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“Worth the wait” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Peking Gourmet Inn

Peking Gourmet Inn
6029 Leesburg Pike (Glen Carlyn Rd.), Culmore Shopping Center, Falls Church, VA 22041
703 671 8088
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Ranked #2 of 326 Restaurants in Falls Church
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $50
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reston, Virginia
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106 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Worth the wait”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

We got at 5 o'clock reservation before the theater. By 530 all of the tables were full. This restaurant averages 8000 ducks a month trucked in from Long Island. Carved table side this $42 entree is highly recommended to get this as it is one of their signature dishes. Other items on the menu are locally grown. The ginger shrimp is a little on the Sweet-side but delicious. The garlic sprouts which are a local specialty are not to be missed - we had ours with pork. This Seabass with garlic sauce was good but the sauce overpowered fish. Our server Michael was attentive and brought out dishes piping hot. Definitely go back

Visited January 2014
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Menlo Park, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Best Peking Duck in the World”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

What more can you say than President Bush Sr.'s favorite Chinese restaurant? I've had Peking Duck in Beijing and other places in China and Taiwan. This is the best by far. I come here at least once a year when I am in town. The secret is a combination of freshly made Chinese pancakes (please, they are NOT tortillas) and the way they carve the duck, table side service. The carver carefully slices the crisp skin off, leaving the fat on the duck and then crapes off the fat before slicing the meat off the bones. I've not seen this done elsewhere, definitely not in China. The end result is lean meat, crispy skin, fresh scallions, fresh cucumbers and of course the duck sauce all wrapped in a piping hot pancake. The Szechuan Beef Proper is also a very unique and delicious dish. Reservation is highly recommended.

Visited December 2013
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El Paso, Texas
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110 reviews 110 reviews
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Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Great Chinese food- best Peking duck I have had.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

I enjoyed this place immensely, so much so I had to eat here before leaving the area. The outside of this place looks rough, but does not match the interior. It is full of ambiance and unique little quirks. The food and the service were good every time I was here, including when it was just me and my small son. I would recommend seeking it out.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best EVER! AMAZING!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

This place is seriously amazing and some of the best food we have ever had. Pictures of past presidents, famous people and politicans cover the walls and we can see why. Best Chinese by far and my husband's family is Chinese so they know what they are talking about. You must go here! Do yourself a favor and have the Duck!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Arlington, VA
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We love the fresh garlic chicken as well as the hong kong wonton soup! Great place to dine in or pick up.

Visited December 2013
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