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“Pricing increased Quantity Decrease Food Quality Hit or Miss” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Thai Pilin

Thai Pilin
8385 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner, VA 22182
703-556-9191
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Ranked #53 of 84 Restaurants in Tysons Corner
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Thai
Good for: Families with children
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Good for: Families with children
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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159 reviews 159 reviews
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“Pricing increased Quantity Decrease Food Quality Hit or Miss”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

Thai Pilin used to be our favorite Thai restaurant in Northern Virginia. However, the price of the food has been increasing while the quantity and quality of the food decreased. Even my friends at work stopped ordering carry out from them. There is nothing spectacular about the restaurant, it is your typical hole in the wall. The looks of the place never bothered me except now that the food quantity and quality has changed, The wait staff (man wearing glasses) is rude.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Washington, DC
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Love this place, worked nearby and ate there almost every week”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

This is some of the best Thai food I've ever had, and I eat at a dozen Thai restaurants in the DC/NoVA area on a regular basis. This is one of a 3 way tie I have for best in the area. I caution that if you don't do spicy, then this may not be the place for you. Some places, like Busara down the street, put 3 chili peppers on a menu item and you'll never feel it. This place doesn't need chili peppers on a menu to tell you you'll need an extra glass of water and still order the same thing next time because it's that good. Drunken noodles, peanut shrimp and chicken, it's all delicious. Sit at the back to avoid the lunch line and enjoy the pretty art on the wall or go to the Falls Church location if you're looking for a bigger restaurant feel.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“My favorite Thai place anywhere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

This looks like a little take-out place in a strip mall, but it's fantastic. Service is fast and friendly. Staff is knowledgeable and full of good ideas if you don't have your own. Basil dishes are really really good. Menu is extensive, and there IS take-out if you prefer, which, if you're staying in a hotel nearby, is a really good bet.
Pretty much no atmosphere, and tables and chairs cannot be described as comfy.
Prices are reasonable, although not rock-bottom.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“A great Thai Food place of No.Va.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2011

very good food...just a bit too much fish oil. but overall the quality is good. The price is not really cheap so prepare to spend a little more. The amount of food also isn't so much.

The Duck red curry is great as well as the pad thai.
the Ka Pao is also really good.
The tofu is the best here.

Overall, you won't be unhappy. Great place for a date also.

  • Visited October 2010
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Best Thai Food in Northern Virginia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2011

My boyfriend and I go here all the time, it's the best thai food in the area. I get the beef massaman curry and he gets the extra spicy drunken noodles. They are the best. Kind of pricy (about $12 an entree for lunch) but it's worth it. Also, they close at 4 o clock between lunch and dinner!!!

  • Visited April 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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