Amina Thai

5065 Nicholson Ln.
Rockville, MD 20852


Neighborhood: Rockville

Cuisines: Thai, Vegetarian/Vegan

Opening Hours:
Open Monday and Tuesday 11 to 2:30 and 5 to 9:30, Wednesday through Friday 11 to 2:30 and 5 to 10, Saturday Noon to 10 PM, and Sunday Noon to 9 PM.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: White Flint

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Intimate

Reservations: Not Needed

Best Dishes:
Vegetable spring rolls; shrimp salad with lime and chili paste; larb gai; green shrimp curry; clay-pot mussels with lemongrass and Thai basil; salmon with scallions, Thai basil, and shredded ginger; eggplant with Thai basil; deep-fried bananas with vanill

Price Details:
Appetizers $4.95 to $7.95, entrées $9.95 to $13.95.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Cheap Eats 2009: Amina Thai

Great food, low prices, lots of fun

Why go: Stellar curries are served up in this colorful, cozy restaurant that pays attention to ingredients—shrimp are plump and flavorful, and all the meat is halal (slaughtered according to Muslim law).

What to get: The spicy minced-chicken salad called larb gai; crisp-skinned spring rolls; mussels steamed with lemongrass; curry-painted chicken satay; fiery Penang curry with chicken; lush green curry with shrimp.

Best for: Quiet catch-up meals.

Insider tip: The restaurant is Muslim-owned, so don’t expect beer or wine, and forget about ordering pork.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.

>> See all 2009 Cheap Eats restaurants here