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Talay Thai Restaurant

Capitol Hill
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406 1st St SE, Ste 1, Washington DC, DC 20003-1870
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Liss, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place with friendly waitress and good thai food. So good we went back twice. Also very reasonably priced.

Thank Storm72
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like basil and fat noodles. Get the drunken noodle. It was the best I ever had. The som tum was excellent. Some thai restaurants make it too sweet. This was just right.

Thank Michael L
St. Michaels, Maryland
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

It took over 5 minutes for someone to acknowledge me. The soup was pretty mediocre at best. The other 2 closest restaurants were close for parties. My second trip here, and I should have skipped it.

Thank Drjdd
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Grabbed dinner here on our way to an event. The food was good and service was friendly and fast! Decor could use a little updating.

Thank tigger340
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

A little tough to find b/c the signage is overshadowed by a huge SUBWAY (subs) logo on the same building above the Thai sign!! Nice good, nice service.

Thank jester100
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203 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

I good restaurant without high prices and with great flavours. If you are looking for a place to get impressed by the food this will be a great place.

Thank dvbrasil
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We come here over 15 years usually for an early dinner. Most people come here for lunch so be prepared to waimfor lunch. Dinners are not so busy. We had chicken pod thai,drunken noodles, chicken sate and my friend had soup. It was fast, tasted great,mwas more than enough for 4 people and we just enjoyed every thing about it!... More 

Thank Petra L
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163 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

It appears to be a local fav for office and other government workers in the area. We were there for lunch. They quickly served us and even separate the bill with no effort. Food was good and everyone agreed it was acceptable Thai food. My pad thai was on the dry side but flavors were good, lots of extra heat... More 

Thank Sintita
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

The place is cute, the prices were good, but 2 pepper hot is more like 4 or 6?pepper hot!! I love spicy food, but don't want to burn off my lips! I had the Pad Ped and I could barley eat it. My fellow traveler had the Pad Thai which I tried and it was good, but the peanuts tasted... More 

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Baltimore, MD
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Today was my first time eating here. I picked up a lunch to go order of Pineapple Fried Rice. While I know that isn't very Thai-like, it was quite good with a nice subtle flavor of cashews. The service was very friendly, and the pickup process was quick and efficient. I will have to come back to try some of... More 

Thank Kirk_MD

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 406 1st St SE, Ste 1, Washington DC, DC 20003-1870
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Capitol Hill
  • Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: 202-546-5100
Talay Thai restaurant is located near Capital Hill Washington D.C. The restaurant offer a relaxed, cozy and friendly atmosphere suitable for business lunches to casual dinning. We provide dine in, take-out and delivery.

Our goal has been to serve the most authentic traditional Thai food. All of our food is prepared on the premises from fresh ingredients, Thai herb and individually cooked for you direct from your order by our personally staff.

Thank you for visiting our website and we are looking forward to see you at Talay Thai Restaurant.

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