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Ruan Thai

11407 Amherst Ave., Wheaton, MD 20902
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Ranked #4 of 46 Restaurants in Wheaton
Price range: $20 - $35
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
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Tallinn, Estonia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We went to Ruan Thai because a friend recommended it. The food was incredible, and as the reviewers in Washingtonian noted, a lot of the excellence is from the flavors in the sauces. We had the crispy fried duck and the panang curry. They were incredible---the flavors were so multi-layered and delicious. They also made the curry mild enough for... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The food at Ruan Thai is the closest thing to Thai food in the Silver Spring area. Lunch & dinner portions are good at reasonable prices. As others have noted, parking is an issue and you WILL get towed if you pick the wrong spot. The restaurant has been around for a very long time and has always been consistent... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A suprisingly nice restaurant (physically at least) lies behind the facade of strip mall on Amherst, walking distance to the Metro. The array of choices was extensive, the prices quite reasonable. On the other hand, there was nothing really special about the food (which is the reson most of us go to restaurants). Pad-tai was a bit dried out; the... More

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34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is another one of those great Thai places in Wheaton. Everything that I've had has been great. The only downside (if there really is one) of this place is the parking. Not much of a lot (plenty of street parking around) but it seems that the businesses to the left (dry cleaner, etc.) will have your car towed ASAP... More

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Olney, Maryland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a hidden gem of a restaurant in a little "off the grid" strip mall in Wheaton. Our introduction was by using a "Groupon", but we have returned again and again. Best Chicken Panang I've ever had and the house special HOW MOK TALAY (Baked seafood combination in red curry sauce) is amazing! Try the Yum Watercress appetizer (Deep... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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127 reviews 127 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Went there to eat the Yum Watercress appetizer which has received great reviews. In fact, it is very good, EXCEPT, the vinegar-based sauce sat at the base of the plate and eventually became overpowering. I poured the sauce out myself. It would have been excellent were the sauce came on the side only. My other dish, the tofu-wrapped crabmeat, was... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

In an area saturated with decent Thai restaurants, you gotta be on your A-game to stay around. The winning dish at this restaurant is their spicy duck with lime (Yum ped yang) which is to die for! Don't bring your vegan when ordering this dish, the smell will drive them up the wall! Saturated with a healthy amount of both... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I've heard great things about this restaurant but unfortunately was disappointed with our meal. We went after 9PM on a sunday night. the restaurant was still pretty crowded, which I took as a good sign. We tried three dishes-the Tom Kha soup with shrimp (tasty all around), the pork belly with string beans (major disappointment-basically deep fried fat with very... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We meet up here for a family dinner. Although, they were very busy on a random Thursday night, the food was great. Probably the best satay & pad Thai I've ever eaten. I wouldn't suggest the steam dumpling or drunken noodles. Generally, pleasant and happy staff who seemed to care ( they knew my family by name) and made sure... More

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new york
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646 reviews 646 reviews
378 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

This is your nondescript suburban strip mall which is where some of the best and most reasonable Asian food is to be found. Signs warning about parking are a major design element but you can walk from metro. Go heavy on unusual cold appetizers.

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Additional Information about Ruan Thai

Address: 11407 Amherst Ave., Wheaton, MD 20902
Phone Number: 301-942-0075
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Wheaton
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
Cuisine: Thai

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