We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hunan Number One Restaurant

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
3033 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201-3843
(703) 528-1177
Improve this listing
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 20 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1
  • 4
    Very good
  • 8
  • 4
  • 3
Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    1.5 of 5 stars
Nice bar....That's about it.

No one goes to Hunan for the food. People go to Hunan around 10 o'clock at night to get cheap drinks and dance. The staff is nice and attentive, though it gets pretty loud the closer to last call. The food is decent, but I wouldn't go there just to get food. They got rid of a lot seating, so... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
Richard R
Arlington, Virginia
Add Photo Write a Review

20 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Litchfield, Connecticut
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered the chicken & vegetables... tastes exactly as one would expect for typical Chinese. The bar/restaurant was packed on the Friday night I went... Not ideal if you're looking to have a conversation, but an excellent party scene.

Thank Gabrielle P
Arlington, Virginia
Level Contributor
39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I really enjoy the food at Hunan #1. We live nearby and probably use carry-out or delivery about three times a month. Additionally, I have lunch or dinner at the restaurant about six times a year. The interior is "bare," but so are many Chinese restaurants. The prices in general are very reasonable, the lunch and dinner specials are bargains,... More 

Thank Gary N
Arlington, Virginia
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

No one goes to Hunan for the food. People go to Hunan around 10 o'clock at night to get cheap drinks and dance. The staff is nice and attentive, though it gets pretty loud the closer to last call. The food is decent, but I wouldn't go there just to get food. They got rid of a lot seating, so... More 

Thank Richard R
Abuja, Nigeria
Level Contributor
246 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I went here for a happy hour with a group of friends. We met in the very dark back room where there is a separate bar, with plenty of tables and open space for mixing and mingling. Actually, the set-up is nice but it needs to have better light, especially for serving food. The beer on tap is limited and... More 

Thank Karen C
Corrales, New Mexico
Level Contributor
154 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Old, but clean restaurant. Attentive owner and staff. Good, clean food at a reasonable price. Parking behind the restauratn.

Thank Mickey6448
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

It's like someone appended a dive bar to an "Asian-inspired" (not Chinese) restaurant. The place is dark and the food - well, not terribly good. Went there for Paint Nite with friends and had dinner beforehand, otherwise would have never gone. Plenty of other choices in the area. Avoid if you want something other than barely passable.

1 Thank discopantsguy
Level Contributor
226 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Food was not bad, but just average. Place was dark. The Peking duck was not bad. However, service was lacking at the end and then great confusion over payment. Charged table next to me on my card then did a void and then did a bill. Turns out when I got home remembered that it was supposed to be half... More 

Thank GailCrockett
Arlington, Virginia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

I wanted some sushi and looking for delivery. While it's not high end, it is certainly a step up from the food court sushi at the mall. Friendly delivery driver and it's been consistent each time I order. I am concerned however that it doesn't seem to be the freshest fish in the sushi. The tuna looks pretty pale. But... More 

Thank LisaW1968
Arlington, Virginia
Level Contributor
151 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Years ago, I went to Hunan Number One quite often. The good was terrific and the service was good. A few weeks back, I revisited the restaurant for lunch with co-workers only to find all the décor gone and that the place was basically stripped down to the concrete floor. Jagermeister and beer signs were hung all over and the... More 

Thank SheddVA
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Far better spots in Arlington. The place just is a waste of money and time. My food came out late, cold and undercooked. To top it off, the place was filled with loud drunks and people were smoking in the bathroom. Gross.

Thank Amanda4544

Travelers who viewed Hunan Number One Restaurant also viewed


Been to Hunan Number One Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3033 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201-3843
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: (703) 528-1177

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hunan Number One Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?