Seven Corners Restaurants

Rice Paper

(Eden Center)
6775 Wilson Blvd.
Falls Church, VA 22044
703-538-3888

Vietnamese


 

$
$12.50
 

★★★

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Don Rockwell
 
Rice Paper is certainly the only restaurant in the Eden Center that could be considered even remotely stylish. It's also the best, with good versions of the staple dishes and a few more interesting ones. As a result, it's attracted more attention from outside the Vietnamese community than most restaurants in the center. Fortunately, it hasn't tried to "dumb down" it's dishes to cater to Western palates.
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No. 34 (2/8/2016) — 100 Very Best Restaurants 2016
"Washingtonians are used to waiting in line for places like Rose’s Luxury or Bad Saint. But how about Rice Paper, in the Eden Center? On a recent visit, the line was out the door. On a Monday. At lunch. One of its secrets: about ten cooks in the tiny kitchen—twice as many as that of some similar-size restaurants. The degree of detail in these dishes is testament to the depth of the brigade …" See Full Review…»
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Italic — Recommended
"The nicest aesthetic in interesting (but shabby) Eden Center, adventurous, challenging dishes not at all Westernized (yet)." See 7/29/2015 Review…»

Bangkok Golden

6395 Seven Corners Center
Falls Church, VA 22044
703-533-9480

Loatian
Thai

 

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$11.08
 

★★

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Don Rockwell
 
Seng Luangrath's restaurant in the Seven Corners Center has a Thai name but those dishes are merely decent. The real reason to go is for the Laotian menu, which features cooking that seems brighter, tastier, and usually much hotter than Thai eaters are used to. Luangrath has also recently opened the much lauded Thip Khao in Columbia Heights and some say the cooking at her original restaurant has slipped a bit now that she's not in-house every day. Still, it remains a great choice if you're in the area, or just in the mood for something unique.
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2.5 Stars (10/10/2013) — Fall Dining Guide 2013
"Owner Seng Luangrath, one of the restaurant’s two Laotian cooks, also keeps us in our seats with minced duck (larb ped) splashed with a dressing of chilies and lime, and a bowl of rice noodles, ground pork, coconut milk, chili paste and bean sprouts (mee kathi)." See Full Review…»
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No. 40 (1/8/2015) — 100 Very Best Restaurants 2015
"Remember this name: Seng Luangrath. You’ll be hearing a lot about the refugee turned restaurateur, now that her second, more ambitious restaurant, Thip Khao, has opened. This is the scruffy original, the place that taught us all about the pungent, pinging flavors of Laotian food—which, at least in Luangrath’s skilled hands, has a vividness too often missing in Americanized preparations of Thai cooking." See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"Laotian dishes unique to the DC area, the 'top secret' menu is here, ask for the (grilled) pork neck." See 1/22/2011 Review…»

Hong Kong Palace

6387 Seven Corners Center
Falls Church, VA 22044
703-532-0940

Chinese


 

$$
$16.11
 

★★

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Don Rockwell
 
Hong Kong Palace retains the name from the former owners, but has since been purchased by Szechuan chefs. It's some of the best in the area, but be sure to ask for the Chinese menu featuring authentic specialties like lamb with cumin, mapo tofu, and dan dan noodles.
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Unrated (5/5/2016) — Cheap Eats 2016
"Restaurateur Liu Chaosheng (also behind Uncle Liu’s and China Jade) continues to build his Szechuan empire … but we keep returning to this reminder of his humble beginnings. Little has changed in the plain strip-mall dining room, where plates of cumin lamb and dried chili-fried chicken remain bountiful—even by family-style standards—and specials are handwritten in Mandarin on the wall…. Though dishes arrive in a haphazard order, don’t miss appetizers such as wontons in fiery chili oil. …" See Full Review…»
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Italic — Recommended
"I had downgraded this too far after one really bad meal, this is some of the best Szechuan cooking in the DC area."

Bánh Ta

(Eden Center)
6783 Wilson Blvd.
Falls Church, VA 22044
703-532-1069

Vietnamese


 

$
$4.33
 

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This bright, cheerful deli in the Eden Center serves what many think are the best "authentic" banh mi in the area. There are always about a dozen choices, and despite the dirt cheap prices, each is made with quality ingredients on good bread. One is a normal-sized sandwich, though a variety of snacks are also available if you need a little more to fill up.
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Italic — Recommended
"A pillbox-sized boutique market, with prepared foods, and the best Bánh Mì I've had in Virginia by a substantial margin." See 11/19/2015 Review…»

Sunflower Vegitarian Restaurant

6304 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22044
703-237-3888

Asian
Vegetarian

 

$
$11.76
 

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This pan-Asian vegetarian restaurant has two sunflower-themed locations. This is the "safe" Asian restaurant that non-meat eaters have always dreamed of, but the dishes are satisfying enough that even avowed carnivores will leave happy.
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2 Stars (10/14/2007)
"The menu is free of meat, although meat, fish and chicken are suggested in the likes of satisfying "sushi" fashioned from brown rice and pickled vegetables, as well as in the kabobs threaded with barbecued mushrooms, zucchini and soy protein." See Full Review…»
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Unrated (6/1/2008)
"Raw-foodists, vegans, plain old vegetarians, and even staunch carnivores—the mock General Tso’s chicken could fool anyone—all tune in at this Asian-accented cafe." See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"Healthy as can be, mostly vegan, food is one-dimensional with too much thickener."

