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Best Authentic Thai and Vietnamese in and around DC ????

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Please tell me your recs DC hounds. Really looking for not your same old made for gringos run of the mill dishes.

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    1. re: Dennis S

      On the Vietnamese side of things, Eden Center is the place to go; lots of info on it on the board.

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      Eden Center
      Falls Church, VA, USA, Falls Church, VA

      1. re: sweth

        And a quick primer: Generally, outside of Thai X-ing (to which I haven't yet been personally) Thai inside DC is Americanized. Wheaton and Columbia Pike in Arlington are the top spots generally speaking. Outside of Eden Center, and not going into a pho discussion (save for one point) Nam Viet and Minh's are the other most often referrred to.

        The point about pho is that around here there's a general rule that if the pho is good, the rest of the menu probably is not, and vice versa.

        If you're a further outlier in any direction then there are other options (for instance there's actually pretty decent thai offerings in Reston/Herndon/Sterling).

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        Eden Center
        Falls Church, VA, USA, Falls Church, VA

        Minh's
        2500 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

        Nam Viet Restaurant
        3419 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., washington, dc, DC 20008