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Absolute Noodle, Washington, DC

Absolute Noodle

4.1
4.1
31 Reviews
$30 and under
Asian
Absolute Noodles and Sushi is a restaurant created by Wirut, a Thai who is fascinated with ethnic food and specializes in concocting exotic cuisine inherited from generation to generation from exotic Thailand. Balancing sweet, hot and salty tastes, Chef Wirut incorporates the freshest local produce and seafood into his creations. Also important to Wirut is the presentation — incorporating color and texture. We love our Customers, want to get to know them better and welcome them back time and time again.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Sushi
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 789-0022
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighbourhood
    Mount Vernon Square
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout

What 31 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 3.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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31 Reviews
  1. CaliGirlNOT

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Reviewed on December 16, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    Absolute Noodle is one of my favorite lunch time spots. It is always crowded at lunch, because the Asian fusion menu gets two thumbs up. My favorites are the Thai Fried Rice, the Ramen and their sushi. The sushi is always fresh and the presentation is always appealing. The staff is friendly and food is served in a timely manner, even at their busiest.

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  2. Craig

    Washington DC

    1009 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    1009 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about the dining experience is excellent. Great food, great service, great prices. It's definitely worth it.

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  3. Craig

    Washington DC

    1009 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    1009 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Do the build your own bowl. I got angel hair noodles with fried chicken and clear broth. Added in broccoli, asparagus and spinach. It was excellent if I say so myself. I'll try a different protein next time and likely do one less veggie. You can't go wrong.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was fantastic and the prices were reasonable. I had a hard time finding a sushi place open on Sunday. In the end it was a great choice.

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  5. JotaL

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This place has very good California rolls and my raw tuna appertizer was delicious. Four kinds of beer on tap was a plus. The wait staff was courteous and efficient and I would definitely go back

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  6. FormerFed

    Washington DC

    504 reviews

    4.0

    504 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lunched after a lecture on Asia in the early modern centuries at the Smithsonian. Found the restaurant almost full when we arrived and noted that it continued to turn over tables while we were there. So reservations are vital. We enjoyed the dishes we ordered and she took home a substantial doggy-bag. We will return to Absolute Noodle.

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  7. LX79

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Usually nice and quiet but quick during the week. Love being able to build my own noodle bowl/dish and the Thai tea is great.

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  8. Craig

    Washington DC

    1009 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    1009 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was quick and friendly. Food was a little less than usual but I did try something I'm not used to. Definitely worth a trip back.

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  9. redsoxfan

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This is some of the best Asian food I've had in a long time. Their noodle dishes are incomparable. Plentiful portions. Recommend reservations if in town for a special event. We were there on January 21 following the Women's March and it was packed - customers without reservations could not be accommodated. Lucky find!

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  10. KendellRenee

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2016

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was okay and our server was nice, but our reservation was 45 minutes before closing so no one was super happy to see us dining in - We definitely felt rushed!!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2016

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The menu sounded oh-so-amazing, but the food was very lackluster. The best part of the meal was the Thai iced tea, which was spot on. I had the General Tso's Noodle Bowl, and it was nowhere near what I was expecting. The noodles were dry and gummy, there was very little sauce. The chicken seemed to be from the frozen food section of my supermarket. I had high expectations based on the online menu, and was sadly disappointed.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was really good and the staff was extremely attentive. Only frustration was a woman at another outdoor table that was chain smoking - next time I will sit inside. I will absolutely come back for those nodes.

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  13. baja

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Although the restaurant is just a block from the Verizon Center, it's out of the craziness prior to Caps games. We easily got a table. The menu is varied and we were very pleased with our selections.

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  14. MarthaS

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This place is fairly authentic. The wait staff is super friendly -- even plugged in my daughter's cell phone for her because she needed to charge it. All the noodle dishes were delicious. Could have used a little more heat in mine, but otherwise great. Prices are excellent as well. They had a TV on the wall in the corner showing a Monster Truck rally, which my kids found hilarious. The open kitchen was fun to watch as well.

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  15. MartyJ

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Salad dressing is amazing

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  16. EdnaG

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this little gem of a place. Amazing ramen and desserts.

