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China Boy

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Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
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China Boy
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817 6th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Authentic Chinese food

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2014
Ron F
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  • Families with children
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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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55 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
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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110 reviews 110 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
38 helpful votes 38 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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