Little Serow

Restaurants, Thai Dupont Circle
5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Little Serow
Photograph: Dakota Fine

Johnny Monis was just 24 when he opened Komi, the Greek-inspired restaurant that vaulted him to culinary stardom. For his second place, Little Serow, he took inspiration from northern Thailand. As at Komi, there is no menu; $45 gets you a family-style meal of about seven dishes. Flavors are bright and bold, and the heat can be intense. The menu changes weekly, but dishes might include snakehead fish with bamboo shoots and rice powder or pork ribs with whiskey and dill. The restaurant can only accommodate groups of up to four and doesn’t take reservations, but the staff will text you when a table frees up.


Venue name: Little Serow
Address: 1511 17th St NW
Washington, DC

Cross street: at Church St
Opening hours: Tue–Thu 5:30–10pm; Fri, Sat, 5:30–10:30pm
Transport: Dupont Circle Metro
Price: Set meal $49
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Average User Rating

5 / 5

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The best dining deal in town, Little Serow delivers huge flavors with its Thai prix fixe, which is constantly changing, but might include a salty-sweet fried chicken—for dessert. That the price is only $45 for seven courses sounds like a mistake, but the final bill will confirm just what a steal this place is.

One of my favorite dining out experiences ever in DC. The food experience will stay with you forever, it's one of those meals. Also, make sure you can handle hot - this will blow your mind if you like spicy!