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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: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Excellent Neighborhood Thai

Nice greeting. Excellent table. Lots of bargain choices for lunch. Spring roll and Pad Thai were fresh and flavorful. We can't wait to return to work our way through the menu

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Steve J
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College Park, Maryland
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College Park, Maryland
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166 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice greeting. Excellent table. Lots of bargain choices for lunch. Spring roll and Pad Thai were fresh and flavorful. We can't wait to return to work our way through the menu

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Thank Steve J
Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are long-time patrons and fans of Ruan Thai. They deliver consistently fine meals, from appetizers (we are particularly fond of Kanum Jeeb, steamed dumplings wrapped around a ground mixture of chicken and crab meat, with a sweet sauce that complements the dumplings well, and the spring rolls. The chicken satay is tasty but we’ve had juicier versions at other... More 

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Thank APGTraveler
Wheaton, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Was one of our goto restaurants when I lived in Wheaton. We ate a Ruan at least once a month for the past several years. Never had a bad meal.

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Thank RotaElRota
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I can't believe it took me so long to get around to trying Ruan Thai. What a gem! We started with the Yum Watercress--a mound of crispy deliciousness--and the meat dumplings, accompanied by traditional sauce that seemed thicker and more refined than the usual. Next: the Panang curry (pork), Drunken Noodles, and the stir-fried duck with chili and basil. All... More 

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Thank D P
Westminster
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Very good Thai restaurant in a rather unimpressive neighborhood. We go there for the authentic Thai food, served by very friendly waitstaff. Ambience is relaxed and casual, with many regulars happily enjoying their dishes. The best dish: Flounder, the whole fish deep-fried then served up on a platter. Prices are moderate. Parking can be a bit of a problem.

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Thank EmFLoge33
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

I have been going to Ruan Thai for 16 years. In fact, any time I eat Thai any where else I feel like I am cheating on a lover. It is that good! A must try: duck with basil. It will never disappoint. Green curry is devine. In fact just come often and circle theough the menu.

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Thank Alec U
Rockville, Maryland
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107 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We often go here after meetings with groups ranging from 4 to 10. They don't have a separate room for groups but will rearrange the tables as needed. Wheaton is filled with Asian restaurants, but this place along with Hollywood East for dims sim are fixtures. The menu is long and spicy and the prices are moderate. For example Kao... More 

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Thank Gary B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Never had Thai food before... but once we adventured to go there I have to say its a must to come back....

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Excellent food, good prices, large portions, with 91 items on the dinner menu (including a wide range of appetizers). We really enjoy the Chicken Corn soup, the Chicken Pad Thai and the Stir Fried Duck with Hot Chili and Fresh Basil Leaves. The service is attentive and friendly. It's even roomier now that it took over a store area next... More 

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Thank MILTON G
Annapolis, Maryland
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Love this place. We have gone back multiple times over years past. We had family into town in April and this was the request made by everyone. Ordered, Larb, pad thai chicken, String bean catfish to name a few. There are some gluten free items on the menu too so just ask.

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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: Asian, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?