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Royal Thai Cuisine & Bar

4.2
77 reviews
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$30 and under
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Thai
Top Tags:
  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
Royal Thai opened in Chinatown in May 2009.
We are the best choice for Thai food enthusiasts, so we hope all our customers will enjoy our foods!
All of our menu selections offer nothing but the most authentic traditional Thai cooking. Every dish is prepared fresh from the best ingredients, for a rich and flavorful serving.

Our goal is to be the best cuisine in town with most authentic traditional Thai, while encorporating modern riffs using local fresh ingredients and Thai sensibilities. We also offer a seasonal selection that we create monthly. Besides delighting the discerning palate, our kitchen takes pride in sophisticated presentation.

Lastly, our staff is eager to make your time with us a wonderful experience.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Thai
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri 3:00 pm–10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm
Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(202) 842-1405
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
5th St. NW
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Public transit
Gallery Place Chinatown Metro Station (Green, Red, Yellow)

Judiciary Square Metro Station (Red)

Archives Metro Station (Green, Yellow)
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout
What 77 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.6
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
value
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

great food

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SleepChick (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Royal Thai is a favorite for my friends and I. Convenient meet up near Chinatown where the food and drinks are always good and the service is friendly and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Good service. Good food. Pleasant atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 8, 2018

Excellent restaurant! Great service and great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful Green Curry and Eggplant. Royal Thai is a gem.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Service was great and the Penang curry was yummy. Lots of choices for vegetarians (just ask no oyster/fish sauce). Nice ambience inside although you wouldn't necessarily know that from the outside. They also have a 50% off alcoholic drinks if you check in through yelp.

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vipDRad66 (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Another great visit to Royal Thai! Introduced my family to this great restaurant that always provides great service and excellent Thai food!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

I’m a repeat customer & can always count on Royal Thai for great food at a very reasonable price both in their restaurant and at home with free delivery!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

I have lived in Bangkok for two years so I know my Thai food. This was not Thai food. This was the typical American Thai food that you get. I noticed that most of the staff and presumably the owners are Thai so I was even more disappointed because they must know what real Thai food should be cooked like and taste like.

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LeeGee (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on November 28, 2017

I should have suggested going elsewhere as soon as I walked in and smelled a strong chemical smell. Floor wax? Cleaning supplies? Pesticides? But my dining companions were already seated so I joined them, thinking I might be overly sensitive. Servers were pleasant and relatively attentive, but the food was just awful. The crispy chicken (one of the house specialties) was essentially a bowlful of small pieces of fried batter — maybe there was chicken inside, but it was barely noticeable. The house special seafood was just mediocre. All in all a very disappointing meal.

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