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Bua Thai

1635 P St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20009 (Dupont Circle)
202-265-0828
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Ranked #46 of 2,649 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $35
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Thai
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
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Seoul, South Korea
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We wanted to eat Thai food and searched for the best one in town. The staff was nice and kind and they provided various dishes of menu. We were so satisfied and would like to recommend this restaurant.

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Westminster, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

When I travel on business trips I try to find places with reviews that say hole in the wall, must see, not much curb appeal or Best meal! This place didn't disappoint at all. It had a great little patio I sat out there I ordered chicken pad thai. Wasn't very spicy so i asked for some spicy sauce and... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We happened to find this place on a walk Saturday night and we absolutely loved it! My husband loves Thai food and he even raved about it! The service was nice, efficient, and fast! The atmosphere was nice, too. We will return!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We wanted to explore more Thai restaurants in DC and saw this one on TripAdvisor. We ordered a round of drinks to start. The drinks were good but weak. To start we ordered the papaya salad--decent size and pretty spicy. For our entrees we ordered the Pad See Ew with beef and Panang Curry with chicken. The Panang Curry was... More

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Seattle
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I was about to go to another Thai restaurant when someone recommended Bua Thai to me. I am so grateful. I love Thai food, and have eaten it in many places, but this was seriously the best Thai meal I've ever had. I ordered the Pla Kapow Krob, salmon sauteed in chili garlic sauce, with asparagus, topped with crispy basil... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We only had three nights in DC but definitely wanted some Asian food. Our good luck to pick Bua! Charming staff and delicious food, unpretentious atmosphere - Will surely return.

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Connecticut
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

We started here at happy hour, and liked it so much that we stayed for a full dinner. The food is very good, as is the wait staff. The outdoor deck is wonderful for a summer evening.

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ottawa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

This place was great. Menu is great and filled with good Thai staples. The food was excellent as well as the service and the price was even better. It's crazy that people pay over a hundred dollars for supper when restaurants like this exist. Amazing food and the bill for two is never over 40$.

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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
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 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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