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“Very nice meal, courteous service”

Thai Noy Restaurant
Ranked #107 of 880 Restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Fairfax, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Very nice meal, courteous service”
Reviewed July 26, 2014

A friend and I walked from her house to this lovely place in Westover last night. It was an unseasonably pleasant evening, so we asked to sit outside on the very full patio. It was a tight space, but not physically uncomfortable. As the evening progressed, however, the close proximity to others meant over-hearing every word of one family's conversations, being serenaded by multiple rounds of "Let it Go" by the little girls next to us, and tolerating a bit of profanity from the young women gathered at the table just behind us. We understand that this is part of an outdoor dining experience, and were not troubled by it, but it is worth mentioning that this is a neighborhood dining establishment and that means lots of variety in close quarters.

We ordered fresh spring rolls, which were delightful, and perfect on a summer's evening. The sauce was different from other peanut sauces I have had in the past, thinner and less peanut-buttery. Very good! My companion ordered Tofu Royal, which arrived fresh with a steaming bowl of rice. I ordered Massaman Curry with chicken, which had just a hint of spice to it. Next time I will ask for a bolder version. All food items were done to perfection; carrots and onions were sweet and tender, not raw and crunchy, and the tofu was fried fast enough not to retain a surplus of oil. Very pleasant summer dinner.

To top this off, the service was delightful. The waitstaff was friendly but not hovering, and in spite of a very busy crowd, they all managed to cover their duties with care and attention. We spoke with the owner who noted that one of the waiters was just working for a couple of days, the son of a friend who was home from college temporarily. I find it refreshing that a business owner would reach out to help a student bridge the time between semesters and give an opportunity to earn a little money, even though it would be temporary.

Support your local business owner and eat at Thai Noy!

  • Visited July 2014
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Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great Thai Experience”
Reviewed June 6, 2014

Thai has not been one of our primary restaurants. However, that may change. The Thai Noy dining experience was very pleasant, and reasonably priced for the DC area. The waiter was accommodating and extremely informative regarding specific dinners, spices, etc. Everyone in our family enjoyed their dining experience. We will definitely seek out Thai in the future.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank JRSilverstate
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Authentic Thai food”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

Great selection of authentic Thai food. Very friendly place. Good value . Love their fresh spring rolls, in particular. Our "go to " place for Thai.

Visited September 2013
Thank droznog
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Alexandria VA
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“One of our favorites.”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

We have eaten here often over the years and have never been disappointed. Good food and a good value with great service included - all for the same price. At peak times it can get a bit noisy inside but not in a bad way, more like in a "families enjoying each others company" way. We go often and try out their menu - one of our favorites is the Lovers Scampi.

  • Visited July 2013
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Fort Worth, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Skip your trip to Thailand”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

I have spent three months in Thailand over the years and have never found a better Thai restaurant in the states! We showed up last night with 15 people and they managed to get our whole group together outside without a problem. The food was outstanding and one of the dishes was a bit to spicy for my Aunt who asked if they could return it for a more mild dish. They cranked another out ASAP and much to her delight. I love this place and it's usually my first or second place I eat when I come home to visit.

  • Visited June 2013
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