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“Thai for Chinese Food Lovers” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Thai Tada

Thai Tada
1106 Herndon Parkway, Herndon, VA 20170
(703)435-7618
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Ranked #34 of 173 Restaurants in Herndon
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Arlington,VA
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Thai for Chinese Food Lovers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I'm not a huge Tai fan (can't do a lot of heat) but I'm new to Herndon and haven't found a great Chinese place. The reviews for Thai Tada were good so I gave it a try and was very happy. The pad thai was the absolute best I've ever had. The sauce was killer and the portion was huge.It made 3 meals for me!
Also had the steamed dumplings which were a little different from Chinese dumplings but very good. The dipping sauce that came with them was delish.
Service was prompt and everyone was very pleasant. People at the bar were friendly and everyone said it's a great place.
I'll definitely go back...I'll need some more of that Pad Thai soon!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Herndon, Virginia
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95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Had a very enjoyable time.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Greeted friendly and quickly sat down. Service great (actually it was excellent!) throughout night. Mai Tai's were excellent...top shelf and not too sweet. Chicken pad thai, crispy duck (#39), and whole flounder all superb. Mistakenly ate a red hot pepper and knew that fast, but another drink helped with that. "Left over" drinks in the container replenished the others drinks. All staff very friendly. Nice bar area. Noise levels mostly very quiet. The flounder was very large. Looking forward to the leftovers.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Virginia Beach
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Quick & Yummy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Just flew in to Dulles from overseas and needed a quick bite before crashing. This was just the spot! My wife ate light, soup and a veggie dish. I was hungry and went for their special duck. Wonderful! The crispness was terrific. Add to it prompt, friendly service and we were happy.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Best-Prepared Thai Duck Dishes Anywhere - DELICIOUS!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Dined at Thai Tada with in-laws and we enjoyed the most amazing duck-themed meal ever! Though also available in non-spicy renditions, because all 3 of us at the table were duck lovers and spicy food enthusiasts, we ordered three duck courses, all very very spicy ("pet pet / pet mahk mahk / kode pet loi"). We started by sharing the duck salad (yum pet), our next course was duck noodle soup (guitieu pet), and we finished with the duck red curry (gang daeng pet).

The duck at Thai Tada is prepared in a multi-step process similar to the way that authentic carnitas is served in Mexican food. The inside is chewy and flavorful while the outside is somewhat crispy. This duck is not breaded and fried; rather, it is 100% delicious duck meat (all killer - no filler). If you love Thai food and/or if you enjoy well-prepared duck dishes, roll on over to Thai Tada and try the three course duck feast as mentioned above. Please post a comment or review let me know how that grabs ya'. I'll bet it gets ya' in a spot that makes your toes curl up ; D

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Great Falls, Virginia, USA
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3 reviews
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“Our favorite Thai place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We regularly drive past about a half dozen other decent Thai restaurants just to go to this place. Between the way they make us feel like long lost friends every time we walk in the door and the fact that they serve some of the tastiest crispy duck around, we keep coming back. Give it a try, they will take good care of you.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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