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Tara Thai

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12071 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852-1603
+1 301-231-9899
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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140 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Very Good Thai Food , friendly staff and convenient parking in Montrose Crossing shopping center . Everything I have had here is good and I have been here many times. If you like Thai -- you will like this place !!

Thank manos6232
Olney, Maryland
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333 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

We have stopped here dozens of times while shopping in Rockville and have never been disappointed...appetizers are always good with individual and delectable sauces....large selection of main entrees with choices on beef, chicken, pork or shrimp on most. Srvice excellent. Better than most comparable Thai eateries!

Thank gil101
Bethesda, Maryland
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459 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Dined at the Bethesda location actually, part of Montgomery Mall. Of the Thai restaurants I've eaten in, this place was easily the worse. The place was almost empty, which should have been a warning. Had the pork belly dish. Nah.

Thank Margaret C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I stopped at this location, after 2 previous mediocre visits to Tara Thai in other locations. It was 6 pm on a Friday night, so I expected it to be busy. It wasn't....first bad sign. It was HOT, i mean, it was cooler outside, on a July summer evening. There was one small table top fan blowing, but this place... More 

Thank Shirley V
Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

We visit Tara Thai a few times a month and have never been disappointed. The staff is friendly and efficient and the food is delicious! The drunken noodles are the best I've ever tasted.

Thank zyanya
Washington, DC
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178 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

The food at Tara Thai is pretty good. Institutional-like outside of the fresh (overpriced) fish, but good nonetheless. This last visit was my last. After finishing they actually tried to put my leftovers in a USED CONTAINER that had been wiped down. When I confronted the server, he exclaimed "we do that because the rice that was in the container... More 

Thank IntrepidFromDC
Longwood, Florida
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151 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Food is good but the fish smell is bad. Pad se ew is delicious. Cute restaurant, but the overwhelming fish smell is a turn off.

Thank Nicetoeatout
Clarksburg, West Virginia
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

We went with a party of 8 to Tara Thai. We were seated promptly and the server was pleasant. That was where things began to go south. We ordered drinks and only half of them were delivered. Eventually he brought the remaining drinks and took our orders. Some of the appitizers came out and some did not come until the... More 

Thank Mtngrl67
Bethesda, Maryland
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162 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

It's a chain restaurant with average not bad Thai food which sometimes just tastes more like Chinese , may be because the food is Americanized I do come 2 times a month for a quick lunch . Reasonably priced . Never dined there . The decor is very strange from both inside and out

Thank HannaBegelman
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203 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

I first tried Tara Thai years ago when living in Maryland. The place is still amazing after all these years. As usual we ordered more than we can eat as it is so delicious. We had Pad Thai, Drunken Noodles, Thai Crispy Fish with Chili and Minced Chicken with Basil. The Crispy Fish is my hands down favorite. I have... More 

Thank Russ S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12071 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852-1603
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Rockville
  • Phone Number: +1 301-231-9899

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