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4233 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22203-1606
703-243-5678
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Feel like China

Middle of the town, a great place with far east food. Ask for the "home made" menu as this is the best way to get real food from China. I will come again!!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2014
Rafael K
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Rishon Le Zion, HaMerkaz, Israel
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16 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Rishon Le Zion, HaMerkaz, Israel
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Middle of the town, a great place with far east food. Ask for the "home made" menu as this is the best way to get real food from China. I will come again!!!!

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Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

The service was terrible. Sat and sat waiting to be noticed - 3 of us. Finally had to go and ask if we could order. The various items ordered were of low quality but my 97 year old mother in law was happy. We have gone here many times in the past. The service and food was good. Now, no... More 

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144 reviews 144 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We have gone here before and the food and service was good. Not this time. We ordered 3 different lunch specials. They all tasted of old grease. One meal, the meat tasted as if it was spoiled. The Waton aand Egg Drop soup was terrible. The rolls were fried in very old greace and tasted terrible. Service, what is that.... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Very tasty Chinese food at reasonable prices. Family atmosphere, directly across the street from the Ballston Metro station. We had soup, the special lo mein, and a chicken veggie dish (I forgot the name). Excellent service even included a hot face towel at the end of the meal

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Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

We have passed by this restaurant many times as it looks like an Americanized Chinese take out place. Since it's by Ballston Metro, my husband order carryout from the all English typical Chinese menu. Food was not bad but my husband told me they have another menu. I checked online and ....What a surprise!! The North Easter Chinese menu which... More 

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boston, ma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I was planning for a one day business trip in DC and found online this restaurant near the hotel I stayed. I was excited to learn from the reviews that it offers "authentic" Chinese food Dongbei style as such food are not available where I live. So I called for a carryout order while I was waiting for my plane... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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230 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Hunan Gate was recommended by friends who’d spent some time in China so we figured that they knew what’s good (at least relatively so) Chinese food. This place has some oddities. By name it should be a Hunan restaurant, however, on closer inspection it also says Dongbei cuisine (Northeastern Chinese) on the window. And they have two sets of menus... More 

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Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Well it wasn't awful. Basically we walked in, no one greeted us or said anything to us about sitting down, so we just found a seat in the corner. My food came and it tasted extra spicy like I asked for, but there was one of every vegetable there they had one broccoli, one pepper, and things I had never... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012 via mobile

Ordered Mongolian beef. Large portion. Too oily. Could taste ginger ok. Beef ok Sesame chicken good. Very generous portions

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Yerevan, Armenia
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279 reviews 279 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

Your typical sad looking take out place from the outside, but pretty clean inside. Friendly staff, but we just got take out so we can't say much. The food was not poorly done, just absolutely zero taste. I got the mu shu pork, and I've gotten it all of my life and this was the worst. Just cabbage, pork and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4233 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22203-1606
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 703-243-5678

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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