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Mai Thai

$$ - $$$
Dupont Circle
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1200 19th St NW, Frnt 4, Washington DC, DC 20036-2412
+1 202-452-6870
11:15 - 22:30
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Sun 11:30 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:15 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:15 - 23:00
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This gem was on a list of nearby restaurants from our hotel. My family enjoyed the meal immensely and are considering another visit before we head home. The portions are huge and the pricing is quite reasonable for Thai food and the size of the portions. We had the Pad Thai, a Duck Special with a coconut curry sauce and... More 

Thank Maureen M
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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226 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The design and decor of the restaurant reminded us of the classical Thai restaurants in Bangkok from our years living there. The food was reasonably priced, and closely resembles the recipes that Thai restaurants in Bangkok prepare for tourists (but not for locals, who always prefer much hotter versions). The papaya salad was fresh and just the right amount of... More 

Thank ObservantGuest
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We were staying a few blocks away, and the concierge recommended Mai Thai. When we walked in at around 8:30 on a drizzly Saturday night, most tables were empty. The waiter was attentive, but not pushy - she gave us exactly the right amount of time to decide. I had the Chicken Peanut Sauce and my wife had a seafood... More 

Thank D W
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We're sent here by locals. Food is interesting and fresh but not prepared traditionally. We're big Thai fans and not one of the dishes seemed traditional. Nice staff and atmosphere though.

Thank Traci H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

My dining companion orders Pad Si Ew in every Thai restaurant we visit. And we visit many Thai restaurants because it is a favorite cuisine. Pad Si Ew here is sweeter, saltier and inferior to that served at Beau Thai Shaw.

Thank Adeline W
Ardsley on Hudson, NY
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279 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Decent Thai food, but nothing outstanding- indeed a bit disappointing given the multitude of Thai restaurants in DC nice area of the city and certainly not bad food, just Average

Thank AlanONYC
Houston, Texas
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150 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We walked to this restaurant from our hotel and sat outside on this mild night under the stars. After flying in from Texas it was refreshing to sit outside and enjoy our dinner. I enjoyed my mixed veggie with chicken and shrimp; I asked for added veggies and ginger. The taste was perfect and healthy. Other people in the party... More 

Thank Clopaboba
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Here as I write. Refused a seating next to a bucket trapping dripping ceiling water, even tho the place was empty. Tom yum was greasy, yes greasy. Pad Thai was mediocre, and that is pushing it. Service was inattentive, at best, and rushed. Decor is okay, this place has potential, just can the cooks and management.

Thank 2341mid
Franklin, Tennessee
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent food. Refreshing drinks. Great happy hour and attentive service. The atmosphere was clean and relaxing. Loved it. Would recommend to friends.

Thank Tammie R
Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Quality of food was average, although I would not say it tastes authentic. The restaurant was in a hip area of town, with trendy decoration. If you drive, there is parking along the road or at car park in next building.

Thank Moonlghter

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:15 - 22:30
11:15 - 22:30
11:15 - 22:30
11:15 - 22:30
11:15 - 23:00
11:15 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 19th St NW, Frnt 4, Washington DC, DC 20036-2412
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-452-6870

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?