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Chalin's Restaurant

1912 I St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-2103
+1 202-293-6000
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good44%
  • Average22%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“beef” (6 reviews)
“spring rolls” (3 reviews)
“lo mein” (2 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
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1912 I St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-2103
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

We ate here with a family reunion group of seven people on busy Memorial Day weekend when many area restaurants were closed or packed. Staff was nice, food was great. Things seemed fresh and were served hot as if really freshly prepared. We had a...More

Thank BigRedRick
Reviewed 29 January 2018

I want to love this place but don't. The restaurant has so great attributes; it is in a great location, it has been there for a long time,the menu is extensive AND lots of vegetarian offerings, it is very comfortable inside, and service is wonderful....More

Thank esopus35
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Nice menu selections, but our spring rolls were only warm. My spicy beef dish was good, but NOT spicy & not as warm as it should be. Service was sort of minimal.

Thank loose51
Reviewed 6 December 2017

I love this Chinese Restaurant in the heart of the Washington, DC business district. The food is really delicious and you have more choices than you can count. It is very authentic Asian food and you will see many Asians eating there from out-of-town.

Thank Ms. Margaret G
Reviewed 30 November 2017

An excellent meal at this humming restaurant. The clientele were efficiently served and many were observed to happily have moved in and out during the time we enjoyed our leisurely dinner served by enthusiastic staff.

Thank hunger4d
Reviewed 19 November 2017

B & I went for an early dinner & found this place in our travels. The service was good, the wait time...a bit long, but the food was fresh & classic Chinese.

Thank GailCooks
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Felt like Chinese and walked by this place which has a nice ambiance and typical Chinese food menu. We are vegetarians and ordered Kung Pao tofu, and vegetarian lo mein. We really liked the lo mein, very tasty, good amount of veggies; the Kung Pao...More

Thank socal4me
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Oh my goodness. Ordered off dim sum menu. It was so good. In particular best egg tarts I've ever had. So flaky. Only problem is dim sum menu stops at 3:00. Wish I could have gone back for dinner!

Thank dem0502
Reviewed 15 May 2017

It is a place you go for a weekday lunch, nothing special. The service is non-committal. The staff just seem to go through their motions. You have to ask for all the seasoning and other ingredients. It is not automatically available on the table. I...More

Thank Sundncr
Reviewed 9 April 2017 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,...More

Thank Ginges_revenge
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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