X.O. Taste Seafood Restaurant

X.O. Taste Seafood Restaurant, web site, 6124 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA, 703-536-1630, note that you actually have to turn north on Patrick Henry Drive to see the place and that is also the best way to get there. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | Don Rockwell | Yelp | TripAdvisor]

This is a tough review to write. This is clearly the most authentic Cantonese place around and their menu is superb, all the way down to the casseroles. Nothing here tastes bad. The service is fine. I like the atmosphere. The name of the restaurant is excellent. But where is the wow factor? What’s the dish you go back for and why? This place simply needs to be better. Maybe it will get there, it still has time. In the meantime it’s worth a visit, just don’t think it is the answer to your prayers. Right now there’s no truly good Cantonese food in this area.

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