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City lights of China

4953 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-5203
+1 301-913-9501
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“shrimp” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
4953 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-5203
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

City lights has a very good menu with many choices that they will cook according to your dietary restrictions or just tastes. The appetizers are tasty, specially the dumplings. They have a variety of entrees with meat, pork, chicken, seafood and vegetarian choices that can...More

Thank MimiAdvise
Reviewed 26 December 2016

My husband and I went for dinner and he had the best vegetarian dumplings and orange chicken. I had their shrimp in spicy tomato sauce and it was delicious, savory and well prepared! Also it was a very busy night and the waiter was very...More

1  Thank Tiffany E
Reviewed 16 November 2016

There was some interesting variations available on some of the food. The food was well seasoned and of good quality.

1  Thank jon762
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We came for late lunch, when the neighbor restaurant was closed. Their spinach and deep fried fish are delicious. Love to be back!

1  Thank Tetty S
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Take out including spring rolls, cashew chicken and beef with pies and green peppers. Spring rolls were find, but cashew chicken and beef were both very poor. Everything was bland. Portions were huge and one serving would have been enough for two adults men. Too...More

1  Thank jensabcdefgab
Reviewed 12 May 2016

My wife and I had responsibility for our three grandchildren for dinner. To my surprise, they opted for Chinese over pizza. We walked through Bethesda to City Lights of China, located on an unpretty strip mall kind of street next to a bicycle store and...More

1  Thank Robert G
Reviewed 26 March 2016

We've long thought City Lights was one of the best - if not THE best - Chinese restaurant we've known. But tonight we had food delivered (after a hiatus of a few months for unrelated reasons) and we were very disappointed. Can't help but wonder...More

1  Thank CCC1350
Reviewed 27 October 2015

I have only been for take out ... but the food is amazing and very fresh. Kind off the beaten path of Bethesda restaurants

1  Thank Naomi G
Reviewed 1 October 2015

I've eaten lunch three times at the City Lights of China. Each time, I have enjoyed the fresh and clean taste of the food and the courteous service. I also like the simple decor and the prices. The lunch menu is a particular bargain. I...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 11 August 2015

We've been coming to City Lights for years -- from when they were closer to Barnes & Noble to their current location. The food here is uniquely good and fresh -- not greasy or gooey like most Chinese food. My favorite dishes are the eggplants...More

Thank PVM_DC
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Lunch, Dinner
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Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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  • Address: 4953 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-5203
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-913-9501
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