Image: Crispy Chicken

Last Updated: June 2021

Current Status: The long reliable 14th Street destination for Thai reopened as a market.  They are doing take-out and delivery meals, plus food stuffs and other products in the shop. With the relaxing of the COVID rules, they added some tables back both inside and outside. The menu has sushi options as well. As for the market, it is pretty well-stocked.  According to the WCP piece on the change: “It’s always been my dream to do the market,” [owner] Pollert says. “In the early days when we did the restaurant, it was the world before YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook. Cooking Thai was not something that was happening then. But because of social media, Food Network, and people traveling so much, D.C. has changed. Now everyone is back from vacation where they took a cooking glass in Thailand. They want to know where to find kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, galangal, and Thai chili peppers.”

Gift Cards


Cuisine: Thai
Neighborhood: 14th Street
Address: 1608 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Website: https://www.ricerestaurant.com/
Reservations: Walk-in

Other Critics/Voices:

Washington Post: No coverage

Washingtonian: No coverage