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The 10 Best Chinese Restaurants Near Chinatown, Washington

Updated: September 21, 2022

Hungry for hot and sour soup and sesame chicken? These are our top Chinatown venues for Chinese food. We assessed both diner and critic reviews, analyzed top sites, and determined the best Chinese restaurants in Chinatown. Here you’ll find the best Chinese neighborhood gems in Chinatown serving classics like chow mein and ma po tofu.

Find the perfect Chinese restaurant

Reren

Asian, $, ChinatownAsian, $Washington, Chinatown
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019

New Big Wong Chinese Restaurant

Chinese, $, ChinatownChinese, $Washington, Chinatown
Google: 3.5
Yelp: 3.0
  • Thrillist, 2022

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    Thrillist, 2022

Joy Luck House

Chinese, $, ChinatownChinese, $Washington, Chinatown
Google: 3.8
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

Tiger Fork

Chinese, $$, Logan CircleChinese, $$Washington, Logan Circle
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
  • TimeOut, 2017

    Where to eat the best dim sum in DC

    TimeOut, 2017

Da Hong Pao

Chinese, $$, Logan CircleChinese, $$Washington, Logan Circle
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0
  • Three Best Rated

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  • TimeOut, 2017

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    TimeOut, 2017

Bar Chinois

Chinese, $$, Mount Vernon SquareChinese, $$Washington, Mount Vernon Square
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

China Chilcano

Peruvian, $$, Penn QuarterPeruvian, $$Washington, Penn Quarter
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Check out Washington's top 5 Asian fusion spots

    Hoodline, 2019

Great Wall Szechuan House

Chinese, $, Logan CircleChinese, $Washington, Logan Circle
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • Trip 101, 2021

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    Trip 101, 2021

Full Yum Carry Out

Asian, $, Truxton CircleAsian, $Washington, Truxton Circle
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 3.5

Asian American II

Asian, $, Logan CircleAsian, $Washington, Logan Circle
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.0

How did these spots get chosen?

Picking the right Chinese restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We pored over ratings for 16302 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in Washington and 518 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what TimeOut, Hoodline and Thrillist had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. These spots have been featured in TimeOut - Where to eat the best dim sum in DC, Hoodline - Check out Washington's top 5 Asian fusion spots and Thrillist - Where to Find DC’s Best Dumplings, According to the City’s Top Chefs. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Recurring questions

There are 8 Chinese restaurants in Chinatown.

China Boy, Reren, and Full Kee are the highest-rated Chinese restaurants for take-out in Chinatown.

Reren, Full Kee, and Chinatown Market are the highest-rated Chinese restaurants that are good for groups in Chinatown.

China Boy, Reren, and Full Kee are some of the highest-rated late-night Chinese spots in Chinatown.

Reren, Chinatown Market, and New Big Wong Chinese Restaurant are vegetarian-friendly Chinese restaurants in Chinatown.

Drink pairing tips

  • Blanc de Blanc with your dim sum

    Blanc de Blanc is sweet and this makes it a great drink to have alongside your pairing_Dish_name. The pairing_drink_ingredients in the drink play nicely with the pairing_Dish_flavour_profile flavours in the food.

  • A great drink pairing for pork in sticky soy glaze

    Knowing what to pair with pork in sticky soy glaze can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Riesling. This, off-dry, white wine balances the sweet and tangy pork in sticky soy glaze.

  • A next-level match for lobster dim sum

    Experts recommend pairing a lobster dim sum with a glass of oolong tea, a popular tea.

Did you know?

  • A delicious pairing

    One of the typical drinks in China is sour plum tea, a drink made with sour plums, herbs, involving a process of smoking the plums.

  • Up for some dim sum?

    Are you a fan ofdim sum? The current record for eating the most dim sum is 18 pieces! Do you love dim sum enough to beat this record?

  • Since the A.D 1100 - 1200 A.D

    Mongols is widely recognized as the first person to ever make the now-famous hot pot.

Parking information

Finding parking in Chinatown can be tricky, especially if you are going out for food. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Chinese spot.

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