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A & J Restaurant - Annandale

4316-B Markham St.
Annandale, VA

703.813.8181

Neighborhood: Annandale

Cuisines: Breakfast, Chinese, Cantonese, Dim Sum

Opening Hours:
Open Monday through Friday 11:30 to 9, and Saturday and Sunday 10 to 9.

Nearby Metro Stops: Dunn Loring-Merrifield

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Not Needed

Website: http://

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: Kid Friendly

Cheap Eats 2010: A & J Restaurant— Annandale

100 places that offer great food at low prices.


Why go: These Northern-style dim sum parlors—no carts and an emphasis on bread products and noodles rather than the dumplings and steamed dishes of Southern-style dim sum—offer arguably the area’s best bang for the buck. Few restaurants can match them for variety and value.

What to get: Dan dan noodles; pickled spicy cucumbers; salad of shredded chicken and julienned cucumber tossed with a piquant mustard sauce; a small plate of smoked, crisp-skinned chicken in a pool of soy sauce; fried pork with noodles; chicken soup with noodles and bok choy.

Best for: Bargain-minded thrill seekers.

Insider tip: A&J has a short slate of breakfast dishes on Saturday, including a sandwich that encases a scrambled egg between two freshly made sesame cakes—a delicious answer to the McMuffin.

Open Sunday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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