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Alexandria-based Asian fusion restaurant coming to Reston Town Center

The restaurant Indochen is slated to open in Reston Town Center next spring (courtesy Indochen)

A restaurant that fuses flavors from a different continent is coming soon to Reston Town Center.

Indochen, a restaurant based in Alexandria City, is planning to open its third location at 1800 President Street this coming spring, a company representative told FFXnow.

Run by chef Ram Thapa, the restaurant currently operates two locations in Alexandria’s Cameron Station and Old Town.

A native of Nepal, Thapa discovered a passion for cooking while helping his grandmother in her kitchen, where he became particularly enamored by Indian and Chinese cuisine, per Indochen’s website. Before starting Indochen, he served as executive chef at McLean’s Masala Indian Cuisine and opened Urban Tandoor, an Indian and Nepali restaurant in Ballston.

Indochen’s menu features traditional Indian dishes like butter chicken and biryani, along with chow mein, vegetable manchurian and chop suey.

All dishes are accompanied by a sharing spoon in an effort to encourage “sharing and a communal atmosphere,” according to the restaurant’s website.

It’s unclear whether the Reston location will be exactly the same as the Alexandria ones. A permit application for the restaurant’s construction was submitted to Fairfax County earlier this month under the name “The Himalayan Restaurant by Indochen.”

Indochen declined to comment on the branding, stating it doesn’t have any more information to share at the moment.

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