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Peter Chang's China Grill

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2162 Barracks Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4810
11:00 - 22:00
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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

The atmosphere can be a little sloppy and noise levels can be loud, but the food here is stellar. The seasoning on all of the vegetable dishes is second to none. I absolutely love the spiciness of the food and the numbing chili is very unique. Definitely recommend for a different sort of Chinese food experience than one gets at... More 

Thank KelleyDVD
Fairfax, Virginia
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2015

Based on recommendations from some Asian UVA students, we dined here. The food was excellent! I will probably order Basil Eggplant in Clay Pot again. If you like spicy vegetarian dishes, you might try spicy vegetarian chicken or eggplant with spicy garlic. Craig Herberg

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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467 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2015

This place has been talked about a lot in Charlottesville- what a great chef, etc. Went with the family for a try. It's "OK" not great. A bit higher in price than some. Staff seemed to rush us, but were pleasant enough. General Tsao was good, not great. pork dish was a lot more spicy than I like (and not... More 

2 Thank samtrip12345
Annapolis, Maryland
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233 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2015

When in Charlottesville, I usually head to Taste of China for a meal or two, but I decided to branch out on this last visit and try Peter Chang’s China Grill. I was not disappointed. Chef Peter Chang headed up the kitchen at Taste of China until 2010, when he moved out and set up his own restaurant group in... More 

2 Thank John V
Englewood, Florida
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86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2015 via mobile

We tried the dry fried eggplant app- it was fantastic! Next up, the spicy shrimp and one of the specials- chicken with red peppers and jalapeños. Tried sesame chicken to cool us off. White, brown or fried rice. A nice choice of wine and beers. It's very popular, so you might have to wait a bit. The place is well... More 

Thank Carol S
Ellicott City, Maryland
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2015

Never had better Sichuan fare. Appetizer of lamb skewers over onion petals topped with onion/hot pepper was amazing. Totally unique dish with great flavor and spiciness. Entree was the three spice chicken. This was probably the spiciest dish I have ever had, but the flavor was not overwhelmed by the heat. Another amazing dish. Can't wait to go back and... More 

Thank Boss_Jim
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2015

We enjoyed our meal here... Ambience is nice. It seemed pretty busy but the service was good. Lots of options to choose from in the menu. They have vegetarian options too. I hope they include some more dumpling options (chicken & veg) as that was limited. Nice place to go out with family for some good chinese cuisine.

Thank Neha S
Pelham, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2015

The food was excellent, great flavors, not the usual fare. Prices were pretty typical of Chinese restaurants, maybe a bit higher, but worth every penny. I wish Peter Chang's was closer to where I live in Massachusetts.

Thank rseelig77
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2015

We were expecting something really good and different after all the publicity. We had a very nice dinner, the food was good, the service was just fine, and it wasn't that expensive. But it was just another good Chinese restaurant and not anything special or different. If you haven't been I would say it is worth trying but for us... More 

Thank Downing S
Fort Myers, Florida
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2015

When the waitress suggested an appetizer of a "scallion pancake" the server brought us two balloons full of air with a dipping sauce which were delicious! Tony's entree was HUGE and mine was really good. A great way to spend Christmas ('bout the ONLY way to eat in a commercial place on Christmas day.)

Thank PhyllisAC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2162 Barracks Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4810
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 434-244-9818

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?