Credit Cards: Yes
This was my first visit to this restaurant that I had heard a a lot of
positive things about. Unfortunately, the bad experience started as soon
as we had ordered. Within 1 minute one of our main courses was on the
table, not both, just one. Great, except for the fact that we had also
ordered two different types of spring rolls as appertizers! We figured
they had forgotten about that and we didn't care enough to mention it
since we had food in front of us. A minute later they brought out the
second main course which was supposed to have been a tofu dish. Without
thinking about it I started eating and realized I was eating chicken.
Not a great experience when you are a vegetarian!! We got that straightened
out and I quickly received my tofu dish. The portions of rice they give
you are absolutely tiny so we asked for more rice without realizing that
they charge $1.50 for each extra little bowl! Unbelievable. When we had
nearly finished our food the waitress comes up to us and says that they
were having trouble making the spring rolls. ??? Did she think we wanted
spring rolls for dessert perhaps? When you order an appertizer you kind
of expect to get it before then main course! We told her we no longer
wanted or needed the spring rolls. When we finally received the check,
we discovered the extra charges for the rice and also $12.00 worth of
spring rolls on there. We finally managed to get the waitress' attention
to point this out. She apologized but said it was because she was so busy.
There were 3 tables occupied in the whole restaurant, including ours!
The bottom line is that the food is tasty, but this was the worst service
I have ever received in a restaurant and I would never go back because
of it. It was a very bad experience that ruined our night out.
I had Thai dishes in Phuket, Bangkok, Singapore,
Atlanta, New York & Central Floida. But Tarin Thai is just as good
as having authentic dishes in Thailand. The portion is just right &
the sevice is fast. The two main ingredients, coconut milk & curry
paste is freshly made. The green curry is superior compare to any other
restaurants that I have dined. I give 5 star out of one to five.
Fabulous Food. Fresh and made as hot (or mild) as you'd like it. Highly recommended for anyone who likes Thai Food.
My husband, who lived in Bangkok as a teenager, claims that Tarin Thai has the most authentic, best tasting Thai food available in the Metropolitan Area. He constantly raves about the quality of ingredients and the artful presentation. The rest of our family recognizes it as just the most fantastic Thai food ever! Lunch and dinner are served equally elegantly. Any item on the menu is a sure bet. The owner and staff are the friendly and knowledgeable. As we leave, we are always planning our next visit. Try it just once and you WILL return!
We went into Tarin Thai in a good mood. We left in a not-so-good mood. Authenticity, presentation and flavor aside, the portions were slightly below average in size. There was hardly any chicken in the Green Curry at all. The amount of rice provided with the Green Curry was down right embarrassing. It looked like it had been measured with the smallest ice cream scoop available. I would say it was made with a melon baller, but I don't want to exaggerate. They then want to charge extra for more rice. Maybe this is customary in the DC area, but I can tell you that there was only one other time that a restaurant skimped me on rice and tried to charge extra for more; they are no longer in business. I also have no idea what all of the raving about the quality of service was. Maybe since the last person spoke some Thai, they were friendly to them, but I can assure you that the service was awkward at best. First we were sat at the bar, and we made the mistake of asking the man there about the menu. He couldn't convey anything about any of the dishes. I suspect it was a language barrier issue, but then maybe he belonged in the kitchen. After we ordered, we were then sat at a table. Aside from bringing me my food and my check, there wasn't much table service. I even mentioned the rice thing to the waitress and she quickly responded with the unyielding and unsympathetic..."Well that's how much we give."...answer. So that fell on deaf ears. The final insult came when they didn't honor the expired coupon they had the nerve to distribute. I obtained and verified that they were still giving out the same menu with an expired coupon on it, so I made the mistake of assuming that they would honor it. WRONG! I could go on about the decor but what is the point. I won't be visiting Tarin Thai again and suggest the same to the rest of you. Sorry.
We enjoy going to Tarin Thai and go there quite frequently. We find the waiters very polite and attentive and we really like the food there. The portions are fairly generous. The dessert though is sometimes hit or miss. We usually get our favourite Thai dessert custard with sticky rice and this time it wasn't very good - a bit too sweet and lumpy. We had the ice coffee this time and it tastes really good with just enough sweetness and flavour but not too strong to keep us up at night.
The food and service at Tarin Thai are both outstanding. I enjoy trying new meals and at Tarin Thai there is always something great to eat and the portions are satisfying not only in taste but in quantity. The service is very personal and I have had great recommendations from the servers as to what meals I would enjoy based on my culinary preference. This is a family owned restaurant and it shows - in a good way. Nina, who I believe is one of the owners, comes out to ensure the guests are happy with their meals and has even created a special meal for me - Not even on the menu! The atmosphere is very relaxing with water features and soft music. It's a great place to go with friends, family or even a date. I am now a regular and I would have to say I highly recommend the place. You absolutely HAVE to try it.
The first time I walked into Tarin Thai Cuisine, I felt like I was at home. Service was friendly and the owner, Nina, was really kind to come out and recommend the food that was not on the menu. The foods were excellent. I've been to Thailand once, and I think that the food here is really authentic. If you cannot eat spicy then you can suggest it to the waitress/waiter. If you have not been to Tarin yet, I am telling you that you are missing out!!!!!!! YOU HAVE TO GO TRY IT!!!!!!!!!!
I went to Tarin Thai for lunch after reading the good reviews from this site. Service was excellent and very friendly. I ordered the spring rolls both fresh and fried. Fried spring rolls were very quick coming out and very tasty. The fresh spring rolls on the other hand had a strange taste probably stemming from the crab meat. I didn't much care for it, but that is a personal taste.We then ordered 2 things, spicy chicken curry and spicy chicken with peppers and spices.I think the curry sauce was a little thick but the dish was spot on with the flavour of the curry. The other dish was also very good, but I truly like a spicy flavour in the actual sauce and not just the diced peppers in the dish. 3 pepper icon stating this is one of their spiciest dishes but I believe its just the peppers that are diced into the dish that gives it this icon.Overall the experience was good and its a nice thai place to eat. But I don't think I will return.
I have found an excellent Thai restaurant! I have visited at least 8