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Kao Thai

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8650 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3915
+1 301-495-1234
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:30
Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
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221 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I say new found as it is for me. I happened to be walking by and became curious about this place. KAO Thai did not disappoint. I had some wonton soup with cabbage, and the Pad See Euw. It was very good and at a very reasonable price. This is a place I will revisit in the future and would... More 

Thank Bob L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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106 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

A great spot for lunch conveniently located on Colesville Rd right next to the Fillmore. I really enjoyed my meal and will be going back for their lunch specials. It was very good Thai food at a reasonable price. They did a good job combining two smaller businesses into one restaurant. It feels a little bit upscale but at the... More 

Thank TimothySpring
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We stopped at Khao Tai for lunch on our way back from DC. Since we live in Thailand, we felt like having something familiar. Laab pork, my favorite, was delicious, as much as any other dish on the table. The portions are huge, much more than what we are used to! Drinks and desserts are nice too, and the bill... More 

Thank Fst85
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

A great spot for lunch or dinner with quick service. The Drunken noodle dish is a delicious choice along with Mango sticky rice and Shrimp Pad Kaprow. This is a good restaurant option if you are going to a concert or a movie.

Thank Timitraveler
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I eat here quite often; so much so they know what I want to order most of the time lol. I always get the same thing and I love it. The vegetable spring rolls are great - crispy and very flavorful. The Pad Thai is great and not overly soupy as I have had from other Thai restaurants.

Thank G G
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I had dinner with a group of 8 colleagues here during a business trip to Silver Spring. We only had a main and we all enjoyed our food. I have been to Thailand and many Thai restaurants world-wide and really liked the curry I had here (mild/coconut).

Thank Lara H
Bhopal, India
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

The Thai food here is fair. The staff are not very efficient and served me the wrong dish. I had ordered a “pad thai”, the taste of this dish was dominated by peanuts. This place could do with more attentive staff and better service.

Thank Ravids58
Silver Spring, Maryland
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118 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

I stopped in Kao Thai restaurant for a quick dinner after a movie. I'm familiar with Thai food, as the Washington, D.C. area has many such restaurants. Kao Thai was the most disappointing yet. Shrimp summer rolls were okay, but had too little shrimp and way too much lettuce. The golden fried tofu appetizer was ho-hum and dense, not light... More 

Thank Athena222
Pompano Beach, Florida, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We have a favorite Thai restaurant in South Florida where we live. We were on a trip in your area and read the great reviews about Kao Thai. We completely enjoyed our meal! The Panang Chicken was just as delicious as the restaurant back home.

Thank Carolann255212
Richmond, California
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Got panang chicken for takeout. It was ready in 5 minutes. Tasted great! And I have a big appetite but I couldn't finish it. Too bad I'm only passing through on business.

Thank sarabseth

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8650 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3915
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Silver Spring
  • Phone Number: +1 301-495-1234

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?