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$ Chinatown Chinese

Many locals swear that amid the slew of mediocre Chinese joints in the area this one is a standout. The style-free interior—reminiscent of the fluorescent-lit dives of Manhattan's Chinatown—can be off-putting, but the cuisine is better than most similar options within the city limits. Addictive shrimp or scallops in garlic sauce cry out for a carry-out to enjoy again later, as do the wide assortment of Cantonese-style roasted meats. Tried-and-true dishes include the dumplings, crispy duck, eggplant with garlic sauce, and gingery steamed lobster.

Chinese Casual Lunch Dinner $

Quick Facts

509 H St. NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20001, USA

202-371–2233

Known For:
  • Rare good spot for Chinese food in Chinatown
  • Cantonese-style roasted meats
  • No-frills decor

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