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Tara Temple

4001 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203-1614
(703) 908-4999
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Ranked #344 of 675 restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $18 - $18
Cuisines: Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: North Quincy Street
Transit: Tara Temple is located two blocks from the Orange Line Ballston Metrorail station.
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21 reviews from our community

61% Recommend
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Alexandria, Virginia
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116 reviews 116 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Tara Temple is a great place. They serve Japanese Sushi and Thai. Odd combination but it works. Both cuisines are well prepared and delicious. The restaurant draws a large happy hour crowd...discounted beer and select appetizers. Because of the large crowd, it can get very noisy. Go to happy hour with some friends and enjoy yourself. You'll eat well.

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Arlington, Virginia
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This is a great place to go if you're just looking for a simple Thai meal. Nothing will knock your socks off as far as that side of the menu is concerned, but if you have a craving for drunk noodles at to be delivered at 9 PM, this is your place. The two or three times I have dined... More

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Arlington, Virginia
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Having visited Tara Temple (Tara Thai) for more than a decade, the restaurant continues to offer excellent, diverse and authentic cuisine in a relax, chic environment at very reasonable prices. The restaurant is very convenient to the Metro and a number of major government office buildings. I highly recommend Tara Temple for authentic, excellent Thai dishes. The restaurant is located... More

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New York City, New York
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202 reviews 202 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

A pleasant restaurant with somewhat confused service when confronted with a large group (had trouble keeping track of who ordered what). Food was good though and value was excellent, particularly after ordering the appetizers off of the happy hour menu. Convenient to a bunch of the government agencies and big companies in Ballston.

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198 reviews 198 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

This is excellent Thai food in a chic setting. I was at first hesitant to try Tara Temple after reading the reviews, but now, I can say that is one of my favorites in Ballston. I high recommend this restaurant. Miso soup, curries, and pad thai are all excellent. If you ask for spicy, you will get spicy!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

This place has amazing, LARGE, yummy sushi probably the best around. It’s very affordable and sexy environment. I’ve been a few times and it’s always so great…HOWEVER, this past time there was a mouse in the center of the dining area when the place was packed. I felt that there must be many more for there to be one out... More

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Kanta K, General Manager at Tara Temple, responded to this review

Management's Response It's good to know you enjoyed our sushi and that you will return. I regret the overall dining experience didn't exceed your expectation during your last visit. "If you see something, say something'. Best regards, Kanta K. More

16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012 via mobile

Under new management explains the recent transformation. The vast Asian menu and attentive service made a late night with friends and evening to remember. Thank you new management.

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Seattle, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

Well prepared food, nice ambiance. Wonderful to be able avoid all the ordinary choices.

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Germantown, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

This place is more like a club than a restaurant so the seating isn't very comfortable and the sushi bar ran out of rice once when we went there for lunch! What sushi restaurant runs out of rice?!?! During another visit a cockroach was seen at the sushi bar by one of my coworkers. The day they ran out of... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011 via mobile

Got Taken to this place with a local, and was very pleased!!! Kept the dinner to a bunch of appatizer level plates with their "Katie" roll which was absolutely amazing!!! Well done!

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