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Nov 23, 2008 01:19 PM

Chinese delivery in the District?

After a few really disappointing chances with Mei Wah - I used to live in Friendship Heights, the one there is SO much better - I need a new Chinese Delivery place.

Mei Wah in Dupont, at least for delivery, is not that great at all.

Normal, American chinese food - criticize it all you want, but sometimes you want it, and sometimes you want it brought to your apartment.

What are some good ones?


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  1. It all depends on where you live in the District. I live in Shaw, close to Logan Circle and I get delivery from Great Wall Szechuan Restaurant on 14th (for when I want decent, spicy Chinese) and Peking Garden on 18th when I want my guilty Chinese-American favorites.

    Great Wall Szechuan Restaurant
    1527 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

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    1. re: botnot

      I had great wall once and it was too greasy for me to get past about 3 bites, and I had to toss it.

      I love the idea, but...I can't stomach the oil.


      I live in north dupont off 17th street, very close to I'm deliverable from a good portion of places (just not Spices in Cleveland Park and Nooshi is unfortunately no where near as tasty)

      1. re: Jeserf

        Peking Garden is who I call when I want Sweet & Sour Chicken, Fried Rice, Crab Rangoons with fake crabmeat or General Tso's Chicken. They fry things properly and the everything is sickly sweet. Which is perfect for me when I want to guiltily indulge in some old school Chinese American food like. I just can't say no to fried food and sugar. If you want to order something other than these things, wellll, I would be a little leery when I order.

    2. Chens on Macarthur Blvd in the Palisades... they deliver to Gtown, Glover Park, AuPark and Spring Valley.

      1. I love Mr. Chen's Organic Chinese. I stopped getting delivery from there when I moved to Dupont (use to live in Adam's Morgan near Woodley Park) because I thought they wouldn't deliver. But I recently was mailed one of their menus, so I took it as a good sign that they are willing to deliver to Dupont.

        Their cold sesame noodles are delicious.

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        1. re: Elyssa

          I agree, this is probably one of the better places for delivery in DC. While I don't believe they actually use organic ingredients, I feel it's a little "cleaner" than a lot of other Chinese places.

          1. re: Elyssa

            I've heard some bad things about them...have you had anything from One Fish Two Fish?

          2. Have you try New Destiny on P street or China Cafe on M? I love their Stir-fry dishes. When I need some noodle soup, I always order the Curry Laksa from Nooshi, which is always delicious and super comforting.

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