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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
Most recent review
nice lunch

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
Pjay99
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Clifton, Virginia
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Clifton, Virginia
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158 reviews 158 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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35 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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334 reviews 334 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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163 reviews 163 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Winter Park, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

An assembly line style service where you choose noodles or rice, a protein (chicken or steak) and a sauce, and they serve it up in a bowl with vegetables, salad and all sorts of crudite toppings (egg, sprouts, etc.) If you are a novice, go for the noodles, steak and panang curry sauce (it is not too hot, but excellent... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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189 reviews 189 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We stumbled upon Tom Yum District while roaming around Rosslyn. Think Chipotle for Thai food. So you start with rice noodles, rice or a salad mix. Choose your protein...chicken, beef or tofu. Next come the vegetables and toppings like eggs, pickled cucumbers and hot Thai peppers. Next comes the sauce and then some awesome garnishes. The flavors are great and... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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131 reviews 131 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I like this place. The staff are friendly. You walk up and place your order and they prepare it while you wait. The process is simple and straightforward. You choose the base, the meats, the toppings and then the sauces and soon you are ready to go. The quality of the food is good. You might want to see 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?