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Lobster at TenPenh Tysons Corner.
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Where to Eat Around Tysons Corner

For mall shoppers, the business crowd, and more

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Lobster at TenPenh Tysons Corner.
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Tysons Corner is known primarily for three things: its massive pair of malls, the large number of companies headquartered there, and the resulting terrible traffic that results from all of these things colliding at once.

In recent months, restaurant options have been improving, most dramatically with the addition of the Taste of Urban Space food hall in Tysons Galleria. Here are the essential places to eat around Tysons Corner.

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1. Pho Deluxe (Multiple locations)

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1577 Spring Hill Rd
Vienna, VA 22182
(703) 992-9375
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Pho Deluxe draws big crowds during lunch and is a family favorite on the weekends thanks to its generous portions of pho, not to mention vermicelli noodles and other traditional entrees. Pho can be customized with meatballs, tofu, seafood, vegetables, or variety meats. — Travis Mitchell

2. TenPenh Tysons

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7900 Westpark Dr
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 910-3096
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TenPenh relocated to Tysons Corner in late 2016 after more than a decade of business in downtown D.C. The food features flourishes from across Asia, including dishes native to the Philippines, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Malaysia, China and Japan. Highlights include the Chinese wok-steamed lobster, oven-roasted Peking duck, and pork belly bao buns. —T.M.

Chinese wok-steamed Lobster
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3. Danielle's Desserts (Multiple locations)

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1770 International Dr
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 442-4096
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Since 2010, Danielle Poux has been slinging more than 57 flavors of Southern-style sweets at her eponymous bakery at the posh Tysons Galleria. She serves up cakes, pies, cupcakes, cookies and bars, as well as gluten-free desserts. People here can’t get enough of her decadent cakes — Poux’s most popular ones are caramel, red velvet, and strawberry coconut. —T.M.

The blueberry buckle from Danielle’s Desserts
Danielle’s Desserts [official site]

4. Lebanese Taverna (Multiple locations)

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2001 International Dr #1402
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 847-5244
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Located inside Tysons Galleria, this offshoot of the local Lebanese Taverna chain is a go-to for classic Mediterranean meze. Hummus comes multiple ways, including a spicy variety and another topped with shawarma. There’s also lamb and artichoke stew or grilled salmon. —T.M.

Lebanese Taverna hummus
Lebanese Taverna [official photo]

5. Urban Plates

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1782M Galleria at Tysons II
Tysons, VA 22102
(571) 341-8886
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California salad chain Urban Plates recently entered the local dining scene by launching its first East Coast restaurant at Tysons Galleria this summer. — T.M.

Urban Plates in Tysons Galleria.
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6. A Taste Of Urbanspace

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2001 International Drive Third Floor
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 349-2572
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This new food hall of sorts replaced the now-shuttered Isabella Eatery. In its place: a slew of local vendors, including Stomping Ground for biscuit sandwiches, Andy’s Pizza for respectable pizza by the slice, and destinations for ice cream and crepe cakes. The standout vendors are Sen Khao, serving Lao food from Thip Khao’s Seng Luangrath, and Donburi, the third outpost for the local Japanese rice bowl chain. —Missy Frederick

Katsu donburi from Donburi
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7. Lost Dog Café (McLean)

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1690 Anderson Rd Suite A
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 356-5678
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Local chain Lost Dog Café attracts regulars with inexpensive pizzas, gourmet sandwiches, and an extensive selection of craft beer. Owners Ross Underwood and Pam McAlwee are also active in the animal rescue community, having started Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation back in 2001. —T.M.

Pizza from Lost Dog Cafe
Lost Dog Cafe [official site]

8. Shake Shack

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The Plaza at, 7924 Tysons Corner Center
McLean, VA 22102
(571) 620-0383
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Tysons Corner is one of just three locations in Virginia to find the cult-favorite chain known for its burgers, shakes, and crinkle cut fries. The chain recently added chicken nuggets. —M.F.

A burger from Shake Shack
Shake Shack [official photo]

9. Woo Lae Oak

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8240 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182
(703) 827-7300
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This decades-old Korean restaurant relocated to Tysons Corner in 2006. Korean barbecue is a major focus, but there are several rice, noodle, and additional traditional Korean dishes available here, too. —M.F.

Bibimbap from Woo Lae Oak
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10. Coastal Flats

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7860-L Tysons Corner Center
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 356-1440
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This place from the Great American Restaurants group (Mike’s “American,” Sweetwater Tavern) is trustworthy for two things: friendly service and refills of the addictive Ozzie rolls. At this location, there’s also a whole roster of entree salads, and a large selection of seafood dishes like Hong Kong sea bass and shrimp and grit cakes. The fish-averse can rely on drunken ribeye or ribs. —M.F.

