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4819 1st Street North, Arlington, VA 22203
703-522-1311
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good flavors; quick lunch service; near FSI

I met a friend here for lunch during the work week. The service was very efficient and quick, so it is a good place to have a lunch if you only have an hour. It is close to FSI, if you are looking for a lunch place nearby. Both my friend and I ordered the lunch special, which is an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
Karen C
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Abuja, Nigeria
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We have had the experience of having EXCELLENT Thai which is aromatic and flavorful so when we got the Drunken Noodles that were a bit dry with not much flavor and the Mango Sticky Rice which appeared to have been made some time ago because the rice was dark it was a it disappointing. Maybe we caught them in an... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We have been getting Crystal Thai for over a decade, we have our favorites; Larb, Garilic Beef, Chefs Special Pork. I have never had a complaint, and we always comment about how they have been rock solid the entire time.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

For years, this was a favorite spot for our family — probably one of the best Thai restaurants in the area — but a recent trip was really disappointing. Service was poor, and the dishes we've ordered countless times were not nearly as good as we'd remembered. I would say we'd be back to try it again, but Crystal Thai... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I have eaten here nearly every time I gave visited the area and have never been even remotely disappointed . The Tom yum gui soup is superb. The steamed dumplings are accompanied by an excellent sauce. Drunken noodles are perfect. Service is accurate and timely. I truly love this place.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

They have the best Pad Thai! There soups are fantastic! And they have a fabulous sweet duck dish! The staff works hard, and the atmosphere is very pleasant.

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Abuja, Nigeria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I met a friend here for lunch during the work week. The service was very efficient and quick, so it is a good place to have a lunch if you only have an hour. It is close to FSI, if you are looking for a lunch place nearby. Both my friend and I ordered the lunch special, which is an... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Whether you eat in this lovely serene restaurant or order for take out, the food is unfailingly delicious. Crystal Thai is a regular birthday dinner treat for members of our family and it never disappoints. The appetizers--crispy wontons, spring rolls, and meat satays--are excellent. The staff are attentive and efficient as well.

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Dumfries, Virginia
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I love their vegetarian crispy spring rolls. It's our favorite thing to order at work. The prices aren't the best. The lunch specials really aren't specials at all. They are priced about the same as you would spend for dinner. The prices have recently gone up without notice and was not reflected on the menu right away. If you are... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I spent more than I like to but I was hoping it would be worth it. I was enjoying it immensely until I found a big green bug halfway through my meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Wait staff are terrific. Food is authentic and tasty. Setting is nice. Location is a bit out of the way, but this restaurant is well worth the visit.

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Additional Information about Crystal Thai Restaurant

Address: 4819 1st Street North, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone Number: 703-522-1311
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Thai

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4819 1st Street North, Arlington, VA 22203
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 703-522-1311

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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