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Foong Lin Restaurant

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4613 Willow Ln, Bethesda, MD 20815-6001
+1 301-656-3427
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Middletown, md
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247 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I have been going to Foong Lin since the early 1980s. I like the restaurant, the people, and the food. We went Saturday night and was surprised by the mediocre food and the lackluster service. Our waiter was friendly and polite, but scarce. There were a lot of employees running around but it did not seem to be in any... More 

Thank Vulturecap
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Place was bustling on a cold Saturday night. Zero Chinese customers and table set with flatware-chopsticks provided on request. These three factors give a sense of what to expect: Predictable Chinese-American standards. That said, there are pluses, the food was overall decently executed, the dining room was nice, with white tablecloths and a cozy fireplace and bar, and the prices... More 

Thank dkberman
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Foong Lin has been in the area for longer than I can remember. It moved to this location several years ago (the photo is of its predecessor). We are not regulars, but we are always treated well. Table service can be spotty, although we have never found it to be a problem. The food is very tasty--the best of any... More 

Thank PinchHit
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

It was not crowded when we arrived. There were many empty tables. The waiter took our order after 15 minutes. Finally got all our food 55 minutes after ordering.

Thank David R
Silver Spring, Maryland
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We ordered delivery. The server took down our order easily / good communication. Food was ok not amazing. I was a little surprised how expensive it was, but we got a few meals out of it as there was a lot of food. Food was delivered quickly and man who delivered it was pleasant and professional.

1 Thank bikerfitz
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I had never heard of Foong Lin but my son and daughter-in-law invited me to join them for dinner there. What a pleasant surprise! The food was delicious and the service quite good. The restaurant is located on a quiet street just east of Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda. There is plenty of parking available in a county lot across the... More 

1 Thank EDC310
Bethesda, Maryland
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124 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We have tried a number of the dishes and they never disappoint. Try the basil chicken, green curry chicken, and Mongolian Beef. A few of our favorites.

Thank Donbethesda
Gardiner, Maine
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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 September 2016

This was our first time with Foong Lin; they delivered to our party of 9 adults who are extremely particular about their Chinese food. Everyone was delighted. We also appreciated that the delivery was exactly on schedule. We found the favorable reviews on TripAdvisor to be accurate. The portions were larger than we'd anticipated.

Thank LCS12341
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Foong Lin is our go-to delivery restaurant. We order so often that the delivery man and I are on a first name basis. Since phone service was out in the neighborhood last evening, we headed down to Foong Lin for an old-fashioned sit-down meal. Foong Lin delivers excellent traditional meals, but it's also quite innovative in their approach. Most pleasing... More 

Thank Andrew M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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111 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Eight of us shared many dishes, all excellent; my favorite was the Peking duck. Our Chinese-American friends said this is the best Chinese restaurant in Maryland/Washington DC.

Thank Janlett

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4613 Willow Ln, Bethesda, MD 20815-6001
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-656-3427

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?