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“Excellent Choice” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Peter Chang's China Grill

Peter Chang's China Grill
2162 Barracks Road, Charlottesville, VA
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Ranked #80 of 458 restaurants in Charlottesville
Cuisines: Chinese
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Description: http://peterchangscharlottesville.com
Richmond, Virginia
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119 restaurant reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Excellent Choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I finally made it here after several recommendations and literally stumbling across it one evening while trying to decide what to eat. What an amazing menu. It would take considerable time to work ones way through the variety of offerings. After a long time deciding I was not disappointed. The staff are friendly and efficient though not overly pushy. This will become a must stop on future trips to the C'ville area.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Son picks it after seeing it on Bizzarre Foods”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

While on vacation in the Shenandoah Mountains, my son was watching TV the night before and wanted to try it out. I was up for the drive but not sure especially if it was on the television show known for the odd foods on it's menus. Well it wasn't far off. First you need to like spice as most dishes are spicy. Our waiter was fantastic and described the menu and favorites/recommendations. My son had the lamb chops in a spicy ginger sauce and I have the belly beef bowl. He loved his, I need a stop at the local fast food place afterwards. The beef was for sure "belly" but it must have been belly fat. It was tough and quite an odd taste. The one part of the meal was the Bubble Pancake with a curry dipping sauce. My son would be going back, me not so much.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Irvington, Virginia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“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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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Holy eggplant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

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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24 helpful votes 24 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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