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“Best I've had in town”
Review of Pad Thai

Pad Thai
Ranked #170 of 421 Restaurants in Fairfax
Price range: $10 - $15
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Fairfax, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
238 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Best I've had in town”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

I had the fried rice, sate and sticky rice and mango. It was all very good. Really good. The staff was very attentive but, not obtrusive. They are very friendly the food was really good and it was easy to find parking. I think this is my new favorite restaurant. I can't wait to go back and try other dishes.
Oh they also had a lunch special menu and the prices were all very well priced even on the regular menu.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank MrMouser
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A great neighborhood joint”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Happened to get take out from here a couple of weeks ago and it was so good that we decided to take some out of town relatives on a recent visit for lunch. We were a group of vegetarians and they were very accommodating of our requests. Reasonably priced as well. Will definitely frequent this place.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank VirginiaTravelbug
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mount airy, Maryland, USA
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent Thai food at reasonable price”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

The food was great, having excellent flavor! We were a party of 2 and although we chatted for a while after eating, the restaurant staff never made us feel like we needed to hurry and leave.

Visited December 2012
Thank bound4nh
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Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2012 via mobile

A great spot! Wonderful fare, has all the usual items you would expect, which by the way are prepared better than the usual way, but there are also a few unusual items you don't normally see. This is good home cooking. Friendly, helpful, super quick service. The price is very right. If you are a Mason student take your parents here!

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Thank Trout5040
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New York
Level 6 Contributor
174 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Solid Thai food”
Reviewed June 27, 2012

We visited this place on a whim, when another favorite Thai location turned out to be closed. Lucky for us.

Pad Thai is located in an unassuming strip mall (now - next to Walmart). What you find inside, however, is simple, yet charming place (if you are into restaurant decor, personally I don't care).

More importantly, they serve good quality tasty Thai food that is done just right. The Pad Thai was great, and came in just the right amount (not too much, not too little) - consistent with their name. I was especially glad to see that coconut curry dishes were tasty, not overly spicy but exciting enough. These are often "off" and not every Thai restaurant gets them right. Tasty spring rolls, but fried tofu was a bit bland (though sauces made up for it).

Service was good, perhaps too attentive - probably because we came during the slow time between lunch and dinner. If you are looking for good Thai, this place may be worth a drive down.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank bork3000
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