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The Best Chinese Food in Washington D.C.

Our Nation's capitol is one of the most magical travel destinations in the country. Full of museums and monuments, eclectic neighborhoods and a true, local flavor, DC is a truly unique place. And it doesn't disappoint when it comes to dining choices either. The city's can't-miss restaurant scene offers everything from vegan-friendly steaks to raw bars with a focus on amazing ethnic cuisine. If you're in the mood for Chinese, we put together this list of the best Chinese food in DC so you know where to take your friends next time you're in town.

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The OpenTable Team
4 Restaurants
Updated 26 February 2020
Restaurants:Mala Tang, Dolan Uyghur - Washington DC, Chef Guo
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Asian, Unspecified, Chinese
Neighborhoods:Arlington, Cleveland Park, Alexandria
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Mala Tang

$$$$
Asian
Arlington
4.6
485 reviews

Come one, come all to sample some of the best Chinese food in DC - and have the experience of a lifetime! This awesome casual dining spot in the Arlington neighborhood of DC finds inspirations in the street food of Chengdu. That’s where diners find the streets filled with tables of bubbling hot pots with all kinds of dried chiles bobbing around in the oily red broth. Mala Tang recommends one hot pot per guest - they sit on a portable burner with an array of small plates filled with fresh ingredients. Select a piece of food and drop each one into the broth to cook it - then dip each item into the delicious sauces. They offer proteins like chicken, lamb, all-natural beef, seafood and more.


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Dolan Uyghur - Washington DC

$$$$
Unspecified
Cleveland Park
4.6
89 reviews

This is a very unique restaurant that serves up traditional Uyghur cuisine, which are foods that aren’t found in many places in the United States. Dolan provides a taste of this culture and features a variety of dishes that represent the flavors and ingredients most often used. Uyghur’s are a Turkic ethnic group who now mostly live in a province in Northwest China. The most essential dishes are Laghman, which use pulled noodles as a base. Fans also love their special dumplings, called manti. The food here incorporates qualities and spices from both Chinese and Middle Eastern Cooking. Plus, it is a perfect central location right on Connecticut Avenue.


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Chef Guo

$$$$
Chinese
Alexandria
4.8
46 reviews

Chef Guo Imperial Banquet is the creation of Master Chef Guo Wenjun. It’s a fine dining establishment in Alexandria, just outside of DC, that is one of the best Chinese restaurants in the area. The dishes here are meticulously crafted and use only the finest ingredients from all over the world. Their menu features a wide variety of dishes served on one of the prix fixe menus. They change frequently, but you can often find delicious soups like the Golden Squid Soup, Signature ChefGuo Noodles with Black Bean Sauce and other ramen-like treats.


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Ginger - MGM National Harbor

$$$$
Asian
Oxon Hills
4.2
622 reviews

Ginger serves up authentic Asian food in the Oxon Hill neighborhood at the MGM National Harbor. They cover it all here, including Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Korean and Japanese food and have an extensive menu. The focus is on their homemade Chinese, and they have dishes like Spring Rolls, Soft Shell Crab Fried Rice and a long Dim Sum menu to enjoy.


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