We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Good but not Great”
Review of China Pavilion

No photo provided
Got a photo?
Add it.
China Pavilion
Ranked #243 of 360 Restaurants in Bethesda
Cuisines: Chinese
Restaurant details
Bethesda, MD
Level Contributor
261 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Good but not Great”
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
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank endjed
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

10 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    0
    4
    5
    1
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“It's exactly what you expect...”
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
Helpful?
Thank Brian K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bethesda, MD
Level Contributor
258 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“No surprises, and that's good...”
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
Helpful?
Thank Jean A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Washington, DC
Level Contributor
109 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Nothing more than was expected ...”
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
    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank JAB611
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Washington, DC
Level Contributor
72 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“A hidden gem”
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
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank RachelB54
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed China Pavilion also viewed

Bethesda, Montgomery County
Bethesda, Montgomery County
 
Bethesda, Montgomery County
Bethesda, Montgomery County
 

Been to China Pavilion? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing