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  • Thai, Vegetarian-Friendly
  • 561 23rd St, Arlington VA22202 38.853308 -77.05419
  • (Btwn S Fern & S Eads St)
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  • (703) 979-0777
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User Ratings (Based on 17 reviews)

Food 4.6 Value 4.0
Service 4.4 Atmosphere 3.9

Other Restaurant Info

(703) 979-0777
(703) 979-0777
Take Out Catering Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc, DC
Mon-Thu: 11am-10pm Fri: 11am-11pm Sat: 11:30am-11pm Sun: 11:30am-10pm
Lunch, Dinner
Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special, Take Out, Catering
Min Delivery:

User Reviews

  • Urban Thai

    Posted by showmeindc on 10/11/2014

    A Vegetarian's Delight!

    As a vegetarian, it can be hard to find flavorful options, but not here: The Yum Tofu appetizer (fried tofu, cashews, bean sprouts and matchstick cucumbers and carrots in a lime dressing) was original and refreshing. Followed that with spicy and tasty Panang Tofu. Highly recommended! I'll be sure to pick up food there any time I'm back in the area.

  • Urban Thai

    Posted by Anonymous on 09/09/2014

    Mostly Thai some fusion

    Love the fried tofu appetizer here. Shredded apple, onion, cashew, vinaigrette, dice-sized tofu pieces. Shame on every other Thai restaurant for not copying this recipe! Salads are fusiony in a similar way. Curries I've tried are certainly good but I really think it's the appetizers and salads that set these guys apart. And the small portion sizes, unfortunately.

  • Urban Thai

    Posted by Brandon on 10/19/2011


    Food is solid, quality ingredients, prices are a little high, serving size is a little small, but overall I would recommend.

  • Urban Thai

    Posted by Maggie on 08/15/2009

    Absolutely Amazing

    Best Thai I've ever had in the US. Great atmosphere and reasonable prices.

  • Urban Thai

    Posted by Andy from Alexandria on 04/26/2009

    I Must Have Gone To A Different Place . . .

    After reading all of the previous great reviews, I think we may have gone to the wrong place. Maybe they had a bad day but the Pad Thai was flavorless and the chicken in it very dry. The Panang curry chicken was way too oily and not very spicy (never asked me how hot I wanted it). The sticky rice was so fused together we couldn't pry chunks apart with chopsticks. For $27 you'd think the two entrees and one sticky rice would be spectacular but not so. The sticky rice order was the size of a 1 yr old's fist - in other words tiny. There are way too many other excellent Thai food restuarants to go back here. Glad we took a few extra pairs of chopsticks to increase our meal value!

  • Urban Thai

    Posted by thai lover on 01/08/2009

    The best thai food in the area

    I love this place. I go all the time for lunch. The gai sub and the curry chicken are my favorite. You also must try the lemon grass ginger iced tea and the banana roti if you have room for dessert. Every thing there is very good. The atmosphere is small but trendy chic.

  • Urban Thai

    Posted by droolerystoreDOTcom on 01/02/2009

    Great Hidden Gem

    We made a reservation for New Year's Eve, which turned out to be unnecessary since not much was happening in this part of town. It turned out to be a good thing, though, since our resv. for 2 yielded us a comfortable table for 4, rather than the tiny square usually provided. The waitresses were attentive (not to mention very decorative in their beautiful satiny tops and glittery earrings), without hovering. As vegeterians, we were happy with the number of choices of both appetizers and entrees...rather than being subject to just a few token selections. The Yum Tofu appetizer was the largest appetizer portion I've ever had, and was light yet substantial, and dressed with very tasty spicy lime dressing, one of my favorite Thai sauces. The Winter Squash Ravioli appetizer was delicious, and melted in our mouths. Our entrees, the Three-Flavor Veggie & Tofu, and the Stir-Fried Wild Mushroom, were beautifully plated, and were both delicious. The only thing we would have wanted is for just a bit more tofu in both dishes. The Thai Iced Coffee was also great, and my choice of Syrah wine was delicious. The prices were very reasonable, and the decor, if plain, was pleasant enough. A very thoughtful and intelligent decision on the part of the restaurant's designer: a wall extending 7/8 of the way to the ceiling, between our table (adjacent to the door), and the door itself. On this blisteringly cold and windy evening, this wall saved us from being frozen out every time someone came in or out. Not to mention the privacy it afforded! Brilliant, elegant decor decision, neglected by most restaurants w/a storefront location. A very relaxing and enjoyable meal! I wish it were not so off the beaten track, as I would quickly become a regular if it were more accessible.

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