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Looking for a good Thai place in Rockville where two people can have a long leisurely dinner without feeling rushed.. Doesn't need to be real exotic -- I usually stick with Pad Thai or Pad See Ew. (Can't eat spicy food.)

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  1. Benjarong (Wintergreen Shopping Center) or Miss Saigon (Town Center) sound like they would work well for you.

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    Benjarong Restaurant
    885 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

    Miss Saigon Restaurant
    3057 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007

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    1. re: Terrie H.

      I think you mean Taste of Saigon, and it's Vietnamese, not Thai.

    2. Thai Farm in King Farm is wonderful!

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      Thai Farm
      800 King Farm Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850

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      1. re: babkanosher

        Thai Farm is by and far my least favorite Thai restaurant in the area. The food is bland, the servers are rude and prices are high. The dining room is really pretty, but that's about all it has going for it.

        My current standby is Pana Thai. I used to love Thai Jasmine Bistro but it went way downhill after an ownership change about a year ago. Thai House in Gaithersburg is good as well, but REALLY spicy.

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        Thai House Restaurant
        8369 Snouffer School Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20879

        Pana Thai
        7224 Muncaster Mill Rd, Rockville, MD 20855

        1. re: reiflame

          Went to Thai Jasmine Bistro today for lunch. They no longer have a buffet, and there were no curries on the lunch special menu. But we had the Chicken Pad Thai and Drunken Noodles with Chicken and both were excellent and quite filling for the price. Excellent spring rolls. I was surprised at the large bar area, taking up the other half of the restaurant.

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          Thai Jasmine Bistro
          16533 S Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

          1. re: GraydonCarter

            They've never had a buffet, and the food has gone way down hill.

            1. re: reiflame

              The reason I mentioned it is because in Google Places there is this comment: "Welcome to Thai Jasmine Bistro! We specialize in delicious and reasonably priced Thai cuisine. We now serve Thai Lunch Buffet, 12:00PM - 2:00PM, M-F. - From the owner "

              If you try to edit the comment, Google comes back and says the listing can only be edited by the owner.

      2. NOT Tara Thai or Thai Pavilion, I can say that much.

        Benjarong is ok, I like Amina Thai on Nicholson as well.

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        Benjarong Restaurant
        885 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

        Amina Thai Restaurant
        5065 Nicholson Ln, Rockville, MD 20852

        Thai Pavilion Restaurant
        29 Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850

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        1. re: DanielK

          Thanks to all for the suggestions. It'll probably be either Amina Thai or Benjarong.

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          Benjarong Restaurant
          885 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

          Amina Thai Restaurant
          5065 Nicholson Ln, Rockville, MD 20852

          1. re: Mallomar

            FYI: Amina Thai is dry. So, if you have to have a cold Singha beer with your thai food like I do, choose wisely.

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            Amina Thai Restaurant
            5065 Nicholson Ln, Rockville, MD 20852

            1. re: Pappy

              Good point. Assuming that Benjarong serves wine, that's probably where we'll go.

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              Benjarong Restaurant
              885 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

              1. re: Mallomar

                Sadly, Benjarong isn't close in quality to either of the two or three places not that far away in Wheaton. But since you aren't pushing the envelope, it should do as the basics are OK there.

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                Benjarong Restaurant
                885 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

                1. re: repete

                  Repete, what are your Thai recommendations for Wheaton? TIA.

                  1. re: venera

                    Ruan Thai is my favorite Thai place in Wheaton/DC area. Nava Thai is second.

                    http://www.ruanthaiwheaton.com/menu.html

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                    Ruan Thai Restaurant
                    11407 Amherst Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20902

                    Nava Thai Restaurant
                    11315 Fern St, Silver Spring, MD 20902

                    1. re: woodleyparkhound

                      I think the new place open on New Hampshire Ave in Cloverly is bestter than either Ruan Thai or Nava right now:

                      Siriwan Thai
                      736 Cloverly St
                      Silver Spring, MD 20905
                      736 Cloverly St
                      Silver Spring, MD 20905

                      This is in the shopping center north of the Giant. Between Siriwan and Kabab n Kahari, this little stip boasts two wonderful restaurants!

                      Their curries and salads are super!

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                      Ruan Thai Restaurant
                      11407 Amherst Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20902

                    2. re: venera

                      Ruan tops my list and Nava is a close second. Never had a bad meal at either place.

          2. Other good Thai places in that general area, though not in Rockville proper, are:

            Sabai Sabai in Germantown http://sabaisimplythai.com/

            Bangkok Garden in Bethesda http://www.bkkgarden.com/

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            Bangkok Garden Restaurant
            4906 Saint Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

            1. Thai Pavillion in Rockville Town Center. was there a few days ago and it was very good and a nice place. Benjarong used to be good but changed ownership. I heard the old owners opened somewhere in Mont co and it is supposed to be good. Pana Thai in Derwood is pretty good also.

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              Benjarong Restaurant
              885 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

              Pana Thai
              7224 Muncaster Mill Rd, Rockville, MD 20855