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China Boy

Downtown / Chinatown
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817 6th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Houston, Texas
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is truly a hole in the wall place. Limited menu but very good food. More of a take-out place since they only have 2 tables - 1 small and one large enough for 6. Prices are very low.

Thank Nippstik
Tel Aviv, Israel
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90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

I followed Google and tripadvisor recommendations and they were right - small , family owned yummy noodles - agree that it's a bit oily and needs some extra spice kick but great place to be a bit off the tourist map !

Thank Michisichi
Savannah, Georgia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

We are visiting town from Georgia and a friend recommended this place. Just like being in Hong Kong. Such delicious Roast Pork Chow Fun, the dumplings are incredibly tasty and juicy and the shrimp crepe was a hit especially with the young kids. Atmosphere not great it's just a hole in the wall so go get some takeaway from them... More 

Thank PeitaB1
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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135 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

The foon noodle and the sauce is good. The shrimp is tasty. The beef is not a good cut - is tough and grisly. The soup is oily. When it's cold and rainy and you're hungry, the food keeps your belly warm.

Thank vzescape
Tucson, AZ
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251 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

This is a complete hole in a wall, but like any other family owned restaurant they have limited menu, but do everything on it well. We ordered several dishes and they all came out just cooked and hot. We asked for some chili oil, when she realized they were out of it, she made someone go out and buy it... More 

Thank Niloofar72
Clarkston, MI
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We are visiting D.C. And wanted to find a good dim sum restaurant. When we read the wonderful reviews of China Boy we wanted to try it (thinking it was going to be like dim sum). China Boy is very small inside (one table for six, and one table for two). When we got there, we decided to try it,... More 

1 Thank Elena1234
Chicago, Illinois
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91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

5 stars for the food. Period. I don't know the word for "al dente" in Chinese, but these rice noodles were perfect. My hubby had to share his chow fun. It wasn't mushy or stuck like so many places. The sauce, meat and onions were delicious. The meat was fatty enough to be tender, but without bites of fatty meat.... More 

1 Thank rosielovestravel
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The noodles texture is five stars. We loved the chow fun and soup noodles. The service is the typical business like style, but I expected that. The worker was kind enough to inform me it would be about 20 minutes. She unexpectedly asked for my number to call me after I said I'd return for my food. That was a... More 

Thank DonStruan
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90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This is a hole-in-the-wall with great noodle dishes. We had lunch and it was delicious. If you want a true Chinese noodle place and real (not American-style Chinese) then you are in for a treat!

1 Thank mrscold
El Paso, Texas
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109 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

Tired of eating standard hotel breakfast, I went there 2 mornings to buy crepes for breakfast. This place was as described in reviews and photos. I ordered shrimp and char siu crepes. They were made to order, hot and fresh. I took out and ate in my hotel. Price is a little bit off from the menu on the wall,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    2 of 5 stars
Average prices
Chinese, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 817 6th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 202-371-1661

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?