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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Great Find!

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
mrscold
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Milwaukee
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NYC
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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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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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El Paso, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

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 11, 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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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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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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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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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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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