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“Not typical cheap Chinese food” 4 of 5 stars
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Sino's Inn Chinese Restaurant
14245H Centreville Sq, Centreville, VA 20121-2368
(703) 818-8989
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Ranked #19 of 100 Restaurants in Centreville
Cuisines: Chinese
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Fairfax, Virginia
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129 restaurant reviews
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“Not typical cheap Chinese food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This place was recommended to us as good so we tried it and it was very good but, however I did order the Dunguness Crab Claw and Snow Pea Leaf with Oyster sauce and what I got was NOT crab at all it was Crayfish or better know to southerners as Crawl daddys. About 8 of them on a bed of the snow pea leafs. It was very good and have never had the leafs prepared in this manner but, still we paid for crab not cheaper crawl daddys. Not sure if they ran out and thought they could pull a fast one on us but, I use to eat Dungenus crab about 4 time a month in CA and I know the difference. Not to happy at all about that otherwise, the food was really good and the place was very clean and the waitress was good with English and seemed like she really understood what you were saying not just smiling and saying yes. I would go back and try again. A bit pricey though especially for the ole bait and switch move.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Nice quiet dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

We come here occasionally when we get a hankering for Chinese food. It is almost always quiet, which can be a nice change of pace from the noisier restaurants. The food is quite good and seems fresh. According to their website, "We do not use MSG is any of our dishes, all of our food is prepared with 100% vegetable oil, and we offer whole grain brown rice upon request." This makes it a healthier choice among Chinese restaurants, I think. We've always had good service.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Centreville, Virginia
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“Best Chinese in Centreville”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

This is probably the best chinese restaurant in Centreville. The food is very good (a little on the expensive side) but very good. We have been going to Sinos for over 15 years.

Visited December 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Better than average”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

There are not many Chinese places I will go to as I am prone to just ordering it in, but Sino's is definately a place I will travel to. The food is consistent and always tastes fresh. The food is hot, no crunchy rice, and the prices are very good. The decor is a little dated, but the food is always on point, which is not the case with so many other Chinese places. I like the Moo Goo Gai Pan or Singapore Noodles. Both of these dishes are always the same, and always good.

Visited March 2012
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Fairfax, Virginia
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“Consistently Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

It's hard to find quality in chinese restaurants. Sino's passes all of my tests.
1) Quality of white meat chicken is excellent.
2) Vegetable are always fresh and not overdone.
3) Sauce is tasty, but not overdone.
4) Portions are enormous.
5) Service is excellent
6) They have brown rice.
What more do you want?

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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