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China Garden
A celebratory Cantonese eatery with lots of banquet space.
Reviewed By David Dorsen
Comments () | Published October 16, 2006

China Garden
Address: 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: 703-525-5317
Neighborhood: Arlington, Rosslyn, Arlington
Cuisines: Cantonese, Chinese, Dim Sum
Opening Hours: Monday through Thursday 11:30 AM to 10 PM; Friday and Saturday 11:30 AM to 10:30 PM; Sunday 11:30 AM to 10 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Rosslyn
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Clams with chilies and black bean sauce; winter melon and chicken soup; mustard green and duck soup; crab with ginger and scallions; pan-fried whole flounder; grilled shell-on shrimp; steamed rockfish with ginger and scallions; Cantonese-style whole roast
Price Details: Dinner appetizers, $1.25 to $6.75; entrees, $9.95 to $13.95.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Party Space, Good for Groups

From June 2005 Cheap Eats

This place is on the mezzanine of an office building, and it is a celebration place for many in the Chinese-American community. Before you head to China Garden for a Sunday dinner, call to see if a wedding party has preempted the premises. On other evenings, one Chinese society or another may have a dinner, so you might find yourself watching a dragon display along with the society's members.

Go to China Garden for dinner or weekend dim sum, not weekday lunch, when the food is good but not special. Saturday and Sunday mornings at 11:30, a first-rate Cantonese dim sum draws crowds of Chinese and others. In the evenings there's an ambitious menu. Try stir-fried clams with hot chilies and black-bean sauce; fresh crab with ginger and scallions; pan-fried whole flounder; steamed rockfish with ginger and scallions; whole roast squab Cantonese style; king-do pork spareribs, which are really small pork chops; and sizzling chicken with eggplant in a casserole.
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