September 18th, 2019
TenPenh, a newly opened restaurant in Tysons, is all about creating unlikely combinations. Part of the kitchen’s mission is to pay homage to Asian culinary traditions without relying on the stereotypical ideas of what a pan-Asian restaurant in the United States should be. Instead, while the menu is influenced by Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Korean, and Filipino cuisines, it also integrates modern American flavors in dishes like Nashville-style fried chicken bao buns. If you prefer more traditional pan-Asian fare, don’t worry, as the menu also includes dishes like Peking duck and wok-smoked lobster. This place is also popular with folks who want to stop by for happy hour drinks and snacks (the bar’s happy hour food menu has been voted one of the best in the NoVa region).
Whatever you order, you’ll be able to enjoy it in the restaurant’s unique architectural space, which is inspired by traditional Chinese garden houses with a retro-futuristic aesthetic that regulars say reminds them of the Blade Runner movies.