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Ruan Thai

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11407 Amherst Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902-4501
+1 301-942-0075
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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48 reviews
35 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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118 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 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 

Thank Athena222
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

I had Singapore noodles and my girlfriend had fish stew. noodles were not good. Fiah soup was disgusting. It smelled like a full outhouse on a hot summer day. I finally told my gorlfriemd she had to send it back the smell was so bad.

Thank Bill G
Silver Spring, Maryland
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Ruan Thai is our Thai restaurant of choice in Silver Spring. The food is amazingly authentic. Many dishes exactly as we experienced in our trip to Thailand. It is family friendly, relaxed dining easily within walking distance of downtown. I have too many favorites to mention. The owners have been redecorating over the last year and the result is a... 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, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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 20902-4501
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Wheaton
  • Phone Number: +1 301-942-0075

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