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“Delicious Thai "Street Food" in Virginia!”

Kao Sarn Thai Street Food
Ranked #46 of 370 Restaurants in Falls Church
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

Tucked away in a little corner of Eden Center where most people go for Vietnamese food is this tiny Thai restaurant that serves wonderful and authentic Thai street food. Kao Sarn is a welcome addition to this food "paradise" for some of us who want something different and spicy for a change. Not to worry, there are some mild dishes on the menu and Chef Arin will dial it back some more if you wish. I'm lucky to have known a few Thai chefs but Arin, by far, is the best (not only for her culinary skills but also for her friendly personality). Her crabmeat fried rice is chock full of crabmeat, delicious and satisfying. I've been at Kao Sarn 4 times in 2 weeks and the Pad Se-Ew, the Drunken Noodle, the Crispy Pork Belly with Chinese Broccoli, and a few other dishes shared with friends all tasted like, well...street food! Inviting, simple yet complex, and pleasing to the palate!

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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Try mango with sticky rice!! Its a must. We tried lemongrass spicy soup, fried rice and satay. Everything was great!

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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Do not let the simple and quaint shop fool you. The BEST thai food, hands down that I have eaten. We will definitely be back again, a MUST try.

Thank Jasmine L
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

Eden Center, in Falls Church, has been a Vietnamese enclave for nearly 40-years. Recently a Thai street food restaurant joined its neighbors.

Kao Sarn is a wonderful little restaurant in the inner corridors of Eden Center. Even if you know Eden Center, you may need to hunt for the restaurant which is in the interior mall at the front of the complex.

The food is wonderful, fresh, and authentic. It's really great Thai food.

You should have the Thai iced tea to drink, it is one of their specialties. We stayed mainstream on our fist visit, having Drunken Noodles and Panang Curry. Both dishes were great and they were several degrees of hot that you could order.

For desert we had (what else) Mango Sweet Rice--really yummy.

We definitely plan on going back and being more adventurous.

You should try this great, new addition to Eden Center.

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Their food is very fresh and delicious, and the chef is super talented and friendly. I love their drunken noodles (possibly the best I've had anywhere) and their chicken satay is on the same level. Our kids enjoy the pad se ew. Their menu is limited, as you would expect in such a small restaurant, but the also deliver and we regularly order take out. Definitely with a visit if you like Thai food.

Thank Bill M
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