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“A Delightful Discovery”

Pasara Thai Restaurant
Ranked #147 of 763 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Alexandria, VA
Level 6 Contributor
1,602 reviews
832 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 531 helpful votes
“A Delightful Discovery”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

(This review focuses on the Pasara restaurant on Jamieson Street.)Sandwiched in among all of the buidlings in the Carlyle section of Alexandria is a delightful Thai restaurant. We discovered it on a chilly Friday night as we searched for a place for a quick bite before the movies. Pasara exceeded our expectations with a full menu of delilcious Thai food that inckudes the usual Pad dishes but offers much more. Sample the full range of beef, pork, chicken and vegetable entrees within you party -- the servings are generous so easy to share. It is a big restaurant that is decorated in a traditional decor with a friendly staff, eager to please. Parking is a challenge although a garage off the side street in the back can accommodate a number of cars. The wine and beer menus are limited but decent for an Asian restaurant.

  • Visited May 2013
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Manassas, VA
Level 6 Contributor
543 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Great variety, delicious food, slow service”
Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

I go to Pasara frequently. They have a good variety on their menu and the food is always delicious. It tends to be very crowded and noisy at lunch time, so you often have to flag down the waiter to get your check.

  • Visited May 2013
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Cleveland, OH
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food, accommodating staff”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

Stopped in for dinner because it was close to our hotel. We unexpectedly ended up having dinner with friends and the staff made accommodations for the change in our party. Food was so good, we went there a second night with about 10 additional people. Though our crowd was not the easiest to please, the staff could not have nicer and nor more helpful. The food was excellent. Everyone loved their meal!

  • Visited April 2013
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Alexandria VA
Level 6 Contributor
313 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Nicer than usual Thai restaurant, but noisy”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Had dinner with friends on a recent Saturday night - I go to Pasara often to eat in and take out, but not usually Sat night. Food good as always, although portions seem a little smaller than last visit - still entirely enough and then some. Three of us had the fabulous summer roll starter - supremely fresh and light. Then we shared pork pad thai, crispy pork with basil, and panang curry with chicken. All great, especially the crispy pork. Prices very reasonable and service good. It was very noisy however. There were a couple loud groups so everyone had to speak loudly. Usually a more peaceful experience. But I'll be back.

  • Visited April 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“good food”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

great place large selection on menu very good thai food not greasy! In kingstowne center/Alexandria. Very nice place clean service is good too and slightly formal nice place go!

Visited March 2013
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