My wife (ethnic Chinese) and I have tried many Thai restaurants in the Washington metropolitan area because we love authentic Thai cuisine -- exquisitely light, spicy, and delicious -- unsurpassed. We rate Thai Square head and shoulders above other Thai restaurants we have tried. Most local Thai restaurants seem to have greatly modified their menus to accomodate the American palate. That translates into food that may be delicious at first bite, but is far too sweet and oily/greasy for a full meal; and is certainly very far from the authentic light spicy food I ate regularly in Bangkok during several trips there many years ago. Most Thai food is very spicy hot so some patrons ask the chef to go easy on the hot peppers; not me though, even at my age, I want the real thing. Ambiance is not fancy but is the kind of small family restaurant that I like best. Service is superb; young Thai waitresses working in the smiling, helpful and cooperative manner that typifies much of Thai culture. Prices are not the cheapest but are inexpensive. There is usually a line during peak hours, i.e., after 6:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, so go earlier or later, say after 9:00 pm. Parking is a problem unless you know about free parking in the alley behind the restaurant where young men take your car and squeeze it into a small space you don't want to try. Tip at least $5 when exiting the restaurant and getting your car. Thai Square gets my highest recommendation for the tastiest and most authentic Thai food.
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The food is great every time we go there, one of the servers, lulu, is always our family's waitress. She always remembers our drink orders, and recommends excellent food. Everything that i have gotten from there is delicious, every single desert and appetizer is beautiful and delicious, every time i order, i almost don't want to eat because the plating is amazing. The best appetizer, i must say is the crab dip. The cost is a bit pricey, but it is absolutely worth it every time. The small restaurant is very cozy, but it still has a nice look and feel to everything.
I've tried several Thai restaurants in Va, and this one is better than most. When considering the price for the cost this one is the best I've had. I tried it for my promotion lunch and the oth 11 individuals were commenting on how good it was.