Eater DC: 15 Essential Chinese Restaurants

Eater DC: 15 Essential Chinese Restaurants

The D.C. area is home to many worthy Chinese restaurants — even if it can mean traveling outside the city limits more often than not. Places like Rockville, Bethesda, and Fairfax County are home to seriously satisfying Chinese cooking, from fiery Sichuan noodles at Asian Origin to the savory soup dumplings at Shanghai Taste.

And although D.C.’s own Chinatown has faded from prominence, the District does feature a crop of noteworthy and innovative Chinese eatery. The Chinese-Korean fusion happening at Barracks Row newcomer Chiko blends nostalgia with a modern aesthetic, while the dishes at stylishTiger Fork in Blagden Alley draw upon the street foods of Hong Kong. For something truly unique, make the trip to Dolan Uyghur in Cleveland Park.

Check out the map over at Eater DC.

(Photo of The Source by Travis Mitchell)

Travis moved to D.C. in 2007 has written about the city's diverse food scene for a number of outlets over the years, including Eater DC, Washington City Paper, Washingtonian and DCist, where he was formerly the food editor.