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Little Serow

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Dupont Circle
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1511 17th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
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Today
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night
Good for:
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The fiery spice and even the line is oddly addicting

Every time we have gone here, we have waited in a line and have even waited hours to be turned away. I know this is not for everyone but if you can handle the hype, it is entirely worth it. The pre-determined courses are amazing every time. Little Serow has me for sure.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
Magee82
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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  • Late Night
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Every time we have gone here, we have waited in a line and have even waited hours to be turned away. I know this is not for everyone but if you can handle the hype, it is entirely worth it. The pre-determined courses are amazing every time. Little Serow has me for sure.

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Boston
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Same owners as Komi and same incredible service and unmatched attention to detail. I think that the food is Laotion, I might be wrong but either way this is one of the greatest meals I've ever had and the other three people in our party felt the same way. We still talk about our experience there and you will too... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We were in Washington last year and couldn't get a table, but went back this year and managed to bag one about 10pm on our final night. The food was really excellent, as was the service. Great atmosphere too. It is very, very spicy though (I have a high spice tolerance and love hot food and even I thought that).... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Once you are in the door and ready to be seated, the food is great and the service top notch. However, they do not make it easy to get in the door. This northern Thai restaurant near Dupont Circle is in an unmarked basement. Note the address or look for the line if you show up near opening time as... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Wow, this was such an experience. Never had service this fine, so organized with making sure the 6 courses came out to each exactly on time. This restaurant is a real success story.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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204 reviews 204 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Hot and hot and hot. However, very good. The flavors are very complex. They progress as you chew with each dish. For instance, cool coconut milk > cilantro > ginger > VERY hot pepper as the flavor unfurls in waves. That is the stuff. The service is excellent. Maybe too much. No need goes left unfilled. Take a sip of... More 

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Summerland, CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

The food by itself would be worth going, but add the location, wait, buzz, warmth, color, ambiance and you get a wonderfully creative experience. It all combines playfully into tons of fun. Reviewers who compare the menu to Thai food here, there or anywhere miss the delight of a unique vision very well executed here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I finally made it out here tonight. I am glad I did so I could see what all the hubbub was about, but the dishes were either average or poor. I've been to Thailand twice, the second time to a remote northern village with a Thai citizen so I am familiar with Isan food. Of the seven dishes two were... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Cant go wrong at the Little Serow! Food is consistently top notch and the service is always impecable.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We visited D.C. and stayed with friends, who told us about Little Serow, a local restaurant that has become popular by word of mouth. It can best be described as a Thai dining experience, one where you sit and have seven courses brought to you. No decisions necessary. You can't book and they have specific sittings, only three in an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1511 17th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighborhood: Dupont Circle

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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