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Bangkok Bistro at Ballston

Asian, Thai, Contemporary
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715 N. Glebe Rd., (Restaurant entrance is on N. Glebe Rd.), Arlington, VA 22203
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Convenient location; good food

I had chicken pad thai and enjoyed it. Serving size was large enough that I boxed up half of it before I ever started. Reasonable prices.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Lisa M
Saint Cloud, Florida
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Poland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I placed a take out order for 4 entrees. The coupon on the web page says a free appetizer for orders of at least 2 entrees. When I asked for two free appetizers, I was told I could only have one per order. I pointed out that I would just call back and make two separate orders, one under my... More 

Thank Nansen1861
Boston, Massachusetts
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182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Overall the food is average and the service is a little slow, but it is convenient to the Ballston Mall and the staff is friendly. The price is also fair. I had the noodle soup which was pretty salty. Beware, when they say something is spicy, they mean it! The slaw appetizer is spicy indeed!

Thank benny3345
Bonn, Germany
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238 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Our evening plans were to return to Bangkok Bistro on Glebe for a Sunday evening meal. Although many tables in the restaurant were open, and there wasn't any pressure on the kitchen staff, our experience was one of very uneven service. One of the soup order arrived long before the other soup appeared on the table, with one of our... More 

Thank LopingianTravels
Arlington, Virginia
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

The food was decent. The pad thai without egg was fairly flavorful. The fried rice dish was OK. The banana dessert was OK, though too sweet and fatty - the mix of butter and banana was overwhelming and too simple. If you want Thai food at a reasonable price and near a metro, though, this is a decent option.

Thank nak3n
Arlington, Virginia
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

The menu was unclear -- if it comes with a salad, let us know and give the diner the option of asking for the dressing on the side. We ordered a salad appetizer -- because we were very hungry -- but it took forever to arrive... The manager was a little unfriendly. We will not return.

Thank windows_out
Bend, Oregon
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491 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is located next to the Ballston Macy's. They offer a decent menu of appetizers, salads and Thai food with a variety of meat and vegetarian dishes. The food was prepared quickly. The service was lacking as they appeared understaffed. A longish wait to get menus and then another longish wait to take orders. We had to request drink... More 

Thank Chowa-Rides-Again
Saint Cloud, Florida
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I had chicken pad thai and enjoyed it. Serving size was large enough that I boxed up half of it before I ever started. Reasonable prices.

Thank Lisa M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The service was very slow, including beverages and appetizers and handling of the credit card.. Worse yet, the waitress asked us if we wanted to take our leftovers and my wife and I both said yes, then with both hands with fingers spread wide I pointed to all 3 items and said "yes, we want to take all of these".... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

bad customer service from the boss of the restaurant. Not even smile and say thank you to the customers

Thank Ricky C
Baltimore, Maryland
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131 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Business lunch. I had Tom Ka Ghai plus a vegetable platter with tofu. The menu says that the platter is either steamed or fried. The waiter did not ask me which I wanted. I suppose I should have been vigilant and made sure she crossed all the Ts and dotted all the Is but I was paying more attention to... More 

Thank ErnestFromBaltimore

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 715 N. Glebe Rd., (Restaurant entrance is on N. Glebe Rd.), Arlington, VA 22203
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 703-243-9669

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 20
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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