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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
DC
Food
Feel
Price
7.5
4.5
$35
Join the native Thai crowd to enjoy this fiery, diverse, sometimes authentic menu

These days it’s all too easy to find mediocre Thai-Chinese-American food in the kind of restaurant that serves sugared versions of pad Thai and peanut-sauced satay to the timid and gullible. Those kinds of things certainly have their place (drunk, starving), but Thai Square is one of the few places around DC that goes beyond that level.

That’s not to say it’s not also playing a secondary role as a bad Chinese-American restaurant, like almost every Thai place in the greater… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
DC
Food
Feel
Price
9.0
6.8
$15
You haven’t lived until you’ve tried the fragrant doi (innard terrine) here

Even among rows of refreshingly authentic Vietnamese storefronts in the Eden Center’s Saigon West, Hai Duong is a standout. Like many of its neighbors, the space has no exterior windows or natural light; rather, the front door simply opens onto a corridor of the mall. The décor is pretty cookie-cutter: tables of assorted materials (faux-marble, light wood veneer); cheap chairs; white walls; cheesy Asian music videos on a flat-screen TV; neon signs in primary colors; and, of course, the classic… [More]