I’m always surprised by how busy Amina Thai in Silver Spring is. The tables are usually packed with families and couples, servers running around with giant plates of colorful noodles and ride. The music is upbeat and I always come craving a new curry.
My friends and I usually go to Amina Thai before a movie at the nearby movie theater. It’s also in a great spot for when you’re seeing a show at the Fillmore. Their menu is halal, and all of the ingredients have seemed really fresh when I’ve been there. They have some dishes I don’t normally see on typical American Thai restaurant menus – like mango red curry – which makes it that much more fun.
You can tell that they are locally owned by the menu, which is written in a special font with fun pictures. It feels very homey from the moment you sit down. I’m sure their takeout is good, too.