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Chinatown Express Restaurant

Downtown / Chinatown
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744-746 6th St NW/H St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3704
+1 202-638-0424
10:00 - 23:00
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Summerfield, North Carolina
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399 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little whole in the wall restaurant with great food at great prices. The Peking duck is tasty and our kids love the homemade noodles and dumplings. We try and get to the DC area every few years and make sure we stop in here.

Thank Abycats
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chicken Fried rice was good (pic). Chicken Noodle Soup lacked taste (pic). Chicken Lo Mein with Vegetables was good(pic). Spring rolls were supposed to be with "meat" hence "Spring Rolls" and they had shrimp. Wonton were good too. Duck and rice was good(pic).

Thank Bella0519
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ambiance is a bit hectic and the place is a bit run down. The food, however, is very good. Noodles and shrimp were excellent

Thank Helmut K
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I found this place rather by random and learned they are known for fresh handmade noodles. Since I was hungry, I have it a shot. Food was great. I had the the egg rolls, combination fried rich, and pork dumplings. It gave me a second wind to keep walking would D.C. to see the sites. I'll go back next time... More 

Thank Tom C
San Diego
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79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

I stopped in to this restaurant among many choices in China Town because everyone eating (as I peered through the window) was happily eating - which is always a good sign. With a colleague we were seated and presented with hot tea immediately on such a cold day. While tables were cozily close together, the food drew your attention to... More 

Thank SeriousSDTraveler
Centennial, Colorado
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We brought a family group of 8 people on a Saturday night. They seated us right away, upstairs at a round table. We ordered a little bit of everything, maybe 14 items and shared. Fun to try so many items. Good variety. Tasty, authentic food. Fast service. Great value. Casual.

Thank Sheila T
Tel Aviv, Israel
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Nice place, great quick service, very satisfying and comforting food. The Pork was felt very comfortable in my plate 😀. Not the cheapest, $12.75 for the pork lo mein.

Thank Oren S
San Diego, California
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We walked past a number of Chinese restaurants and settled on Chinatown Express. The reason we chose it is because it was busy and there were very many Asian diners. The restaurant itself is very low key and dated. Tables were tightly packed and close to one another. Lots of advertising and other paraphernalia on the walls. The serving dishes... More 

Thank JosLoo
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Probably one of the best Chinese restaurants in the city. If you're looking for some good sesame chicken. This is the way to go. I have only ever tried their seasons but my friend tried the duck and noodles and loved it. Highly recommend.

Thank andsanchez11
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Probably the worst Chinese restaurant I've visited. Service was ok but the food ? Instant noodles certainly taste better, and digestion was difficult for me. I feel sorry for the owner but you should avoid this place. However my partner seems to like it (yeah, not everybody can have good taste...)

Thank Aurélien P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 744-746 6th St NW/H St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3704
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-638-0424

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?