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1635 P St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20009 (Dupont Circle)
202-265-0828
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Ranked #159 of 2,722 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
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We visited because of the Trip Advisor rating (top 100 of over 2000 restaurants in the City) and our love of Thai food. Consistent with previous reviews the service was good and the restaurant a little tired. However the experience overall was disappointing as we went on a Saturday evening and expected a busy restaurant with atmosphere - instead it... More 

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United States
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Staff is very friendly. The food is very good and the portions are quite generous. I will definitely go back.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We went to Bua Thai off of other Trip Advisor reviews and it did not disappoint. Customer services was outstanding. We ordered Golden Triangles, Satay Chicken, Pad See u and Clear Soup with Rice Noodles and Chicken. It was all very delicious! We were happy to walk to Bua Thai from down town DC because it takes you through a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
1,855 reviews 1,855 reviews
724 restaurant reviews
955 helpful votes 955 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This restaurant was a pleasant surprise for me. I passed by many times and I didn't even know that it served food, I thought that it was a place for drinks. The decor is very 80's. The dirty and smelly carpet made us second guess going in. But at the time our food came we changed our minds. Everything was... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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86 reviews 86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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182 reviews 182 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Additional Information about Bua Thai

Address: 1635 P St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
Phone Number: 202-265-0828
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
Cuisine: Thai

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