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China Garden Restaurant

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1100 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209-2249
+1 703-525-5317
06:30 - 04:00
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 04:00
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North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Inside the gate, I attempted to ask politely at what time the restaurant is open, but the owner replied with a finger, "Look out of the window. See the sign." I have never ever heard such rude response in the U.S. So I believe the service in this restaurant will be unbelievably terrible, not even to mention about the food.... More 

Thank bluebagandredbike
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730 reviews
499 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

My partner and I went to China Garden for some dim sum, and overall, it's a very authentic and a Chinese restaurant that is basically an institution. This restaurant has been here for 39 years. It must be doing something right if they can stay put in such a changing landscape like Arlington. We didn't order anything off the menu,... More 

Thank jg325
Ankara, Turkey
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I came here with my family for Dim Sum on a weekend. The place was crowded, but we got in after about 30 minutes. Service was pretty bad, but that wasn't the problem. The food was mediocre tasting at best. To top it off, we were all sick a few hours later. Do not eat here.

Thank jtspeaks
Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We came here at 11am on a Saturday and it was pretty much empty except for 3-4 tables of the early dim sum crowd. There wasn't a wait for a table but the hostess at the front desk who greeted us was rather curt and unfriendly. She told us we could be seated once everyone in our party was present... More 

Thank tieu58
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I have been here several times for business as it's conveniently located. The food is consistently not great to really not great. Overly greasy, overly salty. The Sunday dim sum is passable. The service is old school not nice. They're not exactly rude but they're cold and brusque. The place is huge, so it can accommodate large parties, but it's... More 

Thank Jeremy H
Fairfax, Virginia
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137 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Had to come here for lunch with a group of 20 people. The restaurant has ample seating, but it just looks like it's in serious need of an update and they just keep forgetting to renovate. Despite having a large group and being pressed on time, we were fed and out of there within an hour. We had 2 servers... More 

Thank Iulia G
Boonsboro, Maryland
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We came here for the first time for an anniversary party. Adequate garage parking. Elevator to restaurant should have been clearly marked, though as we stopped on every floor until we got it right! The private room was very nice an separate from the dining area. The presentation, variety, and overall taste was amazing. Very authentic.

Thank RoccoLoveBug
Los Angeles, California
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278 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

After checking in at my hotel early after a red eye flight from Los Angeles, this dim sum eatery was convenient to walk to during the mid week. They also offer lunch special menu since Roslyn has many people that work in the city. We ordered dim sum basics to since they don't have any carts. The stand out was... More 

Thank Sandy K
Larchmont, N.Y.
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

We have been here 3-4 times, sometimes even taking out. The food is reliably good and we enjoy bok choy dishes.

Thank tymichna
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215 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Ok la restaurant. Dim sum is good like real stuff in Guangzhou. But...dumplings are average and ok variety. A bit slow on service and decor is ok. Busy place so go early.

Thank LaoBlue

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Chinese, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
06:30 - 04:00
06:30 - 04:00
06:30 - 04:00
06:30 - 04:00
06:30 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1100 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209-2249
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-525-5317

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