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T.H.A.I. in Shirlington

4029 Campbell Ave. (Arlington Mill Dr.) Send to Phone
703-931-3203 | Menu
Thai cuisine that breaks outside of the box

Lunch & Dinner daily

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T.H.A.I. in Shirlington Restaurant Review

: T.H.A.I. in Shirlington is such an attractive place with its architectural devices and hard-edged colors that you probably will want to come for the setting, if nothing else. And that is apparently part of the owner’s concept: To rid patrons of preconceived ideas of Thai d├ęcor and Thai cooking. If the design breaks with tradition, so does the menu, filled with dishes with Thai names, but not necessarily with Thai flavors. We’ve enjoyed the restaurant’s roast duck salad and what they called kao soi, which is a Northern Thai specialty, but neither resembles the originals. Presentation, however, is part of the plan, too, and every plate is a staged architectural arrangement that is as pretty as the restaurant.


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