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Ruan Thai

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11407 Amherst Ave., Wheaton, MD 20902
+1 301-942-0075
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Silver Spring
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ruan Thai has a large selection of appetizers and main courses. As a couple, for lunch we share three appetizers (make sure you include Yum Watercress) and for dinner it's one appetizer and two main courses. Prices are reasonable and the service is excellent. The only drawback is the parking. There is metered parking on the street, but you need... More 

Thank DaveHMaryland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

Let's begin with the fact that this place deserves 0 REVIEWS! That is how frightening and horrible my experience was. If you are going alone and plan on NOT leaving a tip, because of bad service or bad food, get ready to LITERALLY be followed by the waitress with your check asking WHY YOU AREN’T LEAVING A TIP!? Today, January... More 

2 Thank Levi L
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 – Lunch On our way home from an eye doctor appointment, my wife and I diverted to nearby Wheaton, MD, for lunch at Ruan Thai, one of our favorites for Thai cuisine. We got lucky with parking, which is an issue with this restaurant. The available parking in this tiny strip of a shopping center is... More 

Thank Gerson G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Terrible location for a restaurant though within easy walking distance of Wheaton Metro, extremely limited parking, had to park on the street which fortunately stops metering at 6 PM. But motorists who drive on this street, seem to not heed that pedestrians have the right of way, regardless of absence of cross walk. Good thing the volume is light. No... More 

Thank Keydawn
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Service is fast and friendly here. My favorite items here are the yum watercress app and tom kha soup. Both are out of this world good! Don't miss them!

Thank Amy B
Atlanta, GA
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

The title says it all. Have been a loyal customer since the Mid- 1990's. I am glad they expanded the restaurant dining area (a few years ago) to accommodate more clients. DO NOT PARK IN FRONT OF DRY CLEANERS. Street ( pay meter) parking is also an option. Fav's include: Satay - Chicken Tom Kha Soup Mussaman Beef Curry Panang... More 

Thank Karley H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Ruan Thai offers many classic dishes that are commonly found in most restaurants. What sets it apart from the others are the not-so-common offerings like the stuffed chicken wings and the Isaan grilled marinated chicken. Whether the dish is easily recognizable or a new discovery for the eater, the kitchen does a good job providing authentic flavors and it delivers... More 

Thank Alex W
North Bethesda, Maryland
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

First of all, be very careful where you park at night since the notorious Montgomery County towers make a very good living towing cars parked in front of nearby businesses. The tom kha soup with coconut milk was great. Our dishes that included deep-fried catfish and deep-fried pork belly were good, but I can't imagine eating them without Singha beer.

Thank Jay W
Wheaton, Maryland
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

I have been to Ruan Thai so many times, that the servers know my name as well as exactly what I want! I often visit for carry-out during the week and often take friends or family to Ruan Thai when they visit me in Wheaton (I live in an condo nearby). Everyone I have tried here is very good, but... More 

Thank pnickel613
Silver Spring, Maryland
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120 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

I first came to this restaurant many years ago (early 1980s) when it was called the Siam Inn. Under different management since the 1990s, its quality still shines. It's one of my favorite places to take both local and out-of-town guests: huge menu selection, consistently tasty and excellently prepared food at very reasonable prices. It's in a small strip mall... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $35
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
4:00 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 - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11407 Amherst Ave., Wheaton, MD 20902
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Wheaton
  • Phone Number: +1 301-942-0075

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?