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Magic Gourd Restaurant

528 23rd St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-2824
+1 202-466-3995
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good41%
  • Average32%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible2%
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Chinese, Asian, Fusion
$$ - $$$
528 23rd St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-2824
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

close to our hotel, but probably some of the best Chinese food I've ever had! don't pass on the crab & cheese wontons!

Thank DeeDee D
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Service is quick and the food is average though plentiful. Tea is included. Foggy Bottom doesn't have a ton of lunch choices, especially south of the Metro station, so this will work.

Thank NCR_Flyer
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Restaurant was the only one nearby, so we gave it a shot. The service was fine and the food was good. Menus were dirty/sticky, and in general, things were not fresh and clean looking in the restaurant. For example, bathroom door handle was filthy and...More

Thank Jay F
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Came in for a dinner and noticed right away that no one was dining during dinner time. Didn't think anything of it until noticed the dirty walls and best of all found a cockroach under my child's tray which he was using the whole dinner....More

Thank leahcim1021
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Pretty disappointing. None of the dishes were very good. The "spicy" Kung Pao chicken didn't have a hint of spice.

Thank OliverHPC
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We were surprised at how few the dining options were in the tourtist-y centers of the nation's capitol. With such a high density of buildings, people and traffic, we had anticipated many eateries, all tucked in and among the sights. Not so much! We were...More

Thank TeeSue
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

People were very nice here. We couldn't believe how fast our food got to us. Food was o.k, and I thought reasonably priced. They had the cleanest restroom I have seen in a Chinese restaurant.

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Visted this restaurant several years ago and when we reurned in May 2017 we were greatly pleased that they had retained their great service, quality, and value for money.

Thank artfulc0dger
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Across the street from the State Department in Columbia Plaza, Magic Gourd is the only outpost for Chinese food in the Foggy Bottom area. Graciously decorated with tables covered with white table cloths and traditional Asian décor, it is a place to relax over lunch...More

Thank jeffl499
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We came across this place when we were on a Big Bus tour as it was only a few blocks from one of the stops. The fried rice was excellent but the other entrees we ordered were just ok. The service was overall pretty quick...More

Thank missyh606
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 528 23rd St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-2824
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-466-3995
Proudly serving the DC Metro Area authentic Chinese cuisine for over 30 years.
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