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Baan Thai at 1326 14th St. serves regional Thai cuisine, from four different parts of the country, the attached sushi restaurant serves as a talisman against the uninformed. Get the tapioca chicken, the Isan sausage, and the Thai vermicelli in chili peanut sauce. This is one of three or four local places with real Thai food, and thus one of the best dining spots in DC. The Yelp reviews are nearly worthless, but here is useful WaPo coverage.