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Eat First

609 H St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3731
+1 202-289-1703
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Overview
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good42%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (13 reviews)
“noodle soup” (5 reviews)
“spring rolls” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
Chinese, Asian
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LOCATION
609 H St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3731
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1 - 10 of 131 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just so so- weirdly, dumplings are 3.50 in the dinner menu and 4 on the lunch menu. We ordered from the dinner menu and were charged the lunch price.. It was corrected when we said something.

Thank TobyVicky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here after visiting the National Archives. Kung Pow Beef, Mandarin Beef, Chicken Fried Rice, Chicken in Garlic Sauce were all excellent and the Hong Kong style dumpling and noodle soup was good. Will stop here again.

Thank BK1946
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

I will admit, when going to the China Town in D.C. I was hoping to find a grungy Chinese restaurant with some Dim Sum. This was proven to be a bigger challenge than it seemed. We went to many restaurants in the area and in...More

Thank Ella K
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Decided to try it based on the good reviews. However, the food was not great. We order the kong pow chicken & shrimp and the shrimp had an overwhelming bleach taste. It was horrible. We had to send it back. The other dishes we had,...More

Thank SparklingRitz
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

This is my favorite Chinese restaurant in DC's Chinatown. Food is always good and has inexpensive lunch specials

Thank CindyFromAnnapolis
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

While the service, and decor leave a bit to be desired, the quality of the food and portions is excellent. Just for the food alone, I would definitely return here again. Recommend if you like Chinese food

Thank James N
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

The entrees were very good. Order the chicken and mixed veggies. Yumm! My usband had General Tso’s and enjoyed that as well.

Thank Samantha D
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We liked the fish with black bean sauce, moo shu pork, and stir fried green beans. Reasonably priced and nicely flavored. Not much atmosphere in the restaurant and service is okay.

Thank DOUGLAS M
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

I went there during the Chinese New Year parade... I was on my own... I was a few minutes late after lunch time... still, I think I deserved better treatment.i asked a beer, and they did not bring a glass for it, I had to...More

Thank Cosimo U
Reviewed 6 February 2018

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 Erin S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, 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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