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Thai Pilin

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8385 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner, VA 22182-2422
+1 703-556-9191
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11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Fairfax, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The place is small and lean on atmosphere, but I have found the service to be efficient. It's a little like a fast food place in that you walk in and order your meal at a window and pick up your drinks there. You are given an order number and find your own seat. A waiter then serves your food... More 

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Thank DonfromNY
Lynchburg
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31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Three different dinners, none of them worth going back. Pick something else. Service was Ok, food mostly tasteless. Setting of the restaurant was convenient.

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Thank brandsberg
Potomac, Maryland
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I eat here once a month or so and find the vibe gentle and comfortable. Not being Thai I can't say if it is authentic but it feels like it. Regardless I enjoy the food.

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Thank PaulK1969
Herndon, Virginia
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136 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Excellent food at the small location in a strip mall. I always get great food with good service. The specials are usually wonderful.

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Thank antshe
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118 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I have eaten here numerous times. The food is very good but the place is not. If you don't mind the decor, it is worth it. Go at off hours because there is always a line for lunch. Must mean something.

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Thank Anil D
Austin, Texas
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160 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

This is a small, casual dining, restaurant in a strip mall. It is a gem. ("Pilin" means diamond in Thai). Visit for the food, not the ambiance. Excellent seafood, especially soft shell crab in season. Vegetable dishes are fresh and filled with authentic spices, like galangal, lemongrass, chilies as well as fine sauces. Meat dishes are well prepared as well.... More 

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Thank chinesesun
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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105 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Okay, so this little storefront restaurant is nothing special in the way of atmosphere, but the service and the food is fantastic. They also have a wide variety of dishes to include some vegan dishes for my son. I enjoyed the seafood kra pow with mussels, shrimp, scallops, and squids. Sadly, the squid was a bit overdone, but the mussels... More 

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Thank Jim W
Grandville, Michigan
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

There was nothing special about the food here and that isn't a bad thing. Good soup, good main course, decent atmosphere but nothing special. I was traveling on business when I went here and if I was back in the area I wouldn't hesitate to go again.

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Thank Ray C
Maryland
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261 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

I am in agreement with the consensus. Our experience pegs this as a good though not great, standard Thai restaurant. They are not kidding about the peppers, and so if you can't handle any hot, be sure to order something with no peppers on the menu. Service was very efficient although not friendly.

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Thank chazzq
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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152 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

I come here for lunch pretty often or even for dinner. They have a nice variety of some traditional Thai dishes which are all pretty good. Really enjoy their noodle dishes and their Spicy Thai Basil Fried rice is always a favorite. Definitely a fairly priced and great spot to grab a bite!

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Thank Bryan N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8385 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner, VA 22182-2422
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Tysons Corner
  • Phone Number: +1 703-556-9191

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?