Tacos from Coastal Flats
Coastal Flats [official photo]

11. American Tandoor

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7943B Tysons Corner Center
Tysons, VA 22102
(571) 633-1820
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Chicken tikka, butter chicken, and tandoor beef are all available at this relatively new mall addition. Fried chicken and Singapore noodles round out the more unexpected items. —M.F.

Curry from American Tandoor
American Tandoor [official site]

12. Kizuna Sushi & Ramen

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8221 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182
(703) 442-7888
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The sushi here is average, but the ramen is worth the trek to this bustling restaurant off of Leesburg Pike (warning: the small parking lot fills up fast). Shio ramen is complex and savory, and there are plenty of toppings for customizing individual bowls. The menu also features a selection of Japanese appetizers and a handful of entrees such as tonkatsu, or fried pork cutlets. —M.F.

Shio ramen from Kizuna
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13. Nostos Restaurant

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8100 Boone Blvd
Vienna, VA 22182
(703) 760-0690
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Nostos is an underrated destination for contemporary Greek food. There’s a deep lineup of cheese dishes — think pan-fried, sesame-crusted feta served with honey and almonds. Seafood is a speciality, and meze are plentiful. —M.F.

Fish from Nostos
Nostos [official site]

14. Chef Geoff's Tysons

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8045 Leesburg Pike suite 120
Vienna, VA 22182
(571) 282-6003
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Chef Geoff’s has made a name for itself for its generous happy hours and expansive American menu, ranging from tuna tartare to Kale caesar salads. —M.F.

15. Taco Bamba

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2190 Pimmit Dr
Falls Church, VA 22043
(703) 639-0505
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The original location of chef Victor Albisu’s mini-empire of taco counters is on the border of Tysons Corner and Falls Church. The signature Taco Bamba comes with skirt steak, chorizo, grilled guacamole, and chicharrones. —M.F.

A taco from Taco Bamba
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1. Pho Deluxe (Multiple locations)

1577 Spring Hill Rd, Vienna, VA 22182

Pho Deluxe draws big crowds during lunch and is a family favorite on the weekends thanks to its generous portions of pho, not to mention vermicelli noodles and other traditional entrees. Pho can be customized with meatballs, tofu, seafood, vegetables, or variety meats. — Travis Mitchell

1577 Spring Hill Rd
Vienna, VA 22182

2. TenPenh Tysons

7900 Westpark Dr, McLean, VA 22102
Chinese wok-steamed Lobster
Scott Buchmann/TenPenh Tysons

TenPenh relocated to Tysons Corner in late 2016 after more than a decade of business in downtown D.C. The food features flourishes from across Asia, including dishes native to the Philippines, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Malaysia, China and Japan. Highlights include the Chinese wok-steamed lobster, oven-roasted Peking duck, and pork belly bao buns. —T.M.

7900 Westpark Dr
McLean, VA 22102

3. Danielle's Desserts (Multiple locations)

1770 International Dr, McLean, VA 22102
The blueberry buckle from Danielle’s Desserts
Danielle’s Desserts [official site]

Since 2010, Danielle Poux has been slinging more than 57 flavors of Southern-style sweets at her eponymous bakery at the posh Tysons Galleria. She serves up cakes, pies, cupcakes, cookies and bars, as well as gluten-free desserts. People here can’t get enough of her decadent cakes — Poux’s most popular ones are caramel, red velvet, and strawberry coconut. —T.M.

1770 International Dr
McLean, VA 22102

4. Lebanese Taverna (Multiple locations)

2001 International Dr #1402, McLean, VA 22102
Lebanese Taverna hummus
Lebanese Taverna [official photo]

Located inside Tysons Galleria, this offshoot of the local Lebanese Taverna chain is a go-to for classic Mediterranean meze. Hummus comes multiple ways, including a spicy variety and another topped with shawarma. There’s also lamb and artichoke stew or grilled salmon. —T.M.

2001 International Dr #1402
McLean, VA 22102

5. Urban Plates

1782M Galleria at Tysons II, Tysons, VA 22102
Urban Plates in Tysons Galleria.
Rey Lopez/Eater DC

California salad chain Urban Plates recently entered the local dining scene by launching its first East Coast restaurant at Tysons Galleria this summer. — T.M.

