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“I'd probably fly to DC just for a meal here”
Review of Peking Gourmet Inn

Peking Gourmet Inn
Ranked #1 of 367 Restaurants in Falls Church
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $50
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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“I'd probably fly to DC just for a meal here”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

Most appointed and proper. I've indulged for dinner at PGI several times over the years during trips to this silly town full of young pretty people who think working for a politician is impressive. However, this most recent visit was at 11:30am on a Saturday. By noon, the place was as busy as it is at 8p on a Friday night. Packed. And seeing most tables occupied by Asians confirms my belief this place is legit. Plus, the service is always great.
Start with some soup, an egg roll or two, and order up some entrees. The peking duck is very good. I wonder, as every single table seems to get a duck, just how well prepared it can be under such mass production, but it never fails to disappoint. $42 is a bit absurd for a duck, they're charging for the experience.
There are other highlights on the menu. The Szechuan Beef Proper is real, and it's spectacular. Sweet and sour chicken is above average for a typical Chinese restaurant staple. Take your time and enjoy the meal. It is both proper and oh so appointed. And make reservations for crying out loud. PGI knows how to take one, and keep one.

  • Visited January 2014
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
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English first
Falls Church, Virginia, Usa
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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“Awesome”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

Loved the food. Egg Rolls are excellent - Pork with Garlic sprouts was mostly garlic sprouts with a dash of pork, but you cant deny the great flavor. VERY expensive.

Visited December 2013
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Monrovia, Maryland
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Best duck we have had since leaving the UK in 98. We travelled an hour in a rainy day with our one and a half year old old grandchild in tow. It was well worth it as it was all fantastic! Strongly recommended.

  • Visited December 2013
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Falls Church, Virginia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Their Peking Duck is the best ever!”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Seriously, they make the duck onsite and sell it to other restaurants in the area, but it is best freshly made at their restaurant. The owners and staff are very personable and I always have a great time when I go there. I enjoy taking friends from out-of-town there because the food is so dependably wonderful and they treat everyone like they are special guests.

  • Visited November 2013
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Washington
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Best Chinese food in the Washington area”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

I really like Chinese food so I am thrilled that I live within a mile of the Peking Gourmet Inn. Most everyone goes for the duck, which is probably the best I've eaten. However, I love the fried dumplings and any of their shrimp dishes. The décor is in need of a refurbishment.

  • Visited December 2013
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