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City Lights of China

1731 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1108
+1 202-265-6688
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good35%
  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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“soups” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
1731 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1108
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

We enjoyed a lovely meal here - the décor is a little basic but the food was delicious and fresh. I really enjoyed the fried dumplings starter and I asked for some spinach with my main course and got the most generous portion of steamed...More

Thank sibellius2016
Reviewed 30 June 2017

We had the best meal here. Everything was so fresh and we were served very quickly. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. We would highly recommend it.

Thank carmel255060
Reviewed 23 May 2017

There were so many choices on the menu that I wish I had discovered this restaurant earlier in the week. I chose a hot and sour soup and it was delicious. The choices on the preparation of the dishes were extensive from steamed, sauteed and...More

Thank denikehomes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We had this for dinner one night on our trip to DC it was within walking distance from our hotel so we stopped in and put in an order to go on our way back from the metro. We ordered chicken lo mein and the...More

Thank saraloyet
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Many years ago when I visited Washington, D.C. for either business of just to stay with friends, dinner at the fairly new City Lights of China was a must. But then for some reason it fell out of favor until recently where it is again...More

Thank James G
Reviewed 8 December 2016

This was a great little find while working in DC. It's a small place and doesn't look like much from the outside.....but it's worth going in. The staff are friendly, and the food is tasty. The portion sizes are large! I normally don't leave anything...More

Thank MichaelOD14
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

CLoC has consistently delivered extremely flavourful - and light - dishes since I was introduced by a city resident family member and has now become one of my "trusted providers" in town. Special mentions for the eggplant, sesame chicken and of course the steamed dumplings....More

Thank FrenchMan1nLondon
Reviewed 13 September 2016

excellent dumplings with chives and pork stuffing and dipping sauce; good shrimp and vegetable tempura; soups are all good, especially hot and sour, spinach and won ton; excellent ma po tofu (if you like spicy, ask for extra spicy); great eggplant; if you don't like...More

Thank sherngaio
Reviewed 8 August 2016

I was peer pressured into visiting this restaurant a week ago. I don't eat much Asian food so I was reluctant to go. But the food was super delicious! I had the vegetable lo-mein and some dumplings. All very good. The server was very fast...More

1  Thank Traveling-TiaraG
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Staying near Washington Hilton, we were looking for a restaurant near DuPont Circle and stumbled over this gem. My 15 year old son had decided Chinese was the way to go and wanted crispy Peking duck with pancakes which was on the menu. We were...More

Thank TheCountG
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1731 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1108
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-265-6688
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