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Great Chinese between Reston and Chantilly/Fairfax?

spoileddani Oct 11, 2007 07:23 PM

I have been trying to find absolutely delicious Chinese (hunan style) near my home or between work and home, so I can stop occassionally for a great dinner. Has anyone found tasty restaurants inbetween Reston and the Chantilly/Fairfax area?


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    CH2176 Oct 12, 2007 07:20 AM

    You would never guess you can get terrific Chinese homemade noodle soups at a mall, but try Fair Oaks Hunan Chinese Gourmet. My favorite is the shrimp and black mushroom noodle soup with chilies.

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    1. re: CH2176
      dpan Oct 12, 2007 08:02 AM

      I work right by the mall and sometimes go for the soups. It's okay, but a bit pricey (about $8 a bowl). The broth tends to be thin, like watered down chicken broth. For my money, the soups at A&J are much better. In Chantilly, there's Sichuan Village, which is very popular with the Chinese community. I don't know of any specific Hunan restaurants in this area.

      1. re: dpan
        PollyG Oct 12, 2007 10:22 AM

        If I'm thinking of the same place, Sichuan Village has a decent Sichuan menu and a huge, mediocre buffet. You'll have to ask for the real chinese menu; what we had from it was pretty good, and there were plenty of non-spicy items on it such as the Tea-Smoked Duck that Roe (a fellow CH) believes is strongly reminiscent of kielbasa.

    2. jpschust Oct 12, 2007 07:04 AM

      I believe it's called Mama Wok over near the giant in the fair oaks plaza (really jogging my memory here). It's solid- not the best I've ever had in my life, but really nicely priced and really good food.

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      1. re: jpschust
        Dennis S Oct 12, 2007 09:03 AM

        Do you mean Tall Oaks plaza? Either way, there's a Mama Wok there - also near the Giant. I can't vouch personally - as I can't miss Pho Reston 75 if I'm there.

        I can't really help otherwise, due to the Hunan specific request.

        1. re: Dennis S
          jpschust Oct 12, 2007 09:04 AM

          That's the one :) (sorry I'm not in DC at this point)

          1. re: jpschust
            Dennis S Oct 12, 2007 09:48 AM

            I knew you had moved (and you say that it's been a bit on memory). But, from what I understand Mama Wok is a good place.

          2. re: Dennis S
            spoileddani Oct 12, 2007 05:16 PM

            Oh my, thank you guys. I found the Mama Wok in Reston and ordered the sesame chicken. Wow, that has got to be some of the best I have ever had!
            Thanks you guys!

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