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“Pretty good Burmese Cuisine”
Review of A Taste of Burma

A Taste of Burma
Ranked #6 of 247 Restaurants in Sterling
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Burmese
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Pretty good Burmese Cuisine”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

I am originally from Burma, so stating that it is hard to find someone that can duplicate my Mom's cooking, well they are pretty spot on and food is authentic in flavor.

I know the family that runs this restaurant and very pleased with all they have accomplished.

First off the restaurant is clean and decorated very well. The have a shrimp appetizer that is absolutely delicious.

The curries are well made and flavorful. The only negative I would have to bring to the table is the portions are a bit on the small side for the prices they charge. If they could just increase the portions then that would be worth the money going to eat here.

If you have never tried Burmese food I would highly recommend this place. It is definitely worth the visit.

  • Visited October 2011
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Delicious”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

We loved each and every item we ordered (7 items between 3 of us) ! We have been fans of Burmese food ( especially their balachao or dried shrimp mix ) since our teen years. This restuarant (which I recently discovered) did not disappoint . The fish soup needed a bit more kick with more dried shrimp powder and salt but everything else was great. Loved the papaya salad and tapioca coconut dessert. The place was clean. The decor is simple with the requisite amount of real Burmese ( not Chinese or Thai) wall hangings and decorative pieces. The cook ( who is probably also the owner) was very attentive to the guests : she was constantly back and forth between the kitchen and dining area , enquiring after the guests and stopping to chat . We will definitely go back !!!

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank ainjibi
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Reno, Nevada
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best food I ate all week”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

Was in Dulles area for a week. Restaurant was a little hard to find (hint: it's close to 7-11) but glad I persevered. Be sure to ask for mild unless you like really spicy! Excellent vegetarian options.

Visited July 2012
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Wilmington, North Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Flavors Galore”
Reviewed July 20, 2012

I visited DC and was not familiar with this type of food. It was overwhelming to the taste-buds!

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank swill_swell
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Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
Level 6 Contributor
582 reviews
393 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“Amazing Food”
Reviewed July 5, 2012

We went to Taste of Burma this past weekend - we used to frequent this restaurant very often when we lived in the Falls Church area - it has been 4 years since we moved to Atlanta and we visited this restuarant on our trip back to the DC area - the food is still Awesome. You have to try the Green Mango Salad - it is fabulous - all the entress and appetizers and salads are just perfect. And do not leave without trying the Burmese Farluda dessert. It is one of my favourite desserts....Needless to say we were happy campers after eating at this joint after 4 years !!!

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank Shanker B
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