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Review of Absolute Thai

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Ranked #395 of 3,189 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Mr”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012 via mobile

Food was normal, nothing special about the place. Inside looks better then outside, parking is awfull, the waiters refused to change coins for parking, 1 minute late and ofc a ticket... We sat at the window in the spotlights, not very romantic. But the food was normal, so at least worth the money.

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English first
Durham, North Carolina
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Absolute authentic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

For being on this side of the Pacific, the food was pretty darn close to real. They also do not down dumb the favors or spiceyness for the American palate. Reasonable price, unassuming place, nice service and some very very real Thai dishes. Enjoy.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Princeton, New Jersey
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272 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Great prices and food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

This is a modest little restaurant, but it has no reason to be modest. The food was fresh and excellent. The dishes were comparatively large (for the lowish prices). We ordered our usual two soups and three main dishes - and took home enough food for most of another meal. Incidentally, they packed up the food in much better containers than you get in most Asian restaurants - Styrofoam containers with tops so noting spills.

Visited July 2012
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Landisville, Pennsylvania
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216 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Great Thai food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2012

Chose this place from the TA reviews. I was not disappointed. We had the special (shrimp/chicken/roti) and fresh rolls. YUMMY!!! Great service. Easy to find location. Wish we could have tried more!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Falls Church, Virginia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

I enjoyed my meal here. Service was pretty slow because the restaurant was crowded, but it got much better as the place started to empty out. My husband and I tried the green curry, the pad thai, and a curry puff appetizer. The pad thai was very average-- definitely not bad, but it did not impress me. The green curry was delicious. I had never seen curry puffs on other thai menus before, but was very glad I tried them. They were amazing. I'd definitely come back, but I would not get the pad thai again. Oh-- portion size was average for the pad thai, but pretty large for the curry. The curry puff appetizer came with 3 good sized pieces. Prices were pretty decent-- our meal was around 35 dollars after tip.

  • Visited July 2012
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