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A & J Restaurant

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1319 Rockville Pike, #C, Rockville, MD 20852-1437
+1 301-251-7878
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Shanghai, China
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A & J doesn't serve the traditional Chinese American dishes. Instead, it has traditional Chinese dishes from a number of Chinese regions. And judging from the clientele, it's pretty authentic. In any event, it's great food. Come early and try to beat the crowds.

Thank Ulysses09
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a high quality restaurant!! And the food was a great price! We actually drive 1 hour to get here and we would do it again!! Everything was delicious and the service was quite good for being crowded! Highly recommended!!

Thank Nathan G
Silver Spring, Maryland
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973 reviews
622 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

If we lived nearby, A&J would be our regular Chinese restaurant. Hidden away on the lower level of a small strip on Rockville Pike, they have a small, plainly decorated dining room. For a late Saturday lunch, every table was full (about 90 percent Chinese clientele) and it was STILL quiet. The menu is mostly Dim Sum, and it's big... More 

Thank jaseaton
Baltimore, Maryland
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89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

This is a great little hidden spot in Rockville that can be tricky to find the first time, but your heart will lead you back the next time. Like other reviewers have pointed out, cash only and you order by marking items on a paper menu. At the end of your delicious meal, that menu comes back to you as... More 

Thank zsazsa-stl
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Bring CASH money only. No rolling carts here - just great tapa-like dim sum. How to eat here: Get seated, receive paper menu + pencil, circle orders, give to server, and wait. Very simple place with tasty comforting eats. Feels like we've been coming here for decades. We habitually dine in 2-4 times in a month. The better half and... More 

Thank Akane C
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Somewhat a hidden gem in the heart of rockville. Serves good food at a great price. Only draw back is that they only accept cash, no cards what so ever. I always get the braised pork with seasoned egg; bean curd skin and edamame; and potstickers.....good combination for me.

Thank joseph d
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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143 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Northern dim sum very different from southern. This chain does northern very well. Have lots of options for vegetarians as well.

Thank RetiredNLuvinIt_11
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

A&J is has been a go-to place for is for years, both in Rockville and the Annandale locations. It is a place that is a mainstay in the Asian community and an excellent source for authentic Northern Chinese food. If you are venturing for the first time, ask your server for recommendations. They will be happy to help you. And... More 

Thank Bluzbugg
Austin, Texas
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167 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

A wonderfully Authentic restaurant where no many how many visits, the crowd is majority Chinese. Fill out a paper menu ordering many small dishes and a few main dishes, and be prepared to pay in cash. This venue is superior to their sister location in Annandale, VA, but don't skip the Annandale restaurant on this basis. Go for the pickled... More 

Thank chinesesun
Riverside, California
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2,145 reviews
1,179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 440 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

From the looks inside and out, this is nothing special. However, it's clean and well maintained. And the food is VERY good, authentic! Prices are reasonable and portions provide good value. There was plenty to take home after the meal.

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1319 Rockville Pike, #C, Rockville, MD 20852-1437
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Rockville
  • Phone Number: +1 301-251-7878

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