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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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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 18
    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
Sometimes it's five stars sometimes four

I have been to this restaurant on four occasions. The first time was absolutely the best. We have eaten all over Southeast Asia and are very familiar with Thai food. There are no reservations here. You get in line and they take your phone number. They call you when your table is ready. You can go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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English first
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I have been to this restaurant on four occasions. The first time was absolutely the best. We have eaten all over Southeast Asia and are very familiar with Thai food. There are no reservations here. You get in line and they take your phone number. They call you when your table is ready. You can go to the bar at... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I've been two times and each experience has been excellent. We waited in line an hour the first time and only a half hour (no line) the second time. The simple ambiance and professional staff allow you to really appreciate what you are eating. I believe we had about 9 different dishes and each transition was a wonderful surprise with... More 

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

"Have you been here before?" the waitress asked me. "We do things a little bit differently." Don't let that be a deterrent. Johnny Monis' gem in Dupont Circle is a culinary roller coaster ride worth waiting for. The skinny: no reservations (be there at least 30 minutes before opening to wait in line on a week night) for 6 set... More 

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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
19 helpful votes 19 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 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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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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