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Chalin's Restaurant

1912 I St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-2103
+1 202-293-6000
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good44%
  • Average21%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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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 1 week ago

Very delicious. I thought I didn't like Chinese food, but this restaurant change my mind, its considered as a American-Chinese though

Thank grigolm
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

I will admit that I am not a food pro... in fact, I've never eaten in an actual Chinese restaurant. But, the guys here is pretty amazing.... all I've even had is Chinese delivery, so for someone whis never experienced the "real thing" we were...More

Thank Melissa_Bmore
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We were a bit lost and wandering around DC on a Saturday night when walked past this little beauty. We had a good meal, not too expensive in a pretty good atmosphere. Try the sizzling beef - very good.

Thank Sapper909
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
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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