Cheap Eats 2013: Bangkok 54

Quick reviews of ethnic cuisines you can experience for less than $25 a person, tax and tip included.


About Bangkok 54


2919 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204

Though it might not look like much from the outside, this dining room—with its lacquered chop-sticks and chain-mail curtain—is the sleekest in its class. But the real lure is what emerges from the kitchen. Anything labeled “crispy”is hard to resist, from pork belly with chilies to duck with basil. Balance out your table with a curry (we like the red curry with butternut squash) and a fine version of drunken noodles.

Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.