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Tara Thai Restaurant

4828 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-5202
301-657-0488
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Ranked #184 of 299 Restaurants in Bethesda
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Middlebury, Vermont
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I really enjoyed the sushi rolls I got here late one night - I especially liked to one that used cucmbers instead of rice for the wrapper. I nice light way of enjoying something familiar. The California roll was good, too.

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United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Staff had an argument about where I should sit: I didn't care, but it was a bit lame to have to wait for them to figure it out. Food was average, not good enough for the price, and the service was not the best. Not going back.

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london,uk
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

Ohh my god i just left the restaurant having plate full of flies. This place is disgusting. I ordered pad thai. When the food and soy sauce arrived on the table i was surrounded by black small flies. I asked them to spray around my table and call the managerthey didnt.i saw that soy sauce bottle was full of dead... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Good menu selection. Gracious service. Centrally located in Bethesda. Always ordering favorite: Nua Sawan

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maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The good news: the service was fine. Fast and friendly. As for the food though, it was just so-so. The Pad Thai (always the gold standard) was bland and tasted burnt. The red curry, which only had one star, was much hotter than one might expect.

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MD
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Ordered a large take out order today and nothing was even remotely good. First time here and it was a big disappointment. Ordered 4 appetizers and 3 main dishes. Ordered mostly seafood dishes and they were all over cooked so much the shrimp/squid/muscles etc.. was like rubber. Requested "mild" seafood fried rice and it was so spicey hot that even... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Downtown Bethesda restaurants are not cheap. Tara Thai is not cheap, but it's not expensive either. It's in a good middle range and, frankly, good value. The food is tasty and the service adequate. This is not a fancy restaurant but not a casual one either. It's just in between, I guess on all counts. We've gone back a few... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We were going to go to another Thai restaurant in Bethesda and ended up at Tara Thai instead. The waiter was very nice, but a few errors were made: we ordered one of the items without shrimp, and it came with shrimp. This was fine in that I just gave the shrimp to my companion, but if I had an... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We love Thai food and went to try Tara for the first time. We both ordered curry - two different kinds. Though I ordered vegetarian, the only thing in my curry was tofu - no vegetables! And the sauce was somewhat chunky rather than silky and smooth like curry should be. The other curry dish was ordered with beef and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews 77 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Having just returned from Thailand I was looking for something authentic and everyone said Tara Thai was amazing. I found it overpriced and not worth what you pay for. The food wasn't even authentic. They have Chinese and Japanese options on the menu...

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Additional Information about Tara Thai Restaurant

Address: 4828 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-5202
Phone Number: 301-657-0488
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Thai

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