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Thai Pilin

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8385 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner, VA 22182
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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95 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have eaten here numerous times. The food is very good but the place is not. If you don't mind the decor, it is worth it. Go at off hours because there is always a line for lunch. Must mean something.

Thank Anil D
Austin, Texas
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84 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a small, casual dining, restaurant in a strip mall. It is a gem. ("Pilin" means diamond in Thai). Visit for the food, not the ambiance. Excellent seafood, especially soft shell crab in season. Vegetable dishes are fresh and filled with authentic spices, like galangal, lemongrass, chilies as well as fine sauces. Meat dishes are well prepared as well.... More 

Thank chinesesun
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Okay, so this little storefront restaurant is nothing special in the way of atmosphere, but the service and the food is fantastic. They also have a wide variety of dishes to include some vegan dishes for my son. I enjoyed the seafood kra pow with mussels, shrimp, scallops, and squids. Sadly, the squid was a bit overdone, but the mussels... More 

Thank Jim W
Grandville, Michigan
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

There was nothing special about the food here and that isn't a bad thing. Good soup, good main course, decent atmosphere but nothing special. I was traveling on business when I went here and if I was back in the area I wouldn't hesitate to go again.

Thank Ray C
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244 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

I am in agreement with the consensus. Our experience pegs this as a good though not great, standard Thai restaurant. They are not kidding about the peppers, and so if you can't handle any hot, be sure to order something with no peppers on the menu. Service was very efficient although not friendly.

Thank chazzq
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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141 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

I come here for lunch pretty often or even for dinner. They have a nice variety of some traditional Thai dishes which are all pretty good. Really enjoy their noodle dishes and their Spicy Thai Basil Fried rice is always a favorite. Definitely a fairly priced and great spot to grab a bite!

Thank Bryan N
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

I was looking for a place to eat and just stumbled across Thai Pilin. I ordered to go but there are tables if you want to eat there. I had Pad Thai, it was delicious. I also had a vegetable roll appy, also very good. I'm in Tysons Corner for business from time to time and this is going to... More 

Thank Don O
Gainesville, Florida
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92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Thai Pilin, it may not look like much, but the food is the best Thai food around the Vienna/McLean are. My favorites are the Beef-Basil fried rice and the 3 flavor chicken. Go an get some!

Thank Mik H
Markham, Canada
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96 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

The restaurant is located in a strip plaza with a TJ Maxx and Staples. The service is fairly quick and the food of excelletn quality. I tried 2 dishes on 2 separate occasions - a noodles one and a duck one. Both were very well cooked and tasted amazing. the 2 chilli rating can be very spicy. beware.

Thank naeemsiddiqi
Vienna, Virginia
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83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

My son had been to this restaurant years ago and wanted me to try it with him. He warned me it was "nothing fancy" but had good food. He was spot on. The outside is not much to draw one in (see pic) not is the decor inside. It's clean but spartan and looks like it could get crowded on... More 

Thank Elizabeth F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8385 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner, VA 22182
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Tysons Corner
  • Phone Number: 703-556-9191

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?