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Little Serow

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Dupont Circle
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1511 17th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Thai Tapas!

The place was hard to find--it was in the basement level, no street number, and no sign at all! I went in there and told them that they didn't have a sign outside (as if they wouldn't know), and was told "yup, we know!". Right away, I loved it! Small place, with a fixed menu (changed weekly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Bernice Y
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The place was hard to find--it was in the basement level, no street number, and no sign at all! I went in there and told them that they didn't have a sign outside (as if they wouldn't know), and was told "yup, we know!". Right away, I loved it! Small place, with a fixed menu (changed weekly), Northern Thai food... More 

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Thank Bernice Y
Haymarket, Virginia
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We visited almost a year ago for my last birthday. We were there the week they had a seafood menu. Great value for a pre-fixe menu. Got in line around 4:30 and were first on a Saturday evening. We can't wait to go back for the "regular menu".

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1 Thank nic0e
Auckland, New Zealand
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

I haev been here a few times as its amazing and the menu changes so you can always find somethin different. The Mild Pork Ribs are succulent and the Tofu Salad. I lived in Thailand and this place is right on the money.

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1 Thank Gilda J
Golden, Colorado
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272 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This place doesn't really need any more 5 star reviews, but I'll chip in anyway. Just as a disclaimer, this place doesn't have a sign out front or a phone. So you have to know where it is (below KOMI). We tried going on Friday night, but we wouldn't be seated until almost 10, which is pretty much bed time... More 

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1 Thank JeremyHakes
Naples, Florida
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183 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Intimate Thai dining. The night we were their the fixed price $55 was 7 course seafood. All were very delicious small plates topped off with a wonderful full fish to split between the three of us. Will go back whenever in town.

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Thank Brad M
Washington, DC
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163 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

If you like slice, and heat and being surprised by new dishes, you'll love Little Serow! No frills ambiance is the trade for such an experience. Amazing. Love it. Would highly recommend.

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Thank donc880
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

Nothing special. We were there at 8 pm last night. Just two people inside when we arrived. We started eating at 8.15 pm. At 9.00 we finished. The white rice was uneatable, one unique block of starch. The food just acceptable. No big scent of Thai. Fixed menu with seven courses. No choice inside but the drinks. Fixed prices even.... More 

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Thank Luca B
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This place is legit! A bit hard to find since they don't have a sign telling you where to go. I took my roommate to this place and with both love hot and spicy food... Pricey, but that should be expected. It's DC!

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Thank nivee_lady
Bethesda, Maryland
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

What luck. We were able to walk in and be immediately seated on a Saturday evening in August. From what we understand, this is highly unusual. There's no signage and if not for someone telling us this is Little Serow, we'd still be wandering 17th Street. Once inside, we were warmly welcomed and impressed with the friendliness if the staff.... More 

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Thank Marc1950
Washington, DC
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155 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The dark, sterile basement was nothing like I expected after hearing so much hype. The seating is uncomfortable, and there is no sign of Thai decorations or even Thai staff. But the food is really exceptional. Just don't expect a pretty spot.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1511 17th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighborhood: Dupont Circle

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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