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6678 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22042-2145
+1 703-531-1881
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Herndon, Virginia, United States
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31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With apologies to "Kung Fu Panda," Present Restaurant tucked away in a tiny, nondescript strip mall on Route 50 in Falls Church offers up some of the best Vietnamese food in the area. That's saying a lot as Falls Church, home of the Eden Center is a nexus for Vietnamese cuisine. Present holds its own with any of them. I've... More 

1 Thank Fred K
Falls Church, Virginia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

A group of friends had lunch there recently where we were taken care of by very friendly and knowledgeable wait staff who enjoyed telling us about the dishes we were ordering! The food was excellent, as was the atmosphere.

1 Thank JoeandBobbie
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The atmosphere at Present was very welcoming and we were greeted by a friendly staff. The lunch menu started with soup and a nice salad with egg roll following a choice of several entrees. The food was nicely flavored and very tasty.

1 Thank dorisp2016
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Friday lunch. Seat faced front windows and was so bright all I could see was the silhouette of my wife. Screens or shades might be a good upgrade. Waitress stood over us as we looked through the extensive menu, very anxious for us to place our order. Waiter spilled one of the two spring roll sauce bowls all over the... More 

Thank Jeff6472
Washington, D.C.
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119 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Present is the complete package. In the most unassuming strip mall on Route 7, the restaurant has an attractive patio and a gorgeous interior - the centerpiece of which is a waterfall which caps the entire dining experience with the sound of falling water. The heavy use of wood in the decor makes the interior incredibly warm - the other... More 

Thank TheMeadowsTravel
Laurel, Maryland
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

The food and presentation was amazing especially for the cost. The Dragon Shrimp appetizer with it's green dragon skin and sweet and sour sauce very very nice. Has the gregarious lemongrass chicken and My wife had the "pilgrim on the beach" crab, shrimp and fried rice. All just amazing, although we left stuffed.

Thank Jackalcall
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to sit and talk. Food good; good service. In addition to good food, Vietnamese iced coffee delicious! Lunch specials are great bargain. Shrimp with pineapple delicious!

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

OK, I am sensitive to decor as well as to good food. Present has them both along with an amusing menu and a terrific lunch special. My Thursday lunch group goes there regularly. An added benefit is that you can actually hear your table mates when they talk. The service is also quiet and efficient, so why not try out... More 

1 Thank Lisa H
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

If you want great Vietnamese cuisine in a really quaint setting Present is the place. With large portions this establishment really knocks it out of the park. Service is fabulous and quick! Try it you won't be disappointed in the tongue's gift; PRESENT!

Thank FrankFooder
Zanesville, Ohio
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We chose this place due to recommendations from TA. It is located in a small strip mall but is very nice inside. They feature foods that are a bit different so be ready for some new tastes. While they weren't very busy the other customers seemed to have favorite dishes they ordered. We were very happy with our choices but... More 

1 Thank Dan K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Asian, Vietnamese, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6678 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22042-2145
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Falls Church
  • Phone Number: +1 703-531-1881
Present Restaurant is home to a melting pot of tasty regional authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Most of the best Vietnamese food can be found at a humble-looking street stall and from the inside of a home kitchen. Present Restaurant is your guide to favorite Vietnamese foods in the Fairfax Co area. Enjoy a quiet dinner with friends with a glass of wine. Present restaurant offer an ambiance of tranquility with our indoor cascading pond that allows our guest to enjoy a quiet dinner with friends with a glass of wine. We also cater to special events and occasions. Surprise your quest with a catered and elaborate Vietnamese buffet.. Thank you to Mr. Tom Sietsema of the Washington Post for the kind review: Editorial Review 2009 Fall Dining Guide By Tom Sietsema Washington Post Staff Writer Plenty of Vietnamese restaurants serve green papaya salad. None that I've sampled makes a better impression than Present's. Freshly roasted nuts give the dish an edge, and so does a "bowl" of purple cabbage, although the crowning touch is lavished on the surface: matchsticks of rich liver instead of the usual beef jerky. Other Vietnamese restaurants are welcoming, but few more so than this place. Need a recommendation? Want to know more about an ingredient? The servers respond with enthusiasm and intelligence, and they make top-notch guides for novices in particular. I've eaten in this serene dining room at least half a dozen times now, yet I always find something new to appreciate.

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