When I come to DC, the first thing I want to do is check and see what restaurants are close by.
Usually, I go to restaurants that’s recommended by friends or family who live in the area.
This time, I wanted to try a different restaurant.
I was really wishing and hoping for one of my favorite foods, Thai , and I was hoping with as many different type of restaurants that DC has, I’d be able to find at least one Thai restaurant in the area where I was going.
Enter Absolute Thai Restaurant at 541 G Street, right across the street from the Capital One Arena, home of the Washington Wizards basketball team and the Washington Capitals hockey team.
(Could the Sports Diva be any luckier since I was taking pictures of the Capital One Arena?)
The restaurant is easy to get to by Metro.
Since it’s at the Gallery Place Chinatown station , just follow the signs to the arena.
But then it gets tricky.
You’re on 7th and G street, but you have to walk around Capital One Arena to get to the lower numbers of G Street.
Or you can do what I did. Walk through the alleyway of Gallery Place.
You’ll see the restaurant, which is small.
Now what about the food?
I had my favorite food to have whenever I go to a Thai restaurant.
Penang Curry with beef and Jasmine rice.
I started off with Chicken Satay with red onion and cucumber salad and peanut sauce which I gobbled down like it was my last meal or something.
As for the Penang Curry, it was enough for 2 or more people to share.
It was so good and not too spicy, just the way I like it.
Of course I had to have some Thai Ice Tea to go with it, even if it was cold outside.
All of this came to $30 or so, not including tip, which I was happy to give because the waitresses were so friendly and helpful.
This restaurant isn’t expensive at all even though they’re that close to the arena.
I would definitely go again, but next time no appetizer, just my delicious and mouth watering Penang Curry.