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North China Restaurant

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7814 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814-2416
+1 301-656-7922
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

If you work or live nearby, give this family-owned location a try. Humbly speaking, we can care less whether a restaurant offers "authentic" anything, really. Frankly each place translates with their own style. In the end we simply want delicious meals consistently prepared with well-cooked veggies and flavorful proteins. That's just us - to each their own. And NC does... More 

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Bethesda, MD
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

I ordered delivery from this restaurant the other day since my husband was out of town and I wanted something quick for the kids and I for dinner. I ordered early, at about 5:30, and the food did not arrive until about 6:45. Kids already pretty upset by then! Unfortunately, all the food was so-so, at best. The crab rangoon,... More 

Thank scm13
Woodstock, Virginia
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101 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

North China was once a grand restaurant and had incredibly good food. The Hunan Chicken was superb and so was the Peking Shrimp. It became a little hole in the wall many years ago but still had superb food. Five years since our last excellent meal there I am now quite disappointed to report it has become mediocre. I won't... More 

Thank SnowBird0211
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015 via mobile

Soon to be catering only this place looks like a hole-in-the-wall take out joint. It IS most popular for take out but persevere for a parking space and take one of the 20 or so seats and tuck in to the huge variety of fabulous, tasty, clean, healthy food that comes out of this kitchen. Family run and staffed for... More 

1 Thank mimivosges
Bethesda, Maryland
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70 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

I use this restaurant on Old Georgetown Road quite frequently and that in itself is a recommendation for you to try it. This is not a fancy place, you go there for the food - and the value. It is family run with Mom out front and Father in the kitchen and often one of their teenagers will take your... More 

1 Thank gillraynut
st pete florida
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88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2013

Its a toss up when you dine here. Several visits and I still can't decide what they do best. YOU DON"T GO HERE IF you are Looking for fancy or atmosphere, great service or comfortable surroundings. The kitchen can put out an ambitious list of ingredients in some very interesting combinations. Tried many of the soups. Most were bland and... More 

2 Thank dblbell56
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2011

They have the typical Americanized Chinese food, but also have an extensive menu of real Chinese and Taiwanese items. I think this place is easily the best Chinese restaurant in the area. Not expensive, so it pays to be a little adventurous here.

2 Thank visitor00
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2010

I'm a purist about the Chinese food I eat. I used to eat at North China when they first opened, and after moving away and returning some years ago. We recently went in for dinner, and were dismayed that they gave up most of their dining room space (I can imagine the rent increase!) and the tiny tables are shoehorned... More 

1 Thank leGordonbleu
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2009

Had my first meal at North China restaurant on February 1, 2009, and recommend it highly. Despite the North China name, the menu includes numerous items from Taiwan and Hong Kong. There are many "homestyle" appetizers and dishes listed, too-- it would take numerous visits to work through all the intriguing choices on this menu. Our party of two concentrated... More 

4 Thank AnonymousTravelerUsa
Bridgewater NJ
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2008

That's really a great resturant ..The owner is super nice and the food is great ..very authenstic Taiwaness food ..not greasy at all ..also we lived in NJ.. its hardly can find great food like this one .. Though it's small but the food is awesome ..great to try the gun-po squid .and cripy chicken ..seafood also are great also... More 

4 Thank StaceyNJ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7814 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814-2416
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-656-7922

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