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At 801 N. Fairfax St., diners flock to Royal Thai and Sushi, a restaurant that has gained a reputation in North Old Town for succulent Asian cuisine that is perfect not only for the warm summer months, but any time of year. With its spacious patio dining, Royal Thai is an enticing proposition, especially with the warm temperatures outside and the chance to enjoy some fresh air with your delicious meal.
One favorite sushi order is the chef’s special creation, known as “Eddy’s Citron Roll,” named after the restaurant’s head chef. This sushi sensation is made using spicy tuna, cilantro and cucumber, while freshly sliced lime and avocado adorn the top. Any other ingredients are the chef’s secret, and will remain that way in what is one of the great culinary mysteries of this city.
Eddy’s roll is not the only popular sushi dish, as there are several others that diners enjoy, including the Norway Roll with smoked salmon, the Tropical Roll with fresh mango, the Firecracker Roll topped with shoestring sweet potatoes and the Ceviche Roll which is made with fresh shrimp and fish in lime juice. The Ceviche Roll also has cilantro and jalapeno wrapped in paper thin radishes.
The Thai food is also something to sample, especially as the restaurant began its life a decade ago serving only food from that country. Popular dishes are the Thai curry, the Thai eggplant and the Pad Thai, drunken noodles and the wonton soup.
Treat yourself to a meal at Royal Thai and Sushi. Whether you sit inside or outside, you will not be disappointed, and will leave with a new appreciation for the best cuisine Asia has to offer. Open 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays; 5 to 9 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call 703-535-6622 or visit www.royalthaisushi.com.