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“Cheap and cheerful”

Chinatown Express Restaurant
Ranked #937 of 3,196 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Cheap and cheerful”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2012 via mobile

A random choice whilst exploring DC, very busy and very quick service in the usual noodle-joint style. Took the lunch option of a mixed plate of three different things. All very tasty, one was a bit lukewarm. Very cheap.
Probably not the place if you want an authentic Chinese dinner or any luxury. But absolutely fine for a quick lunch, I'd go again.

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English first
Walnut, CA
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141 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
“Not authentic!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2012

Tight and small operation. Patio seats are better. Based on a recommendation from an American-born Chinese I met at a meeting, I ordered their fresh noodles in soup with bbq pork. Big mistake. Soup has no flavor, bbq pork too lean, and noodles so-so. I couldn't even finish it before I rushed out since I don't feel comfortable sitting there.

Pass!

  • Visited May 2012
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Delray Beach, Florida
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323 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Just like being in a restaurant in Hong Kong, or China.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2012

Good value and lots of variety of food. The restaurant is not very clean and the staff are not very friendly. However, the food is good and the servings are large. Worth visiting.

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Smithsburg, Maryland, USA
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Chinatown”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2012

This place makes their noodles fresh, right in front window where you can see as you go by. Loved the food, portions are a bit big. Kids were grossed out by the chicken, ducks,ribs, etc. hanging when you first come in and the atmosphere was not what we were used to but great food!

Visited March 2012
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Montreal
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84 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Quaint decor!!!!! Good, cheap food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2012

Great lunch specials, unidentified hanging livestock lol!!!, Great noodles, super late night ambiance.

Visited December 2011
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