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Bangkok Garden Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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4906 Saint Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6008
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family and I have been eating here for over 20 years. The food is excellent, but please make sure that you ask for it to be spicy if you want it because they will dilute the spice if you are not Thai. The spring rolls, satay, pad thai, and green curry chicken are wonderful. The food is much better... More 

Thank P7c777
Upland, California
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious food, fast service, pleasant environment. Not sure what its like when busy, but we had a great meal at a fair price.

Thank MichaelM2080
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I got here just after 5pm. Only one other guy here. So...they were very attentive. I had the daily special which was duck. It was very good. The food is cooked fresh (no Buffett) . Service was quick and professional.

Thank John M
Moscow, Russia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Ordered food delivery at 8:10 food was delivered at 8:47. Receptionist taking order was nice. Delivery person was prompt and nice. Food was very average if not a tad below par. Wonton soup was way over salted, dumplings were mushy, the meat had little flavor. The soup had no aroma and was rather tasteless. 2-3 on a scale of 1... More 

Thank Alexanderkirill
Bethesda, Maryland
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252 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

This is my go to place in Bethesda for Thai. Our favorite server, Panny is GREAT. She is friendly, fast and personable. Our favorite dishes are Green Curry w/Beef, Drunken Noodle and Pla Pad Cha (crispy cat fish in a traditional Thai sauce featuring strands of young pepper corns). DELICIOUS!

Thank DaveHRoe
Silver Spring, Maryland
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887 reviews
558 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Our friends wanted to try Bangkok Garden (new to us all) before our movie, so on a Saturday night in old Bethesda we walked in. The small dining room was crowded, but also quiet (no music, no shouting, good acoustics). Our waiter was enthusiastic. Our drinks and food (satay and dumpling appetizers and three different styles of curry) were all... More 

Thank dlosea
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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121 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

This has become my go-to place for Thai food. Never too crowded, fabulous pad Thai (big portion) and coconut soup (complex, flavorful, not too spicy). Decor isn't my favorite, but the food stars here.

Thank Maria O
Greensboro, North Carolina
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93 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

This was one of our favorite restaurants to eat at/ get take out from (which we did weekly) when we lived in Bethesda over 20 years ago. We were pleased to see that with all the growth & changes in Bethesda it was still there & still delicious! We ordered our favorites (pad Thai & chicken masa man curry) &... More 

Thank Laurie325
Vienna, VA
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016

My wife grew up in Thailand and she is also wonderful cook of Thai food. We found this place about 15 years ago when her brother visited and they have one of his favorite dishes ("Suk No Mai" made from shredded bamboo shoots and vegetables). Anyway, we live in Tysons and go there as often as we can. As many... More 

Thank GettingAround8
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

This is truly Bangkok in Bethesda. Pictures of the Thai Royal Family and carvings of elephants set the stage for the authentic Thai cuisine that is the hallmark of the restaurant.

Thank rajbarr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Television
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4906 Saint Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6008
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: 301-951-0670

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?