China Jade

16805 Crabbs Branch Way
Rockville, MD 20855


Neighborhood: Rockville

Cuisines: Szechuan, Cantonese, Chinese

Opening Hours:
Open daily 11 AM to 10 PM.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Not Needed


Best Dishes:
Wontons in chili oil; pickled cucumber; chicken soup with mustard greens and noodles; chicken with ginger-scallion sauce; cumin fish; Kung Pao chicken.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Good for Groups

Cheap Eats 2010: China Jade

100 great places that offer great food at low prices.

Why go: In northern Rockville, the Washington area’s new center of Chinese cooking, this revamped kitchen—operated by the folks who run Falls Church’s Szechuan-themed Hong Kong Palace—sends out dishes as exciting and incendiary as the white-walled dining room isn’t.

What to get: Delicate stuffed wontons in red chili oil; garlicky pickled cucumbers; Kung Pao chicken, Chinese style; cumin-flavored, lightly fried fish tossed with scallions and white onion; steamed chicken with ginger-scallion sauce.

Best for: Dining in groups, the better to roam across all categories of the menu.

Insider tip: Ask your waitress to have the kitchen put together a meal for you. There are risks if you’re not accustomed to organ meats and other exotica, but the rewards are great.

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