8607 Westwood Center Dr.
Vienna, VA 22182
What a pleasant surprise! Although not everything was set up in this brand new restaurant when we ate there in the first week of February 2012, there was plenty to enjoy here. Tucked away in a Tyson’s Corner (technically Vienna) corporate office building (if you ever wanted to know where Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus official corporate headquarters was located, it’s next to this restaurant!) this place serves up some very tasty Thai food. The dining area is divided into two rooms with simple decorations and plain furniture that are clean and attractive.
We went with our friends and we all agreed that despite the restaurant still ironing out the service routines and the bar set-up, the food was delicious. Our appetizers included Tom Yum vegetable and tofu soup, Vegetable and Soft Tofu soup, Calamari, and Blanket Shrimp. All were well-prepared and tasty. Our entrees were Crying Tiger (a delicious beef dish that we felt was one of the most delicious beef dishes we ever had) that came with delicious sticky rice in a very unique container, Mango Curry with tofu (they had no problems at all substituting the green beans with any other vegetable, we selected broccoli), Cashew Nut Tofu and Pad Se Eew with Seafood. All dishes were wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed them. For dessert, we all had the traditional Mango and Sticky Rice, which was good, but nothing particularly noteworthy differentiated it from other Thai restaurants.
Their house Merlot and Chardonnay wines added a nice bonus to our meals. The meal cost us about $50 per couple with a glass of wine, but not including tip. We came here because we got a Specialicious coupon, which is a great way to explore new restaurants.
Overall, we would definitely return to i-Thai.