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LisaB Sep 26, 2006 09:23 PM

My friend is visiting and staying in Vienna, and I live in Dupont. Any ideas of where to grab food? Something good, but not too expensive.

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    FoodieGrrl RE: LisaB Sep 26, 2006 09:32 PM

    All yummy and not expensive:

    Sunflower Vegetarian Restaurant (on Route 123): Asian-style vegetarian fare

    Panjshir II (Route 123): Afghan cuisine, a genuine mom-and-pop place

    Shamshiry (just off of Route 7, close to Tyson's): Kabobs (every time I'm there, I'm one of the only non-Persians)

    Tachibana (in McLean): Japanese, considered by many to be some of the best (and not terribly expensive) sushi in the area

    Hope this helps.

    1. Meg RE: LisaB Sep 26, 2006 10:56 PM

      Bazin's on Church Street right in town. A bit pricey, but terrific food, atmosphere and bar (with full menu). Nothing else like it in town.

      Tequilla Grande has decent Mexican.

      Amphora Diner for late night dining (open 24 hours), it's an institution.

      Haven't been but I'm told Foster's burger joint is good.

      Sushi Yama

      Vienna Italian Deli

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        biscuit RE: Meg Sep 27, 2006 01:12 AM

        Amphora is amazing, but for some reason I like the Herndon location better. Maybe it's the nicer facility.

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          Lowbar RE: biscuit Sep 27, 2006 06:15 AM

          What am I doing wrong in my ordering at Amphora then because I have found it awful on two visits and am not inclined to go again.

          Otherwise all good rec's here, I would add Amma (indian).

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        anni RE: LisaB Sep 26, 2006 11:01 PM

        Is she closer to Tyson's or Fairfax.

        If it's Fairfax, I suggest Dolce Vita on Rt. 29, Bombay Bistro at 123/29 or Minerva's. Artie's is quite good at Fairfax Circle. If you can do lunch, you'll get a much better deal.

        1. bolivianita RE: LisaB Sep 27, 2006 12:53 AM

          I second Panjsir II.

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            Foodgeek RE: LisaB Sep 27, 2006 12:57 AM

            I second Panshjir and Shamshirry. I also like Bombay Bistro in Fairfax. Nizam's (Turkish) in Vienna is good...and moderate but not inexpensive.

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