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Spy Museum /Thai Food

express Jul 5, 2011 05:03 PM

Celebrating my 68th, going to the Spy Musuem, and we want some Good Thai food.
Any suggestions?

  1. woodleyparkhound Jul 5, 2011 06:48 PM

    If quality Thai food is what you are really after, get on the red line at Gallery Place and go to Wheaton. My favorite Thai place in this area, Ruan Thai, is a couple of blocks walk from that station. There is a real dearth of good Thai places in the district.

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

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    1. re: woodleyparkhound
      mdpilam Jul 6, 2011 07:30 AM

      Yeah, I think Ruan Thai is probably your best choice in the area. If you want to stay close, we think Absolute Thai and Royal Thai have been acceptable.

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

      Absolute Thai Restaurant
      521 G St NW, Washington, DC 20001

      1. re: woodleyparkhound
        express Jul 6, 2011 03:49 PM

        I don't remember whether I have been to Ruan, I have eaten at several spots in Wheaton and they were all good.......Back about 25 or 30 years ago there was the Thai Hut, with the BEST
        Thai food ever, they used to be in Wheaton.

      2. g
        Garlic Guy Jul 5, 2011 07:01 PM

        I'm a big fan of Royal Thai, which is a 5 to 10 minute walk from the Spy Museum. It's on H Street a couple of blocks east of the Chinatown arch.

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        1. re: Garlic Guy
          express Jul 6, 2011 03:50 PM

          Thanks for the heads up, we are going to try Roal Thai

          1. re: express
            Garlic Guy Jul 6, 2011 06:21 PM

            Great. I hope you like it. Please let us know what you think!

        2. hill food Jul 5, 2011 07:45 PM

          Kanlaya doesn't suck.

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          1. re: hill food
            hppyheather Jul 7, 2011 07:31 AM

            I would agree with Kanlaya. It isn't mind-blowing, but it is pretty good and it is very convenient to the neighborhood you'll be in.

          2. d
            Doh Jul 6, 2011 08:51 AM

            I used to like Haad Thai which is a few blocks away on New York Ave (but I haven't been in a while).

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            1. re: Doh
              hill food Jul 6, 2011 08:51 PM

              Haad's not bad, but that room is soooo noisy

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