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Eat First

609 H St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3731
+1 202-289-1703
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Overview
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good42%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“general tso” (3 reviews)
“spring rolls” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Chinese, Asian
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LOCATION
609 H St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3731
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1 - 10 of 122 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled upon this restaurant walking through Chinatown just past the Friendship Arch. We were a little hesitant as there was no one really inside but the menu looked tempting. The drinks were cheap and they had great cocktails (and some non-alcoholic mocktail choices) all...More

Thank erinsemmler
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Was staying nearby and starving. Wanted something close and had tons of restaurants to choose from. The wantons were good and the sesame chicken was ok. Going to try sweet n sour or General Tso next visit.

Thank Timothy E
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This is not a fancy place; but its a small and clean restaurant with very, very tasty traditional chinese food. The menu is variate, they have local and import beer and nice staf. Water, tea and fortune cookies are from the house. Definitely try the...More

Thank Elena R
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Zagat rates. Large menu selection and very varied. They offer the traditional Chinese American dishes as well. Prices are very reasonable and food was well prepared. Tip: serving size is large so might want to share. You can always order more

Thank t c
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Don't let the look of the place fool you. This is a great place to get some really good (and cheap) Chinese food. You get the food fast, it is well made and there is plenty of it. Service was good the 2. times I...More

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I usually order the seafood hot pot or tofu or the vegetable hot pot. If my wife is with me we order a hot pot and a vegetable. The congee and fried noodle are also worth trying. However, sanitation is increasingly an issue. The bathroom...More

Thank ALANW28970
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Small place with little decorations but the service was good. The food was great and the prices even better. Wife ordered Sesame Chicken. ...which was cooked well and the taste was great. Wife is very picky. I had the Singapore Rice Nodels...make with curry and...More

Thank Steven C
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The hint that the menu items we chose would be tasty, fresh, and "like mom used to make" was the fact that there a couple of large groups of Asian elders dining in this small DC Chinatown restaurant. We figured if anyone knew about the...More

Thank CyndyandByron
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

The service was not great, but it wasn't terrible. The decor and general ambiance of the place is not good, but the food makes up for it.

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I ordered Satay Chicken (tasteless), and roasted pork fried rice (which had more flavor, than the chicken). My daughter ordered Kung Pao chicken, and it had too many peanuts. The portions were generous though! I would rather gone to a different place because it was...More

Thank Patsy C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 609 H St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3731
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-289-1703
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