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Mallomar Oct 4, 2010 01:39 PM

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.)

  1. Terrie H. Oct 4, 2010 01:55 PM

    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.
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      reiflame Oct 4, 2010 02:19 PM

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

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      babkanosher Oct 4, 2010 02:04 PM

      Thai Farm in King Farm is wonderful!

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      Thai Farm
      800 King Farm Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850

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        reiflame Oct 4, 2010 02:18 PM

        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
          GraydonCarter Jan 31, 2011 04:43 PM

          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

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            reiflame Feb 1, 2011 02:52 PM

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

            1. re: reiflame
              GraydonCarter Feb 1, 2011 04:55 PM

              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. DanielK Oct 4, 2010 02:54 PM

        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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          Mallomar Oct 5, 2010 12:27 AM

          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

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            Pappy Oct 5, 2010 06:16 AM

            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
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              Mallomar Oct 6, 2010 01:42 AM

              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

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                repete Oct 6, 2010 05:26 AM

                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

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                  venera Oct 6, 2010 07:59 AM

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

                  1. re: venera
                    woodleyparkhound Oct 6, 2010 08:46 AM

                    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
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                      fudizgud Oct 6, 2010 01:09 PM

                      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
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                      repete Oct 7, 2010 04:55 AM

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

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            foodtrip Oct 6, 2010 01:21 PM

            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

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              dining with doc Oct 6, 2010 05:23 PM

              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

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