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“A Delightful Discovery” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pasara Thai Restaurant

Pasara Thai Restaurant
5926 Kingstowne Towne Ctr, Alexandria, VA 22315-5884
703-921-5220
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Ranked #122 of 597 Restaurants in Alexandria
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Alexandria, VA
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“A Delightful Discovery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

(This review focuses on the Pasara restaurant on Jamieson Street.)Sandwiched in among all of the buidlings in the Carlyle section of Alexandria is a delightful Thai restaurant. We discovered it on a chilly Friday night as we searched for a place for a quick bite before the movies. Pasara exceeded our expectations with a full menu of delilcious Thai food that inckudes the usual Pad dishes but offers much more. Sample the full range of beef, pork, chicken and vegetable entrees within you party -- the servings are generous so easy to share. It is a big restaurant that is decorated in a traditional decor with a friendly staff, eager to please. Parking is a challenge although a garage off the side street in the back can accommodate a number of cars. The wine and beer menus are limited but decent for an Asian restaurant.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manassas, VA
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78 restaurant reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Great variety, delicious food, slow service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

I go to Pasara frequently. They have a good variety on their menu and the food is always delicious. It tends to be very crowded and noisy at lunch time, so you often have to flag down the waiter to get your check.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cleveland, OH
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“Great food, accommodating staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Stopped in for dinner because it was close to our hotel. We unexpectedly ended up having dinner with friends and the staff made accommodations for the change in our party. Food was so good, we went there a second night with about 10 additional people. Though our crowd was not the easiest to please, the staff could not have nicer and nor more helpful. The food was excellent. Everyone loved their meal!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alexandria VA
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“Nicer than usual Thai restaurant, but noisy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Had dinner with friends on a recent Saturday night - I go to Pasara often to eat in and take out, but not usually Sat night. Food good as always, although portions seem a little smaller than last visit - still entirely enough and then some. Three of us had the fabulous summer roll starter - supremely fresh and light. Then we shared pork pad thai, crispy pork with basil, and panang curry with chicken. All great, especially the crispy pork. Prices very reasonable and service good. It was very noisy however. There were a couple loud groups so everyone had to speak loudly. Usually a more peaceful experience. But I'll be back.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Alexandria, Virginia
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“good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

great place large selection on menu very good thai food not greasy! In kingstowne center/Alexandria. Very nice place clean service is good too and slightly formal nice place go!

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