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18002 Mateny Rd, Germantown, MD
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Seating, Takeout
Description: small family owned restaurant in germantown

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  • 8
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 3
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Our Go-to Place for Chinese Food

Great variety, good quality, very tasty. Every year, our family gets together one evening during the week after Christmas for a gift swap and, instead of cooking, we order a ton of food from Happy Uncle. They always get our order right and it is always delicious. It's become a tradition.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
martipp
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Germantown, MD
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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119 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I heard that Happy Uncle is under new ownership & that the food is very good. I decided to go for carry-out. Ordered an egg roll, spring roll & chicken & corn soup for appetizers. I also got the Crispy Eggplant, Kung Pao Chicken, & fried rice. Everything was delicious. They gave me plenty of crispy noodles for the soup... More 

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Thank BevSoo
Germantown, Maryland
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146 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

I have tried this restaurant before and didn't like it. Recently, I tried this place again, same results as the first time. Their food is not even close to decent chinese food. I would not return or recommend it to anyone.!

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Thank Larry20874
Washington DC
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163 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We had a huge order, about 130 dollars. I think this would denote more than 4 eaters, however we only got 4 fortune cookies. anyway food was mushy and just didnt taste right. not fresh, somewhat of a constant "almost spoiled" taste. Just gross overall. Maybe they were having a bad day, but we wont be back to find out.

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Thank MRFRIENDLY
washington dc
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Delicious, well priced and a nice staff! Great lunch specials and buffet as well. Our kids like it as well and the wait staff was very good with the kids. Will definitely be back!

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Thank smd8z
Germantown, MD
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great variety, good quality, very tasty. Every year, our family gets together one evening during the week after Christmas for a gift swap and, instead of cooking, we order a ton of food from Happy Uncle. They always get our order right and it is always delicious. It's become a tradition.

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Thank martipp
Germantown, Maryland
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97 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

As a long time Germantown resident, I can assure you that this is the best Chinese food restaurant in Germantown; second would be Old Shanghai in Milestone. Good service, great food (ingredients seem a bit more on the quality side vs others in the area), clean bathroom.

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Thank Jean-F K
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Happy Uncle's food are pretty good. The restaurant has been around for a long time with same owner. Service is good, foods are good. I really don't have any complaints about this place.

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Thank Monet s
Maryland
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

They are consistently good. They are always ready when you come for take out. They do not forget anything. Their consistency has continued for 15 years...that's how long we have been going

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MD
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Had dinner there last night and was not impressed. First when we walked in, anodor hit me which smelled like a cross between someone's stomach having a bad hair day and something spoiled in salt water. It had been a long time since we were last there, so I decided to give it a chance. The staff was friendly and... More 

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Thank dctechno
Washington D.C.
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88 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Consistently the best of the many Chinese restaurants in Germantown. Delivery is wicked fast, but the food and obviously presentation is much better when you eat in. Atmosphere is typical sit down Chinese, but the lazy susan tables are fun. Seriously, the food here is so much better than the other Chinese choices in Germantown.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18002 Mateny Rd, Germantown, MD
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Germantown

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Description

small family owned restaurant in germantown
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?