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Chinatown Express Restaurant

744-746 6th St NW/H St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3704
+1 202-638-0424
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Overview
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good34%
  • Average21%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible13%
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Open Now
10:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
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LOCATION
744-746 6th St NW/H St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3704
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1 - 10 of 398 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here on Christmas Eve and were so grateful they were open. I had the sweet and sour chicken which was very good and my husband had the fried rice which he enjoyed. The place is definitely a family run whole in the wall but...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not sure how this place got a Zagat sticker on its door, but what I had here does not deserve anything more than just an average sticker. Although the chef and the cook preparing noodles and wrapping dumplings in front of the big...More

1  Thank Cellowu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We discovered Chinatown Express back in the 1980’s and we have been coming here ever since. Mr. Lui and his staff always welcome us with open arms. This is probably one of the few authentic Chinese restaurants left in Chinatown in DC. First, you will...More

Thank Maggi713
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful meal we had here. The food was terrific. We are family style and had so much terrific food. The service was very good. The restaurant is truly authentic, loud, fun, and just perfect for our family....don't hesitate, try this terrific place.

Thank 1991KEB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Petty good. I feel bad for DC'ers if they think this is great. Any mediocre spot in LA is as good or better than this. But this place gets huge points for the price. $8 for noodles with duck is pretty amazing. Having said that,...More

Thank Rambron
Reviewed 13 December 2017

I have experienced various kinds of dumplings around the world, and the xiao long bao of this restaurant was overwhelemingly the worst, ever. Dumpling skin was too thick, stiff, dry, lean, and the stuffing was so poor and dry as well. Kung pao chicken was...More

Thank washingtontravele447
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We come to Washington DC rather infrequently, but try to get to this restaurant every visit. It's not fancy, but offers very good Chinese food at good prices. The fried spring rolls are the best.

Thank stephenkrebs992
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Chinatown Express is authentic and has really good food. The food is inexpensive, the portions are large, and the food is flavorful. This unassuming small restaurant has really great noodle soup. We had veggie and chicken soup and were very happy with our order. We...More

Thank esopus35
Reviewed 14 November 2017

We noticed quite a few people lined up outside the restaurant, and we decided to try and to find out because it was our first trip to Washington DC. If you are a sophisticated Chinese food eater or perhaps knowing about Chinese food, then this...More

Thank TrueReviewer911
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

We went here for dinner on a Sunday night and the place was heaving which was an encouraging sign. After a short wait for a table we ordered a wide selection of dishes (what do we always order more dishes than we can eat at...More

Thank Dave W
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Response from gumby1969 | Reviewed this property |
Stay away from this place. Horrible!!!
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I don't. Others might.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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