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Bua Thai

1635 P St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20009 (Dupont Circle)
202-265-0828
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Ranked #114 of 2,626 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Thai
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
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Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The restaurant is well located and it's affordable, compared to other places in the area. The food is really good and the service was excellent, a great option if you are visitin DC.

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State College, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

We chose this restaurant based on the TA reviews and we were not disappointed. I ordered the see eu (wide flat rice noodles in a sweet sauce) and my husband had the Emerald Salmon, which was a well-cooked piece of salmon in a green curry sauce with eggplant and ginger. There was a moderate amount of heat in he curry,... More

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Syracuse, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Looking for Thai lunch while visiting National Geographic Museum. Found this place listed as 5 min walk up 17th to P st. and rated as tops for Thai. They wowed me at lunch when garden roll was served as 4 slices decorated with a huge carrot flower. Entrees were both V Good and decent sized. Lots of interesting combo dishes.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This was a great little find. The prices are very low compared to most other Thai places in other cities. And the food was delicious. There is outdoor seating with a quaint view for people watching.

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This is a nice little hole in the wall restaurant. It is very nice and cozy and there is even outdoor seating on the room. The tables are spaced far enough from the others so that you don't feel overcrowded. The service was a little slow but otherwise, it is very nice and the food is good. It was also... More

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Iowa City
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Get the Bua Spicy Puff - fantastic! The rest of the meal was delicious too, but the appetizer was the highlight.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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570 reviews 570 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Bua is a small upstairs restaurant just off the 17th street cafe district in Washington. It serves superb Thai food in a cozy environment that includes a second floor outdoor patio. Service has always been superb and quick. The Thai food is some of the best we've ever had in a Thai restaurant. A recent meal included excellent sour chicken... More

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Palmetto, Florida
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84 reviews 84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

$7.95 green curry lunch special had great flavor and it was done just right. Staff was very friendly. My only criticism is the portion size was too small and I was still hungry when I left.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Can you image if the person come to this restaurant 4 times in two days. The restaurant is small and nice design on lower floor and second floor we can enjoy the food at balcony. Service was perfect, equal with the food they serve, makes us wants to come back all the time. Very traditional Thai Food with natural ingredients,... More

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Georgetown, Texas
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119 reviews 119 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

When we lived in Washington DC 10 yrs. ago, this was one of our favorite restaurants. The prices are reasonable, wait staff friendly and attentive, and the food very good. After a 10 yr. absence, we were glad to see that the quality of food and staff attentiveness is still high. You cannot go wrong with a meal at Bua.

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