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13997 Metrotech Dr, Chantilly, VA 20151-3240
+1 703-802-1668
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Vietnamese friends said the bad ratings all "came from white people and not Asians" so i thought why not try the food. No chicken in the batter fried and smothered in General Tao Chicken sauce. Cooked 3 times. No flavor but burnt. Took to go boxes so as to dispose of the food outside. Sorry but this was not good... More 

Thank Ginger W
Wiehle, VA
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430 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Between Mandarin and China King, this place has a tough road to go. Their takout menu and in-store graphics are just like Mandarin. But, that's where the similarity ends. The "customer service" is poor and the food isn't much better. The General Tso's Chicken was average. But, the quantity didn't equal what you get at Mandarin for the same price.... More 

Thank Robert F B
Centreville, Virginia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Ordered lunch today with work colleagues. Requested brown sauce and instead got brown rice and gray, slimy chicken. Calls at work are recorded and when reviewing the call we in fact ordered brown sauce. When calling this place, they argued vehemently that we said brown rice and that the chicken is the same chicken that comes with all their dishes.... More 

Thank cdsvilla
Lewes, Delaware
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137 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

In the area and noted the Chicken Lo Mein lunch special ($5.99) which seemed to be an okay lunch price. I ordered and added a Won Ton Soup. I'm glad I picked up some packets of hot mustard or there would not been no favor to this dish. The soup was so terrible that I flushed it. So this place... More 

Thank Joyce M
Charlottesville, Virginia
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

My husband and I had the chicken fried rice. It was good with lots of veggies and the service size of one container is enough for 2 or three people. We will be back again.

Thank Caroline J
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2015

great variety of food at a good price. the staff was very helpful! I loved the desserts. Tried some new dishes due to suggestions.

Thank matthew s
Tampa, Florida
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160 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2014

Got a take out from China Café, the place was busy, I thought it must be good. I will be honest, I wasn’t impressed. I got the Chicken and Broccoli. It smelled better than it tasted. I thought it was bland. It didn’t have much flavor to it. The sauce was watery. I didn’t feel like I was eating Chinese... More 

1 Thank lvmylabrador
Fairfax, Virginia
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2014

In many ways, this restaurant is a typical Chinese take-out. You'll find the regular menu of kung-pao chicken, lo-mein, etc. You can order at the counter and eat there. The restaurant looks very boring but there are several tables. Most people seem to do take-out. I first went here based on the reviews, but have continued to come back because... More 

1 Thank TravelingfromFairfax
Herndon, Virginia
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

I've never eaten their but get carryout occasionally when I'm playing trivia next door at Backyard Grill & Bar and feel like something different than what Backyard offers. It is better than average Chinese food. The usual, Szechuan, Hunan appetizers and entrees.

Thank John E
Chantilly, Virginia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

China Cafe has the best Chinese food in Chantilly. Its like Mom's home cooking (if your mom was Chinese)! I've been going there for 20 years. Great friendly service, excellent food, very reasonable prices. It is very popular for carry-out, but you can eat in, too. It is the opposite of fancy, but its clean and delicious. I highly recommend... More 

1 Thank barnone80

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13997 Metrotech Dr, Chantilly, VA 20151-3240
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Chantilly
  • Phone Number: +1 703-802-1668

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