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Far East Restaurant

5055 Nicholson Ln, Rockville, MD 20852-3101
(301) 881-5552
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Ranked #35 of 342 restaurants in Rockville
Cuisines: Chinese
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English first
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38 reviews 38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We ordered some common dishes, steamed pork dumplings, moo shi chicken, gen changs chicken, chicken with pea pods. All was brought out shortly after we ordered. The food was ok, nothing special. Portions were generous. Tea complementary (?) The bill was written in Chinese, so it was virtually impossible to decipher if not a native. Make sure you remember the... More

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Rockville, MD
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58 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We found this restaurant by accident while out one night driving in Rockville and looking for something different than our usual spots. We've liked it some much that we've been back several times since. The food is nothing fancy, just solid delicious Chinese food. We especially like the vegetable dumplings and the General Tso's Tofu is fantastic. The restaurant is... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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101 reviews 101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Far East accommodated a large family group efficiently, and the food was very good. While the menu that was selected wasn't "exotic," everything was well-prepared, presented, and satisfying. The portions were appropriate for the full tables, and no one seemed to feel they didn't get enough to eat (quite the contrary!). As a customer who's had wide experience with Chinese... More

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Rockville, Maryland, USA
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12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Far East is dependable for decent Chinese food, but menu is dated and service can be rushed. The decor could use a refresh as well.

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Seven Corners, Virginia
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188 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I am not a huge fan of the whole "chinese-american" cuisine. However, this place won me over with it's great waiting staff offering attentive service, upscale atmosphere with delightful interior, and plentiful portions of great dishes. I wouldn't go as far as rating it "excellent" just because it pretty much offers the same menu as your hole-in-the-wall chinese take out,... More

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Kensington, Maryland, USA
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11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good food,consistent quality served in this neighborhood restaurant. Generous portions served by an accommodating staff. Not a place to go to if you are looking for authentic dishes but it rarely fails to satisfy my need for a taste of my youth.

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Rockville, Maryland
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

What i like about the Far East is the atmosphere. Very large mature Jade plants in the front and a Koi Pond. Also, round tables. When you have a group of people together it is great to be able to see and talk to everyone. Long tables just can't pull that off. The drinks and dinner were all delicious.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

By far, it is the best dim sum in the area. Portion are big, very tasty and price are very reasonable.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

I went here three times within a month - that should say how much I like it. The dim sum is excellent. You can get it on weekdays too but it just doesn't come around on a cart (you order it off a menu). The restaurant is clean and spacious on the inside and is on more than one floor... More

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Germantown, Maryland
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65 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

I have tried many different Chinese Restaurants, in Gaithersburg, Germantown, and some in Rockville. Having said that, I found that the food at Far East Restaurant, is superior to most places that I have tried. Fantastic server, prompt service, and great atmosphere, will keep us coming back to this restaurant.. If you haven't tried it, then you should try it... More

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