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Thip Khao

3462 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20010-3401
+1 202-387-5426
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sticky rice” (16 reviews)
“laab” (12 reviews)
“papaya salad” (12 reviews)
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Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3462 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20010-3401
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came to this place by accident being in the neighborhood, and a very pleasant surprise! I took the sausages as a starter, delicious, a bit spicy. And then the salmon in a banana leaf (moak paa) so good and healthy! I like the rice served...More

Thank JazzyYazzy
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

The coconut-curry soup was to die for! The service was goog and the restaurant was busy for Sunday lunch but my dish was delivered within 10 minutes after the order. Thanks Trip Advisor! I’m coming again on my next trip to DC.

Thank michaelalake
Reviewed 5 June 2018

My mom and I had no expectations coming to Thip Khao nor any idea what Lao food would be like. We were blown away. I've had so much Thai food over the years, and while some of this was reminiscent of Thai food, the spice...More

Thank Virginia C
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Having lived in Laos for many years there’s never any comparison here in the US that I’ve found until now. The papaya salad is spot on, not watered down and leaves your mouth tingling like you bought it off the street in Asia. Fancy purple...More

Thank jhosta1
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely place. I went there 3 times during my 5 days stay in DC. I ordered authentic laab and I got what I asked for, full of flavor and spicy as Laotian people would eat in Laos. I’ll be back there soon and cannot wait...More

Thank Vanne R
Reviewed 27 May 2018

We had an average dinner here. We had a papaya salad, a pork belly dish and a chicken curry. The pork belly was too greasy for us. We understand it is a fatty cut but this was too fatty for our liking and longer cooking...More

Thank tinkers234
Reviewed 23 May 2018

The beef appetizer was really good but small portion. Khao soi soup was little salty but was good. Kua mee is very similar to pad Thai. It’s good but very salty. Customer service was fantastic. I was excited to try this place because it was...More

Thank Jennifer Y
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Washington, DC is quickly becoming quite an adventurous city for different types of ethnic cuisines. The popularity of this Laotian restaurant, which was mentioned as one of Michelin's Bib Gourmand restaurants, is a case in point. Tried different dishes: Chuenh Nok (fried black pepper quail),...More

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

As you walk in the aroma of the food hits you and the bustling restaurant serves you very kindly and efficiently. We ate some of the jungle menu items (loved the chicken hearts and the alligator laarb). Everything else was excellent too. Can't wait to...More

Thank Rachel K
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Recommended by my daughter and found the little eatery to be a real delight, a little taxi ride from city centre, however well worth the time. Service friendly, food fresh and tasty, extremely good value for money.

Thank anaHongKong2017
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3462 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20010-3401
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-387-5426
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