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“Good but not Great” 3 of 5 stars
Review of China Pavilion

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China Pavilion
Ranked #230 of 340 Restaurants in Bethesda
Cuisines: Chinese
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Bethesda, MD
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219 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Good but not Great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

The portions are big here, but not delicate as the best Chinese food can be. A large selection but it would not be our first choice for this type of food.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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45 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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Bethesda, MD
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223 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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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Thank Jean A
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Washington, DC
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106 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank JAB611
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Washington, DC
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69 reviews
25 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
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank RachelB54
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