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Four Sisters

8190 Strawberry Ln.
Falls Church, VA 22042

703-539-8566

Neighborhood: Falls Church

Cuisines: Vietnamese

Opening Hours:
Open daily 11 AM to 9:45 PM.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Recommended

Website: http://www.foursistersrestaurant.com

Best Dishes:
Shrimp toast; rice-noodle crepes stuffed with minced wild mushrooms; roasted quail with lime-juice-and-pepper “dip”; lotus-root salad; beef-stuffed grape leaves; grilled-pork vermicelli; Vietnamese coffee; lime soda.

Price Details:
Appetizers, $3.50 to $9.50; entrées, $6.50 to $26.95.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Cheap Eats 2008: Four Sisters

Why go: This pretty Vietnamese dining room might not be the place for daring foodies to venture beyond, say, curried frog’s legs, but the gracious service and skilled, wide-ranging kitchen keep crowds happy.

What to get: Shrimp-stuffed garden rolls; fried-pork spring rolls; a standard-setting green-papaya salad with shrimp and pork; a soothing soup of pork, fresh tofu, and chives; sautéed clams with sesame crackers; vermicelli bun with charred pork; caramelized short ribs; sparkling Vietnamese lemonade.

Best for: A group craving a good pho, bun, and hotpot all on one table; newcomers to Vietnamese cuisine (there are forks next to the chopsticks at every place setting).

Insider tip: The restaurant plans to move this summer from the Eden Center to the new Merrifield Town Center (8190 Strawberry La., Falls Church; 703-539-8566).

Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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