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Galae Thai

Eisenhower East
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215 Swamp Fox Road, Alexandria, VA 22314
703.960.1606-7
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Thai heaven with vegetarian options

We used Alexandria as our base for visiting Washington DC, and ate in this restaurant on two of the four evenings that we spent there. The food was excellent, and the service prompt and polite. We had fragrant and warming vegetarian curries and even indulged in a cocktail. There were plenty of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2015
Ruth C
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Servings are quite small and pricey. But what I couldn't shake off my mind was that the server asked for more tip and said that I gave less than what was required. That was the deal breaker. I am not going back to this place again. The management should train their staff to be more refined and polished. You don't... More 

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Thank Rain P
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278 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

One of the problems with Alexandria is that people are timid when it comes to Asian food, hence why a solid Thai place is forced to serve sushi- a food from a totally different country. The Thai food suffers from the collision.

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Thank Scrappleking
Washington
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

A hidden gem next to the Movies, right across from the metro stop Eisenhower. Hard to find a better meal in this area without going to old-town. The service is top notch. Too bad sushi chef and Drummer 'Made' is no longer there.

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Thank global h
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We used Alexandria as our base for visiting Washington DC, and ate in this restaurant on two of the four evenings that we spent there. The food was excellent, and the service prompt and polite. We had fragrant and warming vegetarian curries and even indulged in a cocktail. There were plenty of vegetables, so it felt that we were eating... More 

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Thank Ruth C
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place not knowing the area. We were full and pleasantly satisfied w/our meals. We ordered two entrees (pad Sew ewww & shrimp tai fried rice) and a Tiger roll (8 pcs). All were delicious and staff were very attentive since we were there for a late lunch. Thai iced tea was sweet just like I enjoy!

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Thank Rssingleton
Virgina
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266 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

food was predictable and decent. I had a salad with a way too hot dressing on it. Other dishes at our table were fine. Pleasant atmosphere. Good for before/after a movie but I wouldn't come to this area just to eat here.

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Thank VirginiaMapper
Pa.
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115 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Arived there at an early hour so the service was excellent. The food was very good but I must say I have had better. I had the Chicken and Cashew and it was good. Partner had a shrimp dinner and some sushi and found dthe sushi to be very good. No complaints, its a bit pricey but its Alexandria, Va.

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Thank Paddy D
Baltimore, Maryland
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We stumbled upon Galae Thai on our way out of the movie theater that is across the street. I didn't know much about it, but decided to give it a try. It's always a pleasant surprise when you come across a restaurant and have a pleasant experience along with delicious food. The sushi fresh and wonderful, but you can't go... More 

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Thank Tflipp
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

The fruit and tuna appetizer was wonderful as was the sashimi appetizer. We ordered several of the specialty rolls and we were delighted with the results. Our server was attentive and pleasant.

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Thank Deborah Y
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Soup was good. We didn't try the Thai. Just had sushi. For what you pay you don't get much. Only one small scallop in the spicy scallop roll. And small thin piece of eel in another roll. I left hungry.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 215 Swamp Fox Road, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Eisenhower East
  • Neighborhood: Eisenhower East
  • Phone Number: 703.960.1606-7

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Japanese, Bar, Sushi, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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