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Bua Thai

Dupont Circle
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1635 P St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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London, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were really very positive when we were told that dinner will be at our friend's favourite Thai restaurant near Embassy Row. There were nine of us and we all headed to Bua Thai. Initial impression was okay. The building and interior looks a bit tired. Still positive, i thought the food will be wonderful. We ordered and the food... More 

Thank Wilfredo L
Miami, Florida
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137 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My last visit to Bua Thai was 15 years ago and I remembered it as much better. In retrospect this might be attributable to changes in me rather than Bua Thai :-) My recent dinner was served by a pleasant, attentive waiter and it was nice to sit outside on a beautiful DC night, but the food was of average... More 

Thank 29Teddy
Baltimore, Maryland
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

I get take out from Bua Thai often. Their vegetables and other ingredients are always very fresh and their sauces light enough to allow the taste of the ingredients to shine. They are also very quick -- my order has always been ready before they said it would be. Portions are not huge, but I've always felt they offered good... More 

Thank Buffaloman
Plattsburgh, New York
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76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I wandered around the hotel looking for a restaurant after feeling a bit ill. I was incredibly lucky to stumble on this place on P street, and went in. The atmosphere was cozy, and the waiter and other folks were very knowledgeable about options for gf food! The menu is extensive- so be prepared to make some difficult decisions. I... More 

Thank Emily D
South Thomaston, Maine, United States
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

The food was good Thai food. Prices were reasonable. Friendly atmosphere, attentive staff. Safe neighborhood.

Thank Tom G
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12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

The chicken with green curry was great , my wife had a papaya salad with a soup. Service was fast and cordial. My kids love the magi with sticky rice

Thank Francisco P
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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132 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Recommended: Padthai noodles (Vegetarian option) Ambiance is good. Service is slow but servers are attentive.

Thank Kaj978
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We stick with the traditional dishes, they taste great, the portion is just right! We like the pad Thai, Drunken noodle, golden triangle, and mango sticky rice here, I'll give these dishes FIVE starts.

Thank Grace C
Waynesboro, Virginia
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

This is a charming restaurant--very cozy and warm. The service was good and the food was delicious. I got a spicy shrimp and broccoli dish (I don't remember the name of it) and I thought it was wonderful!

Thank LaSouche_10
Bath, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

It was an ok meal but we have never been chased down the street for an inadequate tip. We think the amount of tip is the customer's decision and should not be influenced by the waiter appealing to you in public. Something is wrong in this organisation

Thank MoandIanWiles

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $35
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1635 P St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: 202-265-0828

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