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Tara Thai Restaurant

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4828 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-5202
301-657-0488
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Another Bethesda Restaurant CLOSED!!

Unfortunately, this long time Bethesda Restaurant also closed this past year. It was good for the past 10 plus years, but new shops have taken over their space.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
TBSmall
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Bethesda, Maryland
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Bethesda, Maryland
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately, this long time Bethesda Restaurant also closed this past year. It was good for the past 10 plus years, but new shops have taken over their space.

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Thank TBSmall
Bethesda, Maryland
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Have been going to Tara Thai for over 10 years and have seen them grow from 1 to 3 restaurants. Amazing Thai food - good service and fresh as it goes. Also caters to GF - my fall back restaurant every time.

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Thank RoyalBengalTiger
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Average Thai food, I usually get the mainstays Pad Thai and/or Green Curry. I'd say skip it and go for Bangkok Garden around the corner.

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Thank Colette S
Bethesda, Maryland
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Best Thai food in Bethesda I have experienced. Wait staff was excellent and the service was very prompt. The cook was extremely flexible in making one dish more spicy.

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Thank I4190HTrobertt
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84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This restaurant served vegetables that were moldy and brown at the edges and the wait staff did not even apologize. The bathroom was disgusting and the entire place now seems run down. An extreme disappointment. We will not return.

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Thank levinfried
Silver Spring, Maryland
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567 reviews
370 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We were four good friends sharing what turned into a feast: Larb Gai salad, Kapow Pork, Rockfish and more. I especially loved the Larb Gai (minced chicken, red onions, scallions and cilantro), but the Kapow Pork and Rockfish were also totally satisfying. The service was prompt, efficient and personable. Even with nearly all the tables full no one had to... More 

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Thank dlosea
Middlebury, Vermont
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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Thank Kokomis67
United States
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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Thank Itchy_M_Feet
london,uk
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

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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Thank Apead
Bethesda, Maryland
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4828 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-5202
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: 301-657-0488

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai, Asian
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?