Huong Viet

6785 Wilson Blvd.
Falls Church, VA 22044


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

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

Cheap Eats 2010: Huong Viet

100 places that offer great food at low prices.

Why go: There are Vietnamese restaurants at every turn in the strip-mall maze that is the Eden Center, but this cash-only, wood-paneled dining room is the oldest—and most consistent.

What to get: Lacquered quail with lime/salt dip; delicate pork spring rolls; sweet-and-sour soup with shrimp or fish; lotus-root salad with shrimp and pork; banh xeo, a shrimp-and-bean-sprout-filled crepe to be torn and eaten—like many things on the menu—in a lettuce wrap with fresh herbs and fish sauce; bun, a cool bowl of vermicelli with grilled pork or shrimp.

Best for: More-the-merrier meals—portions are sized for sharing.

Insider tip: Beer is served, but nonalcoholic drinks are the thing here—sparkling lemonade, lychee bubble tea, and Vietnamese coffee.

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