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Magic Gourd Restaurant

528 23rd St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-2824
+1 202-466-3995
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good35%
  • Average40%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible2%
2 weeks ago
“I'd go there again”
29 Jan 2018
Open Now
Chinese, Asian, Fusion
$$ - $$$
528 23rd St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-2824
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1 - 10 of 33 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like other reviewers, I chose this place as it was close to my hotel. It was also open until 10 pm which was good since my arrival into DC was in the evening. My experience was not the same as those who wrote negative reviews....More

Thank MichiganFloyd
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Pu pu plate was good. Main meals were ordinary and lacking flavor. No drinks apart from water at tables. Place was clean. Wouldn't rush back. Service good.

Thank Cached
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Food was average and brought out quickly. Restaurant is old, seats torn, but appeared clean. Lo mein was good and so was shrimp.

1  Thank Brian F
Reviewed 27 November 2017

close to our hotel, but probably some of the best Chinese food I've ever had! don't pass on the crab & cheese wontons!

Thank DeeDee D
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Service is quick and the food is average though plentiful. Tea is included. Foggy Bottom doesn't have a ton of lunch choices, especially south of the Metro station, so this will work.

Thank NCR_Flyer
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Restaurant was the only one nearby, so we gave it a shot. The service was fine and the food was good. Menus were dirty/sticky, and in general, things were not fresh and clean looking in the restaurant. For example, bathroom door handle was filthy and...More

Thank Jay F
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Came in for a dinner and noticed right away that no one was dining during dinner time. Didn't think anything of it until noticed the dirty walls and best of all found a cockroach under my child's tray which he was using the whole dinner....More

Thank leahcim1021
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Pretty disappointing. None of the dishes were very good. The "spicy" Kung Pao chicken didn't have a hint of spice.

Thank OliverHPC
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We were surprised at how few the dining options were in the tourtist-y centers of the nation's capitol. With such a high density of buildings, people and traffic, we had anticipated many eateries, all tucked in and among the sights. Not so much! We were...More

Thank TeeSue
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

People were very nice here. We couldn't believe how fast our food got to us. Food was o.k, and I thought reasonably priced. They had the cleanest restroom I have seen in a Chinese restaurant.

Thank Phil S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 528 23rd St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-2824
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-466-3995
Proudly serving the DC Metro Area authentic Chinese cuisine for over 30 years.
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