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Chinatown Garden

Downtown / Chinatown
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618 H St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3732
(202) 737-8887
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 43
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Great service, good food.

OK, so there is nothing spectacular about this restaurant located in DC's Chinatown, only a few steps away from the Metro. It does get an A+ in terms of convenience. The other positive is the service; very friendly and fast. The food is good but, again, nothing to write home about. We had wonton... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
AJS-NY
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Kingston, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

On a trip to DC with college, some friends and I visited this restaurant for dinner. Having been happy with the quality of the food, we paid in full for the price of this, however, having not had the fact that sitting together would require paying the additional 15% tip, it was a shock when this was actually requested upon... More 

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Kingston, NY
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185 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, so there is nothing spectacular about this restaurant located in DC's Chinatown, only a few steps away from the Metro. It does get an A+ in terms of convenience. The other positive is the service; very friendly and fast. The food is good but, again, nothing to write home about. We had wonton soup which was fine, combination fried... More 

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Thank AJS-NY
Yardley, Pennsylvania
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121 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently dined here -- it was packed, which we thought was a good sign. Pros: friendly greeting, quick seating (even on a Saturday night), quick and efficient service, excellent snow peas. Cons: pork was almost inedible because of so much fat and gristle, flavoring was bland.

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Thank worldexplorer0820
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped here for a quick lunch. The service was fast, the food quantities were generous and flavorful. The chef was a little heavy handed with saltiness but it was an overall satisfying experience.

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Thank Bryan B
Lovettsville, Virginia
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

My husband and I eat at this restaurant before attending hockey games at the Verizon center about once a year. Our food has always been good and the service quick. The atmosphere is mixed. I like the tablecloths and cloth napkins but the restaurant itself looks run down and not very clean. They tend to leave large plastic carts with... More 

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Thank Vanessa K
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Dumplings good, wontons tough, Lo mein ok, orange chicken above average- apps fast- we were starving so I might have let that sway me positively. Oh spring roll very good. Water refill very slow.

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Thank Anna H
San Francisco
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672 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

The food was nothing special. The service was okay. Shrimp with garlic sauce was brought out at room temperature. Barbecued spare ribs were fatty. Price was astronomical compared to food quality.

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Thank 7268
Orlando, Florida
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211 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

The price was astronomical for the quality of food received. The food had no taste and was just dry. We ordered duck and it was just old and dry, not fresh. Also ordered soup and the portion was large but not quality again. The restaurant is run down and needs to be updated. No wonder they haven't received Trip Advisor... More 

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Thank TravelsofCorina
Sydney
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66 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

First of all, the server was clueless they have vegetarian dishes on the menu. She was quite adamant until I pulled a separate menu from the counter. I ordered vegetarian orange chicken that come with overwhelming vinegar taste. It also bear the smell of lard, which is pretty disgusting for me. Needless to say, most of them ended up wasted.

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Thank hcze
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Delicious menu, large family style tables in addition to smaller tables, central DC location, efficient polite service, all around a great spot to eat.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 618 H St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3732
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: (202) 737-8887

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?