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“Good and efficient”

Chalin's Restaurant
Ranked #972 of 3,199 Restaurants in Washington DC
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Good and efficient”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2014

Was here for a Friday lunch.
Arrived at 1pm, waited about 3 minutes to be seated. Then all was efficient: water on table straight away, menu, ordered 3 minutes after and food 5 minutes after. And good food, tasty. Tried the chicken skew for starter then the diet main course shrimps / veggies. All very good.
Service is nice, genuine, a bit "rushed" maybe (got my bill without having asked it and before having ordered a very good ice cream) but not big deal.
And many Asians as clients ...

Overall good experience and reasonably priced.

  • Visited May 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Atlanta, GA
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“My go-to late night spot in DC”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014

When I lived in DC this was a consistent lunch time spot and I still make a point of eating there whenever I'm in town. Great food, late hours, full bar and a very friendly and accomodating staff. Love this place!

  • Visited November 2013
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good food and people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014

In town on business and didn't know what to expect. The staff was very accommodating and polite. Food was excellent. I'll eat there again before I leave.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Mfkiiii
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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80 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“very good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2014

This is a good place for a meal with his girlfriend or family with a super relaxed and happy atmosphere, with a letter of nice wines and a special menu.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Sanelcosta
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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358 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 787 helpful votes
“Good for the west and east!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013

Good tasting food, fair portions and good value. They also do food for take-out and or delivery. They also offer two menus - one with western type Chinese food and one menu with traditional Chinese food. The restaurant was therefore very popular with the Chinese community which is often a mark of them serving good food! It was a great atmosphere.

  • Visited November 2013
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