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A & J Restaurant

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1319 Rockville Pike, #C, Rockville, MD 20852-1437
+1 301-251-7878
11:30 - 21:00
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San Diego, California
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57 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Taiwanese food here is actually better than what I got in Taiwan. The onion pancake is very light and in many layers. The beef roll is tasty. The spicy cucumber is just the right amount of spicyness without being stingingly hot. Best of all, the price is right.

Thank Chun-Wai C
Vashon, Washington
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This place is run like a boarding school for very well-behaved children. Don't fool around, or you will not get your table. No soup for you! If you are lucky enough to get your soup, or dumplings, or pastry, you will bask in the reflected glory of some very fine cooking. Dim Sum is my favorite, and this place is... More 

Thank Vashonmama
Arlington, Virginia
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

After hearing about A&J's for years, we finally made the trek up to Rockville - it did not disappoint! We were a little intimidated by the four page menu as we were seated and given a paper copy to mark down our desired dishes. So many to choose from! Luckily, our neighbors made a few suggestions and we ordered away.... More 

Thank Emily P
Silver Spring, Maryland
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1,066 reviews
699 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We'd been impressed by our first visit to A&J a little while back, and we had to do some shopping nearby, so we dropped in for a second try. This time, instead of attempting to navigate the unusual and authentic menu on our own, we asked our waitress what she would recommend. She walked us through several options and ended... More 

Thank jaseaton
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 January 2017

OMG Awful !!!! I thought I was going to a Dim Sum Restaurant. As Trump says "WRONG" The worst food on Rockville Pike. The service was terrible too. Don't waste your time or money!!

Thank Charles W
Shanghai, China
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

A & J doesn't serve the traditional Chinese American dishes. Instead, it has traditional Chinese dishes from a number of Chinese regions. And judging from the clientele, it's pretty authentic. In any event, it's great food. Come early and try to beat the crowds.

Thank Ulysses09
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This was a high quality restaurant!! And the food was a great price! We actually drive 1 hour to get here and we would do it again!! Everything was delicious and the service was quite good for being crowded! Highly recommended!!

Thank Nathan G
Silver Spring, Maryland
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1,066 reviews
699 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

If we lived nearby, A&J would be our regular Chinese restaurant. Hidden away on the lower level of a small strip on Rockville Pike, they have a small, plainly decorated dining room. For a late Saturday lunch, every table was full (about 90 percent Chinese clientele) and it was STILL quiet. The menu is mostly Dim Sum, and it's big... More 

Thank jaseaton
Baltimore, Maryland
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95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is a great little hidden spot in Rockville that can be tricky to find the first time, but your heart will lead you back the next time. Like other reviewers have pointed out, cash only and you order by marking items on a paper menu. At the end of your delicious meal, that menu comes back to you as... More 

Thank zsazsa-stl
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Bring CASH money only. No rolling carts here - just great tapa-like dim sum. How to eat here: Get seated, receive paper menu + pencil, circle orders, give to server, and wait. Very simple place with tasty comforting eats. Feels like we've been coming here for decades. We habitually dine in 2-4 times in a month. The better half and... More 

Thank Akane C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1319 Rockville Pike, #C, Rockville, MD 20852-1437
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Rockville
  • Phone Number: +1 301-251-7878

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