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Little Serow

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Dupont Circle
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1511 17th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-6215
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Clarksville, Maryland
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Waited 2 hours for our seating to be told that they wrote down the wrong size for the table. Wow! They knew they goofed. Sorry, it's only food but they could have tried to find room for us after we made the effort. It's my birthday too.

Thank RHfoodie
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cool space. Great staff. Amazing food. It is a one of a kind dining experience and not to be missed. Go early. If you're a skeptic (like I was), go and be converted. Next trip, skip the traditional DC steak or Italian joints. You'll be glad you did.

1 Thank Dave F
Mishawaka, Indiana
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

This was one of my first times at a higher end, prix fixe menu restaurants. No reservations so I arrived about 1 hr before they opened and was about 6th in line for the 30ish seats in the restaurant. The hospitality and explanation of each of the 9 courses and pairings was great. The food was in a word, explosive.... More 

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Williamsburg, VA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Have been to Little Serow three times- each time, went on a weeknight and put my name in at the host stand at around 6:00. Then went elsewhere for a cocktail (Hanks is good, as you can get oysters and champagne!) and waited for a text- I never waited more than an hour each time. Be warned, the menu is... More 

Thank Wburgfoodie
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

This was one of the more curious dining experiences I have had in my 65 years. I am a big fan of all Asian food and admit that I am fond enough of heat (the Scovil) kind, that an old shoe could get an ovation from me if properly spiced. My wife enjoys Asian food as well, but is not... More 

2 Thank wagesq
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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183 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

I have eaten here several times and they never disappoint. Just to get this out of the way upfront, it can be hard to find for the first time visitor. No sign, just a non descript basement entrance on 17th St. The address is above the door for reassurance. No reservations taken so you may have to wait. They will... More 

1 Thank alimentoD
Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

We've been in Asia Pacific and Thailand several times. We didn't expect Washington to be the place we got the best food ever. This place is amazing. The interior design fits the message - its about outstanding food. Definitely a place to get in love with!

1 Thank Phil F
Fairfax, Virginia
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

After reading multiple excellent reviews of this tiny restaurant, and hearing first hand accounts of how great it is ("worth the wait in line"), I finally went on 4th July weekend. There was no line! And, since there was no line, we couldn't find the place (they have no sign). Once inside, you are transported to another world (and that's... More 

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New York City, New York
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787 reviews
473 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

I've heard a lot from my D.C. friends about this place and was excited to try it. Expecting a wait we went early. It was full but we were able to snag the last two top. I'm so glad we did. A $49 prix fixe which was excellent. The highlights were the tofu and the pork ribs. But everything was... More 

2 Thank USCKaboom
Silver Spring, Maryland
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116 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

Hands down this is the best Thai food I have had outside of Thailand. I lived in Northern Thailand for 2 years and this food made me feel like I was right back there. Every course was incredible. The mushroom kaprow, which is always a huge letdown in US restaurants, was mind blowingly good and I normally do not even... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1511 17th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-6215
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighborhood: Dupont Circle

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?