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“Had a very enjoyable time.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Thai Tada

Thai Tada
Ranked #33 of 215 Restaurants in Herndon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Herndon, Virginia
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172 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Had a very enjoyable time.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Greeted friendly and quickly sat down. Service great (actually it was excellent!) throughout night. Mai Tai's were excellent...top shelf and not too sweet. Chicken pad thai, crispy duck (#39), and whole flounder all superb. Mistakenly ate a red hot pepper and knew that fast, but another drink helped with that. "Left over" drinks in the container replenished the others drinks. All staff very friendly. Nice bar area. Noise levels mostly very quiet. The flounder was very large. Looking forward to the leftovers.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank findwine
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Virginia Beach
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104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Quick & Yummy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Just flew in to Dulles from overseas and needed a quick bite before crashing. This was just the spot! My wife ate light, soup and a veggie dish. I was hungry and went for their special duck. Wonderful! The crispness was terrific. Add to it prompt, friendly service and we were happy.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank KitVirginiaBeach
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Best-Prepared Thai Duck Dishes Anywhere - DELICIOUS!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Dined at Thai Tada with in-laws and we enjoyed the most amazing duck-themed meal ever! Though also available in non-spicy renditions, because all 3 of us at the table were duck lovers and spicy food enthusiasts, we ordered three duck courses, all very very spicy ("pet pet / pet mahk mahk / kode pet loi"). We started by sharing the duck salad (yum pet), our next course was duck noodle soup (guitieu pet), and we finished with the duck red curry (gang daeng pet).

The duck at Thai Tada is prepared in a multi-step process similar to the way that authentic carnitas is served in Mexican food. The inside is chewy and flavorful while the outside is somewhat crispy. This duck is not breaded and fried; rather, it is 100% delicious duck meat (all killer - no filler). If you love Thai food and/or if you enjoy well-prepared duck dishes, roll on over to Thai Tada and try the three course duck feast as mentioned above. Please post a comment or review let me know how that grabs ya'. I'll bet it gets ya' in a spot that makes your toes curl up ; D

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank DogmaBites69
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Great Falls, Virginia, USA
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Our favorite Thai place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We regularly drive past about a half dozen other decent Thai restaurants just to go to this place. Between the way they make us feel like long lost friends every time we walk in the door and the fact that they serve some of the tastiest crispy duck around, we keep coming back. Give it a try, they will take good care of you.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Debbie G
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Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Excellent Food, Will Go Back”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

My other half and I were promptly seated and handed menus for an early weekday dinner, and we were happy to see there were other patrons enjoying meals in the nicely decorated establishment. We are frequent Thai restaurant goers, and ordered the two items that we have never tried before - the Crying Tiger appetizer(sliced grilled beef with tangy dipping sauce) and Thai Tada entree (ground chicken with lemongrass, chilies, and basil). Drinks were heavily poured and delicious. Food came out timely, hot, and as order (requested "very spicy" on our entrees and boy were they!), with good sized portions. Excellent steamed rice. We did not have to wait long for our to-go entree we also ordered at the end of our meal. Overall service was very prompt, friendly, and attentive. It might not look like much from the outside, but it was a great experience and we look forward to going back again.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Angela S
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