100 Best Restaurants 2008: Huong Viet
No. 88: Huong Viet
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Cynthia Hacinli, Dave McIntyre
Comments () | Published January 1, 2008
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Huong Viet
Address: 6785 Wilson Blvd., Falls Church, VA 22044
Phone: 703-538-7110
Neighborhood: Falls Church
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Opening Hours: Open Sunday through Thursday 10 AM to 10 PM; Friday and Saturday 10 AM to 11 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Shrimp and pork spring rolls; “underdone” shaved beef; lotus root salad with shrimp and pork; roasted quail; tamarind-and-shrimp soup; banh xeo; vermicelli with grilled shrimp, beef, or pork; caramel shrimp; butter-fried frog's legs; grilled beef with lem
Price Details: Appetizers $3.95 to $15.95, entrées $7.95 to $23.95.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Good for Groups

Cuisine: Noodle soups, rice-flour pancakes, cool and crisp vermicelli bun—you’ll find superb renditions of these Vietnamese classics, plus more adventurous flavors, at this long-established restaurant in the eatery-heavy Eden Center.

Mood: The plywood-paneled dining room—its cafeteria tables filled with guys hanging out, expat families, and chatty teens—has the in-and-out pacing of a diner.

Best for: Taking the family out for a big, multicourse meal, dashing in for a bubble tea or quick bite, recovering from a hangover or a tough day with a big bowl of noodle soup.

Best dishes: Quail with lime and a bowl of salt and pepper; classic pork spring rolls; shrimp soup made sour and tangy with tamarind; crunchy lotus-root salad with cold roasted pork and shrimp; butter-fried frog’s legs; cool vermicelli bun with skewers of grilled pork; grilled beef with lemongrass; sparkling lemonade; bubble teas.

Insider tips: Servings are sized for sharing, so if you’re not in a group, expect leftovers. And bring cash—no credit cards or checks are accepted.

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