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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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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 5 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago NEW 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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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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
Greater London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant had a positive review from The Washington Post albeit in March 2013 and another review by The New York Times way back in 2003 as advertised on the front shop window. There were a couple of staff making dumplings out front and I thought of giving the recommended dishes a try for dinner. How disappointed was I!! The... More 

1 Thank Evie6565
Cincinnati, Ohio
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the vegetable roll, chicken dumpling and seafood dumpling. The vegetable roll was very nice. The place was packed. The prices were reasonable. Authentic!

Thank NPG1970
Morgantown, Kentucky
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I got off the Metro and wondered around a little bit trying to decide where to eat. This place got our attention because someone was making noodles in the window and the line was out the door into the street. While standing in line I noticed that everyone was speaking Chinese, this should be good! We finally... More 

Thank 1chunkyguy
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our meal there but the waitress was constantly rushing us. We felt rushed into placing our order and before we finished the meal were rushed into make payment. Felt like they just wanted to turnover patrons as quickly as possible. I understand there is a long queue getting in but didn't like being rushed. The service ruined our... More 

Thank mjl19w
Ellicott City, Maryland
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been coming to this little place for years and you can't beat the food. I always get the noodles with Duck it's really a little jem.

Thank TJNorrisIII
Wilmington, North Carolina
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there for dinner around 6:00 om on a Thursday, it was very busy and crowded inside. The roast duck tastes good. But I'm not very impressed with the noodle that i ordered, it's kinda sticky.

Thank ClaudioY8

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 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?