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“Great Thai Food”
Review of Kao Thai

Kao Thai
Ranked #14 of 386 Restaurants in Silver Spring
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

It often seems that the small tucked away Thai restaurants serve the best Thai food and Kao Thai is no exception. Not a lot of space to sit inside and much of their food appeared to be take out, but it is great authentic Thai food for a really cheap price - cheaper than many places so this was a wonderful and pleasant surprise. And having grown up in Thailand, it really did pass the test of authenticity!

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Reviewed August 18, 2012

The best thing about Kao Thai is its closeness to the American Film Institute which is across the street, so it's a possible stop before a movie, but there are better choices of other nationalities nearby. Service was very slow on a busy Saturday night. There was no beer and wine menu, but the server gave us the typical minimum choice of several beers and wines. Our appetizers were passable, a shrimp spring roll, a curry empanada, and a green papaya salad. But the portions weren't very substantial. Two of our dishes, an order of softshell crabs and duck, were fried in a thick batter that did nothing to help with the flavor. Sauces weren't very good. A duck curry had very little duck and was overwhelmed with cherry tomatoes and pineapple. Pad Thai was pretty good. If you want good Thai cooking, go to one of the several highly rated restaurants in Wheaton, Nava Thai, Ruan Thai, or Dusit, not here.

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Thank areview28
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

Some of the dishes have a bit more kick to them than you get at other restaurants, including the tom yum soup and pad thai. I have enjoyed every dish I tried here.

Thank Tracey C
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

I've found that great food usually comes from "hole-in-the-wall" type of restaurants and this was the case here. They have maybe 7 tables inside and then an outdoor cafe type area. The service was good but the main thing is the fabulous food. Extremely tasty and they are quite willing to accomodate you. Prices are very good for the quality you're getting. I'd definitely eat here again.

Thank ladyluck523
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

Convenient restaurant with vegetarian options. Service was crisp. Prices ok. We had drunken noodles with tofu and found it VERY high in oil. You may want to warn them to lighten up.

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Thank Mary W
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