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“Friendly Staff But Uninspiring Food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Pasa-Thai Cuisine

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Pasa-Thai Cuisine
1315 Old Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA
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Ranked #33 of 115 Restaurants in McLean
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Takeout
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Dining options: Takeout
Virginia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Friendly Staff But Uninspiring Food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

I had been hearing and reading rave reviews about this place for a long time, including from family, so I was so curious to finally check it out. I admit that my expectations were high going in. I expected to be amazed. Unfortunately, I wasn't. While the staff is extremely friendly, I found the food between average and disappointing. The crab soup was nothing I was expecting. It was just a lot of watery broth and some crab that clearly lacked any swimming skills! The shrimp pad thai was average at best. It was okay but nothing spectacular. I've eaten far better for half the price. This place clearly has many fans but, unfortunately, I don't think I will count myself as one of them. There are so many far better Thai places in the McLean/Falls Church/Tyson's area.

Visited August 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Nashville, Tennessee
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97 reviews 97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Hard to find, but worth the search...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Hidden in the corner of an obscure strip plaza, Pasa Thai is a nice out-of-the-way eatery. Visited for lunch mid-week and the smallish dining area was bustling. The staff was very friendly and patient with our questions about the menu. Everything from the Thai tea through our appetizer and main courses was authentic and very flavorful. Glad I found Pasa Thai - now that I know where it's located, I'll be sure to return next time I'm in McLean.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Good Thai food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

Love this neighborhood gem in McLean. Freshly cooked Thai dishes. Enjoy the duck curry and the pad Thai. authentic. Enjoy sitting outdoors.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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McLean, Virginia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Consistent for years”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

I enjoy Pasa-Thai's food, and have visited the restaurant many times over several years. The flavors, quality and preparation have always been consistent.

The place is rather tucked away in an irregularly laid out strip mall. People find it because it is worth finding.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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McLean, Virginia, United States
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“Authentic Thai”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

So glad to have this authentic Thai restaurant in Mclean. Very solid food at reasonable prices.

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