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“Sunday Happy Hour”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Asian Spice

Asian Spice
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Ranked #258 of 3,196 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Cross street: 8 St. NW
Silver Spring, Maryland
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146 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Sunday Happy Hour”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

We arrived on a Sunday, looking (somewhat in vain) for a Happy Hour. We found it at Asian Spice. The drink specials were fine but we were also looking to eat. The bar is pretty small and at least one of the tables in directly in line of the A/C vent, which meant we had to move and I still got cold (the restaurant side with tables looked pretty nice). It is somewhat inconvenient for the bartender to go up and around and then back down to serve us, but I imagine they usually have someone on the floor and he does not need to do so.

My noodle dish was excellent - they have a wide variety of dishes but I was feeling like noodles, which are easy to bring home and eat as leftovers. I asked for them to use rice noodles rather than egg noodles, which they accommodated. The flavor was really nice, and my friend complimented her Pad Thai. I found it to be a pleasant experience and will definitely go back for a meal in the dining room.

  • Visited August 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Delicious food and great service”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

We were so amazed when we first dined here. We were looking for a restaurant nearby and decided to try this one. They offered Chinese, Thai, Korean, and Japanese cuisines. Hearty food with really yummy taste. I had Korean calbi, my friends had deep fried eggplants, Thai curry chicken (I may be wrong. it was something Thai chicken) and Korean bulgogi. We all liked very much!! My friends and I also enjoyed some special cocktails here.
Though there was a bar in the restaurant, it was relatively quiet at night time. So, my friend was comfortable to bring her baby to enjoy some chats with us.
This is a great restaurant. We like it a lot!!

Visited August 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Fast Service & Very Tasty Food!”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

We ate here recently on a Saturday mid-afternoon. It's been about a year since our last visit to Asian Spice - we ate in the ground floor dining area which was not busy on our arrival. We were very impressed with the taste and quality of the food!! We ordered two entrées - the Green Thai Curry which is prepared in a coconut milk sauce and was perfectly spiced and the Seafood Fried Rice which included calamari, scallops and large shrimp and was exceptionally tasty. To conclude the meal and we highly recommend this because it's absolutely not what you would expect - the Coconut Ice-Cream. It is presented very simply as a large scoop of vanilla ice-cream in a plain white bowl - no bells and whistles on appearance - however - somehow - they have stuffed baked coconut flakes inside the ice-cream and this changes everything - simply the best $5 scoop of ice-cream you will eat anywhere!

The venue is very well air-conditioned which we enjoyed being the middle of summer. The food was brought out very quickly but it should be noted that the restaurant was between the busy periods so we got the best attention possible.

We presented a Groupon which was used without any difficulty and literally cut the bill in half!

Remains a firm favorite in the Downtown area!

  • Visited August 2013
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Fishers, Indiana
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“Food good, service not so much”
Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

With lots of competition in Chinatown, this may not be a first choice. We went because there was not a long wait. The food was generally good, but service was very slow. We dined on the second floor, which was reached by a spiral staircase-- cool looking, but worrisome if one needed to exit quickly.

Also, the restrooms could only be reached by walking through a hall filled with dirty dishes and table cleanup materials. Not at all appetizing.

Visited August 2013
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“Mixed bag”
Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Well off to a good start. Being gluten free is not always smooth. But the made good accommodations with the exception of leaving battered crab meat on the main course. When we mentioned it. They removed it but offered no replacement. This was the main part of the dish... So we ended up ordering another entree to fill the gap. The food was very good however. Until we hit desert. One of our favourites... Something we have in every thai restaurant... Pass avoid it. It made us both feel very ill from one spoonful... We left the rest.... They offered no explanation.

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Thank Mark B
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