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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Good Crepe

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
KC7100
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El Paso, Texas
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El Paso, Texas
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 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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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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