The food was nothing special. When combined with the price it was below average.
My wife and dine quite often at Ten Penh by ourselves or when entertaining friends. We like the variety of Asian fusion food there, especially the Korean beef brisket. However,on this occasion, we were both very disappointed with the Korean beef brisket lunch, which was less tasty and contained a very limited and measly serving of the shredded beef, which left us still hungry after lunch. (Fortunately, we had ordered two appetizers - pork belly and panko shrimp buns also.) It looks like Ten Penh is cutting corners with this popular dish and we hope this complaint will persuade them to restore the dish to its previous higher quality and taste.
Overall happy- nice setting and good food
Simply wonderful! Great service, food, and atmosphere. Highly recommend it.
My husband and I had been to TenPenh before, just the two of us, and enjoyed ourselves at the bar and at dinner. We took our 5 year old daughter for an early dinner on Sat night and were delighted at how well they catered to children! They had crayons, wiki stix, an awesome kids menu, and little plastic monkeys that came with our drinks that kept her entertained for the 1.5 hours we were there! We were so proud of how well she behaved that we treated ourselves to a walk around Tysons Corner mall afterwards. :) Food, cocktails, service, and ambiance were wonderful. We'll be back!
Bad food, expensive. Service and ambience was good.
This restaurant is not a good choice for special occasions or intimate dinners. It’s too bright and feels like more of a corporate type place
I ate at this restaurant a couple of months after it opened. Had a great meal with 8 friends. Good service, good food. Tonight, it was utterly disappointing. Two menu items were “unavailable” - the flounder, which I gave them a pass. But the 2nd item was a Kids Rock n Roll - and we were told they were out of the rice paper. How is that possible? It’s not a perishable item.
Bigger problem was the overall good quality. The Bao buns had dry edges like they were old. The broccoli side dish was way over sauced, the broccoli was tough. The steam fish- again way over sauced, and several bones were still in the filet. Everything was drowning in sauce.
The waiter ordered my son 2 full kids menu orders of the Bao buns instead of explaining that you can’t choose 2 different meat fillings. So weird.
For a Sunday night, it had the vibe of a tired restaurant rather than bustling with energy.
Very nice restaurant with great touches around service. As we were celebrating our 10th anniversary, the restaurant kindly included a Happy 10th Anniversary greeting that was a very nice touch! Food was very good especially the Okonomiyaki! Bao Buns also very good. Overall, brought back great memories of the original TenPenh.
Nice food. Waitress coming over to the table too many times asking how everything is. She was nice though, but could do without the interruptions.
Great food for a goof price! Our waiter was very friendly
Had an 8:45 reservation only to be told kitchen closed at 9:00. Several dishes seemed to have loads of sugar added.
Will not return.
This place has declined since opening. The restaurant was dead and our food still took 40min to come out. Sandwich was soaggy, meat unseasoned, sushi did not taste fresh, rice bowl rice was wet not crispy. Service is decent but food quality is definitely not worth the high prices.
Delicious! Don’t miss the wings or the ribs. Everything is going nteresting and tasty.
Our waiter Christiano, was amazing . Very hospitable , and accommodating . The food was good. Get the sushi! It was amazing . It’s a hidden Gem !
My wife really enjoyed her meal (poke and miso soup). I did not particularly (lamb dumpling and Barbecue rib) but I had a great mixed drink (Jade) Service, setting, noise level all were fine. Just one of those mixed evenings. We'll end up going back, but not very soon.
We met another couple that we had not seen in months for Valentine's Day and we had a lot to catch up on - the staff was attentive but we were never rushed. The food was authentic and delicious - and a great value for money!
Fabulous food and drinks and very attentive and friendly staff! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will be back! The Peking Duck was delicious! I highly recommend the sake flight as well.
The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. The next day I was already thinking about when we could go back in the near future. I would highly recommend it.
I would recommend this restaurant to others. Really really good food and great atmosphere! Try the fried flounder!!
We met Eduardo one of the GM's/Owners. He was absolutely charming. He was personable, engaging and shared the other services that the restaurant offered. He personally brought my friend a complimentary dessert for her birthday. Very nice touch! I am planning to return with friends again on Thursday.
We went for Restaurant Week and really enjoyed the dinner. Look for the colorful building in Tysons. If you don't want to use the valet parking, it's not clear if you can use the covered garage next door to self park, so you might want to call first. The restaurant is pretty and the tables are well-spaced. Volume is low enough for comfortable conversation. The service is friendly and efficient, and we never felt ignored or rushed. Francesco (our server) also helped us pick from the RW offerings. We shared the lamb potstickers with tzatziki and the Asian Vegetable & Kale Salad to start and both were delicious. I ordered the miso salmon and, with Francesco's agreement, left off the butter to make it a bit lighter. The fish was perfectly cooked - medium rare as I requested and very tender. My husband's sushi was also delicious. We shared went on both ends of the dessert spectrum - Taiwanese shaved snow (fresh fruit with shaved ice and boba pearls, which was good and fun to eat, but maybe better as a warm weather dessert, and the warm chocolate brownie, which was amazing. We had a great time and decided we would like to go back in the future.
