College Park’s Top Restaurants: Aroy Thai Edition

We’re past the halfway point in our tour of local restaurants currently earning a rating of 4 stars or higher on the popular website,, and this stop brings us to the delicious flavors of Thailand in the heart of downtown College Park.

Tucked away from the main strip on College Avenue, Aroy Thai has steadily made a name for themselves as one of the best new restaurants in town (4.0 stars on Yelp). Offering mouthwatering authentic Thai food paired with service that is always friendly and attentive, Aroy Thai is simply a gem. Meals come with a choice of veggie, tofu, shrimp, chicken, pork or beef to pair with lots of different curries and sauces allowing guests to always satisfy whatever they are in the mood for.  For anyone who normally shies from spicy foods, Aroy Thai knows its craft, bringing sizzling flavors to life rather than just providing the heat.  Fresh ingredients abound in these authentic Thai meals and hearty serving sizes mean no one will walk away hungry.  If you still have room after the meal (unlikely) try some of the most original dessert College Park has to offer with crispy banana or mango with sweet sticky rice.

The seating area is small but welcoming with interesting décor and a quiet atmosphere that is perfect for catching up with friends.  Aroy’s lunch deal is one of the best values in town combining a choice between two appetizer s and drink included with select entrées.

The Thai iced tea is addictive and firmly recommended with every meal.  As Aroy grows in popularity, it might be difficult to snag a seat during prime times of the day; luckily Aroy offers takeout and delivery in the College Park area.

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Michael – I’d like to consider myself a Drunken Noodle enthusiast and Aroy Thai hits just the right combination of spice and flavor. Usually opt for pork, but you can’t go wrong with any other choice.

Jessica – Pad See Ewe – fantastically chewy noodles in a delicate sauce.  But I routinely sample all the other options which are equally good.

Let us know your favorite dishes or your take on Aroy Thai in the comments below.