Seared shrimp perched atop a bed of steamed asparagus and dressed in light garlic sauce. Fried flounder embellished with black bean, ginger, and mushroom sauce. Tender beef over spaghetti with basil, sweet pepper, tomatoes, and a spicy chili-garlic sauce. At Thai Pavilion, it's the sauces and seasonings that turn otherwise simple dishes into delicious house specialties.
This National Harbor restaurant offers a mix of traditional and contemporary Thai dishes, so there's something for everyone. Regulars recommend you start your meal with the duck rolls, which are lightly fried, swathed in an Asian pancake, and dished out with house-made duck sauce. Then try one of the classic noodle dishes, like pad Thai or pad see ew, or opt for an entree such as cashew chicken, pepper beef, or Thai Pavilion fried rice.