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“What a surprise! Best Thai in town!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Thai Zap

Thai Zap
40 North Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21742
301-766-9559
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Ranked #38 of 198 Restaurants in Hagerstown
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Hagerstown, Maryland
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“What a surprise! Best Thai in town!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Two Thai restaurants have recently opened in Hagerstown. We tried the other one several months ago and were disappointed. We entered Thai Zap not knowing what to expect, but hoping for the best. At first we were worried because the service was a little slow, but our server was very nice. We shouldn't have worried at all. When the food began to arrive, all of our fears were put to rest. The presentation was beautiful and the food tasted every bit as good as it looked. Everything we had was fresh and absolutely delicious. We enjoyed everything from the appetizer sampler platter to the sticky rice and mango. The price and value were really wonderful, too. We can't wait to go back and hope that the restaurant does well.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Hagerstown, Maryland
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Best Thai Food in Hagerstown!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Thai Zap is an excellent restaurant. The food is wonderful and the delivery is super fast. We order about once a week and we are working our way through the menu. Try the Raram Long Song, it is excellent!

Visited October 2013
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“Really nice surprise!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We met friends for dinner on a Saturday night at the Zap and we were all very satisfied. Parking is easy as there is a parking garage across the street or a huge parking next door by the bank. Our savvy friends had called ahead and found that you can bring your own beer/wine since they do not yet have a liquor license. There were plenty of tables open with about half a dozen other diners present. Despite the dining area being a narrow rectangular shape, the ambient noise was not overbearing. Our waiter was attentive on water refills and the food arrived in a timely manner. I thought the prices were very reasonable. Dinner for 4 with a couple of appetizers was $55. The drunken noodles had just enough 'zap' to get your lips and tongue tingling. My wife thought the fried rice dish was better than dinner at the House of Kobe because of the spices used at the Zap. We had a great time visiting over some really good food. Overall, we can't wait to go back to try other dishes on the menu which is probably the highest compliment I can make. I hope this place survives.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best ethnic place in town!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Went for dinner, and was very pleasantly suprised! Hagerstown has ethnic food restaurants popping up everywhere but this is by far the best place! Food was wonderful! Mango and sticky rice dessert is a must! Gave service a 3 only because there was only one waiter, but he was very plesant and was working. Not a fast food place, but well worth the wait, will be going back!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Simply delicious.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We stopped by Thai Zap this past Sunday for a late lunch on our way to Western MD. By suggestion of the manager, I tried two dishes I was not familiar with: the Thai sausages for appetizer, and an entree which name I can't remember, but basically is a yellow curry of chicken, fresh noodles and crispy noodles. The yellow curry was incredible! My wife had the Thai fried rice and was very happy with it. We liked the food so much that we went again in the evening for a quick Pad Thai fix, and we were happy again with the food.
I cannot comment on the slow pace of service experience by other reviewers, since it was only us and another table or two. The service was attentive and reasonably fast. The place opened a month ago, so hopefully they will work out the logistics. But for sure they got the menu and the food right from the beginning.
I am making this a mandatory stop on my shopping and hiking days in the area!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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