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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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Monday
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 5
    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
Sensational sensory taste

Must start by saying that this was probably the best Thai food experience I have ever had - including those on my frequent trips to Thailand. This seven course meal is a feast on the senses, from the visual impact of the small plates to the taste and smells of the most unusual Thai dishes. Nothing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
Claudio F
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Ballito, South Africa
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Ballito, South Africa
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Must start by saying that this was probably the best Thai food experience I have ever had - including those on my frequent trips to Thailand. This seven course meal is a feast on the senses, from the visual impact of the small plates to the taste and smells of the most unusual Thai dishes. Nothing on their menu has... More 

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Potomac, Md
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Went based on rave reviews and was very disappointed. Food was mediocre. There seemed to be no thought to the progression of dishes - e.g mild dishes following very hot so the mild taste was overwhelmed. The whole experience reminded me of studying cognitive dissonance in an undergrad psych course. You have to go through so much rigamarol to get... More 

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Fort Lauderdale
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This incredible, multi-course Thai experience leaves your lips tingling. Excellent service (somehow) manages to upstage this meal. We arrived at 4:45PM and managed to get a seating at 10:15PM. Truly worth the wait.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We scurried from work early to get a first spot in line waiting outside the door to Little Serow for its mid-week Golden Mermaid night. We made the initial seating and were surprised to find the inside of the low lit place an eclectic mix of décor--not your typical Asian/Thai-themed restaurant. Music rocked with old oldies adding to the variety... More 

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Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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5 reviews 5 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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