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Mr. Chens Organic

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2604 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington DC, DC 20008
+1 202-797-9668
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Established in 2000, Mr. Chen's Organic Chinese Cuisine has been a local...
Established in 2000, Mr. Chen's Organic Chinese Cuisine has been a local Washingtonian family-owned restaurant committed to healthy Chinese-American cuisine. We strive to use the freshest organic ingredients along with a health-conscious cooking style. Our menu has a variety of vegetarian-friendly options. We've won 2015 Washington City Paper Readers' Choice Best Chinese and we have been nominated for several local awards including City's Best AOL City-guide and washingtonpost's Best Bets Guide for Best Takeout and Best Chinese. Mr. Chen's is conveniently located steps from the Woodley Park Metro stop and a short walk to the National Zoo.
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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
A Good Place for an Inexpensive Meal

I visited this place twice recently, both for lunch and both times i ordered noodles. The food was excellent. The second time, around 1:00pm, the place was packed by young people. The service was not as prompt as I'd have liked, nothing major. Next time I go to the Zoo area, I will revisit it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Nanyangview
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Singapore, Singapore
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited here with my friends. Delicious and good quality foods. Love their crab rangoon. Previously tried this kind of dish but Crab rangoon of Mr. Chens organic chinese was the best. Also tried their other popular dishes like General Tso chicken. Overall, I like this place.

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Thank Mark w
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this place twice recently, both for lunch and both times i ordered noodles. The food was excellent. The second time, around 1:00pm, the place was packed by young people. The service was not as prompt as I'd have liked, nothing major. Next time I go to the Zoo area, I will revisit it again, no doubt. It is... More 

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Thank Nanyangview
Tom C, Owner at Mr. Chens Organic, responded to this review

Dear Nanyangview, Thanks for stopping in! Glad to hear you liked the noodles. We will strive to improve the speed of our servers. Again, we really appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback. If you have a minute we would love to see you share your thoughts on our Yelp page too. Sincerely, Mr. Chen More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I rate this very high on food quality and taste , its not fancy its basic clean and your here to eat if it fine dinning then not rite place , But if you like quality great tasting food then your in the rite place the Sashuan chicken was spicy not greasy the rice used was plenty of flavor and... More 

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Thank garryUKLancs
Wash. DC
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I have been eating take out from this restaurant for many years. I don't eat non-kosher meat out so I am always looking for a restaurant with fish, veggie and tofu options. The vegetarian springs rolls are wonderful with a little mustard. In addition to the food the people you order from are very pleasant and friendly.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Honestly don't understand the organic in the title,,,,,but, it was good, quick, fresh, and tasty About a block from the Omni, and wanted a quick lunch before the trip to the airport. This hit all the marks. Very friendly and efficient service. The beef and veg was a nice sized portion of very lean beef, crunchy fresh broccoli, carrots. Bok... More 

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Thank Dan B
Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Only have had take out or delivery from Mr. Chen's, but the food is very tasty and plentiful. The eggplant with ginger and basil is a real winner as is the Singapore noodles. dumplings and egg rolls are a bit on the small size, with the egg rolls being over fried. Overall food is tasty and fresh.

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Thank thetravelingpoet2014
Tom C, Owner at Mr. Chens Organic, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Chen's! More 

Macomb, il
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

No atmosphere but good food at a fair price. Small room with booths. Nice location on the neighborhood shopping strip. Efficient service

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Thank Bruce B
Tom C, Owner at Mr. Chens Organic, responded to this review

Dear Mr. B, Thanks for coming in and taking the time to share your thoughts. Thanks for the thumbs up on the value we provide. I will try to improve the decor this summer. Please follow us on Twitter @mrchensorganic for updates and giveaways. Enjoy the rest of your trip in Washington, DC. Mr. Chen More 

Winter Garden, FL
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

While staying at the nearby Omni Shoreham hotel, we ordered Egg Drop Soup, Chicken Fried Rice, Mongolian Beef, and General Tso's Chicken, and it was all fantastic. The whole family - especially the kids - loved it. They even loved the snow peas and are asking for us to get them again soon! A definite notch above your typical Chinese... More 

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Thank nathanchase
Tom C, Owner at Mr. Chens Organic, responded to this review

Thank you for the warm review Mr. Chase! I always love to hear from happy customers. Best, Mr. Chen More 

Morrisville, North Carolina
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147 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

My family and I visited this establishment during a recent conference at the Marriott down the street. Prices were ok for the area but def not NYC Chinese take out prices. The dinner specials included an entree, rice, soup and a spring roll for 12-15 bucks per person. Great selection of beer: small non attractive dining room and a bit... More 

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Thank Emjai1920
Tyler, Texas
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105 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Mr. Chens advertises itself as organic but the menu qualifies that it is "organic dependent upon availability." We stopped by for lunch and were the only people in the small walk-down spot the entire time. The portions were small, no substitutions were allowed, (even the most simple, pasta for rice), and the quality was just so-so. I have had better... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2604 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington DC, DC 20008
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Upper Northwest
  • Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
  • Phone Number: +1 202-797-9668

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Established in 2000, Mr. Chen's Organic Chinese Cuisine has been a local Washingtonian family-owned restaurant committed to healthy Chinese-American cuisine. We strive to use the freshest organic ingredients along with a health-conscious cooking style. Our menu has a variety of vegetarian-friendly options. We've won 2015 Washington City Paper Readers' Choice Best Chinese and we have been nominated for several local awards including City's Best AOL City-guide and washingtonpost's Best Bets Guide for Best Takeout and Best Chinese. Mr. Chen's is conveniently located steps from the Woodley Park Metro stop and a short walk to the National Zoo.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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