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China Boy

817 6th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20001 (Downtown / Chinatown)
202-371-1661
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Ranked #1,341 of 2,635 restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Chinese
Good for: Families with children
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
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Good for: Families with children
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
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English first
Houston, Texas
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99 reviews 99 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

A hole-in-the-wall establishment a bit far from the main Chinatown street, China Boy would be a difficult place to find without Yelp. If it weren't for Yelp's overall endorsement, I wouldn't even get a second thought about this place because of its unassuming appearance. However, I was glad that I took the effort to track down this place! China Boy's... More

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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110 reviews 110 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This place is very much hole-in-the-wall but serves some fine authentic asian cuisine. You won't find your greasy stir fry here but ask for shrimp in rice wrap or one of the noodle soups and you'll be hooked.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We chose to eat here based in the reviews from this site and another. It's a genuine hole in the wall which was not the problem. Based in the reviews I had read, we ordered the chicken with noodles. It was a chilly day in DC, so we gladly enjoyed the hot water given to us. Our lunch came in... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

They specialize in rice noodles and have been here for over 20 years, mainly as a wholesaler to various asian restaurants in the area. In the restaurant, they are served in soup, rolled and stir fried, each with a choice of beef, beef tripe, pork or shrimp. Most of their business for prepared dishes is for take-out but as others... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

China Boy will not earn any points for its decor, seating or cleanliness. Other than a counter, there is one big round table that seats six to eight, and a small corner tbale that seats two. For the round table, you are expected to sit next to other people. When I went there for a late lunch, the meal was... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

This little place, just around the corner from Gallery Place offers perhaps the best Chow Fun, crepes, and noodles in the DC area and it's an excellent value. Yes it has that whole in the wall atmosphere, but it just makes it better.

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Top Contributor
201 reviews 201 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

Average noodles, and they were the only thing that they could offer us. Disgusting light switches and only two tables. Definitely a big time hole in the wall. Hand written copy of the menu hanging on the wall. Needs a big time clean up. I went from a recommendation and will not be going back. Ever.

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PA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

A no frills restaurant. Plenty of delicious choices. Staff was very attentive and efficient. Perfect for dinner before going to events at The Verizon Center. Walking distance from the hotels near the DC Convention Center.

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boca raton florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Looking for great homemade noodles then this is the place. Tiny hole in the wall does mostly take out but there is one four top and one deuce for dining in. The chow foon noodles are great and made there - really fresh and tasty.

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Washington, DC
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

We had lunch today at China Boy in DC's Chinatown. The place is totally no frills but the food is fantastic. It's cash only and it took a few minutes for someone to realize we were there ready to order. We had the Shrimp Noodle Crepes and Beef Noodle Crepes to start and then we had the Roasted Pork Chow... More

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