Cheap Eats 2010: Thai X-ing
100 places that offer great food at low prices.
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Kate Nerenberg, Rina Rapuano
Comments () | Published June 9, 2010
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Thai X-ing
Address: 515 Florida Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202.332.4322
Neighborhood: U Street/Shaw
Cuisines: Thai
Nearby Metro Stops: Shaw-Howard University
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Intimate
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Salmon in red curry; spring rolls; larb gai (ground chicken and onions in lime juice); pork ribs in green curry; pad Thai; Pad King Tofu.

Why go: Taw Vigsittaboot’s Thai place—in an English basement in DC’s Shaw neighborhood—is a one-man show, which means you have to place your dinner order when you make a reservation and call for takeout two days in advance. But the assertively spiced curries and brightly flavored salads are worth it.

What to get: Larb gai, the fiery minced-chicken salad; salmon in lush red curry; Panang curry chicken; pad Thai; peanutty Chicken Vigsittaboot.

Best for: Offbeat dates; carryout.

Insider tip: Portions are smaller than the family-style plates at most Thai restaurants, so you’ll want an entrée for each person.

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