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Mai Thai

$$ - $$$
Dupont Circle
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1200 19th St NW, Frnt 4, Washington DC, DC 20036-2432
+1 202-452-6870
11:15 - 22:30
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All hours
Sun 11:30 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:15 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:15 - 23:00
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 24 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 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Thai food that is hard to find in most Thai restaurants. Authentic heat levels which they adjust to your taste. Nice outside dining area

Thank legaleagledc
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

I was in town for a conference and overall I love the area. Love the atmosphere and weather. My co-workers and I had dinner at Mai Thai the last night in DC. The service was slow but it was not an exception since we also had the same experience everywhere else. Dinner took an average of 2-2 1/2 hours from... More 

Thank Suzie Q
Commack, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Poor service from start to finish. The dinner took 3+ hours! Our 7:30 reservations were honored; the restaurant was not too crowded. It took 20 minutes for the waiter to come over and take our drink orders, and he would not take our dinner or appetizer orders at that time, even though we wanted to give it. It took another... More 

Thank Laurie K

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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
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 20036-2432
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-452-6870

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