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The 12 Best Thai Restaurants Near Arlington

Updated: September 21, 2022

Dreaming of an island escape? With khao soi and coconut curries, these great Thai spots offer an island escape in Arlington. This list of Thai options was created after an analysis of the best local sites and millions of diner and critic reviews. Arlington boasts some great food offerings and these are the best of the best for your tom yum fix!

Find the perfect Thai restaurant

Thai Square Restaurant

Thai, $$, ArlingtonThai, $$Arlington, Arlington Heights
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Thai Treasure

Thai, $$, ArlingtonThai, $$Arlington, Ballston-Virginia Square
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

T.H.A.I. in Shirlington

Thai, $$, ArlingtonThai, $$Arlington, Fairlington-Shirlington
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Buuz Thai Eatery

Thai, $$, ArlingtonThai, $$Arlington, Colonial Village
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Thai Select

Thai, $$, ArlingtonThai, $$Arlington, Colonial Village
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Sawatdee Thai Restaurant

Thai, $$, ArlingtonThai, $$Arlington, Clarendon-Courthouse
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Urban Thai Restaurant

Thai, $$, ArlingtonThai, $$Arlington, Aurora Highlands
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Thai Curry

Thai, $$, ArlingtonThai, $$Arlington, Ashton Heights
Google: 3.6
Yelp: 4.0

Rien Tong Thai Asian Restaurant & Sushi Bar - Arlington

Asian, $, ArlingtonAsian, $Arlington, Lyon Village
Google: 3.5
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

DC Noodles

Asian, $$, WashingtonAsian, $$Washington, Shaw
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • TimeOut, 2017

    The best Thai food in DC

    TimeOut, 2017
  • Lyft

    Top 10 Most Visited Thai Restaurants in Washington

    Lyft

Little Serow

Thai, $$$, WashingtonThai, $$$Washington, Dupont Circle
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • TimeOut, 2017

    The best Thai food in DC

    TimeOut, 2017
  • Lyft

    Top 10 Most Visited Thai Restaurants in Washington

    Lyft

BKK Cookshop

Thai, $$, WashingtonThai, $$Washington, Shaw
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • TimeOut, 2017

    The best Thai food in DC

    TimeOut, 2017
  • Lyft

    Top 10 Most Visited Thai Restaurants in Washington

    Lyft

How did we curate this list?

Finding the right Thai restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We pored over ratings for 16302 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in Arlington and 518 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Lyft and TimeOut had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. These top contenders have appeared in Lyft - Top 10 Most Visited Thai Restaurants in Washington and TimeOut - The best Thai food in DC. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. These ten options are sure to delight.

Common questions

Buuz Thai Eatery is the highest-rated Thai restaurant for dessert in Arlington.

Ghin Na Ree Restaurant, Thai Square Restaurant, and Crystal Thai Restaurant are some of the highest-rated late-night Thai spots in Arlington.

Ghin Na Ree Restaurant, Thai Square Restaurant, and Crystal Thai Restaurant are the highest-rated Thai restaurants for a quick lunch in Arlington.

Thai Square Restaurant, Crystal Thai Restaurant, and Thai Noy Restaurant are the highest-rated Thai restaurants that are good for groups in Arlington.

Ghin Na Ree Restaurant, Thai Square Restaurant, and Crystal Thai Restaurant are vegetarian-friendly Thai restaurants in Arlington.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair saffron lassi with prawn curry

    When considering what goes best with prawn curry, we recommend a glass of saffron lassi, it truly complements the dish as it cools the palate between bites.


  • Pinot Noir with your vegetable jalfrezi

    If your food palns include Curry, then you should consider helping it along with some red wine. We find that a Pinot Noir, with its hits of ripe berries, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

  • The ideal drink pairing for green sauce palak paneer

    Knowing what to pair with green sauce palak paneer can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Chenin Blanc. This, dry, white wine balances the herbaceous green sauce palak paneer.

Factoids

  • A day about seafood

    seafood lovers in The United States indulge in seafood come October to celebrate National Seafood Month.

  • A delicious pairing

    Often considered one of the most go-to drinks in Thailand, thai tea is a crowd-favorite choice across the country, often prepared with tea, milk and sugar.

  • A hefty price-tag

    The curry which costs $2,584, can be ordered at the Bombay Brasserie.

Parking tips

There’s nothing like finding the perfect parking spot right away when you’re going out for a meal. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Thai spot.

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