T.H.A.I. In Shirlington

12 recent ratings
$$ • Thai Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Curry, Noodles, Soup, Spring Rolls
Safety Rating
11 ratings

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4029 Campbell Ave
Arlington, VA 22206
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Most Recent Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


Incredibly good Thai food in a casual but nice restaurant. The staff was friendly and took allergens seriously. They have an extensive gluten free menu and we're very accommodating to someone that has Celiac disease. Definitely recommend for someone that has Celiac disease.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 week ago read full review

Celiac

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I ordered the lemongrass soup and the Vietnamese spring rolls and was somehow glutened here, unfortunately. The waitress seemed knowledgeable but she was new, which may have contributed to

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Eaten here countless times via delivery as well as in restaurant—never gotten sick. Really love the pork fried rice!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Curry
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Noodles
  • Soup
  • Spring Rolls

Categories

  • Asian
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Thai
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Pad thai & pad see ew both phenomenal & gluten free
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More Reviews


Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


One of my favorite Thai places around. I’ve eaten here many times and have never gotten sick. The menu in the restaurant and online is clearly marked with GF options and with many dishes naturally GF there is not as much risk for cross contamination. Love the pad Thai, lemongrass soup, and chicken basil!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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We love T.H.A.I Shirlington and eat there 1-2 times a month. The Pad See Ew with chicken is gluten free, Celiaic safe, very flavorful, and delicious. They are knowledgeable about celiac. I have never gotten sick. The waiters know us and know what we order. Shirlington is a cute town. When the weather is nice, you can eat at a table outside the restaurant.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The food was delicious and the service was amazing!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious drunken noodles. They messed up by letting me have a sauce I couldn’t have so be sure you be very specific and know where hidden gluten can be. But they do pretty well overall

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Oh wow- so good and so many choices. My husband and I split the green curry and the ginger root and broccoli. Both were excellent.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


The food was great and the waiter was both knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


I love THAI in Shirlington! I usually get the drunken noodles with chicken. Eaten here at least 6 times in the past year with no issues.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Waiter was very knowledgeable about cross contamination and checked with the chef. Items were gf marked on menu but fries gf items were not in a dedicated fried and have to be skipped. But there were lots of gf items that we loved.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious food! The staff was knowledgeable about celiac.

Update 11/30/21: I get take out or eat in so much that I have a “regular” order…and the staff knows me, haha. Great restaurant. I love how they use gluten free soy sauce. It’s (obviously) my go-to restaurant.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


So yummy and so safe! So happy to have a good Thai place to eat at!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Wonderful & safe pad thai, with the menu very well marked and plentiful options! Hostess and server both knowledgeable and helpful in knowing how to provide a celiac-safe meal. Looking forward to returning here

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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This place is absolutely great. The hostess is very very knowledgeable. The kitchen staff will make your food completely separate. And they do know difference between celiac and people just eating “gluten free”. She said when ordering online you MUST say celiac or not. My opinion is talk on the phone before you place order online. I had chicken pad Thai with shrimp and it was very good. Very nice to know that these people care about allergies and take them seriously.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


This was a delicious experience with no negative side effects. The waitress was helpful and the menu had many options for gluten free or gluten optional meals.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I love the chicken fried rice here and get takeout as much as possible! Due to COVID I haven’t been inside the restaurant yet but takeout/delivery have been a dream. Their soy sauce is gluten free and menu is clearly marked with what you can have. My partner enjoys their gluten free and gluten full options immensely as well.

Disclaimer: I am a fairly asymptomatic/non sensitive Celiac. I track this disease not by symptom but via regular celiac antibody blood work and recently had an endoscopy that showed a healed duodenum so I believe that I am careful with what I eat but my experiences may differ from yours.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Great! Noted my “Gluten Allergy” on the receipt and order. Didn’t get sick, am celiac

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


This Thai place is amazing. I was recently diagnosed with celiac and have to be so careful eating out. I got the Pad Thai and communicated to my server that I had an allergy. I have to say the best Thai food I have eaten, and I did not get sick. Please stop by this gem!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I go out of my way to stop at this restaurant whenever I'm anywhere near Shirlington. The food is great, and they've replaced their soy sauce with tamari so you can get a lot of things that are usually off limits, even at a Thai place that understands GF. Pad see ew, ginger beef with broccoli, etc. The staff is extremely knowledgeable, and you can make notes about allergy concerns when you place an online order for takeout. Last time I did that, when I arrived to pick up my order they had removed an item from the order b/c I thought it was GF but it wasn't. I was so grateful to them for paying attention to my order notes.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They had delicious food! The ginger root beef was particularly good. Note: the frier is shared, and our waitress didn’t say this until we asked. The fried rice was also very good. We had edamame as an appetizer. It was a nice restaurant and the staff were really nice!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The menu is marked with gluten free options and staff is knowledgeable and willing to double check on questions, such as possibility of cross contamination for chive dumplings. We were happy with the Delicious food & excellent service... and our celiac was safe!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I love all the options...and they are great too!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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SO good. Clearly marked gf items on menu

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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So tasty and inexpensive! Lots of options, and absolutely delicious food. Celiac safe with speedy service.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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This place is amazing! The staff is kind, friendly, and more than willing to answer any questions you may have or modify a dish when necessary. Lots of fabulous gluten free options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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It's been so long since I was able to go out for Thai food. My favorite dish, Pad See Ew, was even safe! All dishes are marked clearly on the main menu and they use GF soy sauce in their dishes. Definitely recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent Thai food! GF items clearly marked on menu.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Soo many GF options and all are clearly marked!! I never thought I'd eat PadSeeEew again, but they use GF soy sauce for everything!! Amazing!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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It is so nice to be able to dine out safely with my gluten-free son when the whole family can order different entrees (vegetarian entrees, even) and all are GF, so we can share! We're very grateful they've expanded their gluten free selections this year. Great Thai food!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Great restaurant in a cute part of town! The soy sauce is gluten-free and GF & vegetarian options are clearly marked on the menu. Note: optional spring roll add-ons are NOT gluten-free.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Good food, I didn't get sick.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Great options and staff will work to tailor any meal possible. I'm also Vegetarian and can find Veg/GF

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Awesome green curry. Tasty dessert. Excellent service.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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