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Tara Temple

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4001 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22203-1614 (North Quincy Street)
+1 703-908-4999
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 2:00 am
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Portland, Oregon
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189 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

We had recently been to Japan, so we were really drawn to the torii gates. I loved the ambiance and appreciated the good service and tasty (albeit pricey) drinks. The sushi was good, as was the seaweed salad. The fried fish was rather fishy thought and I would not order it again.

Thank Kimberley42
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Nice place with a"clubby" vibe. Not so busy on a weekday but the food can't quickly :). A bit pricy but worth it.

Thank Dragoslav G
Arlington, Virginia
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016

Ordered the I-saan Classic which on the their webpage and restaurant menu states "Fried chicken, sun-dried beef, spicy papaya salad and sticky rice". When it arrived, I noticed the sun-dried beef did not look like sun-dried beef so I called the waitress over and asked her what it was. She said it was pork. I don't eat pork but I... More 

Thank TravellinOnABudget
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2016

Three weeks ago, I decided to try Tara Temple. I had not eaten lunch for the day, I had just left an appointment, Tara Temple was two blocks away and it was happy hour. I did glance at the reviews and they were average but still I tried it. Big mistake. When I entered, I only saw a few people... More 

Thank Experlanda
Arlington, Virginia
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160 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2016

Great food, drinks, and happy hour specials. I've always walked by this place in my neighborhood but only recently stopped in. My husband and I went for happy hour which last until 7:30pm. The deals were great and the food tasty. Nice happy hour spot!

Thank Rhi21
Alexandria, VA
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134 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a nice Thai restaurant that also has a whole page devoted to sushi. We ate from the Thai side, so can't judge the sushi. First of all, this is really nicely decorated--great decor! And in warmer weather there is patio seating. There's an eye-catching bar also. We all liked our orders, and paid attention to the number of... More 

Thank keut
El Dorado Hills
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247 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2015

We had Thai dishes because we were craving spicy food, and they delivered. They had some interesting seating options that looked more like a lounge than a restaurant. Service was good.

Thank visual
Arlington, Virginia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2015

high quality Thai food, reasonable priced in a nice setting. $3 Singha at happy hour! Not too noisy and a nice assortment of happy hour dishes. I love the chiken larb gai - one of the best in the city!1

Thank westy k
Great Falls, Virginia
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367 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

Despite what was claimed on their web site and, more annoying, on their window sign, when we attempted to visit this establishment it was closed. When we called them from in front of the restaurant, they claimed that they did not open on Sundays. This was rather odd since it was Monday. In any event, we ate at a nearby... More 

Thank realbigbear
Arlington, VA
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78 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2015

We were there last Saturday. We both had soup, and both had the same broth — coconut milk with a bit of red pepper. Very tasty. I had the Tom Yum Noodle Soup — a dinner-sized bowl. Thick round noodles, chicken and seafood. Service was excellent, and the place was not too noisy. Conversation was easy (a rarity sometimes these... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$18 - $18
Japanese, Asian, Thai, Sushi
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4001 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22203-1614
    (North Quincy Street)
  • Public Transportation: Tara Temple is located two blocks from the Orange Line Ballston Metrorail station.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-908-4999

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?