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A & J Restaurant

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1319 Rockville Pike, #C, Rockville, MD 20852-1437
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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133 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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127 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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887 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 352 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
Saint Augustine, Florida, United States
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Recommended by my son and his girlfriend. Pot stickers were very good. Peking beef rolls, very tasty. Noodles are good. Staff are fast and polite. Clearly popular with locals as the place had streams of people coming through. Would definitely go again for authentic , well priced Chinese food. Simple but good.

Thank Carmel R
Ellicott City, Maryland
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314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

It's a while since we enjoyed A&J's authentic northern Chinese food. The best around...hand drawn flour noodle soups, northern style potstickers, soy milk and Chinese donuts, scallion pancakes, small plates, etc. if your expecting the push carts and Har Gow, Siu Mai's, this is not the place for you...that'll be southern style. As everyone's mentioned, bring cash, they don't take... More 

Thank PHLee7ca
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

I just went for a dose of my standards -- pork potstickers, cucumber salad, dan dan noodles and scallion pancakes. They were all as good as I remember them. The dining atmosphere is nothing special, so I usually get takeout.

Thank jackonferry
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Great food. Service is fast. Cash only. The pan-fried pork dumplings are the house specialty and a crowd favorite. Friends love the thousand-year-old egg. My wife and I love the bean curd, celery and carrot salad, also the shredded pork and mustard greens noodle soup. On Sundays, we find that if we arrive after 12 noon, there is line outside... More 

Thank Michael W
Washington DC Metro Area
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31 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

My family loves Dim Sum. It's one of the few foods that drive us to put on our stretchy pants before going to the restaurant, especially for a Sunday brunch. We've tried all the "Dim Sum" places in DC's (tiny) China Town and occasionally drive up to Philadelphia or even NYC when a real Dim Sum craving hits. In the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
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: 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?