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Bangkok Garden Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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4906 Saint Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6008
+1 301-951-0670
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Timbuktu, Mali
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having frequented this place for the last 25 years after having spent over 5 years in Thailand I can say with some authority that it is both authentic and delicious! Restaurant can get a little loud on weekend nights but the service is delivered with that wonderful Thai smile and sense of humor. Reservations for large parties is advised!

Thank portpaint
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We stopped in here on New Year's eve around 5:00 for an early and quick dinner before our party. Were immediately seated and had great service. Food came quickly and was very good. Drunken noodles and larb gai are particularly good.

Thank SMG216
Slough, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We had a family surprise dinner here. This was our first time to visit here and the restaurant was recommended to us. The whole experience of the food and service was very good and we had a very enjoyable dinner.

Thank Mark C
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

My family and I have been eating here for over 20 years. The food is excellent, but please make sure that you ask for it to be spicy if you want it because they will dilute the spice if you are not Thai. The spring rolls, satay, pad thai, and green curry chicken are wonderful. The food is much better... More 

Thank P7c777
Upland, California
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Delicious food, fast service, pleasant environment. Not sure what its like when busy, but we had a great meal at a fair price.

Thank MichaelM2080
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I got here just after 5pm. Only one other guy here. So...they were very attentive. I had the daily special which was duck. It was very good. The food is cooked fresh (no Buffett) . Service was quick and professional.

1 Thank John M
Moscow, Russia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Ordered food delivery at 8:10 food was delivered at 8:47. Receptionist taking order was nice. Delivery person was prompt and nice. Food was very average if not a tad below par. Wonton soup was way over salted, dumplings were mushy, the meat had little flavor. The soup had no aroma and was rather tasteless. 2-3 on a scale of 1... More 

Thank Alexanderkirill
Bethesda, Maryland
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271 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is my go to place in Bethesda for Thai. Our favorite server, Panny is GREAT. She is friendly, fast and personable. Our favorite dishes are Green Curry w/Beef, Drunken Noodle and Pla Pad Cha (crispy cat fish in a traditional Thai sauce featuring strands of young pepper corns). DELICIOUS!

Thank DaveHRoe
Silver Spring, Maryland
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1,006 reviews
652 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Our friends wanted to try Bangkok Garden (new to us all) before our movie, so on a Saturday night in old Bethesda we walked in. The small dining room was crowded, but also quiet (no music, no shouting, good acoustics). Our waiter was enthusiastic. Our drinks and food (satay and dumpling appetizers and three different styles of curry) were all... More 

Thank jaseaton
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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125 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

This has become my go-to place for Thai food. Never too crowded, fabulous pad Thai (big portion) and coconut soup (complex, flavorful, not too spicy). Decor isn't my favorite, but the food stars here.

Thank Maria O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 35
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4906 Saint Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6008
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-951-0670

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?