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“Much better than "neighborhood" Chinese” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Peter Chang's China Grill

Peter Chang's China Grill
2162 Barracks Road, Charlottesville, VA
434-244-9818
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Ranked #95 of 470 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Cuisines: Chinese
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Description: http://peterchangscharlottesville.com
Irvington, Virginia
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48 restaurant reviews
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“Much better than "neighborhood" Chinese”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Dined here on Christmas night with the rest of the Jews, Arabs, Agnostics and Atheists. It was a hoot. In my view there are two kinds of Chinese. Neighborhood Chinese is pretty much the same where ever you go. Must all be out of the same can. "One off" meals that are original to the restaurant sets this kind of Chinese restaurant apart from neighborhood. Chang's is in the latter category. I've been here about 4 times and I never get the same thing twice. There are so many good things to try. I recommend it.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Holy eggplant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

Get the dry fried eggplant. Wow! Great spot for take out Chinese. Very happy we did takeaway when visiting c'ville. OVERORDERED but ate nearly everything :))))

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Männedorf
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Food okayish - interior decoration must be from china ;-/”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The food is OK,service was quick but absolutely no atmosphere. You have no desire to stay longer then necessary. Get one of the house specialties they're alright but really hot.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Herndon, Virginia
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“Service could have been better, but”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The food was fabulous. The regular menu features many of the standard Chinese dishes, with emphasis on the Sezchaun style of cooking. There was a second menu with three appetizers and about a dozen entrees that the waiter explained was more of a rotational thing - sort of the menu of specials. I had dry fried eggplant for an appetizer and it was cooked well, but not the two-pepper hot advertised in the menu. I then had a chicken dry pot for dinner, and it was good, mildly spicy as advertised and more than I could eat. My dinner companion had the saltwater duck of the specialty menu and he enjoyed it, but remarked that it was saltier than he expected, even with the name. I also found the fried rice to be extremely salty, but I generally neither cook with salt nor add salt to my food. All in all a decent meal, but not one I would go back for very soon.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Best Chinese food in Charlottesville”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

If you like spicy Chinese dishes, then Peter Chang's is for you. I have been many times and am never disappointed. Great food and great service. The hot and numbing shredded tofu skin app is the best app that I have had anywhere!

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