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Sam Phao Thai Cuisine

1019 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2922
+1 703-548-3736
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good47%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“pineapple” (5 reviews)
“thai food” (8 reviews)
“curry” (5 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1019 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2922
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a cozy spot, directly on king street. The staff is friendly and helpful, menu has an array of noodle dishes, pho, vegetarian options as well. We had pineapple fried rice and wide noodle/chicken in brown sauce, took the chefs recommendation, Delicious! No...More

Thank Missleslib
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great cozy little restaurant, family owned, great food and affordable prices! Excellent, friendly service.

Thank Martpr
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Sam Phao Thai is tucked away on King Street, a bit more low-key than the other numerous restaurants around it. It's a cozy dining room (sit upstairs next to the window if you can) with good prices and excellent Thai food.

Thank striker1064
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Super authentic food and genuine people! Amazing pad Thai and I've spent 4 months in Thailand quite recently!

Thank Brittany C
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Right around the corner so I very much wanted to embrace this establishment. I love Thai food and was crossing my fingers. Service was swift as we sat down but a bit understaffed as more people flowed in and they were a little overwhelmed at...More

Thank Sile365
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Went with a group for dinner. The consensus was the food was good, some dishes very good, but the service was fair at best. The food didn't all come out at the same time and getting refills of drinks was slow.

Thank ISC624
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Great food and wonderful presentation. Would definitely come again. Has the chicken pineapple served in a pineapple shell. Excellent. Pad Thai better than home.

Thank Rene K
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Maybe 12 tables total? limited seating so call ahead nice quiet "chill" atmosphere, no tv's blaring 30 different sports stations, loud groups competing for "volume festival conversations" few people texting and cell phones ringing every 2 mins. Actually a place to have a conversation and...More

Thank KC O
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is located in a very narrow Old Town townhouse in an area of shops and restaurants. We found a city parking lot less than half a block away on Henry St, just south of the King Street intersection. Another reviewer mentioned a free...More

Thank Pohickian
Reviewed 29 June 2016

The restaurant has good ratings and was just a few blocks away from my hotel on King Street, so I decided to try it out. Got a table right next to the window. It was great enjoying the street view while having my lunch. Food...More

Thank maymay w
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1019 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2922
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-548-3736
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