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“Great authentic Burmese in an unlikely spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Myanmar Restaurant

Myanmar Restaurant
Ranked #78 of 365 Restaurants in Falls Church
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Asian, Burmese
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Oamaru, New Zealand
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104 reviews
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“Great authentic Burmese in an unlikely spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2012

Burmese cuisine is relatively unknown outside of Burma, but offers excellent dishes that would appeal to anyone who likes Thai or Indian. Try the tea salad and ginger salad for real treats. Service is very efficient, and helpful if you are nor familiar with the menu.

Visited June 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Good, authentic Burmese food with friendly staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2012

I'm likely not as qualified as some of the other reviewers, I'm not a native and have never visited Burma/Myanmar and have only dined at four Burmese restaurants. With that caveat, I can say that Myanmar is worth the visit. It's not a fancy restaurant but the owners have worked hard to make it warm, inviting, and attractive. The food seems authentic to me based on my limited experience. Don't go expecting Indian or Thai food, Burmese cuisine is influenced by these but is more subtle.

Be sure to ask for advice when ordering or go by the old Burmese saying ""Of all the fruit, the mango's the best; of all the meat, the pork's the best; and of all the leaves, lahpet's (pickled tea leaves) the best." I suggest the shrimp with sour mustard plant, pork with mango curry, and the tea leaf salad.

As others have said, service can be slow try to go when they aren't busy.

  • Visited January 2012
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Falls Church, Virginia
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“very good!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2011

went here on a weeknight so the place was pretty empty. We were 2 families with young children and it was definitely child-friendly. The food was very good -- especially the mutton curry. But as far as comparing to our SE Asian cuisine, Burmese food is not spicey at all. They use a lot of peanuts and definitely have a lot of influence from its Indian neighbour with the curries.

  • Visited November 2010
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USA
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27 reviews
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“Never been disappointed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2010

We have been introduced to Myanmar only a year ago and have since then taken all our friends there. The food is very similar to Indian food and their dried fish is awesome. The numerous times we have gone back, we never had any dish that wasbelow standard or felt bad later after eating even the most spiciest of their menu. Prices make it affordable to go often. Just thought they should get the kudos they deserve.

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Metro Orlando
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“Good Food, Not much to look at.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2009

We ate here while on a sight-seeing trip up to DC, since our hotel was relatively close by. This restaurant ain’t much to look at and the service wasn’t very good, but the food was good and relatively inexpensive. We would definitely go here again.

As mentioned, this place is not much to look at. They’ve got a white linoleum floor and cafeteria tables and chairs. Florescent lights with UV filters give it a bit of a fish-bowl look, which is probably an improvement. I see they’re expanding. Hopefully that will help too. It appears to be a family business, and the Grandmother was pulling waitress duty the night we were there. She did reasonably well but could have used a bit more help.

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