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“Back to its Best”
Review of Ruan Thai

Ruan Thai
Ranked #1 of 66 Restaurants in Wheaton
Price range: US$20 - US$35
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 11 March 2018

We wound up here on a cold blustery weeknight when we discovered our first-choice restaurant was temporarily closed. It’s close by but we hadn’t eaten here in over a year – our sense was the restaurant had become a victim of its own success – our recollection had been the food wasn’t particularly good the last few times we brought home carry out. This time, however, we were most impressed with everything: the chicken satay appetizer was superb (excellent quality chicken, perfectly cooked, both sauces were spot on), the two entrees we ordered were fresh, filled with bright vegetables and cooked to perfection. The hot jasmine tea hit the spot. Because of the weather, the place was just about half-full and we appreciated being able to talk without having to raise our voices, which is often the case in DC area restaurants. The wait staff were friendly and attentive. We will put Ruan Thai back on our list of local favorites. We hope they are able to put out a good meal even when the place gets crowded. We shall see!

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Thank Rebecca H
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Had two of their lunch specials: the Pad Prik Khing with pork and the Pad Thai with shrimp. The Pad Prik Khing was tastier. The shrimp pad Thai wasn't as good as I've tasted elsewhere. They were very stingy with the number of shrimps - three in all. Plus, they did not taste fresh.

Thank Margaret C
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Ruan Thai is nothing fancy and don't even think about parking in its lot or you will be towed, perhaps by an elephant but it is a wonderful place. Great lunch deal with soup or spring roll and main course with rice for $7.95. It was $4.95 forever but..Any way this is lovely fragrant Thai food with an extensive menu. Soups are lovely, satays excellent, crispy whole fish to die for and all are great values.

I;ve been there maybe 50 times so..enjoy

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Thank RuffleScruffle
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

We had two lunch specials last week and they were terrific. Bot lunches had spring rolls that were light and delicious. The first lunch was Sen Mee Num Prik Pau Chicken. The generous portion was served with noodles and it was the perfect dish. I had the Green Curry Shrimp. This spicey dish was very good. We will come back again.

Thank JefF123111
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Ate there with some kids and a grandson recently and it was still good but it has slipped a little. I had the spicy duck dish and it was okay but not as good as it had in the past. My wife had the watercress and it was a bit oily. The soup is still very good. The fried watercress appetizer was outstanding but is a bit greasy as well. The service is friendly here but the food co,es slowly.

Thank Slingerrob
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