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“Not as quiet as it used to be” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Crystal Thai Restaurant

Crystal Thai Restaurant
Ranked #154 of 838 Restaurants in Arlington
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Fairfax, Virginia
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Not as quiet as it used to be”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We have been voing to CrystalThai for years and have been suprised recently at how busy it has become. You actually need reservations some nights. The food is as good as always but the service, while efficient, isn't as gracious as it used to be. Their delivery continues to be some of the best in the area.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank jackie b
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  • English first
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English first
Arlington, Virginia
Level Contributor
160 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Lovely neighborhood Thai restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Nice casual atmosphere, but not flip flops casual. Friendly staff. Thai ice tea (sweet) is great, as is the crispy catfish. The sauce that comes with the crispy catfish is addictive.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Mary G
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NY
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“From NY to Thailand”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

We have been to Thailand and the food there is VERY spicy. At Crystal the food is very flavorful. The portions are generous and the atmosphere and wait staff are excellent. It brings back fond memories of our foreign trip.

It has an adequate parking lot as you really need to drive there. We have driven on numerous occasions from NYC. The prime purpose is something else but we find time to dine at Crystal Thai.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank endoman
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Redwood City, California
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Worth the trip from anywhere in NoVA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

Such excellent food in this family-run restaurant! I've never had better Thai anywhere, and I've eaten it all over the world. Drunken noodles are a must. Every time I'm in Northern Virginia I make it a point to eat here. It's easy to underestimate because it's located in a small strip mall next to an Outback Steakhouse. But if you're accessible to Route 50 in NoVA, you must go!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank CATravelogger
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Gainesville, Virginia
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Our Favorite Thai Restaurant in Falls Church/Arlington Area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

Crystal Thai is an friendly, informal restaurant serving really good Thai food in the Falls Church/Arlington, Virginia area. We usually start with an appetizer such as spicy squid and then share duck, pork or seafood specialites. In season they serve excellent soft shell crab with a choice of sauces. The restaurant is open later than many in the area. Parking is no problem. They also deliver within a limited area.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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1 Thank Kreykenbohm
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