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Ruan Thai

11407 Amherst Ave. (University Blvd.) Send to Phone
301-942-0075 | Menu
Authentic Thai cuisine at a no-frills Wheaton spot.


Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly

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Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.

Ruan Thai Restaurant Review

: Prepared by the owner-cook and family members, the authentic cuisine at no-frills Ruan Thai draws crowds. It’s no wonder then that the restaurant expanded next door, doubling the space and allowing for more patrons. The flavors concocted by chef Krisana Suchotinunt come straight from the streets of Bangkok. Adventurous diners will enjoy the smoky eggplant salad with cut-up shrimp and the savory larb pla (cooked and crumbled fish salad with chilies, ground rice and sliced shallots). Plan to start with the tod mun (fish cakes) and the watercress salad, one of the few area Thai restaurants that serve it. Pad thai, any of the curries, and the deep-fried soft shell crabs are treats. Other favorites? Hoy tod (pan-fried mussels), the house special duck with its crispy skin, and the deep-fried whole fish, best when it’s red snapper. They may ask if you want it hot --- this is the time to experiment with some fire. It’s easy to overeat, so take along some friends and order wisely and well.

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