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Bangkok Bistro at Ballston

715 N. Glebe Rd., (Restaurant entrance is on N. Glebe Rd.), Arlington, VA 22203
703-243-9669
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Ranked #57 of 675 restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: Asian, Thai, Contemporary
Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We liked the food. Their wine list could be better. The place was not crowded but there were a few couples dining.

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Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were a group of six who went for dinner having reserved a table. On arrival we were welcomed warmly and directed to our table. Service was excellent and there was very little time from ordering your food and it being served at the table - quick service. The quality of food is also very good - one of the... More

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Arlington, VA
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We ended up for dinner at the Bangkok Bistro in Ballston because our first choice was unable to seat us without a reservation. I had been at the same location a few years back when the restaurant had a different name. I do not know the history, whether the restaurant just underwent a name change or has altogether different owners,... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I have eaten at Bangkok Bistro many times, dine in, take out and delivery. They have a wide variety of dishes and everything I have had has been good. I really love their fried tofu appetizer, and I am by no means someone who generally enjoys tofu. They give you a free entrée on your birthday, and if you dine... More

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washington, dc
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102 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

I was a big fan of Bangkok Bistro's Prospect Street location in Georgetown. That restaurant no longer exists (was sold to another owner), and the Bangkok Bistro in Ballston is a low-quality version of its Georgetown sister. Specifically, the quality of the food is uneven (though usually disappointing). The noodle dishes tend to be bland and gluey, and although the... More

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Springfield, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Good food, very nice location, restaurant is very well maintained. The food is very tasty and comes with all the extras you expect. Highly recommend this to others who like or want to try the thai experience.

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Falls Church, VA
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I've known about Bangkok Bistro for years but hadn't made it for a meal until the other day. Now, I regret not having gotten there sooner! The food is delicious, spicy - but not too spicy - and the service is lovely. From the Garden Rolls with a delicious peanut sauce to the Drunken Noodles, I couldn't have enjoyed it... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place has some of the best Thai food around the Arlington area. I have been here several times and the food is always great! You have to try the drunken noodle with tofu, simply the best around!

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This place is located conveniently by Ballston and easy to get to but it is a little bit hard to find since it is not inside of the mall. The service and food was great, especially the crispy duck. Would definitely go back again.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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122 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I visited Bangkok Thai twice during a week's stay in Arlington. I had a lunch and a dinner. For lunch I had the Drunken Noodles with chicken at the urging of the waitress. It was very good and spiced appropriately (I like it hot). It came with a small side salad with house peanut sauce. Also very good. The service... More

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