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Chalin's Restaurant

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1912 I St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-2103
+1 202-293-6000
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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200 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I got a craving for Chinese while on vacation and found this on the restaurant list guide at the hotel. We walked there and the restaurant manager was outside chasing us in for dinner. It wasnt bad or badly priced. Pretty standard Chinese restaurant food, but still nice. If needing Chinese for dinner, try this place.

Thank Ginges_revenge
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
Reviewed 7 December 2016

You know a Chinese restaurant is good when it's packed with Chinese tourists! I love their authentic Chinese food menu, especially all of the spicy dishes!

Thank tmdtmdtmd
Waldorf, Maryland
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109 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

This place was great years ago when it was called Charlie Chang's. My office orders from here quite a bit. I still can't understand why. The food is always too salty. The sauces all taste the same. The spring rolls are frozen with very little filling other than cabbage.The delivery service is slow. The food quality is no better than... More 

Thank mylesmom
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1,119 reviews
472 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 515 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Good and no nonsense service. New ownership and better food. Ask for Chinese menu, which is different from normal menu. Amazing selection. Fast service. Good prices. I especially loved eggplant with basil.

Thank jenabaindelhi
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We had a very pleasant meal with many of our favorites like Spring rolls, crisp, fresh and great tasting, Ginger Sesame Chicken, Pork Lomein, and Mongolian Beef. Lots of veggies great flavor and reasonable prices. Will definitely be back.

Thank SusanCTraveller
Bentonville, Arkansas
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

I asked for fried prawns and they brought pork ribs. When I mentioned I didn't want the dish, she gave me a wierd look. The folks at the restaurant were very ill mannered. The quality of food was very poor and they take ages to serve the food.

1 Thank Mrinmoy G
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

The service was prompt and the menu extensive. Important to me were the vegetarian and vegan options on the last page of the menu.

1 Thank John E
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Try food on the authentic Chinese menu, including Simmered Beef in Hot Spicy Sauce, Mongolian Beef, and Jelly Fish Shanghai Style.

1 Thank Resperanza
Omaha, Nebraska
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88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Great atmosphere in the restaurant, very elegant but casual. The Szechuan dumplings were very flavorful with a hint of spice. I ordered the crispy sesame chicken- loved the sauce but the breading around the chicken seemed slightly weird to me. Quick, friendly service. Thought it was a bit expensive for the portion sizes. If you're looking for cheap Chinese, this... More 

Thank Abby K
Henderson, Nevada
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760 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 460 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Pretty extensive menu. Try a scallop dish or maybe string bean chicken. Good selection of soups and chowders. Options for vegetarians. Come in for the lunch special.

Thank Zoom_Gotti

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1912 I St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-2103
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-293-6000

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