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561 S. 23rd Street, Arlington, VA
703-979-0777
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating

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  • 15
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Thai food

I eat there every time I am in DC for work. They are still the only Thai place in the US that I have been to that has regular sticky rice served in a banana leaf like they do in Thailand! It adds flavor to the rice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
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46 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Agoura Hills, California
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Your average Thai restaurant - good, not great. Little pricey for the plate size. No ambience, decent service. Just - meh, fine.

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Palmerton, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews 95 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Ate there Saturday Evening, place was not crowded which always scares me but we love Tai food and we always try to stop at a Tai restaurant when we travel. I have to say this one is average/poor. Staff was very friendly, quick service with a smile. Food however was average I had the Pad Tai with Shrimp, plentiful good... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Ate a great meal here Friday night. Started with Tom Kha Gai (Chicken with coconut milk) soup, lightly spiced, followed by Pad Kapow Gai (Thai basil with chicken and vegables with jasmine rice), amply spiced. Because everything tasted so good, I couldn't help myself so I ordered Cow neo mamuang (Fresh mango and sticky rice). All dishes did not lack... More 

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st augustine
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I eat there every time I am in DC for work. They are still the only Thai place in the US that I have been to that has regular sticky rice served in a banana leaf like they do in Thailand! It adds flavor to the rice.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The staff were swift, efficient and friendly. The food was good - just not terrific. My Tom Gai soup was a bit thin and the chicken was tough. My friend said the eggplant curry was very good but the sauce was also think. Our third friend ordered a rice bowl and said she wanted noodles instead but they ended up... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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166 reviews 166 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Thai cuisine is closed to filipino cuisine in taste so me and my friends decided to eat here as my plan was for them to taste the traditional tom yam soup, but i was disappointed that their version of tom yam isnt as tasty as the real thai, although we enjoyed some of the other dish, owners looked thai but... More 

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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I found this restaurant on Trip Advisor after picking up a rental car at National Airport. The interior is dreary with old appearing tables, carpet and furnishings. I was suprised how expensive the bill was, not outrageously expensive but more than I usaully pay for the average Thai restaurant. However I don't mind paying good money for good food, but... More 

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California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I ate with a large group from a convention, we walked about 1/2 mile. The atmosphere of this restaurant is casual and slightly dated so I didn't have high expectations. Wow was I pleasantly surprised! Excellent food, drink and price. I had ginger soup, cashew chicken, and a mango marguerita. All were the best I ever had!

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Newark, Delaware
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The staff were wonderful and all the food was delicious. The ONLY reason this gets 4 stars is that it's very small. I recommend the pork and crab dumpling and any of the desserts!

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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Efficient service, very quick response, food is Nicely arranged on the plate. The quantity of the meat was disappointing but the size of the dish was huge. The place is located in area of very bad restaurants so this really stands out. Bottom line - Good place for lunch

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 561 S. 23rd Street, Arlington, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 703-979-0777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?