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4953 Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
301-913-9501
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Real Contender In a Very Crowded Field

The other day, Mrs Too and I received one of those fliers from a Chinese restaurant in the mail. You have all seen them, the menu, hours, discount coupon, the rest. We rarely order meals in, preferring to fix our own pizzas, ribs, and Asian entrees, but this outfit offered four or five lamb... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Ben_Theretoo406
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Restaurant was empty on Monday evening. Wait staff friendly. Food pedestrian American Chinese. Prices reasonable.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Visiting family in the area and so we ordered dinner as take-out. The food was prepared quickly and my chicken with broccoli was well seasoned with large pieces of broccoli and tender chicken. The remainder of the food was good except my husband's chicken dish was left out of our bag. After calling to complain, we were told to drive... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The other day, Mrs Too and I received one of those fliers from a Chinese restaurant in the mail. You have all seen them, the menu, hours, discount coupon, the rest. We rarely order meals in, preferring to fix our own pizzas, ribs, and Asian entrees, but this outfit offered four or five lamb dishes, which were novel to us.... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The food is super yummy! Staff is always very friendly, I usually only go for takeout for lunch, food is always quickly prepared and ready for pickup!

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

I used to eat here regularly when I worked on the area, and found the food fresh and always well prepared. The staff is friendly and the restaurant is clean and nicely located. They have the best Chinese green bean and also general tso chicken ever! Quality is the reason they remain successful. Now I realize I want to go... More 

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bethesda, md
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

City lights in the heart of Bethesda is a solid restaurant that never disappoints. Typical (American) Chinese menu and very pleasant wait staff. Eat in or carry out.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

I had the steamed buns, shrimp wonton soup and the beef tendon appetizer. I'd say that the buns were quite tasty and as expected. The soup was ok, nothing extraordinary, just the shrimp was kind of poor. And the beef tendon was a bit hard for what I'm used to. Overall, I'd go back, but only if I'm in the... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

We have lived close to DC for six years, and in the general area for more than 20 years, yet somehow managed to miss this hidden gem. We've eaten in perhaps a dozen chinese restaurants, but now this is the place to go for great chinese food in the DC area. My ethnic-chinese wife ordered a lamb dish that was... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2011

Been a couple times now and have had the same good experience again. A good range of Chinese vegetarian food, with a number of tasty tofu dishes. First time I went I ordered a starter then could hardly eat any of my main course. Now just order a tofu dish with rice and still can't eat it all (though, as... More 

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Address: 4953 Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone Number: 301-913-9501
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
Cuisine: Chinese

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  • Address: 4953 Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: 301-913-9501

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  • Cuisine: Chinese

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