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Mala Tang

3434 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201-4508
+1 703-243-2381
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good43%
  • Average24%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“hot pot” (32 reviews)
“dumplings” (7 reviews)
“lotus root” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm Hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
3434 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201-4508
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Mala Tang is the kind of place you save for happy occasions with a group. Hot pot communal eating brings a spirit of sharing and a bit of adventure for some. Appetizers are pretty good (I recommend the spicy Dan-Dan noodles) but that’s not what...More

Thank Susan and Vinh N
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Mala Tang is a nice place to eat, close to work (walking distance). The food is very tasty (as long as you don't get the numbing! :-)

Thank Dawn W
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

There were ten of us so we had a lot of options to try. The noodles both hot and cold were all very good, spicy when asked for. Dumplings above average. Had the traditional hot pot with various types of beef. Would recommend all except...More

Thank haveenjoyedtheworld
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Sweet and sour soup was neither. Bland, with no vegetables or Tofu. Shrimp with fried rice was so spicy could not be eaten, even by a diehard spice eater. Shredded beef was not shredded, had no advertised green chilies. Shredded pork in garlic sauce was...More

Thank senioritcitizen
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Every time I'm in town, I make a point to eat here at least once. The hot pot sits right on your table and your meal cooks as you eat. Delicious, especially if you like the spicy cooking broth. (There's also mild.)

Thank shockingblue7979
Reviewed 15 July 2017

I visited here with friends last week and had a great experience. The waitress was incredibly helpful and walked us through the different options for dinner that would have been decently confusing otherwise. I ended up getting the mild broth with sirloin, chicken, enoki mushrooms...More

Thank snowboarder90
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We ordered hot pot, and we got to try some sauces from their famous sauce bar. On the pricey side but not too bad.

Thank Zaitun101
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is the best hot pot in Northern Virginia. Its unusual to have individual hot pots like they do, but its a great idea in case different people want different levels of spicy. Make it a point to try the skewers as an appetizer.

Thank JSpro
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We have been to Mala Tang for dinner twice and enjoyed it. It's interesting. We went back last week during off hours--around 3:30pm and didn't have a good experience. There was only 1 server on staff who was generally helpful but rarely came by. There...More

Thank SaraBPasquini
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Very good Sichuan cuisine! We most recently went with a large group and everything was great. I stick with a hot pot because they are excellent, but I've also sampled multiple noodle dishes (which were a bit on the saucy side), but overall delicious as...More

Thank HungryHungryShalan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 29 - USD 31
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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 - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3434 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201-4508
  • Public Transportation: From Virginia Square Metro - turn left at N Monroe Street than turn right on Washington Blvd.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-243-2381
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In late April 2011 Sichuan Hot Pot comes to Arlington with the opening of Mala Tang in Virginia Square. Owner and Sichuan Master Chef Liu Chaosheng, known for his fiery culinary style featuring the famous Sichuan pepper, will oversee the kitchen and menu. The new venue, located near the Arlington Campus of George Mason University (3434 Washington Boulevard; Virginia Square Metro), is a contemporary Chinese setting emulating Chef Liu’s native city of Chengdu – famous for its varieties of spicy street food and numerous hot pot eateries.
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