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Thaiverse D.C, Washington, DC

Thaiverse D.C

4.4
4.4
45 Reviews
$30 and under
Asian
Now open in DuPont circle area of Washington DC, Thaiverse DC offers authentic southern style Thai food cooked with love and care. Thaiverse's sister restaurant has won numerous awards, being regularly voted by open table users as the best Asian restaurant in the DC region, and Thaiverse DC shares the same recipes and culinary management (Chef Piya and Chef Raam (Thai Masterchef finalist)). Located in an historic and legendary spot where once stood the Childe-Harold, Thaiverse DC blends the history with modern touches to produce an elegant dining environment. After your meal you can step downstairs to the British style pub in the basement named the Step-Childe Harold.

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2 people

9:30 pm


Booked 2 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Thai
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Wed, Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 844-6612
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, LGBTQ+, Women
  • Executive Chef
    Piya Cameron / Raam Keawsamerta
  • Area
    Dupont Circle
  • Cross Street
    Connecticut Ave
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    DuPont Circle Metro <1min walk
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine

What 45 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

45 Reviews
  1. AKAL

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Highly recommend the Drunken noodles and Duck pancake!

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  2. JSDC

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not the best Thai we've had, but great location, good food, and solid service go a long way.

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  3. United3millionmiler

    San Francisco

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pleasant friendly service. I had 2 appetizers for lunch that were nicely done.

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  4. IceQueen

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The green curry was great. I requested Thai spicy, which was very very spicy. Next time I’ll get it one notch down. Very casual and friendly atmosphere.

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  5. EliseC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very delicious and the staff were very kind. The curry puffs are amazing! My only minor issue was the lack of vegetables in the dishes that we ordered, such as the Pad Thai with tofu (despite my asking for veggies to be included).

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super nice Outstanding value! Best green curry Best lamb Best Tom Ka soup

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  7. SamA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    While the soup came after the noodles, everything was delicious. A visit is a must, if you’re ever in that vibrant part of Dupont. It’s a hop, skip, and a jump from the north entrance of the Metro station.

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  8. Beanella

    London

    170 reviews

    5.0

    170 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a neighbourhood gem this restaurant is! We had a charming welcome and were made to feel very welcome. We only had time for a main course, but both the green and massaman curries were superb, lots of nuanced flavour and just the right level of heat. We will be back!
    Thaiverse D.CResponded on 19 March 2024
    Thank you 😊

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I'd heard great things about this restaurant and was somewhat disappointed. Some dishes were remarkable (the drunken noodles) and others were lack luster (The Penang curry did not have much flavor). The service wasn't very attentive, perhaps because we got there so early (5pm). I'm on the fence and would like to try it again.

    1 person found this helpful

  10. Catlover

    Washington DC

    77 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was very tasty. We had the whole restaurant to ourselves for awhile - being Thanksgiving weekend.

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  11. Robert

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's an attractive, calm spece with an extensive and varied menu.

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  12. John

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 October 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    If you’re gonna allow reservations at 9, well don’t close the kitchen at 9:30 and ask us to move to the bar/give us explanations. I’d cap reservations at 8:30. Didn’t get the chance to eat, decided to leave because people in our group were concerned with the kitchen closing and didn’t want to have anyone waiting on us.

    1 person found this helpful

  13. Aaron

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The Thai restaurant is above a British-themed restaurant and the two are connected by stairs. Somewhat strangely, you can order off either menu. However, no one told us until the meal was over that the British food from downstairs often takes much longer than the Thai food upstairs. I was finished with my meal before my friend's even arrived. Fortunately, my choochee salmon was delicious! The service was somewhat slow and seemingly amateurish. It was about 15-20 minutes before our drinks order was taken. And the servers seemed to lack confidence and experience, but were very friendly. Would return in a pinch, but wouldn't seek it out.

    2 people found this helpful

  14. CanA

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Nothing special with the food and poor service. The location is excellent.

    1 person found this helpful

  15. Mike

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 27 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Thai food ever. Beautiful decor! Very pleasant staff and terrific service. Also, very reasonably priced. One of my very favorites!!

    1 person found this helpful

  16. Camwolf

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice southern Thai entrees! Really enjoyed the salmon with homemade yellow curry!

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  17. BenLap

    Fort Lauderdale

    196 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    196 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The beef in oyster sauce, papaya salad with soft shell crab, and salmon teriyaki were all good. Pleasant place, friendly but a bit disconnected service

    2 people found this helpful

  18. JSDC

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on 31 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our first trip to Thaiverse. We went around 6 in the evening and chose to sit in the "streetery" set up in front of the restaurant for all the restaurants on that stretch of road. Great ambiance, eating on a beautiful evening with a festive atmosphere. Service was attentive and good and pleasant. The entrees were excellent. We had drunken noodles and massaman curry beef. We also liked the fried oysters (which came from the Childe Harold menu shared by Thaiverse). Two small points off: I suspect that my happy-hour frozen margarita, which I drank on a mostly empty stomach but which produced no buzz, had little alcohol in it. Also, the "sweet and sour calamari" consisted of calamari breaded and fried to within an inch of its life, accompanied by a tiny container of sweet and sour sauce. Honestly, it was so flavorless it was hard to believe it came from the same restaurant. We won't order the margarita or the calamari, but we will go back.

