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Thip Khao

3462 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20010-3401
+1 202-387-5426
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sticky rice” (17 reviews)
“laab” (13 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

After dining here with a friend, I am shocked to see Thip Khao has poor reviews for service and food. Our experience was amazing. Entitled people complaining about a popular restaurant not seating a full party, which makes total sense to anyone who understands how...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank faceofweed
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Our kids brought us to this wonderful Lao restaurant. We tasted many small plates, most of which were vegetarian, and we found everything to be delicious. The staff was friendly and helpful, and we continued ordering more, which made for a fun dinner.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Fran S
Reviewed 20 October 2018

We enjoyed lunch here with my daughter and shared the items we ordered. I wasn't super-hungry at the time and ordered the GAENG SOM (tamarind soup). I found the sour taste really satisfying. Hubby ordered the LAAB (salad) with chicken and enjoyed the sharp but...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank eloquacity1
Reviewed 13 October 2018

This rather nondescript atmosphere is hiding a small jewel of a menu. The choices are different from foods I have eaten elsewhere and everything we ordered was well-spiced. I am not much of a meat-eater, but I especially highly recommend the beef jerky. If I...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Davida H
Reviewed 19 September 2018

If you know Thai and Vietnamese food, you just have an inkling of what Lao food is, and this is great food. If you love spicy, there is much to choose from. If spicy is not your thing, there are still many things to choose...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MarkG6258
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

With its recent addition to the MICHELIN Bib Gourmand list, I had to try it out. The food did not disappoint! Everything we sampled was excellent, from pork jerky to chicken hearts to soup and fish. Great casual foody spot! I had wished the atmosphere...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sabrina A
Reviewed 9 August 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
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.

Date of visit: July 2018
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

Date of visit: June 2018
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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank jhosta1
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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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