I visited the Vienna location once, and while everyone was kind, I did not care for the food. It tasted like frozen vegetables cooked in bottled PF Chang sauce. When in Falls Church last week, though, I decided to give this other location a try. I thought that I just ordered something mediocre the last time. I was disappointed again.
I started with fried spring rolls and the cold basil rolls; I enjoyed both of them on my first visit, and I enjoyed them this time, too. The fried spring rolls were served with peanut sauce, which was a fun change. As it was lunch time, there was also salad, which I couldn't really stomach: it was just lettuce in what tasted like soy sauce and balsamic vinegar.
Then for the entrees. My husband got the ma pao tofu, which was mixed frozen veggies (peas, corn, carrots, lima beans) and soft tofu in a bland sauce. I got the ocean filets, which were good, but 1.) they tasted nothing like the ocean and 2.) they were floating in overly sweet sauce with frozen-style veggies. The rice, too, was unpleasant; dry and flavorless.
I hate leaving negative reviews like this, but I felt like I wasted perfectly good money on a lackluster experience. If I had made the food myself, I wouldn't have eaten it. It would not pass my own taste test. But as I paid, I felt obligated to finish my meal.
I will likely never return to either Sunflower location, which sucks, because everyone was friendly, and I really admire the idea of an all-vegetarian restaurant.
Cons: bland entrees