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“Excellent Lunch!” 5 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 #76 of 429 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: http://peterchangscharlottesville.com
Gordonsville, Virginia
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25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Excellent Lunch!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I have been to this restaurant several times for dinner and always enjoyed it. Stopped there for lunch with some clients and what a great deal! The lunch menu is wonderful and includes a soup and a spring roll! The hot & sour soup was very nice. I had the chicken with snow peas and mushrooms -very fresh and taste!

  • Visited June 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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English first
Charlottesville, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Worth A Visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Peter Chang's China Grill has a well-designed picture menu. The food borders on the authentic but is not quite there. The restaurant has a warm ambiance and the servers are knowledgeable and friendly. Many of the dishes are on the spicy to hot side and are amongst the best served. Many of the other dishes are rather bland. A drawback is that for frequent diners there the menu has not changed in some time and could use an update.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Alexandria, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Worse and worse”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We have eaten here several times. Our first experience in the fall of 2013 was better than average, really pretty good. Subsequent visits have been horrible. The quality of the food has declined dramatically. This is not as good as middle of the road American Chinese. If Peter Chang ever blessed this restaurant, that blessing has worn off. It is a sad disappointment. The food is tasteless and just odd. Their is no atmosphere but that would be all right if the food were only better.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Has Peter Chang's name - not his cooking”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We tried this restaurant again and found it continues to decline. Food quality moves rapidly toward the bland. "Super hot szechuan" fish plate tasted like microwaved cod with a little red pepper and lots of sauce on it - not at all hot/spicy, no real fish flavor. Deep-fried eggplant was crispy and peppery, but the eggplant had been cooked to mush and had no flavor. Garlic-spinach special appetizer was good, wine reasonable, service attentive. This is certainly not the creative Chinese cooking that Peter Chang's name suggests, but it's clean and OK for people who want large quantities of bland Chinese food.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Richmond, Virginia
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74 helpful votes 74 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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