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China Boy

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Downtown / Chinatown
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817 6th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
202-371-1661
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Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Good for take out.

We are visiting D.C. And wanted to find a good dim sum restaurant. When we read the wonderful reviews of China Boy we wanted to try it (thinking it was going to be like dim sum). China Boy is very small inside (one table for six, and one table for two). When we got there, we decided to try it,... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2015
Elena1234
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Clarkston, MI
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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

The foon noodle and the sauce is good. The shrimp is tasty. The beef is not a good cut - is tough and grisly. The soup is oily. When it's cold and rainy and you're hungry, the food keeps your belly warm.

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Tucson, AZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

This is a complete hole in a wall, but like any other family owned restaurant they have limited menu, but do everything on it well. We ordered several dishes and they all came out just cooked and hot. We asked for some chili oil, when she realized they were out of it, she made someone go out and buy it... More 

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Clarkston, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We are visiting D.C. And wanted to find a good dim sum restaurant. When we read the wonderful reviews of China Boy we wanted to try it (thinking it was going to be like dim sum). China Boy is very small inside (one table for six, and one table for two). When we got there, we decided to try it,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

5 stars for the food. Period. I don't know the word for "al dente" in Chinese, but these rice noodles were perfect. My hubby had to share his chow fun. It wasn't mushy or stuck like so many places. The sauce, meat and onions were delicious. The meat was fatty enough to be tender, but without bites of fatty meat.... More 

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NYC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The noodles texture is five stars. We loved the chow fun and soup noodles. The service is the typical business like style, but I expected that. The worker was kind enough to inform me it would be about 20 minutes. She unexpectedly asked for my number to call me after I said I'd return for my food. That was a... More 

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Milwaukee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This is a hole-in-the-wall with great noodle dishes. We had lunch and it was delicious. If you want a true Chinese noodle place and real (not American-style Chinese) then you are in for a treat!

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1 Thank mrscold
El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

Tired of eating standard hotel breakfast, I went there 2 mornings to buy crepes for breakfast. This place was as described in reviews and photos. I ordered shrimp and char siu crepes. They were made to order, hot and fresh. I took out and ate in my hotel. Price is a little bit off from the menu on the wall,... More 

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2 Thank KC7100
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

This tiny little shopper's a very small variety but the portions are hilariously big and the food was delicious albeit some vegetables would be welcomed. Highly recommended, probably more for takeaways.

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1 Thank Ron F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Got a tip from my friend's brother to go here. Excellent food, cash only, only few tables, so good for take out, but we are in. Tip from local was to try the hot sauce which like a pickled hot pepper. So good on the noodle dish we had. Had the pork chow foon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Found China Boy as we were walking to the other noodle place across the street. We decided to stop here for lunch. Extremely tiny inside, one table and a few seats. I guess China Boy is a factory and more of a take out place. We got the shrimp "crepe" or cheung fun (what I have known it as) and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 817 6th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 202-371-1661

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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