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Chens Gourmet

$$ - $$$
Upper Northwest
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5117 MacArthur Blvd. NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-3358
+1 202-364-8313
11:00 - 22:00
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Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

Chen's Gourmet is not really a restaurant--it is a kitchen where the food is prepared for delivery or to be called for by customers. I was introduced to it more than twenty-five years ago by a friend who was Chinese speaking and worked in the Asian division of the State Department. It is the best Chinese food available on a... More 

Thank markfalcoff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Looked on line for a Chinese restaurant with take out and found this surprising find only six minutes away. Wonderful ribs and the Hunan chicken was superb. The pad thai was excellent as was the crispy eggplant.

Thank Wil012014
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 318 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2013

It is a neighborhood take out restaurant (they also have few tables to seat). The food is what you can expected from a regular Chinese restaurant at a very reasonable price. I have try it some times and for a everyday simple dining it is quite ok!

Thank darwinsail
Oakhurst, California
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110 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2013

The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. A great meal after a long day of sightseeing in DC.

Thank SaraMae50
Washington DC
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115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2012

When we moved to DC from Manhattan in 1997, the lack of decent Chinese food was one of about 50 things on my "I hate DC" list, along with a useless subway system and no super to fix your toilet 24/7. Over the years, our family tried about 10 restaurants for take-out: the few that were good eventually became awful,... More 

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Reviewed 21 July 2008

super fast, large portions for the price, I will definately order from here again (but I hate to say that it is no PF Changs).

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 January 2007

Chen's Gourmet is one of the best Chinese take out eateries in Washington, DC. Each time we are in Washington, my wife and I make it a point to order something and have it delivered to our hotel. Its super efficient kitchen whips up authentic Chinese dishes. It even offers very good Thai cuisine. The portions are large and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5117 MacArthur Blvd. NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-3358
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Upper Northwest
  • Neighbourhood: Upper Northwest
  • Phone Number: +1 202-364-8313

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?