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Chutzpah Real New York Deli

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12214 Fairfax Towne Ctr, Fairfax, VA 22033-2877
703-385-8883
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6:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wed 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Best bagels in town

This place has the best bagels in town. I go there about once a month. Cannot speak for anything else, for I just get bagels here. The service can be very rough....think the soup kitchen in Seinfeld. However, if you simply get your food, shut up and eat, it is just fine.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Fairfax, Virginia
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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Really enjoy this place, come hungry. Saturday and Sunday mornings can be busy but during the week you should be OK to quickly find your table and enjoy the delicious food. Reasonable prizes.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This place has the best bagels in town. I go there about once a month. Cannot speak for anything else, for I just get bagels here. The service can be very rough....think the soup kitchen in Seinfeld. However, if you simply get your food, shut up and eat, it is just fine.

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Washington, DC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This place is merely average - overpriced for the quality. Checked it out, because I am a dedicated NY deli fan. Tried the pastrami on rye, which is the benchmark by which I judge any deli. No. Not even close. Pastrami was dry and stringy. Anything but melt in your mouth. Also had the chicken soup with matzo ball. Nothing... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

For us, Chuzpah's is the real deal. Every time we go. One of the best pastrami sandwiches in all of Northern Virginia. And the other NY dishes in the deli case are terrific too--chopped liver, genuine NY pastries, black and white cookies. Wow. Excellent. Maybe there are some inconsistencies in the kitchen ... so many TripAdvisor reviews are low-rated and... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Not exactly a genuine NY Deli but it was pretty good. The corned on rye with Russian was tasty. The pastrami mot as much. But it was still good food for what you get in this area.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I had the organ donor sandwich , it was pretty good the chopped liver was good, maybe a little too sweet if i was being picky , but i really did enjoy it. As for the tongue, well it was good but the amount served was tiny. I was immediately disappointed with the amount of tongue , however there was... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Went with my son to have a meal at noon on a Sunday, restaurant was full except one table which still had cups from previous diners on it. I sat down and waited for it to be cleaned, a nice girl came over and asked me if I could get up while she cleaned it, and I said yes, and... More 

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virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Very negative experience with the wait staff and manager over a simple mistake. They charged for a full ham "steak" side on a run-of-the-mill "ham and cheese" bagel. They wouldn't fix the order ticket and shamefully embarrassed my friend by forcing him to feel like he was being deceitful in asking for the ticket fix. Will never return and I'll... More 

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NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I enjoyed a recent visit. The sandwiches were not the over stuffed sandwiches that I associate with a good New York Jewish deli, but they were tasty. I had the combo pastrami and corned beef and it hit the spot. I had to try a chocolate egg cream and they made it pretty well reminding me of the old ice... More 

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Reston VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I had not eaten here in a while.It used to be very good. But definitely has declined. They used to provide a bowl of coleslaw, a half sour and a kosher pickle. They still do. However, they are now tiny pickles and a small portion of slaw. Food was ok at best. But ham in the clam chowder at a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12214 Fairfax Towne Ctr, Fairfax, VA 22033-2877
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: 703-385-8883

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8
  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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