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Zabver Thai closes in former Adam Express space – Sabydee Thai & Lao Cuisine coming

by Prince Of Petworth May 22, 2017 at 10:15 am 6 Comments


3211 Mt Pleasant St, NW

Kurt reports Saturday:

“Caught them taking down the Zabver sign in Mount Pleasant last night… I stopped in to see what was going on and met the new owners of the space. Looks like we won’t have to go too long without a second Thai place on the same block — it’ll be called Sabydee and will be a (hopefully) similar Thai and Laotian joint. They handed me a menu and said their first day will be this Tuesday. End of an era!”

Ed. Note: Zabver was only open for 2.5 years so I’m reserving end of an era status for Adam Express.

Stay tuned for an opening date for Sabydee and check out their full menu after the jump.

  • anon anom

    I was in the vicinity Sunday and was wondering what had happened! Zabver’s owners were extremely nice and hopefully the new owners will be as friendly.

  • Garth Algar

    aw man, what a bummer! i loved zabver. the owners were so friendly and the food was darn good.

  • tj

    Saw this on Sunday. I’ll miss the food at Zabver and its owners. But it’s encouraging that the new place is opening up so soon, that the menu has familiar and new items, and that the phone number is the same! I’ll have to check them out soon.

  • J

    Wow, this is such a bummer. They had the best Thai in DC by far in my opinion. I wish the new owners are the best.

  • Alex

    The Zabver folks were indeed very nice and the food was solid. But they seemed to be in a tough spot competing with Beau Thai down the street, which has a similar price point but marginally better food, a real dining area, and a very easy takeout setup. Might have gone to there more if they had been decidedly cheaper but I suspect there is a pretty hard floor on what you can charge for quality Thai food. From the menu it looks like the new spot may be headed down the same road (though the Laotian offerings would be unique)…

  • mh

    Thai/Laos food and no Khao Soi. Bummer

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