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“It's exactly what you expect...” 3 of 5 stars
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China Pavilion
4611 Sangamore Rd, Bethesda, MD 20816-2503
301-263-1088
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Ranked #200 of 300 Restaurants in Bethesda
Cuisines: Chinese
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Natchez, Mississippi
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“It's exactly what you expect...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

It's not great, it's not bad...it's exactly what you expect it would be in a little Chinese restaurant in a strip mall. We eat here every so often when we're too lazy to go any further than across the street.

Visited April 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Bethesda, MD
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83 restaurant reviews
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“No surprises, and that's good...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

If you want to take out, enjoy the convenience of delivery, or eat at the restaurant, you'll be satisfied by the choices and the preparation. There are plenty of Chinese places in this part of Bethesda and this has the most appeal and attraction.

Visited March 2012
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Washington, DC
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Nothing more than was expected ...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

The food is exactly what you would expect from a small suburban mall Chinese restaurant! Specifically, middle of the road, designed to please all, bland Chinese cuisine! All the items I ordered were designate "spicy" denoted by the chili pepper beside the item on the menu. As anticipated that designation was utterly laughable! As with many restaurants of this ilk, they are very, very careful to insure that nothing is returned because it is "too" spicy! So nothing is at all, much to my continued disappointment rather than surprise ;-)

  • Visited November 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, DC
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“A hidden gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

I discovered this restaurant by accident because my son was taking music lessons nearby, and it quickly became habit forming. The food is delicious, the serving sizes very generous, and the prices are modest. My two favorites are kung pao chicken with white meat, and pad thai. The restaurant is several miles from our home, but it's worth the extra distance.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food and convenient”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

This is standard chinese food for the area. They are quick and the dumplings are delicious. The staff could be friendlier but I not there to talk. They have really improved the quality over the last couple of years. The prices are in line with comparable restraints.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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