    2 people found this helpful

  19. BeeK

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    went for restaurant week and the food was excellent

    1 person found this helpful

  20. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Thai family owned restaurant on the East Coast!

    1 person found this helpful

  21. KirkH

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The salmon and duck entree options were dry and lacked flavor.

    1 person found this helpful

  22. JodiH

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 August 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Really was looking forward to Restaurant Week and trying Thaiverse. Overall food was ok, with the exception of the duck which was very good. Cost was very high - 3 people w 1 alcoholic drink was $182 with the mandatory 20% tip. Bill was also $20 over and I had to correct it. I do typically tip 20%, but service was awful. To give a feel, the food came out in this order for 3 people: 1 appetizer; 3 soups; 1 entree; 2 appetizers: 1 entree and then 20 minutes later the final entree which they forgot to make.

    2 people found this helpful

  23. Anonymous

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic new addition to the Thai food scene! Highly recommend it.

    1 person found this helpful

  24. EileenM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb and unique dishes and cocktails in a lovely setting. We’ll definitely return!

    1 person found this helpful

  25. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food! Everyone was really nice. I would go back.

    1 person found this helpful

  26. ChrisB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you order sticky toffee pudding you won’t want to share it!

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  27. HeidiC

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 July 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a really nice looking and quaint atmosphere. We rate the food only about 3-3 1/2 stars though. Had chicken pad Thai and it was sweet and sort of bland. We “may” give it another shot at some point, but overall sort of disappointed.

    2 people found this helpful

  28. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We loved it, but it was too loud. Hard to have a coversation. We will be back, though!

    1 person found this helpful

  29. EmilyS

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Thai I’ve had in DC so far. Great for large groups or casual date night.

    1 person found this helpful

  30. lovefooding

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great modern clean Thai restaurant, would definitely return again. Menu limited, but straight forward - and delicious!

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  31. Sandy

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, lovely interior. Attentive waitstaff.

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  32. Gustavo

    Washington DC

    79 reviews

    2.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Average Thai food in DC. Nothing special. Service was poor. We ordered our food via some app and we had no eating utensils. I had to asked the "waitress" because she was too busy looking at something and assumed since we ordered via the app we were all taken care of. I will not be going back.

    2 people found this helpful

  33. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was fast-food tasting and the service was terrible. Worst that I’ve had here in DC.

    1 person found this helpful

  34. KenR

    Salt Lake City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Thai restaurant, food was outstanding and great location in DuPont Circle.

    1 person found this helpful

  35. AmyS

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Thaiverse is a great new addition to the neighborhood!

    1 person found this helpful

  36. Euvites

    Washington DC

    59 reviews

    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We loved everything about our visit EXCEPT the lighting! Goodness, the place was lit up like a cafeteria for dinner on a Saturday night. Definitely detracted from the experience. Too bad, since the food and service were excellent; the lighting was so harsh, we will not return until it improves. Fortunately for the restaurant, that is an easy fix!

    1 person found this helpful

  37. Fred

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Have eaten at other Thai places that were just as good and less expensive. Okay but nothing special.

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  38. BrendaJ

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was excellent. Best Thai food I've had in a while. However the server asked us to leave because they were expecting other guests. It was really vey peculiar. Weren't loud or doing anything unusual. Ordered several drinks and food. Paid for it all no problem. There were plenty of empty tables and other 4 person tables. The place wasn't even full. Thaiverse had revived my interest in Thai food until they asked us to leave for no apparent reason, unless of course they didnt like that two in our party were black. Dont get it but now I'm not inclined to go back.

    2 people found this helpful

  39. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    81 reviews

    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had lunch there this week with two friends. We shared two appetizers and an entree. All were delicious and the portions were a good size. The restaurant is lovely and it was quiet. The service was excellent.

    1 person found this helpful

  40. SusanMcB

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The good was good, but on-par with any Thai place. The "Thaigaritia" cocktail was bitter and not very good. The servers used digital tablets to take orders and it felt very robotic. The servers were not very attention to when you wanted to order your entree or pay your bill.

    2 people found this helpful

FAQs

Thaiverse D.C is rated 4.4 stars by 45 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

9:30 pm


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Thaiverse D.C

1610 20th St NW, Washington, DC 20009-1001

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Connecticut Ave
  • Area
    Dupont Circle
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Wed, Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Thai
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    DuPont Circle Metro <1min walk
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, LGBTQ+, Women
  • Executive Chef
    Piya Cameron / Raam Keawsamerta
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine
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