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“Delish!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pad Thai

Pad Thai
11199 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030
703-591-2525
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Ranked #88 of 360 Restaurants in Fairfax
Price range: $10 - $15
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Good for: Families with children, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
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14 restaurant reviews
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“Delish!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012 via mobile

A great spot! Wonderful fare, has all the usual items you would expect, which by the way are prepared better than the usual way, but there are also a few unusual items you don't normally see. This is good home cooking. Friendly, helpful, super quick service. The price is very right. If you are a Mason student take your parents here!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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New York
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147 reviews 147 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
“Solid Thai food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

We visited this place on a whim, when another favorite Thai location turned out to be closed. Lucky for us.

Pad Thai is located in an unassuming strip mall (now - next to Walmart). What you find inside, however, is simple, yet charming place (if you are into restaurant decor, personally I don't care).

More importantly, they serve good quality tasty Thai food that is done just right. The Pad Thai was great, and came in just the right amount (not too much, not too little) - consistent with their name. I was especially glad to see that coconut curry dishes were tasty, not overly spicy but exciting enough. These are often "off" and not every Thai restaurant gets them right. Tasty spring rolls, but fried tofu was a bit bland (though sauces made up for it).

Service was good, perhaps too attentive - probably because we came during the slow time between lunch and dinner. If you are looking for good Thai, this place may be worth a drive down.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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United States
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77 reviews 77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great hole in the wall for Thai”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

Pay attention or you may drive past it. Great Thai place for the authentic Thai dishes one loves to crave.

Visited June 2011
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Washington DC
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172 reviews 172 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 86 cities Reviews in 86 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“Authentic, cooked White House thai dinner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012 via mobile

Thai owner has prepared meals for kings and presidents. I actually dont care for the pad thai because he admitedly makes it for the american pallet. But if you ask him to make it thai, he will. that goes for anything. if u want it made off menu or made a certain way, he will make it to please. very nice service. a true gem in fairfax

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Falls Church, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Awesome, cheap, authentic Thai in Fairfax”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

Found out about this place through a friend and am so glad I did. I've gotten to know the owner pretty well as he always comes out to check on how the food is, and it's always great. He and his sister take great pride in their restaurant and it shows.

I'd recommend the Crispy Duck, the Pad Woon Sen, the Kanom Jeeb, the Pad Thai, and for dessert their Mango Sticky Rice is great, but even more interesting is their Thai custard. Give it a try!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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