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12071 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852-1603
+1 301-231-9899
17:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I stopped at this location, after 2 previous mediocre visits to Tara Thai in other locations. It was 6 pm on a Friday night, so I expected it to be busy. It wasn't....first bad sign. It was HOT, i mean, it was cooler outside, on a July summer evening. There was one small table top fan blowing, but this place... More 

Thank Shirley V
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

We visit Tara Thai a few times a month and have never been disappointed. The staff is friendly and efficient and the food is delicious! The drunken noodles are the best I've ever tasted.

Thank zyanya
Washington, DC
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177 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

The food at Tara Thai is pretty good. Institutional-like outside of the fresh (overpriced) fish, but good nonetheless. This last visit was my last. After finishing they actually tried to put my leftovers in a USED CONTAINER that had been wiped down. When I confronted the server, he exclaimed "we do that because the rice that was in the container... More 

Thank IntrepidFromDC
Longwood, Florida
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123 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Food is good but the fish smell is bad. Pad se ew is delicious. Cute restaurant, but the overwhelming fish smell is a turn off.

Thank Nicetoeatout
Clarksburg, West Virginia
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

We went with a party of 8 to Tara Thai. We were seated promptly and the server was pleasant. That was where things began to go south. We ordered drinks and only half of them were delivered. Eventually he brought the remaining drinks and took our orders. Some of the appitizers came out and some did not come until the... More 

Thank Mtngrl67
Bethesda, Maryland
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162 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

It's a chain restaurant with average not bad Thai food which sometimes just tastes more like Chinese , may be because the food is Americanized I do come 2 times a month for a quick lunch . Reasonably priced . Never dined there . The decor is very strange from both inside and out

Thank HannaBegelman
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194 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

I first tried Tara Thai years ago when living in Maryland. The place is still amazing after all these years. As usual we ordered more than we can eat as it is so delicious. We had Pad Thai, Drunken Noodles, Thai Crispy Fish with Chili and Minced Chicken with Basil. The Crispy Fish is my hands down favorite. I have... More 

Thank Russ S
Rockville, Maryland
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

Tara Thai is a local chain of Thai restaurants. They are good and moderately priced. The décor at this restaurant is modern and very pleasing. So is the food. Service is usually quick. I definitely recommend.

Thank cstansfield
Merriam, Kansas
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

While visiting Maryland and Washington DC area it was my pleasure to to dine at Tara Thai. My daughter and I were a party of 2 on a Friday for lunch. We expected a wait, and to our delight we were seated immediately afterbeing asked about our preference in table window,and booth. The service was impeccable, our water glasses were... More 

Thank floralchickmel
Bethesda, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015

I like Tara Thai mainly cause I like Thai food. I generally like Thai decor, the atmosphere and spicy food. The Tara Thai at Midtown Shopping Center in Rockville is a great location next to Target, Sports Authority and others. Plenty of open parking but also a covered garage attached. It needs a good cleaning and up-dating. The food is... More 

Thank J L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12071 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852-1603
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Rockville
  • Phone Number: +1 301-231-9899

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?