What You'll Get
With your kitchen's pots and pans inhabited by the evil spirits of dead pots and pans, cooking at home has become both time consuming and spooky. Get quality cuisine without interference from crazed kitchenware with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Thai and Japanese cuisine at Tara Temple, located in Arlington. This Groupon is not valid for redemption in conjunction with Tara Temple's happy hour.
Tara Temple builds a banquet of a bridge between the culinary traditions of Thailand and Japan with its menu of Far East favorites. For starters, try the chicken satay ($6), skewered chunks of chicken glazed in peanut sauce and cucumber relish, or the sinus-clearing tom yum soup ($6). Main dishes include standard Thai sustenance such as curry and noodle bowls, as well as Japan-centric fare such as sushi. Wade through the wealth of the tofu-filled green curry ($11), kick consumption up a nourishing notch with the spicy salmon roll ($6.50), or opt for onomatopoeic opulence with the stir-fried crispy-duck kapow ($13), dressed in a Thai basil sauce. Tara Temple's lunch menu serves up bento boxes containing items such as beef katsu ($11) or shrimp tempura ($13). All bento boxes come with a six-piece California roll, miso soup, and house salad. The seaweed salad ($5) and the house salad ($7), dressed in your choice of dressing such as ginger or mustard soy, offer options for vegetarians and cannibalistic heads of lettuce.
Tara Temple offers up several different dining spaces—the main restaurant space facilitates feasting with high-backed booths and sultry lighting, whereas the lounge is ideal for late-night libation consumption and DJ-dictated absorption of beats. A friendly wait staff is also on hand to offer suggestions and decipher spice levels. Bow to the gods of gastronomic goodness with a meal at Tara Temple.
This Groupon is valid for dine-in only.
Gayot gives Tara Temple a 14/20 rating. More than 50 Yelpers give the restaurant an average of three stars. Eight Yahoo! Locals give it a 3.5-star average, and 70% of more than 50 Urbanspooners recommend it:
- He has also learned to standardize his menu and strike out where many other local Thai restaurants fear to go, presenting authentic Thai flavors in an acceptably flamboyant style. – Gayot
- I love it. The atmosphere is great and the food is fantastic. – Jennifer L., Yelp
- Menu is EXCELLENT and food consistent and quite good. – safarigirlnj, Urbanspoon
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 2, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. No cash back. Tax & gratuity not included. Not valid for happy hour. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.