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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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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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“lo mein” (2 reviews)
Closed Now
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
1731 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1108
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Started at the Mayflower Hotel whose web site recommends City Lights Chinese Restaurant - it's up the street a few blocks and offers delivery. I ordered the following for delivery: Sesame chicken (large chunks of white meat, a little dab of somewhat bitter brown sauce...More

Thank easystreets1
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

In town for an American Legion conference. I wandered in after checking out a few spots. It was a great choice. Very friendly staff and very tasty. I enjoyed the sweet n sour chicken. I will be back. Travel safe...

Thank Fred N
Reviewed 15 January 2018

I had dinner with friends here in January 2018 and really enjoyed my time. Good food, great drinks, nice service. The employees are all extremely nice and helpful. The lo mein is excellent. They have good inexpensive drinks. The location is also good. It's a...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

A reliable source for good Chines food in the Dupont Circle area. Open late and holidays, good source for a quick meal. Many vegiterian options and delicious takes on classic take out dishes.

Thank barymad
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

It was a Sunday evening and decided to have a Chinese diiner. I chose this restaurant because it was close to where I live. There were only 4 diners at that time. The waiter took my order of wanton soup for starter and the Hunan...More

Thank Alfredo E
Reviewed 22 November 2017

I had the sweet and sour chicken. It was with un-breaded white meat chicken. It was fresh tasting and delicious. I also had a spring roll, which was tasty and I had plum wine. My son and his fiancee also enjoyed their meals. I would...More

Thank ncicer0
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

I’ve eaten Chinese food all over the world, as well as in NYC, Chicago and San Francisco, as I don’t know why anyone would complain about this place. The food (chicken) was good, appropriately spicy, hot and the portion size was good. There were some...More

Thank Professor-Rod
Reviewed 1 November 2017

I was in Washington DC to attend a conference. Walking down Connecticut Ave, I ran across City Lights of China Restaurant. I looked at the menu: wonderful variety, lots of Human and Szechwan selections which I love. The front door was filled with Zagat award...More

Thank kenbardach
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
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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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