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Ruan Thai

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11407 Amherst Ave., Wheaton, MD 20902
301-942-0075
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good and consistent Thai food

If you like Thai food this is the best in this area, Silver Spring, Wheaton! If you want authentic Thai food you have to specify because most everything on the menu is americanized to me. We have been there with mostly family and everyone liked the appetizers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Custer2013
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Rockville, Maryland
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  • Families with children
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

this restaurant has delicious thai food. Almost everything is delicious, with many vegetarian options.

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Hollister, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Local neighborhood Thai restaurant, popular with students and neighbors. It is in a sort of strip mall type location, but food, prices and services are great.

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Rockville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

If you like Thai food this is the best in this area, Silver Spring, Wheaton! If you want authentic Thai food you have to specify because most everything on the menu is americanized to me. We have been there with mostly family and everyone liked the appetizers.

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Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Ruan Thai in Wheaton has been our go to Thai restaurant for take out, and occasionally for dining in for the last four years. The restaurant is very handsome, well sized, well located. The only down side to this restaurant is that parking almost always needs to be on street parking as they have a microscopic parking lot. Our take... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Watercress appetizer is one of best dishes in dc area. I like all their curries and duck dishes. We tried a ginger eggplant tofu dish last night that we thoroughly enjoyed. We go at least once a month and this restaurant never disappoints. Wait staff remembers it's customers and are across the board attentive and friendly. Love this place.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Loved the fried watercress and tuna ginger appetizer. They are more than enough for an entree for a small to average eater. Had the soup with lemongrass and shrimp on the next visit and it well flavored but not as interesting. You have to street park but I've had a problem finding a nearby spot. Great little family style place... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Wife and I like to eat here with friends every few weeks. Parking is a bit of a pain, DO NOT PARK in front of the Dry Cleaner or Hair Place next door; they are nuts about towing cars. Street parking is no big deal and at worst a Mont Co lot is a block away. Mind you, I love... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We ordered the thai watercress salad and the whole fried flounder with a chili sauce on the side. The Thai watercress salad (deep fried watercress and shrimp/squid) was good. But it was missing some spicy sauce. The whole fried flounder was crispy but the chili sauce was terrible. It wasn't spicy at all, just a brown thick texture with a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It was certainly adequate enough, but what with all of the raves on Urban Spoon I guess I expected a lot more. Hard the Larb and sliced grilled eggplant as starters. Certainly decent enough, just not terribly memorable. My son had the Pad Thai (serviceable) while I had the fried crispy duck. I should've asked about the preparation. Not sure... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I was surprised to walk into a huge massive hall Thai restaurant. Apparently the place is quite popular for many groups of people. I ordered 2 spicy salad, 2 entree and one noodles. I found all the food are two sweet for my taste. I heard that noodles dishes are popular but will try next time. If you go for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11407 Amherst Ave., Wheaton, MD 20902
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Wheaton
  • Phone Number: 301-942-0075

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?