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Magic Gourd Restaurant

) #1,891 of 2,579 Restaurants in Washington DC €€ - €€€ Chinese, Asian, Fusion
528 23rd St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-2824
+1 202-466-3995
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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good44%
  • Average29%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible3%
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11:00 - 22:00All hours
Chinese, Asian, Fusion
€€ - €€€
528 23rd St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-2824
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came in for a dinner and noticed right away that no one was dining during dinner time. Didn't think anything of it until noticed the dirty walls and best of all found a cockroach under my child's tray which he was using the whole dinner....More

Thank leahcim1021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pretty disappointing. None of the dishes were very good. The "spicy" Kung Pao chicken didn't have a hint of spice.

Thank OliverHPC
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We were surprised at how few the dining options were in the tourtist-y centers of the nation's capitol. With such a high density of buildings, people and traffic, we had anticipated many eateries, all tucked in and among the sights. Not so much! We were...More

Thank TeeSue
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

People were very nice here. We couldn't believe how fast our food got to us. Food was o.k, and I thought reasonably priced. They had the cleanest restroom I have seen in a Chinese restaurant.

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Visted this restaurant several years ago and when we reurned in May 2017 we were greatly pleased that they had retained their great service, quality, and value for money.

Thank artfulc0dger
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Across the street from the State Department in Columbia Plaza, Magic Gourd is the only outpost for Chinese food in the Foggy Bottom area. Graciously decorated with tables covered with white table cloths and traditional Asian décor, it is a place to relax over lunch...More

Thank jeffl499
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We came across this place when we were on a Big Bus tour as it was only a few blocks from one of the stops. The fried rice was excellent but the other entrees we ordered were just ok. The service was overall pretty quick...More

Thank missyh606
Reviewed 8 June 2016

We chose Magic Gourd because it was in walking distance of our hotel and there were some good reviews here. The place was empty when we arrived, but several groups came in while we were eating. The service was good. We enjoyed our server, although...More

1  Thank Rich M
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Our group arranged a little reception at this restaurant. We were very happy with the food we ordered. Very good Chinese food, vegetarian and with meat. The variety was excellent and sauces yummy.

1  Thank santafecarol
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Have been eating at the Magic Gourd for 25 years, which says a lot in itself. Only really good restaurants have that kind of longevity. Many great Chinese food selections on the lunch and dinner menu, as well as the lunch buffet. The atmosphere is...More

Thank StanVA
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 528 23rd St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-2824
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-466-3995
Proudly serving the DC Metro Area authentic Chinese cuisine for over 30 years.
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