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“After over 10 years of eating at Tara Thai, we are DONE!”
Review of Tara Thai - CLOSED

Tara Thai
Price range: $0 - $35
Cuisines: Thai
Good for: Families with children
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Good for: Families with children
Reviewed March 17, 2013

I have been going to Tara Thai for at least 10 years. I must admit that we used to love the food and the servie. However, they both have gone worst this past year.

Last night, we decided to give them another try and after our experience at the restaurant, we decided that this would be our last visit. We ordered Panang Curry chicken (we asked for a less spicy dish- a usual request). When the food arrived, the portion of all dishes was much less then in the past. In addition, there was so much coconut milk in the Panang Curry Chicken that the sauce was white (it is usually reddish). When we brought this to the waiter's attention, she called the manager who suggested that we select another dish. We choose another dish (which happened to be a bit less expensive). When the bill came, they charged us for the Panang Curry (the most expensive dish) instead of the replacement dish. I paid the bill but wanted to bring this to their attention. So, I called the waiter who called the manager. After I explained that it is not about paying a couple more dollars for the Panang Curry Chicken (that is why I mentioned this incident AFTER I paid the bill), I told them that their action was wrong and this is not how to treat a customer. The person responded that it was the same price - FLAT LIE in my face! I objected and then, she rolled her eyes and walked away!!!!

If you are looking for good service, and a customer oriented staff, go somewhere else. The staff was simply rude.
We are sorry to have to scratch Tara Thai from our list of restaurant but they will not see another penny from us!

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Thank alwaysme
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

My wife and I have been in many Thai restaurants, including in Bangkok, and their pad thai is as good any any we've eaten, and certainly the best in the area. Attentive, friendly service.

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Thank WBreskin
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Just finished having lunch at the Tara Thai in Vienna, Virginia. The only reason I went there was a friend suggested it and I didn't want to be negative. However, I have eaten at various Tara Thai restaurants in the area and could never understand why they get good reviews. I have never had what I would consider food that lived up to their reviews in any of the their restaurants that I have been to over the past few years. This certainly will be my last visit to any of the Tara Thai Restaurants.

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Thank Joan D
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

One of the best Thai restaurants we have experienced in the Virginia area. The quality of the food is superb, the staff is friendly and the service is first rate. I would strongly recommend Tara Thai to all our friends.

Thank Vstew68508
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

Tara Thai will always hold a special place in my heart. It was the first place I experienced Thai food. This is one of the many now in its chain of restaurants. It is on par with the others and produces reasonably price and above average Thai food. I don't come here nearly as often after having discovered a few amazing Thai spots in Bailey's cross roads. Try the Pad See Ew or one of Curries. If you want to spend a bit more, the whole Rockfish is worth every cent.

Thank Nads82
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