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“It's exactly what you expect...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of China Pavilion

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China Pavilion
4611 Sangamore Rd, Bethesda, MD 20816-2503
301-263-1088
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Ranked #222 of 338 Restaurants in Bethesda
Cuisines: Chinese
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Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“It's exactly what you expect...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

It's not great, it's not bad...it's exactly what you expect it would be in a little Chinese restaurant in a strip mall. We eat here every so often when we're too lazy to go any further than across the street.

Visited April 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Bethesda, MD
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204 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“No surprises, and that's good...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

If you want to take out, enjoy the convenience of delivery, or eat at the restaurant, you'll be satisfied by the choices and the preparation. There are plenty of Chinese places in this part of Bethesda and this has the most appeal and attraction.

Visited March 2012
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Washington, DC
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96 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Nothing more than was expected ...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

The food is exactly what you would expect from a small suburban mall Chinese restaurant! Specifically, middle of the road, designed to please all, bland Chinese cuisine! All the items I ordered were designate "spicy" denoted by the chili pepper beside the item on the menu. As anticipated that designation was utterly laughable! As with many restaurants of this ilk, they are very, very careful to insure that nothing is returned because it is "too" spicy! So nothing is at all, much to my continued disappointment rather than surprise ;-)

  • Visited November 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Washington, DC
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64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A hidden gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

I discovered this restaurant by accident because my son was taking music lessons nearby, and it quickly became habit forming. The food is delicious, the serving sizes very generous, and the prices are modest. My two favorites are kung pao chicken with white meat, and pad thai. The restaurant is several miles from our home, but it's worth the extra distance.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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washington
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great food and convenient”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

This is standard chinese food for the area. They are quick and the dumplings are delicious. The staff could be friendlier but I not there to talk. They have really improved the quality over the last couple of years. The prices are in line with comparable restraints.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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