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China Garden Restaurant

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1100 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209-2249
+1 703-525-5317
06:30 - 04:00
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Baltimore, Maryland
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436 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were seated quickly for our dim sum adventure. We were immediately surrounded by like 4 carts with servers offering their fare. Nothing was really, really good which was disappointing. Most was cold. Would try a different place.

Thank mdgipsy
Fairfax, Virginia
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This restaurant was recommended by a friend, so I took my (4) guests on a Sunday brunch. The place was jam-packed, had to wait for a table, and was excited to taste the food once seated. A dessert cart (sweetened tofu) came first, followed by a cart with a variety of siomai after 15 minutes of waiting !!!!!!!!! Food service... More 

Thank Romel L
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76 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

My only complaint is that the seating isn't very comfortable; but otherwise the restaurant is a good place for either a business lunch or informal gathering of co-workers, a family gathering, or a romantic couple's dinner.

Thank Steve M
Hanover, New Hampshire
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Went for weekend dim sum. Food was just okay. Could have tolerated that until we asked for hot water to make a baby bottle, showing the bottle. The waiter confirmed "for a baby" and then brought a tea pot of hot water. I poured it into the bottle of formula and then looked down to shake it and saw a... More 

Thank E C
1 review
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Greasy food, mostly carbs and low quality. Poor service. Took asking four times to get any vegetables. Tea ran out and no one came to refill. Shrimp too salty. Stay away!

Thank Lisa K
North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Inside the gate, I attempted to ask politely at what time the restaurant is open, but the owner replied with a finger, "Look out of the window. See the sign." I have never ever heard such rude response in the U.S. So I believe the service in this restaurant will be unbelievably terrible, not even to mention about the food.... More 

Thank bluebagandredbike
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792 reviews
549 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 390 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

My partner and I went to China Garden for some dim sum, and overall, it's a very authentic and a Chinese restaurant that is basically an institution. This restaurant has been here for 39 years. It must be doing something right if they can stay put in such a changing landscape like Arlington. We didn't order anything off the menu,... More 

Thank jg325
Ankara, Turkey
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

I came here with my family for Dim Sum on a weekend. The place was crowded, but we got in after about 30 minutes. Service was pretty bad, but that wasn't the problem. The food was mediocre tasting at best. To top it off, we were all sick a few hours later. Do not eat here.

Thank jtspeaks
Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We came here at 11am on a Saturday and it was pretty much empty except for 3-4 tables of the early dim sum crowd. There wasn't a wait for a table but the hostess at the front desk who greeted us was rather curt and unfriendly. She told us we could be seated once everyone in our party was present... More 

Thank tieu58
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I have been here several times for business as it's conveniently located. The food is consistently not great to really not great. Overly greasy, overly salty. The Sunday dim sum is passable. The service is old school not nice. They're not exactly rude but they're cold and brusque. The place is huge, so it can accommodate large parties, but it's... More 

Thank Jeremy H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Chinese, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 04:00
06:30 - 04:00
06:30 - 04:00
06:30 - 04:00
06:30 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1100 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209-2249
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-525-5317

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