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Absolute Thai

Certificate of Excellence
Downtown / Chinatown
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521 G Street N.W., Washington DC, DC
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Tampa, Florida, United States
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Ordered our drinks and arrived shortly. The Thai Iced was delicious! When ordering apps, they were out of Fried Calamari :( Ended up ordering Fried Tofu which had no taste... For our Entree we ordered Seafood Pad Thai...decent plate size and excellent taste. Not a place I would die to come back to again.

Thank Michelle M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great meal! Great service! Reasonable prices! We had Pad Thai, Pad Sui, crispy chicken, red curry and potpourri rice. Would order this again and again! And would want to try new things! Just go. 'Nuff said.

Thank HOMshot
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My older children and I happened upon this restaurant, looking for a place for lunch today. We were delighted that we found it. My broccoli and beef in garlic sauce was delicious, as was my daughter's soup, with chicken meatballs in a delicious broth. Our son (who usually like spicy food found his too bland, so he now knows to... More 

Thank Mojo01267
North Carolina
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I went alone for dinner while traveling on business and it was a perfect quiet place to dine alone and relax. Took my bf back in a few days and we really enjoyed the Thai Rice, Shrimp Rolls and we each had the beef salad which was amazing with fish sauce, cilantro and red onions. Great portion sizes as well.... More 

Thank Vanessa-NC
Madison, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Came here for lunch super affordable- had the Kai soi as I was in the mood for noodle soup and the ramen place next door was crowded and a bit pretentious. From the outside it doesn't look like much but was pleasantly surprised at how clean and modern it looked and reasonable to cheap prices! Food was delicious, spicy! And... More 

Thank JEAV
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

I had Tom Kha mushroom soup and Panang Chicken. Very good, enough food for 2 and only $25. Great friendly service.

Thank Ginger M
Inverness, Florida
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144 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

I looked on TripAdvisor for a place to eat near my hotel. I found this restaurant close to my hotel and went. It was housed in an older building that saw better days. It was small and a little worn but the food had big taste. I had jasmine rice with shrimp, peas, carrots and pineapple. Potpourri shrimp. It was... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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138 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Small establishment near Verizon center. We were there for lunch. The food was good - service was OK too. Very friendly with kids.

Thank ghibesan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

The food here is so good! It's no surprise they're so busy! We had a big group, so it was hard to find a spot and our bill couldn't be split.

Thank Katherine T
Indianapolis, Indiana
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170 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

We were on vacation recently and wanted to try some Thai food in the area. We each ordered Pad Thai and most places I go to you can order Medium or #2 and it isn't terribly spicy. The waitress tells me they do not make Pad Thai spicy. So I didn't understand. Well I said usually I can get it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 521 G Street N.W., Washington DC, DC
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown

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