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“Great Chinese food in DC”
Review of Sichuan Pavilion

Sichuan Pavilion
Ranked #653 of 3,257 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great Chinese food in DC”
Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

This industrisl scale operation manages to produce great food with minimal hassle from bad waiters. It is arguably the best Chinese place on that area, on that price range. The fried rice and shrimp is great. Service is bad, but that's what makes the price reasonable for that quality of food. Top notch.

  • Visited December 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

Our party of five included three teenage children. We'd been to more expensive restaurants on the previous two nights but this was our best meal on vacation in Washington DC. Sichuan style suited us.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank radcat
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Food was good but service was spotty”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Ate at Sichuan Pavillion Easter weekend 2013. Our entrees came out 10-15 minuts apart. Weird. Food was pretty good, but the servers didn't seem real motivated. Seemed to be doing a land office business with Asian tour groups. I suppose that's a plus. Prices were ok. Didn't knock my socks off.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Rob M
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Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Authentic”
Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

Food was delicious. We had the dumplings ( we dined with two kids) sesame chicken, duet of beef and bokchoy with black mushrooms, amazing!
Overall ambience could be improved but it felt authentic and I appreciated that.
Service slightly rushed but overall very attentive. Very reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend.

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Wellington, Florida, United States
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Truly Chinese food”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Excellent, authentic Chinese food, go for an adventure and order some exotic plate, don't go for the traditional American -Chinese. Food is spicy but if you don't like it, you can tone it down.
Go there before twelve and leave before 12:30, you'll get a 10% discount. After twelve is externally crowded. Excellent service and fairly priced.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Robert W
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