1782M Galleria at Tysons II
Tysons, VA 22102

6. A Taste Of Urbanspace

2001 International Drive Third Floor, McLean, VA 22102
Katsu donburi from Donburi
Missy Frederick/Eater DC

This new food hall of sorts replaced the now-shuttered Isabella Eatery. In its place: a slew of local vendors, including Stomping Ground for biscuit sandwiches, Andy’s Pizza for respectable pizza by the slice, and destinations for ice cream and crepe cakes. The standout vendors are Sen Khao, serving Lao food from Thip Khao’s Seng Luangrath, and Donburi, the third outpost for the local Japanese rice bowl chain. —Missy Frederick

2001 International Drive Third Floor
McLean, VA 22102

7. Lost Dog Café (McLean)

1690 Anderson Rd Suite A, McLean, VA 22102
Pizza from Lost Dog Cafe
Lost Dog Cafe [official site]

Local chain Lost Dog Café attracts regulars with inexpensive pizzas, gourmet sandwiches, and an extensive selection of craft beer. Owners Ross Underwood and Pam McAlwee are also active in the animal rescue community, having started Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation back in 2001. —T.M.

1690 Anderson Rd Suite A
McLean, VA 22102

8. Shake Shack

The Plaza at, 7924 Tysons Corner Center, McLean, VA 22102
A burger from Shake Shack
Shake Shack [official photo]

Tysons Corner is one of just three locations in Virginia to find the cult-favorite chain known for its burgers, shakes, and crinkle cut fries. The chain recently added chicken nuggets. —M.F.

The Plaza at, 7924 Tysons Corner Center
McLean, VA 22102

9. Woo Lae Oak

8240 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182
Bibimbap from Woo Lae Oak
Woo Lae Oak/Facebook

This decades-old Korean restaurant relocated to Tysons Corner in 2006. Korean barbecue is a major focus, but there are several rice, noodle, and additional traditional Korean dishes available here, too. —M.F.

8240 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182

10. Coastal Flats

7860-L Tysons Corner Center, McLean, VA 22102
Tacos from Coastal Flats
Coastal Flats [official photo]

This place from the Great American Restaurants group (Mike’s “American,” Sweetwater Tavern) is trustworthy for two things: friendly service and refills of the addictive Ozzie rolls. At this location, there’s also a whole roster of entree salads, and a large selection of seafood dishes like Hong Kong sea bass and shrimp and grit cakes. The fish-averse can rely on drunken ribeye or ribs. —M.F.

7860-L Tysons Corner Center
McLean, VA 22102

11. American Tandoor

7943B Tysons Corner Center, Tysons, VA 22102
Curry from American Tandoor
American Tandoor [official site]

Chicken tikka, butter chicken, and tandoor beef are all available at this relatively new mall addition. Fried chicken and Singapore noodles round out the more unexpected items. —M.F.

7943B Tysons Corner Center
Tysons, VA 22102

12. Kizuna Sushi & Ramen

8221 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182
Shio ramen from Kizuna
Missy Frederick/Eater DC

The sushi here is average, but the ramen is worth the trek to this bustling restaurant off of Leesburg Pike (warning: the small parking lot fills up fast). Shio ramen is complex and savory, and there are plenty of toppings for customizing individual bowls. The menu also features a selection of Japanese appetizers and a handful of entrees such as tonkatsu, or fried pork cutlets. —M.F.

8221 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182

13. Nostos Restaurant

8100 Boone Blvd, Vienna, VA 22182
Fish from Nostos
Nostos [official site]

Nostos is an underrated destination for contemporary Greek food. There’s a deep lineup of cheese dishes — think pan-fried, sesame-crusted feta served with honey and almonds. Seafood is a speciality, and meze are plentiful. —M.F.

8100 Boone Blvd
Vienna, VA 22182

14. Chef Geoff's Tysons

8045 Leesburg Pike suite 120, Vienna, VA 22182

Chef Geoff’s has made a name for itself for its generous happy hours and expansive American menu, ranging from tuna tartare to Kale caesar salads. —M.F.

8045 Leesburg Pike suite 120
Vienna, VA 22182

15. Taco Bamba

2190 Pimmit Dr, Falls Church, VA 22043
A taco from Taco Bamba
R. Lopez/Eater

The original location of chef Victor Albisu’s mini-empire of taco counters is on the border of Tysons Corner and Falls Church. The signature Taco Bamba comes with skirt steak, chorizo, grilled guacamole, and chicharrones. —M.F.

2190 Pimmit Dr
Falls Church, VA 22043

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