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“Wonderful meal” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sumittra

Sumittra
Ranked #21 of 389 Restaurants in Frederick
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Frederick, Maryland
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93 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Wonderful meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

Frederick has no shortage of places to eat. But I will be returning to Sumittra again. While I cannot claim to be a connoisseur of Thai cuisine, I have eaten a more than a couple of places who claim Thai heritage.
I went here on a Wednesday evening, a single diner (plague of the food business), because I did not want any heavy, Italian or comfort-food stuff tonight. This was a great choice! Sumittra has not been here for very long, but long enough to have their liquor license, and the Sumittra cooler (vodka and raspberry lemonade) was light & refreshing. Service was polite, quick, and unobtrusive. My appetizer of "crab stars" arrived promptly: small quick-fried pockets like tortellini, stuffed with crab pate and served with a very fresh dip sauce.
I liked the look of panang with shrimp; curry with coconut (tempers the heat) and lime. Just what I wanted - it was served with jasmine rice, and while satisfying was not overly much. Good shrimps, just enough heat, and a very pleasant broth. And please, why cannot I get my food at home to come to the table this hot? The dish must have left the kitchen at 200 degrees, and come straight to my table. Everything was piping hot, just spicy enough, and nicely presented.
A different dessert: mango slices served with sweet sticky rice. Quite unusual, and very nice.

For my small meal, I was a little surprised at the $41 tab, but it was correct. What I get for ordering ad rink & dessert, I guess. But the atmosphere was very pleasant, with a nice mix of customer, including asians, and excellent service.

For an unassuming storefront on Patrick Street, it was a good dining experience; look for me to be back.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank skyJim
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English first
Washington DC
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95 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Ok Thai food; could have stronger drinks”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

Ok, up front, I lived in Thailand for some time so I'm kinda picky about my Thai food. This place specializes in northern Thai food, so points for doing something different than all the other Thai restaurants in the DC area that all serve the same thing. That said, some of it is not quite authentic though all of it was pretty tasty. we had the kanom jeeb: here that meant larger than normal shumai dumplings with pork and shrimp. there were pretty good. my husband had one of his favorites from when he visited Thailand: Kao Soi. It did not quite taste the same as N Thailand, was much more like soup than N Thailand and didn't use the yellow or fried noodles. it still tasted good and was spicy but not quite the same. I had volcanic shrimp: fried shrimp in tamarind sauce. it was tasty but a bit heavy. the tamarind sauce in thailand is a little lighter and not so sticky. i ordered a frederick rock drink: passion fruit juice, lemonade and gin. could not taste the gin; think they forgot to put it in. atmosphere was very good and wait staff was very nice.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank travel-crab
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Hartford, Connecticut
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107 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great Choice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

We stopped in here on a Saturday afternoon, ordered 6 different meals and everyone was pleased. Very clean restaurant, reasonable prices, all around good option if you're in Frederick!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank travellinlight21
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Frederick
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163 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Wonderful Service, Excellent Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

My daughter and I dropped in after doing a little walking around Frederick. We had no reservations and the place looked full, but they found a nice cozy table for two right away. The atmosphere is perfect...Frederick is a small city, but we get a lot of big city visitors (Wash and Balt) who expect good food, good service, and nice atmosphere. This place is authentic. We ate a light meal, then ordered desserts which are just fantastic. Not sweet heavy mounds of food, but light, tasty, delicacies that make me want desert first. You have to try the Kanom Mor - Gang. Its fantastic! And it the reason my daughter asked if we can return there for her birthday dinner - she is allowed to pick any restaurant, and she chose Sumittra.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MouseDance
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frederick, md
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Evening with family”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

The family went to celebrate a ring ceremony for our daughter entering senior year at college. Cozy setting in an old hardware store in the heart of Frederick. Plenty of parking near by. Staff was gracious with explaining menu and offered selections. Fine selection of wine and speciality drinks. Food was listed in rate of spiciness. Food was great, even for a first time Thai eater. Price was not overly high and all around the evening was very enjoyable.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sharkytoucan
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