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Posted by anonymous on 08/02/2013
Heard all the hypes of this restaurant and went to try it out one evening. We were very disappointed: the food quality was at lower end for good Chinese restaurants in DC, and the price was not justified for the food it served. Sauté Crystal Orange Shrimp had only about 7 or 8 medium shrimps for a price of $15.75, and some other dishes that I could not even remember the taste (that means the dishes did not register as good Chinese food to a Chinese customer.) If you want to go to a big restaurant with columns, banquet rooms, and nice table cloth, go to China Garden. If you want to eat good Chinese food, do not go to China Garden! Some smaller Chinese restaurants in DC suburbs have much higher quality food!
Posted by Darren on 08/19/2009
Many Chinese restaurants can not make Peking (Beijing) duck so succesful. It is very highly recommended to visit this restaurant and taste the roasted Peking duck with pancakes.
Posted by Dim Sum Fan on 12/27/2008
Although this is not San Francisco (where I have had the best Dim Sum in the US), it IS a top rung restaurant for the DC area and Sunday morning Dim Sum! If you don't see what you want on the carts - just ask and the waiter will bring it out for you. It is a popular place - so plan to spend some time in line on holidays or Sundays...but the food and atmosphere provide a wonderful way to spend time with best friends or family with a wide variety of treats on many carts floating through the room.
Posted by DC Foodie on 05/04/2008
China Garden is by far one of my favorites in the area. The food is consistently good and the decor really blows you away (especially for a Chinese restaurant). Dim sum is out of this world. The choices are overwhelming but all really good. The wait can be long on weekend for the dim sum rush so go early but totally worth it. Definitely two thumbs up! Oh if you ever go there for a wedding banquet you're in for a real treat. My friend got married there last year and the food was amazing. Roasted squab, ginger scallion lobsters, steamed fish... I'm drooling right now...
Posted by Dim Sum Lover on 08/07/2007
I just moved to D.C. three month ago from living in HK for 4 years. I was craving good Chinese food. I was pretty unimpressed by D.C. Chinatown so my friend told me about this place in Arlington in the second floor of an office building. I was skeptical but I tried it. The food was excellent! I had the Beef Cantonese Style and the Seafood noodles. Both dishes were sublime. I was also really excited to learn they have dim sum on weekends! They served it with the push carts and there was literally every variety I could remember from HK. Yum! To top it off the decor of the restaurant was really nice (unlike a lot of Chinese restaurants) and the prices were really reasonable. I would try to get there early for dim sum because the place gets pretty busy past noon on weekends.