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“Son picks it after seeing it on Bizzarre Foods” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Peter Chang's China Grill

Peter Chang's China Grill
Ranked #65 of 513 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: http://peterchangscharlottesville.com
Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Son picks it after seeing it on Bizzarre Foods”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

While on vacation in the Shenandoah Mountains, my son was watching TV the night before and wanted to try it out. I was up for the drive but not sure especially if it was on the television show known for the odd foods on it's menus. Well it wasn't far off. First you need to like spice as most dishes are spicy. Our waiter was fantastic and described the menu and favorites/recommendations. My son had the lamb chops in a spicy ginger sauce and I have the belly beef bowl. He loved his, I need a stop at the local fast food place afterwards. The beef was for sure "belly" but it must have been belly fat. It was tough and quite an odd taste. The one part of the meal was the Bubble Pancake with a curry dipping sauce. My son would be going back, me not so much.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank Gobears1964
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English first
Irvington, Virginia
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114 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Much better than "neighborhood" Chinese”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Dined here on Christmas night with the rest of the Jews, Arabs, Agnostics and Atheists. It was a hoot. In my view there are two kinds of Chinese. Neighborhood Chinese is pretty much the same where ever you go. Must all be out of the same can. "One off" meals that are original to the restaurant sets this kind of Chinese restaurant apart from neighborhood. Chang's is in the latter category. I've been here about 4 times and I never get the same thing twice. There are so many good things to try. I recommend it.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank Norman S
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Holy eggplant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

Get the dry fried eggplant. Wow! Great spot for take out Chinese. Very happy we did takeaway when visiting c'ville. OVERORDERED but ate nearly everything :))))

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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1 Thank Hjwm
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Männedorf
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Food okayish - interior decoration must be from china ;-/”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The food is OK,service was quick but absolutely no atmosphere. You have no desire to stay longer then necessary. Get one of the house specialties they're alright but really hot.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank aightgenosse
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Herndon, Virginia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Service could have been better, but”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The food was fabulous. The regular menu features many of the standard Chinese dishes, with emphasis on the Sezchaun style of cooking. There was a second menu with three appetizers and about a dozen entrees that the waiter explained was more of a rotational thing - sort of the menu of specials. I had dry fried eggplant for an appetizer and it was cooked well, but not the two-pepper hot advertised in the menu. I then had a chicken dry pot for dinner, and it was good, mildly spicy as advertised and more than I could eat. My dinner companion had the saltwater duck of the specialty menu and he enjoyed it, but remarked that it was saltier than he expected, even with the name. I also found the fried rice to be extremely salty, but I generally neither cook with salt nor add salt to my food. All in all a decent meal, but not one I would go back for very soon.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank Theodore F
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