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“Best Thai in DC area” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bangkok 54

Bangkok 54
Ranked #58 of 859 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Johnson City, TN
Level Contributor
72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Best Thai in DC area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

Took my family here and have a great dinner.
Everything on the menu was good.
Pud Thai with chicken and chicken fried rice was to die for.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank TNKirk
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Thai Food Reasonable Prices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

The food is very good and the prices reasonable. Comfortable and elegant. Jeans are o.k. but this is a first class operation.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Ralph M
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Level Contributor
22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Thai Option in Arlington”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is my go-to place for take-out. Bangkok 54 is the best Thai food in the Arlington area. The Panang Chicken is my dish of choice. The menu has a good variety and is priced reasonably. You can eat in the dining room or get take out.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Michelle A
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Washington DC
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“food with a personal touch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

I love their chicken curry with butternut squash. We went with a party of 13 and everyone was satisfied with their choices. You can see that the management of this place is strong and keeps a close eye on the quality of the food. We'll be back.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank IntransitDC
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Virginia
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Read the fine print: "seasoned with chili..."”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

We went here based on the Washingtonian list of Cheap Eats.

We ordered Green papaya salad for a shared appetizer--wow! Looking at the menu online now, I can see that most appetizers have chili sauce, or chili powder as an ingredient, but none have a little chili spicy icon, like some restaurants provide. This was a five minute burn--unpleasant! Yikes! When we told our waitress that it was too spicy, she seemed mildly amused--we were not! Finally when she came back and noticed that we were soaking our tongues in our water glasses just to delay the spicy burn, she offered, "sorry." This is a service failure on her part and for the restaurant. She could have casually mentioned that this dish was very spicy, and/or told the preparer to go easy on the chili.

After the fire went out, we ordered red curry shrimp with butternut squash (with the spoken understanding that she could make it "not spicy." We also ordered a whole fish--they offer several kinds, each with a different price that our waitress couldn't quote without checking with the manager.

Both dishes were very good--the whole flounder with a sweet & sour sauce on the side was very nice.

So, I guess you get the drift--beware of the five-alarm chili, and, well, beware of what seems to be a service problem.

BTW, I gave this place a 4, because the food is very good, and we will probably go back some time.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank WineloverVirginia
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