The food was delicious and the service was very good. Nice ambiance. Reasonable prices considering the level of the cuisine.
Tried this restaurant during Restaurant Week; it was ver good. The ribs were excellent. In fact all of the appetizers were great. Will definitely go back for happy hours.
Disappointed in service and flavor of dishes. Mediocre pork belly - dry and little flavor. Also lacking in any sauce. Service extremely casual and slow, highly inefficient. Main entree came more than 30 minutes after we finished appetizer. Will not return.
We went for restaurant week, we will definitely return the server made great suggestions.
really nice and great asian fushion tastes that we don't normally have
I was my first time and I cannot wait to return. Service was outstanding and the food was fabulous. I highly recommend it for any occassion.
A great start to restaurant week. Enjoyed the creativity of the menu. It was superb and out of the ordinary run of the meal lunch. Well done. Will return with friends.
Asian fusion is not usually my first choice but had heard good things about TenPenh. Food did not disappoint. Appetizers were very good and scallops were fantastic. Good sushi and Peking Duck. Great deserts. Would have been nice if they had done more for my daughter's birthday celebration but will definitely consider next time Asian comes to mind.
The food comes piping hot. Don't miss the ribs, wings and lamb pot stickers. They are all prepared creatively and delicious. The rice with lamb and pineapple is perfect as a side or app. It is very generous. My short rib rice bowl was fabulous. The service was impeccable and extremely well informed. My experience at TenPenh when it opened at Tysons long ago, was absolutely awful. Currently, it is absolutely wonderful!! Give it a try.
The service was very good. Enjoyed the drinks and all the food tasted good. Sushi special was excellent. I will be going back often
We intentionally came early and sat at the bar while awaiting reservation. Bartenders are friendly and helpful. It happened to be Happy Hour and frankly we could've made a meal of the diverse items on the Happy Hour menu. We tried lamb pot stickers and they were delicious. Others sitting around us were clearly enjoying their tapa-sized dishes as well. There's a very decent list of wines, beers (bottles and draft) and mixed drinks all priced at $5, as are the snacks....a great deal.
Dinner was a mildly spiced but very good Sizzling Cumin Lamb with a side of jasmine rice. The rice was pretty "meh"....tasted like it could be straight from an Uncle Ben's box, but the lamb dish was delicious and a generous portion. My wife totally enjoyed the January Passport Menu, a three-course offering with beverage pairings for each course. All three courses were very tasty and generously portioned, though the Sake which accompanied the First Course (miso soup and a shrimp/cucumber salad) seemed to be watered down.
Our server was attentive and helpful at first, but gradually seemed to lose interest. We had to wave her down to get wife's third course (dessert) and again to get our bill. In her defense, the server seemed to have too many tables to tend to.
We'll definitely return soon.
Very good food and service! We’ll be back again. So glad we got the recommendation to try it out!
Sorry to write that the food just wasn’t very good . The duck was over cooked and the crab meat in the sushi was mushy. We were disappointed. Our server was delightful, but i’m doubtful that I will return.
Fantastic selection and variety on the menu, something to satisfy your tastes. The ambiance is very nice not too quiet but intimate at the same time.
Wonderful! We love this place
Love TenPenh for dinner. This was the first time for lunch and it was disappointing and a poor value. We both had the Bento Box. I had the pork tenderloin and associate had beef. Other than the Asian Noodle Salad, which was terrific, everything else was less than mediocre. The pork tenderloin was overcooked, tasteless and a little mushy. The beef was just so so. The california roll was bland. I know TenPenh can do better than this so hoping this was just an off day.
I thought the food was very good. However, one of my friends specifically told the waiter she couldn't eat spicy food and she ordered a cauliflower dish he said would be OK and it was full of red pepper flakes and quite spicy. Servings were quite generous for appetizers/small plates. I did not like the draught prosecco but the wine selection was very good.
Service was spotty at best. The waiter should have volunteered to bring another dish to replace the cauliflower. He did take it off the bill (though he didn't tell us he was going to do that). And generally, the waiter was not very attentive. Drinks were quite slow to arrive.
I loved TenPenh downtown. The location is now a bit out of the way, tucked behind Tyson's Galleria somewhere. Not a lot of diners for New Year's Eve.
We used to eat here often when they were downtown. First time at their current location was for dinner after a show at the Kennedy Center, New Year’s Eve. The food is as good as it ever was. The lobster in ginger sauce is better then ever.
The place is beautiful and comfortable. Expensive but worth it!!