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Chinatown, Washington DC

(2.2/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
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TripAdvisor
  • Unfortunately, all the great Chinese restaurants and shops have been forced out of this part of town due to high rents. You can't even afford parking here. ($30 for Verizon Center Events). Big archway...  more »
  • Not very big, but lots of culture packed into a few blocks. The restaurants had ducks hanging in the windows and there was a lot of small stores selling food and items from China.  more »
  • I went here expecting something fun and different. Stopped in a gift shop to look at the wares, and as I was walking in I noticed confused expressions on the two tourists who were exiting as I was wal...  more »
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  • Almost passed based on looks from the outside in comparison to other restaurants in the area. Glad I didn't. Some of the best Chinese food I've had in a while. The fried rice was amazing and the sesame chicken was really good. Will return here on my next trip to DC.
  • There's not a lot to this place. It's extremely busy and lots of people were yelling at us for apparently pretending not to see them. Got asked for money 5 or 6 times. The restaurants seemed pretty standard. Overall not really a reason to go here.
  • I've anyways enjoyed Chinatown. You want to sight see? Visit. You want a bite to eat? Visit. You want a drink? Visit. Catch a movie? Bowl a few strikes? People watch? Get some exercise in with your family? Visit! It's always busy and something to do. Many places are open late.
  • I've been to better chinatowns. Lots of great Chinese food though.
  • It's Chinatown, but the real Chinese shops are cluster in two city block area. Most of the shops have Chinese signs on them but they are not Chinese shops. So it gives you the illusion that it's bigger than it actually is. The Chinese restaurants are nothing to write home about either. I think most of them just stopped trying because there's a built in crowd of tourists. They were probably great restaurants at one point in time.