy Thai. The service is outstanding. The waitstaff truly enjoy their work and give excellent commentary about the food. Get in line around 5:00pm on a weekday.... More

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WashingtonDC
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334 reviews 334 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I've been to Little Serow a few times since my last review, and every time, it's a five-star experience. The food is just simply amazing. The menu changes every few weeks, and the dishes are all prix-fixe. But the pork spareribs is a dish the has been on the menu since the beginning, and it is fantastic – melt off... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Amazing flavors, a good amount of heat from all the chillies, friendly staff, interesting dishes, great wines, beers, and vermouth. We go there every 4-6 weeks and we love it every time! Eating at LS is a wonderful experience and totally worth the wait for a spot. Even if you have a lot of experience with SE Asian cuisine, you... More

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Washington, D.C.
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

My friend took me last night to wait in the cold by a door with no sign. I thought she was crazy. Well crazy she is, crazy amazing! The staff so open and friendly. But the food oh so good. But she paired every dish with a different beverage and I have to say I haven't stopped thinking about it... More

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Washington DC
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This is amazing fare at a relatively low price. I have had comparable meals at top rated restaurants around DC and paid double or triple, without leaving feeling half as satisfied. I loved the chicken and offal, the snakehead fish soup, the mackerel spread, and everything that the service staff seemed to suggest might be intimidating courses, sometimes moreso than... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Worth the wait. Get in line at 4:30, if you do not like spice stay away. Servers very knowledgeable about pairing wines with food. Good beers as well. Portion size appropriate, amazing flavors. Music and decor pleasant.. Will do again even my husband who does not wait in line wants to try.

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