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“Hidden gem” 4 of 5 stars
Review of A Taste of Burma

A Taste of Burma
Ranked #6 of 233 Restaurants in Sterling
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Burmese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

Dropped by for lunch. We ordered fish cake salad which was excellent. For entrees we ordered fish curry and green shrimp curry and both were excellent.

Hats off to the cook.

    • 5 of 5 stars
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English first
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Pretty good Burmese Cuisine”
4 of 5 stars 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
    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Thiri E
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars 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
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank ainjibi
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Reno, Nevada
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best food I ate all week”
5 of 5 stars 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
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Flavors Galore”
5 of 5 stars 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
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank swill_swell
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