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Tara Thai

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1107 Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4840
+1 434-984-9998
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:00 - 21:30
Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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137 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tara Thai is not fancy and there are busy times when you wish they had a couple more servers. However, the food is excellent and I look forward to going back to try other items. The Pad Thai combo I ordered was really good....ingredients were fresh and tasty. Wine by the glass is about $8....pretty reasonable. For out-of-towners, the restaurant... More 

Thank JJH1764
Madison Heights, Virginia
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Stopped here to get a bite to eat while shopping at Barack's Rd. shopping center and was not impressed. The bikini shrimp appetizer was piping hot which was good; however the other dish I ordered, Kanom Jeeb, was not good at all. You could tell that the scallions they used for garnish were not fresh. Will most likely not return,... More 

Thank Tamesha O
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent food. Very fresh and easy to get to around lots of shopping. Quite fresh and terrific service.

Thank Ruben T
Portsmouth, Ohio, United States
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154 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This was either the fourth or fifth Thai restaurant we've visited in the Charlottesville, and quite honestly we've not been disappointed with any of them. On our visit to Tara Thai, we started with appetizers, "Golden Triangles" (fried tofu with a ginger dipping sauce) and Larb Gai (minced chicken and toasted rice). My wife also had Tom Ka Hed soup... More 

Thank Steven R
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

!!Oh!! was our waiter's name as listed on our receipt. He was funny welcoming and offered us a few lessons in his native language. Icons indicating spiciness of each dish on the menu were accurate. The atmosphere is cosmopolitan and comfortable. The customer base was diverse during our holiday season visit after the local university campus was closed. Though we... More 

Thank Barb Y
Sun City Center, Florida
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Took a break while shopping and we were pleasantly surprised! Food was pipping hot and fresh made to order. We had three different dishes and each was perfect.

Thank Celia S
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Nice location if you're in the area and in the mood for Thai. Located in the middle of the shopping center. Sit outside if the weather's nice.

Thank jamestK9937HN
Los Angeles, California
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101 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

With just an overnight stay in the area, we weren't sure where to eat. One in our group found this place. It was in a nice shopping center. The service was pleasant and quick. The food was very good. It wasn't crowded, but appeared that they must do quite a lot of take out business. If you like Thai food,... More 

Thank TravelPanda99
Chico, California
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344 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Great traditional thai food in a pleasant, relaxing environment. Expansive menu, welcome seating, smart service, and flavored to perfection. Stirfy chicken/basil, pad thai, satay, and cold beers rounded this one out. Will be back next time I am in town. Bravo!

Thank JoelZ195
Longare, Italy
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I was TDY back in the States looking forward to Thai food, since Italy doesn't really have any, and was I disappointed. I ordered Tom Yum chicken, and it was lacking flavor. I make better Tom Yum at home with Knorr Tom Yum paste. I also ordered Pad Thai Veggie. I don't mind tofu and I was already having chicken... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1107 Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4840
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-984-9998

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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?