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“OK food, terrible attitude” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Meiwah

Meiwah
Ranked #447 of 3,189 Restaurants in Washington DC
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
146 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“OK food, terrible attitude”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014

I've been coming here for years, overlooking the flaws because I live nearby and the food is OK, in two cases even quite good: garlic eggplant and salted shrimp. But I've had it with the attitude and frankly, the setting. Dirty, rundown, needful of a renovation for the last 5 years at least. Unfriendly bordering on rude. And on takeout, when I dare to ask for extra hot sauce - having spent multiple hundreds of dollars here over the last years and offering each time to pay for it if they want, they claim they have put it in the bag and it's never there. Is it made out of gold? Their photos of senators and whoever who came here in the past are getting dusty and the faces getting pretty old - and so is their indifference to customer satisfaction. I've had it.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Washington
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
“Excellent Chinese Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2014

This restaurant not only serves excellent food but was willing to make small modifications in the food preparation to accommodate my dietary restrictions.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Alexander B
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Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Lousy”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2014

Tried to do a carry out for 6 at a hotel around the corner from this Asian restaurant. Their on-line menu does not match up with what can be ordered or prices. Argued constantly with us, did the delivery, food was lukewarm and pretty tasteless. Do not recommend AT ALL.

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
Thank Wayfarer1007
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Marlboro, New Jersey
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357 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Fresh and tasty Asian food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2014

This restaurant has most of the standards.....and a sushi menu....and a special asparagus menu. The food was fresh, asparagus was crisp and everything was well seasoned.
The wait staff needs a few lessons in smiling but otherwise were good, efficient and fast.
Outdoor patio was really nice...many umbrellas....

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Joanne L
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“General Tso's chicken can't be beat!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2014

I love, love, love the food at this restaurant. The General chicken is nice and crispy, and the portions are the perfect size. It's a great value. I also recommend the volcano, but it's best to share this with someone.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Cotler K
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