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ChinaTown Express
Chinese Restaurant$$
Today 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
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746 6th St NW Washington, DC 20001
746 6th St NWUSDCWashington20001
$$Chinese Restaurant, Asian RestaurantToday 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am – 11:00 pmTuesday 10:00 am – 11:00 pmWednesday 10:00 am – 11:00 pmThursday 10:00 am – 11:00 pmFriday 10:00 am – 11:00 pmSaturday 10:00 am – 11:00 pmSunday 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
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Chinatown Express is a family-run restaurant located in the heart of Chinatown serving fresh hand-made noodles, dumplings, and steamed pork buns.
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Family-run Chinese joint serving handmade noodles (spun in front of the window) & dumplings.- Google
People talk about fresh noodles, roast duck, authentic chinese, hand pulled noodles and front window
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Meg Smith
reviewed a month ago
Upon entering, you're greeted with an assortment of odors, some better than others. But you don't come here for the ambiance — the handmade noodles more than make up for the shabby decor. Soft yet chewy and always fresh, the noodles are delicious slurped from a bowl of soup or piled high on a plate of stir-fried veggies. (And they're even better doused in the house-made pickled garlic.) Sesame chicken is spot-on and tasty, though the duck is fairly fatty, not particularly crispy, and not their strong suit. As for the free bottomless hot tea, it's some of the best I've had this side of China.
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Nicholas Sammons
reviewed 3 months ago
A couple definite cons to this place. The service is so-so. Sometimes dishes and cutlery arrive in a state that makes one wonder as the to the level of attention given to cleanliness. The consistency can also be a little hit or miss. I've had soups come out luke warm before. So all this said, I do like dropping by Chinatown Express when I'm in the mood for some Chinese takeout. Their hand made noodles are hands down awesome, and they make a couple soups which include said noodles that are hearty, satisfying and sophisticated. Great prices to boot.
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DE RES
reviewed in the last week
So so Chinese food, even the acclaimed handmade dumplings and noodles... one more disappointing restaurant experience in DC...
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Brandon Király
reviewed 2 months ago
I though I would pop in to get an authentic chinese dish that I love, Mapo tofu. It seemed legit enough with the fresh noodles and whole roast duck in the window, but I was highly disappointed. It looked like mapo tofu, but it was nowhere near what I was expecting. There was no Szechuan pepper, no chiles. It was not hot nor numbing. It wasn't supposed to be a vegetatian dish; there was no ground beef or pork. No leeks and it the smell was really garlicky. I would say it was the worst mapo tofu I've ordered, but it was better than stir fried vegetables and tofu over rice called mapo tofu I was once served at another restaurant.
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WS Chan
reviewed 7 months ago
If you're of Chinese heritage or have tasted good Chinese food, you'll be bitterly disappointed. The steamed pork dumplings and flat fried rice noodles with beef came out in under 2 minutes! It usually takes about 10-15 minutes to steam these dumplings and at least 5 minutes to stir fry noodles. This just suggest that food was already prepared (not piping hot either). 2 leaves of Chinese cabbage leaves which lined the bamboo steamer were yellow and overcooked plus the dumpling pastry was doughy and stale. As for flavour, these dumplings are supposed to be juicy, flavoursome morsels and the rice noodles should be a bit on the oily side and tasty. Sadly, none of these 'lived up' to how it should be.
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Arthur Y
reviewed 10 months ago
Worst Chinese food i ever have in a Chinatown. Pork Bun is not fresh make, they bought it from frozen. The should have used ginger vinegar, instead of soy sauce for Pork Bun. (Traditional Chinese Knowledge.) Roast Pork Noodles: Worst roast pork, worst then the one you get from Chinese take out places. I rather eat instant noodles, taste better then its fresh noodle.

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