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Little Serow

1511 17th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-6215
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pork ribs” (17 reviews)
“sticky rice” (14 reviews)
“thai food” (17 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1511 17th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-6215
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

The only thing I have to complain about is that I accidentally lost the menu that I kept from the dinner. It was fantastic. I loved the food. I liked how it gradually got a bit hotter with every dish. The important thing is that...More

Thank CaptainAwethume
Reviewed 3 April 2017

It's everything you've read here. We went to the early seating. Maybe its a little rushed, but that's the only possible ding on an otherwise great meal. It's hot as hell, but not so bad that you don't enjoy it all. Can't wait to go...More

Thank Matt J
Reviewed 1 March 2017

My partner and I have been going to Little Serow for years now, and it is still one of the best restaurants in Washington. We are very fortunate to have this as our "neighborhood restaurant" considering we live a few blocks away. And by the...More

Thank jg325
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Went by myself to Little Serow. Food was amazing (and very spicy), service was excellent and the mood is great for couples, small groups or even to go alone. Chef's menu was really good with special mention to an amazingly good yet simple salad.

Thank OttoMK
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This Valentine's Day, I was committed to trying Little Serow - and no line could stop me. I arrived a little after 5, and there was already 20+ people waiting. The line moved swiftly once the restaurant opened at 5:30 for them to immediately seat...More

Thank Keyanna C
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I am so in love with Little Serow. Evidently, everyone else is too because the wait to get into this small unassuming basement restaurant can be several hours. It is well worth the wait, trust me. The Northern Thai cuisine is traditionally spicy and delicious...More

Thank Alexandria M
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I finally went here last night with a friend who was visiting town. It was excellent. The service was friendly and efficient. I loved all 7 of the courses. The course with the fried tofu was especially good. The food brought me back to my...More

Thank jasoncrh
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Our party of four had dinner at Little Serow recently and I was somewhat disappointed with both the food and the ambience. The fixed price menu came with about 7 dishes; the portion is OK, but the taste wasn't spectacular as I expected especially when...More

Thank truongkv
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I had heard good things about Little Serow; namely that it was ungodly spicy and that each dish progressively got spicier. This is something that attracted me, as I didn't think that it would simply be spicy for the sake of being spicy, while compromising...More

Thank Bradford C
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Waited 2 hours for our seating to be told that they wrote down the wrong size for the table. Wow! They knew they goofed. Sorry, it's only food but they could have tried to find room for us after we made the effort. It's my...More

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do you deliver?
2 April 2017|
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Response from OttoMK | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they do. It's quite small and very crowded. More importantly their best experience is the set menu.
Vicki B
Is it possible to eat here if you are gluten free? Especially if you are willing to not taste all of the dishes?
31 January 2017|
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Response from wagesq | Reviewed this property |
I very much enjoyed the restaurant. I don't know whether they do anything at all to accommodate dietary issues. They couldn't do so with regard to heat level.
Do they have a signature dish
1 August 2015|
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Response from Claudio F | Reviewed this property |
The menu is published every Tuesday for the week and remains the same until the following week. You can get an idea of what you will be eating by checking out the menu online.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1511 17th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-6215
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
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