MICHELIN Guide 2019

Soi 38

  • 2101 L St. NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 25 - 49.99 USD
  • Thai
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Sidewalk seating is plentiful, but step inside Soi 38 and you’ll discover a delightfully modern and elegant dining room. Black walls are emblazoned with gold-painted images, making a dramatic first impression. While the look is upscale, the menu celebrates the street foods of Thailand, offering a blend of influences from the owners’ native Bangkok and the chef’s Northern Thai heritage. Settle in to a tall, curvy booth with a pile of friends and be sure to order gaeng hang lay, a tasty pork belly stew and the nam prik ong, a fun DIY lettuce wrap dish. Kua kling is a ground pork curry served with cucumber and green beans over rice; while seua rong hai is that holy grail of expertly grilled flank steak coupled with a spicy and crunchy green papaya salad.


The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal


Quite comfortable


25 - 49.99 USD

  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers
  • r Outdoor dining

Soi 38

+1 202-558-9215
Opening hours
Lunch & dinner daily

Nearby Restaurants

Try other Restaurants with the same cuisine

Subscribe to our newsletter and be the first to get news and updates about the MICHELIN Guide
Follow the MICHELIN Guide on social media for updates and behind-the-scenes information