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1515 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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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
Wish we had one at home!

Definitely similar to chipotle, but Thai style! The proteins were cooked well, topping choices great, and the sauces are delicious! My 10 year old wasn't too sure about it, but ate every bite! The service was great- they were very friendly and excited to hear they had great reviews on TA. A great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Definitely similar to chipotle, but Thai style! The proteins were cooked well, topping choices great, and the sauces are delicious! My 10 year old wasn't too sure about it, but ate every bite! The service was great- they were very friendly and excited to hear they had great reviews on TA. A great restaurant!

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east coast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Food was good.. although small bowl (not a great value). The lady who took our order was not friendly and was impatient as we were trying to figure out what base and protein to order.. it was 7:30pm on Saturday night with no line.. so we were definitely not holding the line up.

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Mc Farland
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45 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We found this while walking back to our hotel from the Metro. It is simple, quick and not expensive. like the other reviews state, you build your own Thai bowl-full with the ingredients you pick (noodles, vs rice -white or wheat - or salad), protein (tofu, chicken, steak), veggies, salad toppings, sauce (labelled by spicy-ness and flavor), sprinkles. We are... More 

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Clifton, Virginia
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105 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

good for a quick lunch, basically a thai chipotle. The people behind the counter are nice and the food quite edible.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Very tasty food. Just choose from the options and put your meal together (Jasmine rice or pad Thai etc). Nice lemongrass ginger sauce. Nice place, modern and friendly. Fast to get the food ready.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The method is exactly like Chipotle except you are choosing Asian inspired components. It's nice and quick if there is no line but like Chipotle long lines do form. The food was fine for "fast".

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Definitely dominates chipotles stab at asian style food (shop house). I found it fantastic, quality ingredients and FAST prep. Also very spicy and flavorful. Highly recommend for any Thai fan.

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Heidelberg, Germany
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I was eager to go to Tom Yum District. We were closeby & I thought it would be a fun treat. The homemade Sirachas were nice. But somehow I felt super-rushed though the entire place & only felt at ease when I opened my rice bowl in a neighboring park. I don't suffer from claustrophobia but the mega-efficient assembly line... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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225 reviews 225 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Tom Yum District offers Thai food prepared with good, fresh ingredients in a pleasant cafe-style setting. Diners place orders with your choice of rice or noodles, combined with selections of protein or tofu, and veggies/condiments/sauces that are then prepared on the spot by the cook. Prices were reasonable (avg $8-$9 per dish) & the portions were good-sized as well...... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

i get why people compare it to Chipotle, because you build your meal down the line, but it is so much better than that! I had the pad Thai noodle base and they were delicious! The server was so friendly while putting the other toppings on my meal, he even offered me samples of the sauces. I went for the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1515 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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