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“Unexpected Pleasure” 4 of 5 stars
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Star Thai
13046 Fair Lakes Shopping Ctr, Fairfax, VA 22033
(703) 222-5452
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Ranked #121 of 347 restaurants in Fairfax
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Thai
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Vienna, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Unexpected Pleasure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I've driven by this restaurant many times and wondered what it was like inside. It's next to a Subway and is in a little strip of small eateries. I was pleasantly surprised when I entered to find that the restaurant is larger and has much better decor and ambience than I expected. And the food is wonderful. Probably some of the best Thai food that I've had in the Northern Virginia area. The service was pleasant and friendly and the entire experience was really great.

  • Visited February 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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  • English first
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Very reasonable, great tasting food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Star Thai is a very unassuming restaurant, hardly noticeable at Fair Lakes Shopping Center BUT... the food is excellent. Simple dishes, with simple ingredients, that taste phenomenal. Great flavor and as hot or as mild as you want it. I would highly recommend it and the noodle dishes and chicken fried rice are excellent for kids.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Skip it.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012 via mobile

The "fresh rolls" were not very fresh tasting. The wrapper was dry and stale and it contained mostly cabbage, a strip of cucumber and a strip of cubed sausage that tasted like salami. The most offensive part was the plum sauce covering it. A viscous, slimy, nearly tasteless sauce. An unappetising appie. This was followed by the red curry with chicken. Too sweet, lumpy with peanuts that should have been more ground, and not nearly spicy enough. The portion was embarrassingly small for the more than $8. Overall, a disappointing, expensive lunch.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Fresh ingredients and quite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012 via mobile

Thai food made simple and fresh. Portions are sensible some may ssy a but small but they haven't failed on their service and freshness.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Quality Thai Food and Great Service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Absolutely love the Wonton Soup and Calamari! I try the Calamari everywhere I go and this is by far one of the BEST! The staff was extremely friendly and went out of there was to accomodate all requests...with a smile! I will definitely become a regular...many more entrees for me to try! I think I finally found a restaurant that actually serves authentic Thai cuisine! Next time I will bring the kids!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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