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Best Places to Eat

Tried and tested eateries in NoVA.


Absolutely fabulous grade-A sushi. Yama is my benchmark for perfection when it comes to sushi and sashimi. If you want a fresher cut of fish, grab your snorkel. Expect a wait on weekends.


Incredible little cafe with ridiculously scrumptious desserts and quiches. The extra touch of a mini cookie with every cappuccino tops it off. Great Sunday morning book-reading spot.


Tucked into a small outdated strip mall, Pho-75 is exactly what Pho aficionados expect. Simple decor, large menu of options, quick service and delicious warm soup. Give it a try. Open at 9:00 a.m.


Simply stated... great pizza. Far superior to the delivery chains. Reminds me of good old boardwalk pizza pies. Very family friendly and reasonably priced.


What more could be said about RC? Consistently the best steak around. Try the lobster bisque as a warm-up followed by the 'Cowboy Rib-eye'. Ridiculously flavorful. A true dance party on the palate.


I was hooked on Haandi at first bite. White tablecloth, and dim dining lighting, it's my no-fail locale to impress out-of-town visitors. Try the murgh makhini (butter chicken). Expect weekend waits.

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