Gom Tang E

6751 Wilson Blvd.
Falls Church, VA 22044
703-992-0333

Korean


 

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$12.50
 

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Gom Tang E is known for its Seol Leong Tang, a soup made from made from beef bones, brisket and other cuts. But the other Korean dishes on the mkenu here are good too, so it's worth exploring.
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Unrated (5/5/2016) — Cheap Eats 2016
"What’s that giant cauldron billowing steam in the kitchen? At these Korean places, it holds the house specialty, sul leung tang—a milky-white, cooked-for-hours ox-bone soup. Get it with brisket, then dress it up with scallions, garlic, and chilies from the condiments plate. Another pleasure: oxtail soup, which boasts a mahogany-hued broth and gargantuan hunks of meat. Liquid dinners aren’t the only reason to visit. Bibim bap comes with a perfectly fried egg atop the mound of rice and vegetables. …" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"Remarkable Seol Leong Tang, my favorite in the area, unlimited refills on broth!"

Hai Duong

(Eden Center)
6795 Wilson Blvd., Suite 7
Falls Church, VA 22044
703-538-5289

Vietnamese


 

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$12.50
 

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Don Rockwell
 
This unassuming Eden Center eatery has excellent pho. But a number of other dishes deserve attention too. In particular, look to the "house specials" section of the menu.
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (5/5/2016) — Cheap Eats 2016
"… Dishes arrive in rapid-fire succession, so you might find yourself juggling appetizers and entrées. Still, don’t stint on either. This is a kitchen that handles so many things with skill—shattering-skinned spring rolls, tender nubs of shaky beef, a textbook bánh xèo crepe or gingery sauté of clams—that it’ll likely take you as long to decide what to order as it will to eat. …" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
 
Don Rockwell does not recommend this restaurant.

Nha Trang

(Eden Center)
6757 Wilson Blvd. # 7-8
Falls Church, VA 22044
703-534-1657

Vietnamese


 

$$
$12.50
 

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Don Rockwell
 
Althoug proprietor Nguyen Lee recently passed away, the family continues to honor her memory by adhering to her standards of quality and hospitality. The broad menu has well-executed versions of all of the classic Vietnames dishes.
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Unrated (3/7/2013)
This $20 Diner column introduces this "vibrant jewel tucked inside the dull, decrepit Saigon East building." See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (5/5/2016) — Cheap Eats 2016
"Hidden along a dim hallway in the maze-like Eden Center, this folksy Vietnamese cafe is worth taking the time to seek out. The kitchen excels across the board. Bánh xèo, the seafood-and-sprout-studded crepe, is lighter and crisper than most. Summer rolls of barbecue or shredded pork come overstuffed with mint and lettuce. Rice and rice-noodle dishes sport a variety of savory toppers such as lacquered quail and sweet-salty marinated pork. Soups are heady bowls—try the hu tieu with shrimp, barbecue pork, and egg noodles. …" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"A family-run restaurant, specialists in Nem Nuong and Lau, an unfortunate recent loss of chef."

Thanh Son Tofu

(Eden Center)
6793A Wilson Blvd.
Falls Church, VA 22044
703-534-1202

Vietnamese


 

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$12.50
 

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This family run shop in the Eden Center also serves a variety fresh tofu and other vegetarian items, plus bubble tea and smoothies.
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Unrated (3/3/2004)
"Thanh Son is a tofu factory that produces fresh soy milk and fresh, firm, relatively dry, Vietnamese-style tofu. But it's the lightly crisped, deep-fried, lemon grass/red pepper flake tofu as well as the green onion-flavored tofu that has folks forming long lines." See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (12/14/2009)
"House-made tofu here offers vegetarians a refuge among pork-happy Eden Center restaurants. Meat eaters, too, will be wowed by the signature offering, especially in its silky, warm state" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"The best homemade fried tofu and soymilk in the area, inexpensive, carryout only."

Huong Viet

(Eden Center)
6785 Wilson Blvd.
Falls Church, VA 22044
703-538-7110

Vietnamese


 

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$12.95
 

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Don Rockwell
 
This old-school restaurant in the Eden Center looks a little like a dim sum parlor inside, but the nearly 180 item menu is all Vietnamese and consistently good throughout.
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (4/15/2007)
"One of dozens of places to refuel in the sprawling Eden Center, the 20-year-old Huong Viet is a sure bet." See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (5/5/2016) — Cheap Eats 2016
"Diners crowd around the tables at this Eden Center storefront, even on weekdays. The reason? It’s a place that does many things well—and the menu goes on for pages. Bánh xèo, the oversize crepe laced with shrimp and pork, is crispy and light. The lineup of caramelized meat, seafood, and poultry casseroles … doesn’t lean too sugary. And we could linger for hours over the soups, whether a spicy Hue-style beef brew or a sweet-sour tureen of catfish in a tamarind-infused broth. …" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"Highly regarded by the members of this website, Huong Viet was always better than the long-overrated Four Sisters."

Mark's Duck House

6184-A Arlington Blvd.
Falls Church, VA 22044
703-532-2125

Chinese


 

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$13.95
 

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Don Rockwell
 
Mark's is known for its Peking duck and roast pork and for it's lieberal policy on corkage, which makes it a favorite of wine god Robert Parker. We also like the noodle dishes. There's also a great dim sum on the weekends.
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Unrated (Undated)
"Mark's Duck House is Hong Kong's gift to Falls Church, and it is a refuge from all that is sterile and chilly about restaurants these days." See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (6/1/2008)
"More than a decade after its debut, this storefront beloved by wine guru Robert Parker remains a standard-bearer of Hong Kong–style Chinese cooking." See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"I've enjoyed the Peking duck here in the past, but my last one was awful, notable for roast pork, an enormous variety, often good, rarely great." See 7/3/2011 Review…»
Ratings Guide:
★★★★ Extraordinary;  ★★★ Excellent;  ★★ Good;  ★ Average
All restaurants listed rate above-average or better. DCDiningGuide.com also includes a number of unrated local favorites, casual places, and other restaurants that we recommend if you’re in the neighborhood.
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