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“Good Chinese food.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of East Pearl Restaurant

East Pearl Restaurant
838-B Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD
301-838-8663
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Ranked #44 of 331 Restaurants in Rockville
Cuisines: Chinese
Description: A quick Google search turned up yelp and other sites about East Pearl, but there doesn't appear to be a dedicated website. Excellent food!
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Description: A quick Google search turned up yelp and other sites about East Pearl, but there doesn't appear to be a dedicated website. Excellent food!
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Good Chinese food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant serves good typical Chinese (Hong kong style) food. In my view there is nothing exceptional about this place but if you look for good oriental food with big portions at a reasonable price you would enjoy having your meal here. Service could have been a bit more personal and efficient but it didn't bother too much.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Hockessin, DE
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Food that feeds the soul”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Wonderful mouth-watering singapore noodles and shrimp wonton soup. I love going to this restaurant when I want to experience comfort food with delicious flavors.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kensington, Maryland
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144 reviews 144 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Hong Kong on the Pike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

This is a gem and very different from your average Chinese restaurant. Portions are large and each bite is filled with flavor. Service could have been better, the atmosphere is just ok, but the food is excellent. Washingtonian has East pearl on it's top 100 list where it deserves to be. Prices are more expensive than I expected but absolutely worth while I am looking forward to my next visit.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bethesda, Maryland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“The real thing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

Very good to excellent all the way around. Nothing fancy but the real thing. I recommend the duck and the claypot cassaroles

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bethesda, MD
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Will give it one more try”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

First time we went at 4:00 and it was almost empty. Got a whole flounder which was enough for two people. Everything on top of the fillet was very good. Chunks of the flounder, snow peas, mushrooms, greens, were all cooked nicely and all was hot. Looking forward to to the bits of fish on the bottom of the deep fried remainder of the flounder, I was disappointed to find it so sodden with oil as to make it inedible.
Second time we went it was crowded and noisy which we don't mind. Parking can be tough but not a big deal for me to walk from a vacant & lighted lot just a little north. Ordered roast duck which came quickly but without rice. Duck was only warm and too greasy for my taste. Next dish was cured bacon with Chinese Broccoli. With the first bite in my mouth something was wrong. The bacon tasted rancid. Perhaps "cured bacon" is an acquired taste, but the dish was sent back and replaced with shrimp with walnuts. A large portion soon arrived, but unlike any other shrimp and walnuts I've had before. The shrimp were deep fried (tempura?) which was not mentioned on the menu. It was also served with a white sauce that tasted like mayonnaise which also was not mentioned on the menu. Would not have ordered that dish. With the mainly very good reviews will give East Pearl one last try.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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