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Thai X-ing, Owner Taw Vigsittaboot's Thai on 5th Street and Florida Avenue in LeDroit Park, and 9th and V Street in Shaw

Local Chain Ledroit Park Shaw Thai Homestyle BYOB $3 Corkage Fee

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#51 jca76

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 03:00 PM

I had a really disappointing meal with three friends at Thai X-ing last night.  I'd been a fan from multiple previous meals, but hadn't been back in over a year. It's nice that the reservation system has evolved from leaving a voicemail to online reservations, and BYOB is great, but I didn't find much else to recommend.  I was fine dealing with inattentive service and cramped dining rooms -- our drop leaf table for four was so small that we were all sitting with a table leg between our legs -- when the food was excellent, but this meal didn't provide sufficient consolation.  

 

Everything was much more bland and less spicy than I remembered.  The vegetable soup starter barely tasted Thai; it mostly tasted of mushy celery and potatoes, with some ginger.  Salmon was somewhat dry and coated in a very sweet sauce.  The pumpkin in the curry that I'd loved on every prior visit was just okay, and the pumpkin itself wasn't cooked at soft as I would have preferred.  The green papaya salad and pad see ew were the best dishes, but even they didn't taste out of the ordinary, like what you could get delivered from a decent local Thai place. 

 

I don't know if this was an off night or it's really gone downhill, but I'm unlikely to go back to find out.  I'd rather keep returning to Little Serow, which provides excellent service, a great beverage program, and fantastic, more interesting food at a price comparable to Thai X-ing's large group/weekend pricing.  



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Posted 30 September 2014 - 07:50 PM

PoPville tweets that Thai X-ing is opening tonight at its new location at 2020 9th St.  This PoPville article says it's a second location, and the original location is no longer serving alcohol (and has picture of sign that also says byo wine for $3 corkage.)



#53 cheezepowder

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 08:07 PM

More info from Washington City Paper about the new Thai X-ing and the alcohol situation.



#54 RWBooneJr.

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 12:53 PM

Sietsema's two star review of the new restaurant is up. However, this summary on DCDiningGuide provides additional helpful details that Sietsema glosses over, like what you'll actually get and how much it will cost.
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#55 silentbob

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 05:16 PM

We enjoyed just about everything served here a few weeks ago, especially the pumpkin curry, soup, and fish dishes.  Corkage was a bonus.

 

What may keep me from coming back, however, is the pacing of the courses.  I know they're looking to turn the table every couple of hours, but in order to eat everything before it got cold, we basically had to scarf down a TON of food in about 55 minutes.  And I left feeling a bit queasy.  Obviously, it was my choice to try and finish everything.  But one would think there has to be a better way for them to pull this off.



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Posted 26 February 2015 - 04:07 PM

I've visited (old location) twice, and not really interested in going back. Both times we were at a 4-top that really should have been for 2 people, especially when nearly all of the food dropped in a 15-minute window.

 

Both times, from walking in the door to walking out, was under an hour. And there was no real service during that hour - no water refills, and when a fork was dropped we had to go find another ourselves.



#57 Rieux

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 05:09 PM

I went to the old location once.  Like DanielK, we were squashed 4 to a small table, the food all arrived in 15 minutes (and it was not really that good, some was cold), and there was zero service.  I don't plan on going back.



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Posted 27 February 2015 - 09:35 AM

My main complaint on my one visit to the original location was the pacing, too. (Three people finishing in just over an hour.) To be fair, though, I also felt a little rushed on my two visits to Little Serow, and I left there still hungry. After Thai X-ing, I was very full. And although the food wasn't as memorable as Little Serow, I thought all of Thai X-ing's dishes were good, especially the pumpkin curry.


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