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Bua Thai

1635 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-1403
+1 202-265-0828
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“thai food” (15 reviews)
“chicken” (5 reviews)
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Asian, Thai
$$ - $$$
1635 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-1403
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

I ordered takeout from Bua, and it was very good. I had the green curry and spring rolls. I would visit again.

Thank LeSuriel
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a good value Thai place, especially if you don't want to spend a lot and want good Thai food. Service is very good, unless you want delivery. Delivery at this place is as slow as molasses and they often mess up your order.

Thank James G
Reviewed 4 March 2017

First off, you need to visit this place for the cocktails. Yummy. And the food is very good, too. Came here with a friend who knew the menu better than I and everything he ordered was delicious. Seasoned well; spicy without being overpowering. Reasonably priced,...More

Thank Jon M
Reviewed 28 January 2017

I had lunch with my colleague and a business partner. Angel Wings (to share) and Pad Thai (Chicken). Angel Wings are in a different shape from what I expected, good.

Thank Ryusuke M
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We were staying nearby (although it's a few blocks from the Metro) and having toured around the area early one warm evening, decided this was the most attractive prospect. At that hour, we managed to get a table on the balcony! It felt good, suspended...More

Thank 1953Trek
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Met some colleagues here for a dinner and although we had a nice time, there was nothing special about it. The cocktails were good and well priced (although it took them forever to bring the drinks - they brought our appetizers first!) I thought the...More

Thank LivingInWien
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I've been eating at Bua since around 1998. Nearly ever time I visit DC, my husband and I end up there. The staff is attentive, and the food is tasty. I love the fresh tastiness of the pepper, basil, peanut, and coconut flavors of many...More

Thank EdRockster
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Bua is a charming Thai Restaurant near Dupont Circle. The staff is friendly and attentive, the restaurant is clean, and the prices are very reasonable, but the best reason to try Bua is for the food! My favorites include the Coco Bouillabaisse soup and any...More

Thank elly774
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We were really very positive when we were told that dinner will be at our friend's favourite Thai restaurant near Embassy Row. There were nine of us and we all headed to Bua Thai. Initial impression was okay. The building and interior looks a bit...More

Thank Wilfredo L
Reviewed 19 June 2016

My last visit to Bua Thai was 15 years ago and I remembered it as much better. In retrospect this might be attributable to changes in me rather than Bua Thai :-) My recent dinner was served by a pleasant, attentive waiter and it was...More

Thank 29Teddy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1635 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-1403
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-265-0828
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