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The Best Chinese Food in Washington D.C.

Our Nation's capitol is one of the most magical travel destinations in the country. Full of museums and monuments, eclectic neighborhoods and a true, local flavor, DC is a truly unique place. And it doesn't disappoint when it comes to dining choices either. The city's can't-miss restaurant scene offers everything from vegan-friendly steaks to raw bars with a focus on amazing ethnic cuisine. If you're in the mood for Chinese, we put together this list of the best Chinese food in DC so you know where to take your friends next time you're in town.

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2 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:Mala Tang, Dolan Uyghur - Washington DC
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Asian, Unspecified
Neighborhoods:Arlington, Cleveland Park
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Mala Tang

501 reviews
Come one, come all to sample some of the best Chinese food in DC - and have the experience of a lifetime! This awesome casual dining spot in the Arlington neighborhood of DC finds inspirations in the street food of Chengdu. That’s where diners find the streets filled with tables of bubbling hot pots with all kinds of dried chiles bobbing around in the oily red broth. Mala Tang recommends one hot pot per guest - they sit on a portable burner with an array of small plates filled with fresh ingredients. Select a piece of food and drop each one into the broth to cook it - then dip each item into the delicious sauces. They offer proteins like chicken, lamb, all-natural beef, seafood and more.

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Dolan Uyghur - Washington DC

Cleveland Park
113 reviews
This is a very unique restaurant that serves up traditional Uyghur cuisine, which are foods that aren’t found in many places in the United States. Dolan provides a taste of this culture and features a variety of dishes that represent the flavors and ingredients most often used. Uyghur’s are a Turkic ethnic group who now mostly live in a province in Northwest China. The most essential dishes are Laghman, which use pulled noodles as a base. Fans also love their special dumplings, called manti. The food here incorporates qualities and spices from both Chinese and Middle Eastern Cooking. Plus, it is a perfect central location right on Connecticut Avenue.

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