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Shanghai Village

4929 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-5203
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Ranked #68 of 296 restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: Chinese
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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18 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

We had such a hard time finding another go-to Chinese restaurant after our favorite in the area closed. This fit the bill. Excellent flavor in their dishes.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I love this unassuming spot for excellent Chinese food. Chef Kwok is often seen roaming the dining room to check on his favorite old time visitors and the duck is amazing. No need to travel out of the neighborhood for good Chinese food with a casual feel. Drinks aren't skimpy so be sure someone is a designated driver!

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Kensington, Maryland
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133 reviews 133 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Nice food in a pleasant atmosphere. Can get loud. Service can be slow, but when the food comes out, it comes out! Have them serve one dish at a time. You enjoy each dish on its own. Owner comes out to cut up whole, but not half, duck. Nice touch. friendly staff.

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95 reviews 95 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Hadnt been in years but really taste treat and will remember the yummy food! Several of my friends mentioned that this is an all time Bethesda favorite!! We did carry out and went babysitting which was just super in so many ways... Try it!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

If food is the reason for your visit, you'll be pleasantly surprised. Indeed, the decor is so so but the service makes up for it. I would not go as far as others and say it is the best Chinese food in the DMV, but it's clearly value for money; we were surprised by the rather reasonable bill!

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Bethesda, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

I have been coming here for over 10 years and I will never get tired of it!!!! My family and I always take our friends and family here, or eat it for take-out. The owner couldn't be nicer, and many local politicians and celebrities have gone there. I definitely recommend it for anyone who loves chinese food (or even if... More

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Brewster, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012 via mobile

Not much to say, crispy beef was rubbery not much sauce and on the bland side. Wife's general tso's was the same. Cooked fine but, really not much taste at all. I understand this Americanized Chinese food, buy it doesn't have to be like this.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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208 reviews 208 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

Good quick service that I cannot fault. Reasonable range of vegetarian options. Chose a tofu dish which was ok, but no more than that, and would have preffered more taste rather than the speed at which it was served.

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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011 via mobile

I found this place after searching for Chinese food in Bethesda which offers rather slim number of choices. The location is downtown, a block or 2 from main area. The place itself is not extravagant but is still fine. Service was initially brisk but cold. But then I had another server who was more attentive. The reason I thought service... More

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

After reading the other reviews, I decided to satisy my Chinese craving by trying this local establishment. For the most part, I was very pleased with the quality, taste and presentation of the food which is many levels better than the average Americanized Chinese restaurant. Not amazing or dazzling but defintiely solid. Having lived in Asia, I have a different... More

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