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“Rough round the edges, but great Thai food...” 4 of 5 stars
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Thai Pilin
8385 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner, VA 22182
703-556-9191
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Ranked #48 of 80 Restaurants in Tysons Corner
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Thai
Good for: Families with children
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Good for: Families with children
Sarasota, Florida
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“Rough round the edges, but great Thai food...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

A little rough around the edges... not high end by any stretch of the imagination... but the food is excellent... soups were fabulous and everything was cooked fresh...

Would definitely go back...

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Almonte ON Canada
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Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great food, super staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

Thai food prepared with a light touch, vegetables crisp, great flavour. Super friendly staff.

Visited May 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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Washington, DC
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“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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“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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