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Tara Thai Restaurant

4828 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-5202
301-657-0488
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Ranked #175 of 301 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
Most recent review
- Sep 2, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Bethesda, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've only been there for lunch, so that is what this review is about! Slow outdoor service but otherwise this is a great tasting lunch menu where Pad Thai is around $7.95. Highly recommend!

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West Orange, New Jersey
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94 reviews 94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We ordered apps as soon as we sat down since someone was parking. Spring rolls were okay the chicken lettuce wraps needed a sauce, but did have a kick. Pad thai serving was huge, the shrimp dinners were very good, but highlight was Pad Pik King. Beans and Chicken were cooked perfectly-sauce was delicious if you like a spicy w/curry... More

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Matthews
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

Good restaurant...ordered delivery...it was fast..but they did not put any silverware with it...I guess we suppose to eat it with bare hands..food is great though..especially eggplant dish...

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