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Tara Thai Restaurant

4828 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-5202
301-657-0488
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Ranked #158 of 292 restaurants in Bethesda
Cuisines: Thai
Most recent review
- Mar 1, 2014
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 reviews 3 reviews
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

The food is very good in my opinion. The service however is below standards. I have been twice and on my first visit i would have to find my waitress for more coke, napkins, etc. The atmosphere is nice, however the tables are very close together. I love Pad seeyu

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Good place, and really tasty foods. Ok service, there nice. I love there Pad Thai and there Pad See Eaw. I've been here several times, and every time a come its a pleasant visit.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

The food was the best part. Tom ka gai soup quite good although the chicken could have benefited from a little more time in the broth. Pad thai main course was ok, but not exciting. Problems were elsewhere. It was a rainy evening, so sitting outside was not an option. We were seated along the front windows, near the door,... More

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Rockville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We have eaten at this restaurant several times, and every time we are all happy with the food. I have eaten real Thai food in Thailand and the food in this restaurant in Bethesda is very good and very close to the real Thai food. I strongly recommend the deep fried fish, with the sauce on the side! It's the... More

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