This has made his restaurants magnets for crowds who return time and again to indulge in honey-roasted duck, green papaya salad, Pattaya noodles, and Tara Thais signature dish, grilled whole rockfish wrapped in banana leaf. I went to the restaurant the following day, Saturday, but it wasn't open yet. . It's not a coincidence that all of the reviews here on Urban Spoon and some elsewhere report poor service. Thus, our restaurant offers a unique and relaxing atmosphere, featuring a variety of underwater art for your dining pleasure.
Didn't have Chinese broccoli so substituted American broccoli which was good. Inside, mock bamboo and crackled glass create private booth-like tables. Please choose the location to learn more about the Thai food, atmoshphere, hours and more. I was the only one in my group to have the duck and was the only one to get food poisoning. Well, that's not the way it's done in my buliding.
If only the service were as good as the food. Interesting decor, nice seating we love booths! All the proteins chicken, beef, pork, shrimp were overcooked and dried out except the calamari - although it looked like frozen, it tasted fresh and was cooked perfectly. Great Pad Thai, but Poor Service. All the appetizers were very good. I had honey-roasted duck with crispy noodles something I've eaten many times.
The last few times I ordered from Tara Thai, it was done that way, so I really didn't get what the problem was. The Pad Thai was fresh, flavorful, and a generous-sized portion. Our menu consists of authentic Thai cooking, using family recipes that have been handed down for generations. Menu's can have different items on them based on the Chef's preference and specialites. My friend's Penang Curry was also very good, and the Thai ice tea was strong and not too sweet, just the way I like it. A line of refreshing tropical drinks with or without alcohol and offbeat tropical sweets, such as the young coconut pie, wrap up a meal at Tara Thai. However, my most recent visit will be my last.
Of the appetizers we liked most the Hoi Obb steamed mussels with basil. This Tara Thai location badly needs to improve its customer service. He saw nothing wrong with ignoring my letter or request for a phone call. Free parking is available for customers. I stopped in after one month and left my phone number, but I received no call back. Each Tara Thai Restaurant has different aqua themes and decorations.
A line of refreshing tropical drinks with or without alcohol and offbeat tropical sweets, such as the young coconut pie, wrap up a meal. Try the Golden Triangles fried tofu with the sweet, hot dipping sauce bursting with flavor. I asked if it was a new Tara Thai policy, and he said yes. I wrote to the owner of the restaurant, and he has yet to reply after two months. It's too bad because again, the food was good.
He was smirking the whole time I spoke with him and acted as if I was lying! I told him I was too sick to leave the bathroom! He asked why I hadn't gone to the hospital. I couldn't get her to confirm or deny that there was a specific policy regarding delivery to apartment building lobbies vs. Food poisoning can happen from time to time in any restaurant. I was too sick to go back until Monday. The menu includes vegetarian dishes, too, but avoids the really exotic Thai foods that Westerners might not appreciate. My sense is that no such policy exists, and the driver was just being lazy. Not only did he not apologize to me, but he seemed unconcerned about a possible issue with the food.
I went back yesterday and spoke with the same manager who again was rude and couldn't say when or if I would get any response from the owner and was unwilling to do anything to follow up on it. Delivery was fast and the food arrived hot. Entrees range from Pad Thai to Panang curry dishes. The interior is elegant and the staff is very friendly. The entrees were excellent: the steamed rock fish enough for four people and the Deep Sea, a sweet curry seafood combination.
Srisawat has also learned to standardize his menu and strike out where many other local Thai restaurants fear to go, presenting authentic Thai flavors in a flamboyant style. At this corner location facing Leesburg Pike, Srisawat lets sun and light blaze in, giving the whole interior a sparkling underwater glimmer. I explained to the manager what had happened. I further stated that it didn't make sense, in a large apartment building such as mine, to ask customers to come downstairs because it would take more time, and delivery service means delivering to a person's door, and my neighbors and I expect it to be done right. The person who took our order was pleasant and efficient, but the delivery guy. I explained what happened and asked if Tara Thai had a new policy concerning deliveries.