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About Tara Thai
The word "tara," commonly found in Thai folk literature, means water. Thus, our restaurant offers a unique and relaxing atmosphere, featuring a variety of underwater art for your dining pleasure. Our menu consists of authentic Thai cooking, using family recipes that have been handed down for generations. Our friendly staff always strive to make your visit enjoyable and worthwhile.
Falls Church, VA 22043
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
$31 to $50
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Join us for an occasional wine dinners. We have put together an exclusive collection of wine from around the world. To us, wine is an integral part of dining experience at Tara Thai restaurant. We are always trying to promote wineries and personalities that share a passion and a commitment to making great wines. Many of these wines are offered in very small quantities and this may be your only chance to enjoy them.
We are happy to deliver a catered lunch or dinner to your home or office at the time you specify. Same day service orders are welcome.
Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
Tara Thai Ratings and Reviews
I never met an eggplant I didn't like - and the eggplant dish at Tara Thai was no exception - except that it was indeed exceptional. I would also recommend the lychee ice cream - this is the only restaurant where I've found it on the menu and recommend you try it - tastes just like lychee!!
I've had times where I went to this restaurant and the Tom Ka didn't taste quite right or my noodle dish was a little cold. When bringing these things to their attention they are very courteous and take care of it, so I'm happy! This past weekend I decided to have a birthday dinner for my friends and made a 12 person reservation. Our waiter was great, the food was great, and everyone loved it. The only problem I had was when the food was brought out. There were 12 of us so I understand it takes some time to bring the dishes out but there was probably a 10 minute time span between the first noodle dish entree that was brought out to the last one. Not too big of a deal, and this has never happened. I would recommend this restaurant.
Service good. Temperature of restaurant was very cold. Tabletop cold causing plats brought out for our entrees to become cold. Food came hot but once moved to plates became cold quickly. Taste of food great as usual. Please get some heaters or insulation for the many windows in the restaurant.
We had two wonderful appetizers, a sushi roll and chick curry on sticks. But my wife's soft shelled crab was too greasy and fishy tasting and my duck was way over cooked, the vegetables (cabbage and what not) were cold and tasted like fish.
Disappointing - we were hoping to find a good Thai restaurant...
Loved the coconut mushroom soup with the lunch special, and the ginger chicken was a winner too. My cousin's curry was spicier than expected, but the sticky rice with mango dessert (best I've ever eaten) more than compensated. Where else can you get a delicious lunch for under $40 for three? We'll be back!
The appetizers and dishes were all great. We had the shrimp and scallops specialty and I don't recall seeing any chili peppers listed to designate how spicy it was. One bite though told me to be careful. Even my wife who loves spicy had problems with it. But I may have missed something on the menu. Excellent food.
Some good dishes but not enough to lure us back given the other excellent Thai restaurants in the area. This restaurant used to deliver higher-quality meals -- seems as if it has slipped a bit and needs to reinvent itself and sharpen up its offerings. Service was friendly and attentive.
They had my table for 7 reserved and ready for me. It was quite crowded due to its small space. They did not have a kids menus, so he got served an adult plate, which we took home. We ordered two different coladas b/c they should be light on alcohol and sweet drinks, they had it wrong. It was very strong and unsweet. I wouldn't recommend them for their drinks. But their food is great!
Our company is such a fan of Tara Thai that we have made it our lunch spot. Everyone is so helpful and the food is plentiful and delicious. Although we had a group of seven we were able to converse in a normal voice and still be heard. We will continue to frequent this restaurant.
I've been here many times and the food is outstanding. It does get really busy and service can be slower but it is worth it. Waiters are very friendly and helpful but nothing super special. Ambiance is really fun, themed with lots of things to look at! THere are great options and good drinks!
Requires more attention to details and requests. Host didn't stop back to check if we were satisfied with our order. In fact the duck was too hard, we requested to remove order from the tab. This was the 2nd time, the 1st was the Nam Tok salad, I have had this salad in several different places but could not believe the way this was prepared and was returned.
Tata Thai is tradition in our family. We go every year the weekend before Thanksgiving to celebrate my mother in law's and my birthday- She has been gone three years, but we still go. The food is wonderful, the drinks are fun, and the atmosphere is nice. the dumplings are amazing.
Terrible, unfriendly service; dirty; small, crowded-together tables; poorly decorated; mediocre food.
We were a party of two. Host seated us at a table he wiped down with a filthy rag and left wet & sticky. No napkin or silverware until we asked - after food was served. We each ordered an appetizer and an entree. Waitress dropped off mine without a word. By the next time she was close and we could remind her of the missing soup, my appetizer was half done. A minute later, she served entrees and then, after that, the forgotten soup, all without apology or excuse. Food was just OK; chef needs to learn to season with more than extreme heat. We asked for leftover boxes; waitress insisted we pay first; even then, had to ask 2X. Don't go!
I found the restaurant to be extremely noisy and crowded. My husband and I could hardly hear ourselves talk. The service was poor. One appetizer was brought and was cold by the time we alerted the host that the other appetizer was never brought. For the type of restaurant( Thai) I was surprised that they did not carry low sodium soy sauce. Price for the portion of the entree received ( at least for my entree) was overpriced. I would not return or recommend this restaurant to any one I know.
We usually pick up food from Tara Thai and eat at home, but we ate there this time and I don't know if it's because we tried some different dishes, but it was excellent and we really enjoyed ourselves. Pricing is reasonable and the service and overall attitude and atmosphere has really improved over the last few years. They have a "new" duck dish (can't remember the name)that was absolutely delicious and one we'll get again. We started with the warm noodle & shrimp salad and shrimp cakes - both were quite good. We also had a seafood noodle dish that was very tasty. All our dishes were hot and spicy, and very yummy!
We've been dining and carrying out at this Tara Thai for many years. We almost always enjoy our meal and service, however, I must say that the food and service were exceptional this time - maybe because we've done more carry out or maybe because we've just forgotten that the staff is quite friendly. We got a noodle dish (delicious) and a red curry dish (also delicious) as well as the mussels (very good and not too small) and shrimp cakes (pretty good, but we have had better).
We were in No. VA for the 4th of July. This Thai restaurant was very near our HGI hotel. We were pleased with the menu selections and the spice levels. We each ordered spring rolls...we could have split them as an appetizer. The satay was fine and my husband had a good chicken curry. The waitress was charming and attentive. We would return. It as open on July fourth with lots of locals there for lunch.
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