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Tai Shan - Gaithersburg

19204 Montgomery Village Ave.
Gaithersburg, MD 20886

301-963-8088

Neighborhood: Gaithersburg

Cuisines: Sushi, Dim Sum, Chinese

Opening Hours:
Open Sunday through Thursday 11:30 to 9:45; Friday through Saturday 11:30 to 10:45

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Not Needed

Website: http://

Best Dishes:
Corn soup; house-pickled cucumbers with garlic and finger peppers; fried pork chops with spiced salt; stir-fry of shredded chicken with hot green peppers and leeks.

Price Details:
Main dishes $9.50-$14.95

The Needle: Tai Shan

Beyond the sushi specials and the halfhearted Chinese-American staples, there’s an authentic Chinese restaurant, one of the best in Montgomery County. Also one of the most comfortable, with padded booths set down in a spacious dining room festooned with red lanterns. A tureen-size bowl of corn soup and a dish of house-pickled cucumbers with slivers of garlic and finger peppers get a meal off to a strong start. From there, look to a plate of fried pork chops doused with spiced salt and a greaseless stir-fry of shredded chicken with hot green peppers and leeks. On weekends, the Shanghai-style dim sum served from 11:30 to 2:30 is excellent.

-August 2009