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Meiwah

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Dupont Circle
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1200 New Hampshire Ave NW, Mmm, Washington DC, DC 20036-6802
(202) 833-2888
Website
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
By far the best chinese I have ever had

I have noticed that there are some persons who had bad experiences at Mei Wah. However, I have eaten at Mei Wah for the past 10 years and their service; the quality of their food and the ambience always leave me completely satisfied. Their food is spectacular. Their service is quick and attentive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Timothy A
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Rome, Italy
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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234 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Rome, Italy
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I have noticed that there are some persons who had bad experiences at Mei Wah. However, I have eaten at Mei Wah for the past 10 years and their service; the quality of their food and the ambience always leave me completely satisfied. Their food is spectacular. Their service is quick and attentive. The prices are reasonable and the portions... More 

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Washington DC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

We started with some veggie dim sums - so tasteless we could not finish. We continued with the iconic General Tso chicken, which was simply tasteless. To crown it all the service was bad. Very few spices were used in the dishes. It all felt like a fake Chinese restaurant. Surely enough it will not be difficult to find better... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I don't recommend eating here. My husband and I ate at the restaurant yesterday. I ordered pork sweet sour and my husband ordered Pho soup. During our lunch I pointed out, that the pork tastes like it's been sitting out for a while. I would have never thought that they would serve me bad food. I am 36 weeks pregnant... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Meiwah is simply the best Chinese restaurant in DC. It is also our hands-down neighborhood favorite Chinese restaurant. Their hot and sour soup is incomparable. I especially like their lamb dishes; the lamb is always lean. Their spicy dishes used to be quite spicy but they've toned them down, perhaps for the tourists who are ever more in evidence because... More 

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toronto, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Great food, lots of options to choose from, good service and affordable prices. Seating area is nice and plentiful.

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California
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I found the restaurant to have great food and very reasonable prices. They also deliver and have a separate door to walk in and order for take out. Give this one a try you will not regret it.

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PennsylCarolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My wife and I were staying in a hotel in a what amounts to a restaurant wasteland between Dupont Circle and Georgetown. I had noticed Meiwah on previous stays at this hotel and convinced my wife to give it a try. Bad move. The restaurant tries to cook all of the major regional Chinese cuisines (Hunan, Szechuan, Mandarin), so there... More 

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Greekbirder
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Nothing tasted fresh and everything tasted the same. This is Chinese food for people who are used to mediocre take out.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Meiwah is a regular haunt for me, so I was not surprised that the food was fabulous, even though the place was packed on Christmas eve! AS always, the eggplant in garlic sauce was great and the soup warm and filling!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It was just ok. Food was served lukewarm. We had a noodle dish and a whole fish. It was very busy, so that may have had something to d with it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1200 New Hampshire Ave NW, Mmm, Washington DC, DC 20036-6802
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: (202) 833-2888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?