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Bua Thai

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$$$
Dupont Circle
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1635 P St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
202-265-0828
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 6
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  • 0
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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
Nice place to eat

The food is always good and a good price. The staff are very friendly and courteous. If you want somewhere quick to eat and the food is good I would highly recommend it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
JustNOZ
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Maryland
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Maryland
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The food is always good and a good price. The staff are very friendly and courteous. If you want somewhere quick to eat and the food is good I would highly recommend it.

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Visited Washington D.C from Australia, first dinner we had was from Bua Thai, we ordered two Thai Bubble Teas, spring rolls, A Pad Thai and a Gang Nua (Beef curry), the drinks and entree was served within 10 minutes, the spring rolls were fresh, hot and crispy. Shortly after we had finished with the entree, our mains were served, the... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Visiting Bua Thai after a 2 year absence, we found that it has lost a little of its appeal. Though the restaurant was empty at 5 PM, we were seated by the 2nd floor door going to the balcony overlooking P Street. Every time the waiters opened the door, we received a blast of air from the outside. The wait... More 

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Montreal, QC
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This was a nice little restaurant on the edge of an area with many bars and restaurants. The menu is standard American Thai food. We were a little disappointed that the whole fried fish was not available, as we were really looking forward to it. Having said that, the rest of the experience here was very positive. Because we arrived... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Superb food, very friendly service, great price, cosy atmosphere. As it is on a side street near 17th, it is not crowded, but it would deserve more attention!!! Went back two times, love this place...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We came here the first night we got to Washington after a 5h bus ride. The place from the outside didn't seem promising (looked rather shabby), however when entering we were warmly welcomed and led onto the second floor. It looked surprisingly great: almost all the tables were already taken outside on the terrace (which had a nice atmosphere in... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Bua is not fancy or flashy, but has some great food and good service too. The main dining area is upstairs and has an outdoor deck for use in good weather. The seats downstairs, where the bar is, are a bit low for this taller person. But it is also attractive. We have mostly gone for lunch. All the dishes... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I had lunch and dinner there on an extremely cold February day, not many restaurant opened. the restaurant is small, the waiter is very polite. the food is in good quality however smaller than usual amount that you normally expected for lunch and dinner. The price is not that cheap consider the setting and location of the restaurant

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Republic MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in during happy hour. Great appetizer specials. I ordered some great green dumplings that I really enjoyed. Ordered a seafood dish that I liked, but the portion was kind of small. And the custard with fruit sauce was excellent. All in all, a good meal.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I thought the food was fresh and light. I find that some Thai restaurants put fish sauce in everything and are heavy handed about it. I didn't find that the case with Bua Thai.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1635 P St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: 202-265-0828

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?