7810-C Lee Highway
Falls Church, VA 22042


Neighborhood: Falls Church

Cuisines: Vegetarian/Vegan, Burmese

Opening Hours:
Open Tuesday through Sunday noon to 9:30 PM.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: Dunn Loring-Merrifield

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Reservations: Not Needed

Best Dishes:
Tea-leaf salad; ginger salad; shrimp-and-bean-sprout salad; gram-fritter salad; onho kaukswe; mohingar; chili belly pork

Price Details:
Appetizers $5 to $7, entrées $8 to $11.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Cheap Eats 2010: Myanmar

100 places that offer great food at low prices.

Why go: This unassuming cafe doesn’t have much decor, but the well-executed Burmese cooking—a meeting point for Chinese, Indian, and Thai cuisines—is a riot of textures and flavors.

What to get:
Onho kaukswe, a coconut-based chicken soup; lentil fritters studded with onions; warm salad with house-made tofu, fried garlic chips, and chili flakes; three-alarm-chili pork belly with onion and ginger; paratha, a thin pancake for sopping up curries; spicy broth of tofu and pickled mustard greens.

Best for: Palates fond of spice and looking for something different.

Insider tip: If you’re sensitive to spiciness, you can ask the kitchen to dial down the heat. For those who want more fire, chili condiments are on the table.

>> See all 2010 Cheap Eats restaurants here