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North China Restaurant

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7814 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814-2416
301-656-7922
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
It's all about the food

I use this restaurant on Old Georgetown Road quite frequently and that in itself is a recommendation for you to try it. This is not a fancy place, you go there for the food - and the value. It is family run with Mom out front and Father in the kitchen and often one of their teenagers will take... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2014
gillraynut
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Bethesda, Maryland
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Bethesda, MD
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

I ordered delivery from this restaurant the other day since my husband was out of town and I wanted something quick for the kids and I for dinner. I ordered early, at about 5:30, and the food did not arrive until about 6:45. Kids already pretty upset by then! Unfortunately, all the food was so-so, at best. The crab rangoon,... More 

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Woodstock, Virginia
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94 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

North China was once a grand restaurant and had incredibly good food. The Hunan Chicken was superb and so was the Peking Shrimp. It became a little hole in the wall many years ago but still had superb food. Five years since our last excellent meal there I am now quite disappointed to report it has become mediocre. I won't... More 

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worldwide
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Soon to be catering only this place looks like a hole-in-the-wall take out joint. It IS most popular for take out but persevere for a parking space and take one of the 20 or so seats and tuck in to the huge variety of fabulous, tasty, clean, healthy food that comes out of this kitchen. Family run and staffed for... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I use this restaurant on Old Georgetown Road quite frequently and that in itself is a recommendation for you to try it. This is not a fancy place, you go there for the food - and the value. It is family run with Mom out front and Father in the kitchen and often one of their teenagers will take your... More 

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1 Thank gillraynut
st pete florida
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Its a toss up when you dine here. Several visits and I still can't decide what they do best. YOU DON"T GO HERE IF you are Looking for fancy or atmosphere, great service or comfortable surroundings. The kitchen can put out an ambitious list of ingredients in some very interesting combinations. Tried many of the soups. Most were bland and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2011

They have the typical Americanized Chinese food, but also have an extensive menu of real Chinese and Taiwanese items. I think this place is easily the best Chinese restaurant in the area. Not expensive, so it pays to be a little adventurous here.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2010

I'm a purist about the Chinese food I eat. I used to eat at North China when they first opened, and after moving away and returning some years ago. We recently went in for dinner, and were dismayed that they gave up most of their dining room space (I can imagine the rent increase!) and the tiny tables are shoehorned... More 

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1 Thank leGordonbleu
USA
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2009

Had my first meal at North China restaurant on February 1, 2009, and recommend it highly. Despite the North China name, the menu includes numerous items from Taiwan and Hong Kong. There are many "homestyle" appetizers and dishes listed, too-- it would take numerous visits to work through all the intriguing choices on this menu. Our party of two concentrated... More 

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4 Thank AnonymousTravelerUsa
Bridgewater NJ
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2008

That's really a great resturant ..The owner is super nice and the food is great ..very authenstic Taiwaness food ..not greasy at all ..also we lived in NJ.. its hardly can find great food like this one .. Though it's small but the food is awesome ..great to try the gun-po squid .and cripy chicken ..seafood also are great also... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2008

The best Chinese food in the region is served at this gem near the heart of Bethesda. I've had Chinese food at restaurants all over the world and the fare here could compete with any of it. It's convenient to shopping and workplaces, and its devoted patrons consist of everyone from stress-out workers seeking an excellent lunch at reasonable prices,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7814 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814-2416
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: 301-656-7922

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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