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Galae Thai

$$ - $$$
Eisenhower East
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215 Swamp Fox Rd, Alexandria, VA 22314-4689
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
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Crestview, Florida
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165 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Went here due to the proximity to the movie theater nearby. I ordered the beef fried rice and my buddy ordered something.... Mine was good and he said he was too.... nice clean restaurant.

Thank lmb500
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90 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

I thought the food was very good and more authentic than a lot of other Thai places I have been to. The service was very good as well.

Thank JustNOZ
Alexandria, United States
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

A clean restaurant with interesting decor and the food is good... Not the greatest Thai food I've ever had (I'm still searching for truly great Thai food in the DMV area) but definitely good. Most recently I had the Chicken Satay (appetizer) and the Drunken Noodles with Shrimp... Both were good but the drunken noodles fell short because it wasn't... More 

Thank Max G
Collinsville, Illinois
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

I generally stick with simple dishes when trying new restaurants, and Galae Thai's take on Pad Thai with shrimp was a delicious and beautifully-presented answer to that request. The shrimp were delicate and flavorful, and the noodles and morsels of tofu were delicious as well. I may ask for a little more spice next time, but it was delicious through... More 

Thank RouxTheDay
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95 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Almost didn't go in. TA said it was closed, posted hours of 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. This is wrong, they are open until 10 pm. Ordered the coconut soup. It was very good. Sushi was good.

Thank wjeffa10
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

This place is near our place and one of our favorites to eat when we go to the movie, or want to go for a quick lunch/dinner. Our favorite dishes are Drunken Noodle, Pad Thai, Pad See-ew, PhiPhi Island, and more. The place is nice, clean and quiet. The staff is nice. Occasionally, on a bad day, it may take... More 

Thank T N
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

Servings are quite small and pricey. But what I couldn't shake off my mind was that the server asked for more tip and said that I gave less than what was required. That was the deal breaker. I am not going back to this place again. The management should train their staff to be more refined and polished. You don't... More 

Thank Rain P
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682 reviews
515 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

One of the problems with Alexandria is that people are timid when it comes to Asian food, hence why a solid Thai place is forced to serve sushi- a food from a totally different country. The Thai food suffers from the collision.

Thank Scrappleking
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

A hidden gem next to the Movies, right across from the metro stop Eisenhower. Hard to find a better meal in this area without going to old-town. The service is top notch. Too bad sushi chef and Drummer 'Made' is no longer there.

Thank global h
Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

We used Alexandria as our base for visiting Washington DC, and ate in this restaurant on two of the four evenings that we spent there. The food was excellent, and the service prompt and polite. We had fragrant and warming vegetarian curries and even indulged in a cocktail. There were plenty of vegetables, so it felt that we were eating... More 

Thank Ruth C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Japanese, Sushi
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 Swamp Fox Rd, Alexandria, VA 22314-4689
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Eisenhower East
  • Neighbourhood: Eisenhower East
  • Phone Number: 703.960.1606-7

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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?