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“Excellent Thai food at reasonable price”
Review of Pad Thai

Pad Thai
Ranked #171 of 419 Restaurants in Fairfax
Price range: $10 - $15
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
mount airy, Maryland, USA
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent Thai food at reasonable price”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

The food was great, having excellent flavor! We were a party of 2 and although we chatted for a while after eating, the restaurant staff never made us feel like we needed to hurry and leave.

Visited December 2012
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Delish!”
Reviewed July 11, 2012 via mobile

A great spot! Wonderful fare, has all the usual items you would expect, which by the way are prepared better than the usual way, but there are also a few unusual items you don't normally see. This is good home cooking. Friendly, helpful, super quick service. The price is very right. If you are a Mason student take your parents here!

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New York
Level 6 Contributor
175 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Solid Thai food”
Reviewed June 27, 2012

We visited this place on a whim, when another favorite Thai location turned out to be closed. Lucky for us.

Pad Thai is located in an unassuming strip mall (now - next to Walmart). What you find inside, however, is simple, yet charming place (if you are into restaurant decor, personally I don't care).

More importantly, they serve good quality tasty Thai food that is done just right. The Pad Thai was great, and came in just the right amount (not too much, not too little) - consistent with their name. I was especially glad to see that coconut curry dishes were tasty, not overly spicy but exciting enough. These are often "off" and not every Thai restaurant gets them right. Tasty spring rolls, but fried tofu was a bit bland (though sauces made up for it).

Service was good, perhaps too attentive - probably because we came during the slow time between lunch and dinner. If you are looking for good Thai, this place may be worth a drive down.

  • Visited June 2012
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United States
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great hole in the wall for Thai”
Reviewed May 10, 2012

Pay attention or you may drive past it. Great Thai place for the authentic Thai dishes one loves to crave.

Visited June 2011
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Riverside, California
Level 6 Contributor
2,176 reviews
1,191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 510 helpful votes
“Authentic, cooked White House thai dinner!”
Reviewed April 23, 2012 via mobile

Thai owner has prepared meals for kings and presidents. I actually dont care for the pad thai because he admitedly makes it for the american pallet. But if you ask him to make it thai, he will. that goes for anything. if u want it made off menu or made a certain way, he will make it to please. very nice service. a true gem in fairfax

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