5892 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041
Neighborhood: Falls Church
Open Sunday through Thursday 11:30 to 10, Friday and Saturday 11 to 10:30.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Intimate
Reservations: Not Needed
Lychee "dumplings"; chicken soup with galangal; shrimp-and-pork dumplings; fried catfish salad with chili and lime; roast pork in red curry; grilled half chicken with lemongrass; coconut-tapioca pudding.
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Why go: This offshoot of the Thai dining room Duangrat’s is both more relaxed and more consistent than its sibling. The kitchen is at its best when it goes off the pad-Thai track and turns out rustic, gutsy curries and stir-fries.
What to get: “Dumplings” of hollowed-out lychee bulbs filled with caramelized pork; galangal-scented chicken soup; shrimp-and-pork dumplings; fried-catfish salad with chili and lime; roast pork in a fiery red curry; grilled half chicken infused with smoke and lemongrass; coconut-tapioca pudding.
Best for: Family-style dinners.
Insider tip: If you’re sensitive to MSG, tell your server and the kitchen will leave it out.
Open daily for lunch and dinner.
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