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Ruan Thai

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11407 Amherst Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902-4501
11:30 am - 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, Maryland
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank JOH20910
Silver Spring, Maryland
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ruan Thai has been a favorite of ours for many years. We like pad thai so much that we often order that to go in addition to whatever we choose for our dining in meal. The green curry is always good. It's a good idea to let the wait person know how spicy or mild you would like your entrée... More 

Thank egm46
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You wouldn't think it was much from appearances, but I have enjoyed everything I've gotten there so far. As a vegetarian, it's nice to have some options in Wheaton. The noodle dishes, especially, are great.

Thank Elizabeth D
University Park, Maryland
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263 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Had the tofu green curry made super spicy and it was very good. My husband ordered the fried tofu with fungus mushrooms in black bean sauce, it was also very good. Service is very good, the interior is large and could accommodate a large group. There are so many places to eat in Wheaton, it is a good place to... More 

Thank esopus35
Easton, Maryland
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

i had a delightful dinner at Ruan Thai recently, and was especially intrigued by the watercress dish for which they are famous. It held its reputation for me and I enjoyed immensely having something a little bit different. My dinner partner also enjoyed her meal (forgotten it's name)and of course we shared. In fact there was plenty left for her... More 

Thank RuthRogersClausen
Washington, DC
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202 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

We loved Ruan Thai. Nothing fancy, small strip center, limited parking (though on street) and Spartan dining room. So ... if that's what you're looking for ... keep looking. However, if you want wonderful Thai food and very good service, you'll be really pleased with Ruan Thai. Looking forward to going back!

Thank donc880
Vancouver, Washington
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

There is almost no parking at this restaurant, so we decided to walk the one-mile round trip from our lodging. This restaurant has been mentioned as one of the best restaurants for inexpensive food in the D.C. area, and we heartily concur. While one generally doesn't go to a "cheap eats" award winner for the decor and atmosphere, this was... More 

Thank Karen B
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Went here for lunch and was not disappointed. The appetizer called "Yum Watercress" is delightful with tofu (probably with squid and shrimp too but I didn't have it that way). It is worth going here just for the watercress dish. Make sure to order off the "Thai menu" but be warned, the dishes are very spicy! Parking isn't the best... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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784 reviews
486 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Decades ago, the space now occupied by Ruan Thai used to be Siam Inn, one of the first Thai restaurants in the DC area. Siam Inn was a revelation at the time. But it's long gone, and Ruan Thai, though a sturdy place on a particular with most suburban Thai restaurants but not even close to its predecessor. That's a... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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132 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

We had takeout from here and reading the reviews we really thought that the food would be quite good. So we ordered 3 appetizers: dumplings, spring rolls, seafood salad and 4 entrees: Pad Thai, Beef Musselman Curry, Eggplant, and Crispy duck. The duck was supposed to come with a hot chili sauce, but the sauce was bland. In fact everything... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $35
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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: 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?