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  17. Catewin

    Washington DC

    91 reviews

    4.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I would recommend Absolute Noodle to anyone interested in good food with no hassle and no wait. We tried multiple noodle dishes and the tempura appetizer, and all were delicious. It was my first time there, but my boyfriend orders delivery once a month and loves it. Never had a bad meal. It is casual and quick, and I doubt there is ever a wait. Definitely give it a try, when you are looking for that type of meal!

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  18. DCdiner

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolute Noodle smells amazing when you walk in and they do not disappoint when it's time to dine. Sushi = plenty of choices, including creative roll selections; great quality, fresh fish and good portions Noodles = perfectly cooked, great selection, nice presentation with lots of color, and fantastic flavors Broths for the noodle soups = rich, flavorful, so good! Service = attentive, but sometimes a bit intrusive. Prices can't be beat. The place is small so make a reservation! We will be back!

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  19. JTATX

    Austin

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This is my go-to Asian place. The menu is full of well-done classics and unusual traditional dishes. All served up by friendly and helpful wait staff. Very simple space, casual atmosphere.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Noodles (drunken udon) and sushi were good. The meat (pork) was a bit rubbery

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  21. Dave69

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Much smaller than we expected, yet the food was and service was so much better than we ever hoped for. Lots of different variations to Asian standards and very accommodating staff. Great for Verizon pre-game/show.

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  22. AlexandraN

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very attentive service and wonderful sitrfry!

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  23. TracyS

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We picked Noodle because of its location but the food and price were great. It's a small place so the service was decent because we could always see our server if we needed her. I would definitely return for more tasty sushi and noodle dishes.

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  24. wendfish

    Washington DC

    104 reviews

    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My first time there, so we tried a variety of dishes to see how they were. We found out that if you check in on Yelp, you get free veggie spring rolls, so started there. Also ordered creamy crab puffs. Both were good. Yellowtail is my favorite sushi so I wanted to compare theirs; it didn't disappoint. My friend got pad thai to compare to other places & she really liked it. Since it's a noodle place, I wanted to try a noodle bowl so I went with the Make Your Own. Portions were HUGE & the noodle bowl was excellent! Loved that I could pick & choose EVERY ingredient! Servers were attentive without being overbearing. Can't wait to go back!

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  25. Unionville

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed our dinner here, it is close to the Verizon Center to grab a quick bite to eat before the game. Wide variety of Asian food selection - would recommend their sushi, it was a highlight of our meal.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2015

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I was incredibly disappointed with dinner at Absolute Noodle. I ordered edamame and the dragon experience sushi roll, while my boyfriend had the chicken ramen and a "22 oz" beer (in scare quotes because it definitely wasn't that size...). The sushi was worse than anything I've eaten from a grocery store, bland and dry with a terrible texture. Only two bites were incredibly spicy while the rest was nearly flavorless. My boyfriend's noodles were a solid congealed brick that he couldn't seem to separate. The food gave us both a stomach ache. The waitresses were the only decent part of the restaurant. But, even with the okay service, I wish I could go back to a time before I ate here.

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  27. yblesin

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Find this spot and would become a regular diner here if we were locals. The food was flavorful and the service very attentive.

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  28. Candy

    Washington DC

    122 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The selection was from various Asian cuisines. The noodle dishes were delicious. The curry dish great. The service very nice and accommodating. Across the street from a church with bells that remind guests of time often.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely amazing meal! Fresh and bright flavors friendly and efficient service. We'll be back.

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  30. Craig

    Washington DC

    1009 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    1009 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came upon Absolute Noodle thanks to Open Table and thank goodness I did. Outstanding Thai food starting with three amazingly fresh spring rolls. The General Tso's chicken was tasty and plentiful. I liked the noodle, carrot strips and sprouts accompaniment as well. Great wine, intimate authentic space. Very helpful and attentive staff. I'll be back.

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  31. Rich1231

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely, convenient, and casual dining experience that offers a delicious menu, and expert service. it's a cute little neighborhood gem!

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Absolute Noodle does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. Absolute Noodle also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 789-0022.

Absolute Noodle is rated 4.1 stars by 31 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Absolute Noodle

772 5th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Mount Vernon Square
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Sushi
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout
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