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Eat First

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609 H St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3731
+1 202-289-1703
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“noodle soup” (4 reviews)
“moo shu pork” (2 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
609 H St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3731
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Reviewed April 18, 2014

We ordered three dishes, and two out of three dishes tasted exactly the same: Horrible! Portions were small and the quality was stale. The pork dish was all battered with sauce over it hiding the fact that there's hardly any meat in the dish. When...More

1  Thank Catherine F
Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

We went here for dinner and food was actually good. Had hot & sour soup grouper in black bean sauce. Shrimp Lo mein was good. Shrimp squid and scallops in spicy salt was very good. Portions were large. Service was good and quick.

Thank MichaelHou
Reviewed April 14, 2014

One time last week must have not been a good day for ma eating at a couple of Chinese restaurants. I walked in the door and the waiter sat FOUR other people behind me before he offered me a table. I shook my head and...More

2  Thank themrasw
Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed eating at Eat First, but ordered too much food. Each of the 9 of us ordered a dish, and we could've ordered half that much and had enough. We eapecially enjoyed the Orange Eggplant, the Shrimp Egg Foo Yung and the House Special...More

Thank Emily L
Reviewed March 12, 2014

This place is worth a visit, looks awful from the outside, inside it's a very basic no frills place. LUNCHES: Soup $1.50,Kung Pau Chicken $4.55 with rice. other entrees range $5.95 - $8.95. DINNER: Entrees range from $8.95 to $15.95. It was full of local...More

Thank Tet1
Reviewed January 10, 2014

At here over the holiday break. The eggplant stuffed with shrimp was excellent as was the chicken and vegetables. There is even a picture of John Travolta! We will definitely return.

Thank Ralph H
Reviewed December 4, 2013

My boyfriend attempted to eat at Eat First in the spring of 2013. The restaurant is terribly uncleanly looking on the inside and has an incredibly strange smell. Although located in Chinatown, the food is questionable to say the least. I would not encourage anyone...More

1  Thank ellej8
Reviewed October 7, 2013

We tried five different Chinese restaurants in Chinatown before finding this place. Their hot and sour soup was excellent as was their chicken in black bean sauce. We also tried their Kung Pao Chicken (not as good as the black bean, but good) and the...More

Thank Insanityx4
Reviewed September 2, 2013

We were in D.C. for a week to soak up all of D.C.'s culture and thought we would pop along to China town for a meal. Walking around the streets perusing the fare we came across Eat First. As we were looking at the menu...More

1  Thank Pyffy
Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

A great deal of food for a reasonable price. Sweet and sour soup was incredible. Warm saki was amazing.

1  Thank Vickie H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 609 H St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3731
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-289-1703
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