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“Locations and outdoor fun” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Vaso's Kitchen

Vaso's Kitchen
1225 Powhatan St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1305
703-548-2747
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Ranked #2 of 643 restaurants in Alexandria
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Arlington, Virginia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
“Locations and outdoor fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

A nice Greek restaurant with outdoor seating. Though we were a group with a little kid the staff took very good care of us. The food was great as was the service.

Visited April 2013
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  • English first
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best Greek Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

I visit Alexandraia often and first went to Vaso's before they had received their liquor license. They've only improve in the years since. A very good neighborhood place with a good wait staff, good food, and good wine. The calamari is excellent as are the salads. The pita remains the freshest I've ever had in a restaurant. Come, enjoy. Sit at the bar if the tables are full. The service there is good, too.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent Greek food :-)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Stopped in for dinner on Greek Independence day and what a great time my family had :-)
All the appetizers and entrees we tried were excellent and served at a timely manor. If your visiting DC, stop over here and enjoy dinner in a nice area 10min. away.

Visited March 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“A Greek hideaway in Alexandria”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Been here twice for lunch with a business colleague. This small restaurant uncharacteristically adorned with a sign of its previous owners (a ribs place once called 'Dixie Pig' and apparently a 'Landmark' in the neighborhood - gotta love it!) offers a nice selection of Greek cuisine. The food is good and the staff delightful. I love small places like this with a family-run atmosphere and good food. While I have only been for lunch I suspect that dinner can get a bit crowded. Lunch is great if you want to mingle good food with conversation. There is also a bit of seating outdoors. This little hideway is really a gem in a residential neighborhood just north of Old Town Alexandria and bout three miles south of Crystal City (Arlington, VA) a few blocks off Jefferson Davis Highway. I recommend Vaso's and will go back.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Arlington, Virginia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Food for Generations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

I am, not talking about aquaponics, permaculture or community gardens; or even about urban agriculture or sustainable micro-farming lifestyles technologies. I am simply talking about the Menu of Vaso's Kitchen in Alexandria, VA, with more than 85 items for your educated, delicate, tiquis miquis (or picky if you prefer "run of the mill" English) palate to explore.

I am not a regular at Vaso's per se, and I am still a novice in the exploration of its Splendidis Acetabula (splendid dishes). Being a severe philologist, I must give my tongue sometimes a vacation from the rigid to the tasty. I mentioned "food for generations" because I went to Vaso's this past weekend with my 19 years old son and one of his untamed-yet friends to have dinner. Also at Vaso's were families with small children ranging from the unconscious to the unruly. As it is customary, the place was packed and Ioannis (the owner) was running a scrupulous Marathon from table to table to make sure everyone was taken good care of.

There was at least four generations seated in the place. As far as anyone could see, everyone was having a great time. The generational differences between the youngest and the oldest was completely expunged by the well prepared victuals, which delivered a piece of needed generational gap fulfillment and satisfaction to all of us, regardless of the unfair sharing of the age. This is one of the very few things with which far apart generations can agree upon: the place for multigenerational stomachs, tummies and bellies; is Vaso's Kitchen. I am not an ultracepidarious, so I say this based exclusively on my personal experience; and not out of a vainglorious filosofunculism.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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