Category Archives: Fairfax

Ricos Tacos Moya II

Ricos Tacos Moya II, 10901 Main St., Fairfax, VA, 703-383-0009, and they are often open for breakfast too. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Yelp] A real, honest-to-goodness Mexican tacqueria in Fairfax! With a real Mexican crowd. It’s … Continue reading

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Scaling the Great Wall

Great Wall Supermarket, web site, 2982 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA, 703-208-3320 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Patch | Yahoo Local | Yelp] Here is my essay from Washingtonian magazine, adapted from An Economist Gets Lunch, about … Continue reading

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Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant

Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant, 3900 A Pickett Road, Fairfax, VA, 703-425-1130, 11-10, closed Sundays. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | Yelp] August 2014: CLOSED photo credit: neiljs Yes, Ethiopian food comes to Fairfax. A few observations: a) … Continue reading

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Sabzi Authentic Persian Kabobs

Sabzi Authentic Persian Kabobs, web site, 4008 University Drive, Fairfax, VA, 703-383-1553 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [zabihah | Yelp] photo credit: Ginger Brew Excellent chicken kabob, zereshk polo (barberry rice), the best ghormeh sabzi in the … Continue reading

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100 Degree Chinese Cuisine

100 Degree Chinese Cuisine, web site, 3903 Fair Ridge Drive, Unit H, Fairfax, VA, 703-537-0788 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Don Rockwell | Yelp] There is now a real Hunan restaurant in Fairfax, near Fair Oaks Mall, … Continue reading

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Thai Riffic

Thai Riffic, web site, 9411-P Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA, 703-865-8290, 2nd floor, Circle Towers (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google] This is probably the hardest place to find in the entire guide. It is in the same … Continue reading

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MeeGa Korean Barbecue

MeeGa Korean Barbecue, web site, 4070 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA, 703-691-3606, near the K-Mart. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | Korean Food Blogger | Yelp] Very mixed in quality. The lunch box specials aren’t great. The … Continue reading

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Caribbean Corner

Caribbean Corner, 4008A University Drive, Fairfax, VA, 703-246-9040 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Yelp | Window on Woodbridge] Mostly Jamaican, this is a real mom and pop restaurant in the middle of downtown Fairfax. It’s strangely silent. … Continue reading

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*The New Yorker* writes up Peter Chang and *China Star*

Update July 18, 2012: China Star has new owners, we are all starting from scratch here. Most of the dishes are worse, the braised fish actually is better. We’ll see how it evolves. Yes I know the article is gated … Continue reading

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Malik’s Kabob

Malik’s Kabob, 9542 Arlington Boulevard, Fairfax, VA, also accessible from Rt.29, right smack at Fairfax Circle, 703-246-9005 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [zabihah | Yelp] This place is a knock out. Ask for it spicy. The Karahi … Continue reading

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