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“Best Authentic Chinese”
Review of A&J Restaurant

A&J Restaurant
Ranked #21 of 118 Restaurants in Annandale
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: Chinese
Good for: Child-friendly
Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Alexandria, Virginia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Best Authentic Chinese”
Reviewed 5 January 2012

I am Chinese and this is one of the best Chinese restaurents in the US that you can go for authentic northern Chinese food with very reasonable price. I take my friends and coworkers all the time to A&J and no one ever has negative comments about it. I patronize the place at least once a week. You won't got your typical sweet and sour whatever on the menu here but everything on the menu is authentic and delicious. The menu itself is very descriptive and indicative of what's going to come and the quality of food is always consistent. The only downside is it's cash only but I can't imagine that it will cost more than $15 per person. Do give it a try and I am sure that it may be the best Chinese experience you ever have.

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“Authentic Northern Chinese cuisine.”
Reviewed 8 February 2009

Authentic Northern Chinese cuisine.

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“the quality of this chain noodle house is going down...the beef broth noodle taste like plain water....pot sticker is...”
Reviewed 20 October 2008

the quality of this chain noodle house is going down...the beef broth noodle taste like plain water....pot sticker is still ok...

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“One of the only places to find Northern Chinese cuisine in greater DC. Nois more wheat based and includes lots of...”
Reviewed 14 June 2008

One of the only places to find Northern Chinese cuisine in greater DC. Nois more wheat based and includes lots of dumplings, noodles, and various breads. A&J does everything pretty well, and with small dishes you can try a lot of things without overeating. The best time to go is weekends for their Chinese breakfast. Warning though, it will be crowded.

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“I can eat here all the time.”
Reviewed 27 March 2008

I can eat here all the time.

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