Cheap Eats 2009: A & J Restaurant - Rockville
Great food, low prices, lots of fun
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Cynthia Hacinli, Ann Limpert, Kate Nerenberg, Rina Rapuano
Comments () | Published June 18, 2009
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A & J Restaurant - Rockville
Address: 1319-C Rockville Pike , Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-251-7878
Neighborhood: Rockville
Cuisines: Breakfast, Cantonese, Chinese, Dim Sum
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Friday 11:30am-9pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am-9pm.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Rockville
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Sesame biscuits with sliced pork or beef ; pickled spicy cucumbers; chicken-and-cucumber salad with mustard sauce dan dan noodles; noodles with stewed, ground pork; fried chicken over rice; soy-sauce chicken; chicken soup with noodles and bok choy; musta
Price Details: Dim sum, .95 cents to $5.95.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Why go: There’s no rolling-out of carts, and the emphasis on Northern Chinese–style dim sum means a preponderance of starchy fare. But if these two sparely appointed diners lack the variety and big-event excitement of the more popular Southern-style dim sum halls, they don’t lack for satisfactions. You can cobble together a feast for a relative pittance.

What to get: Thick noodles with sesame sauce or peanut powder or topped with stewed beef; mustard-green soup; garlicky bands of pickled cucumber; boiled peanuts; wontons in red-chili oil; smoked and steamed chicken.

Best for: A good alternative to stir-fries.

Insider tip: Bring cash—the restaurant doesn’t take credit cards or checks.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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