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“Diamond in the Rough” 5 of 5 stars
Review of East Wind

East Wind
10414 Main Street, Fairfax, VA
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Ranked #26 of 343 Restaurants in Fairfax
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Description: If you're visiting Fairfax and looking for a nice and authentic Vietnamese Restaurant, East Wind is your Best Bet.
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Description: If you're visiting Fairfax and looking for a nice and authentic Vietnamese Restaurant, East Wind is your Best Bet.
Annandale, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Diamond in the Rough”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Yes, Virginia! It is possible to have a delicious lunch in downtown Fairfax, VA for under $5!
Though it’s noted for Pho, East Wind also has a fantastic Bánh mì (Vietnamese sandwich) special for under $5.

East Wind is a diamond in the rough. The ambiance is comfortable, a little on the shabby side. There’s a tiny outdoor dining area in what appears to be a converted alleyway. In the main dining room a TV plays constantly and the wallpaper looks puffy, like it’s survived a flood.

Getting back to the Bánh mì lunch special, it includes delicious shrimp crackers as an appetizer. The sandwich itself is fabulous. You have your choice of beef, chicken, pork or tofu. It comes on crisp French bread and the filling contains a generous portion of meat or tofu plus cilantro, cucumber slices, pickled carrots and chili peppers. It’s hot and sweet -- Asian barbeque with a buzz!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Fairfax, Virginia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Superb Vietnamese food in the heart of Fairfax City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We have dined at East Wind several times in the past few months. The superb service, beautiful decor and excellent food never vary. The attentive friendly servers provide A+++ service without hovering. The hot, fresh, tasty food is beautifully presented and never disappoints.
This is our "go to" restaurant. We chose dining here in honor of our 40th anniversary because no other local restaurant offers this consistent level of quality, flavor and service.

  • Visited July 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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Fairfax, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

The owner is really nice and very involved in the business. He is willing to accommodate whatever you may need or want. Food is excellent, especially shaky beef.

Visited November 2012
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Fairfax, VA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful Folks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

The food is good and the prices reasonable, but what i tend to really be drawn to is a restaurant that treats you right. These folks are wonderful, friendly, accommodating, etc. It makes you feel good to support a local restaurant like this.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fairfax, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A great Vietnamese restaurant in Old Fairfax”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

My only regret is that I did not know that East Wind existed until two months ago. The food is very good and the service is commendable. The owner is very accommodating to menu suggestions and will help those who are undecided as to select from the large choices.

  • Visited March 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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