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Asian Bistro

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Old Town
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809 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3016
+1 703-836-1515
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2015 via mobile

Started with a spicy tuna roll which was below average; there were several layers of rice and barely any tuna in the roll which was a huge disappointment considering that the tuna situated at the sushi bar looked amazing... Had Chicken Penang and Pad Thai for the main course; the chicken Penang was excellent; the pad Thai wasn't all that... More 

Thank Saleh B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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67 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

Our unexpected lunch destination, such a pleasant surprise. We loved the authentic surroundings and general cleanliness. Service is just as pleasant. The FOOD...so delicious. We had several apps and mains to get a feel for their food overall. Everything we had was prepared fresh with enhancing nuances that made it even better. We got there just before the lunch rush,... More 

Thank DCN2012
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2014 via mobile

This little restaurant is very cozy and the food is very good. You cannot go wrong with Panang curry or the basil salmon. Sushi is also good, fresh tasting fish. Very reasonable price.

Thank Zsofia J
Annapolis, Maryland
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2014

We enjoyed our visit to the Asian Bistro. The food was good but not great - portions were fair. We ordered a couple of special cocktails - and one was excellent and other very short of size and alcohol. We told the server and explained we were pleased with everything else but could we try the 10 dollar drink again?... More 

Thank Mark M
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170 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2014

The food is very good and selections are varied. Several cuisines are featured: Chinese, Thai, Japanese and Korean and all are done well. I had Korean beef and my husband the chicken with cashews. Both were very tasty and portions were not overwhelming. As other reviewers have noted, the outside appears to be modest but inside the atmosphere is clean,... More 

Thank belwen4
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2014

When I go to Asian Bistro I always look forward to it! The food is amazingly good and the people there are super nice! It is a wonderful area for people to look around, take tours, go sightseeing, go on boats and eat there! The food there is even freshly made! They give you directions for places to go, and... More 

Thank Sianna K
South Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2014

food was nice and fresh, prices were reasonable. They have the "plum roll" which most sushi restaurants do not have.

Thank punkysgirl
Chatham, New Jersey
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

Went based on TripAdvisor review & once again were very happy with the results. Unassuming exterior & modest interior although very pleasant but not "fine dining". Thought we were ordering way too much food (but couldn't agree so went for it) - gyoza, edemami, pho noodles, lamb curry special, salmon, pad thai, two sushi special rolls for family of four.... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

It is so difficult finding a restaurant that delivers above your expectations each time you dine there, but over the past ten years, Asian Bistro has consistently done so. We go frequently, because we know the food will be fresh, the menu will have some new interesting dishes to try, and the service will be friendly, efficient and gracious. We... More 

1 Thank JBtraveler2344
Alexandria, Virginia
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128 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

Went last night with 2 friends. I had never tried the Lettuce wraps for an appetizer and they were delicious. Very favorable, nicely spiced mixture. Also had: the friend dumplings (a little too crisp), the chicken satay (excellent) and moist. Drunken Beef Noodles (not too spicy; asked for only one "pepper") Chicken Ginger Perfect: very very good. I would recommend... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 809 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3016
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-836-1515

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?