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“Awesome Peking Duck” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Peking Gourmet Inn

Peking Gourmet Inn
Ranked #1 of 364 Restaurants in Falls Church
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$50
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Baltimore
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1,009 reviews
764 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
“Awesome Peking Duck”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

The Peking duck here is amazing! It's better than places I've been to in NYC.

There is such craftsmanship when slicing the meat off the duck. Watching the servers here do their thing is a treat in itself. I love how they would even cut the fat off the crispy skin. I appreciate the in-house made pancake wraps for the duck, but it's a little more doughy than it should be.

Other great dishes to get include the Szechuan beef proper and the Szechuan green beans.

Tip: Peking Gourmet Inn accepts reservations, but if you make a reservation for peak hours, expect to get seated 30 minutes after your reservation.

Visited March 2014
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  • English first
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  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Falls Church, Virginia
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Celebrate Occasions with a Duck Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

My wife loves Peking duck and Peking Gourmet is the place we go to celebrate her birthday. It's always crispy and tasty and a fascinating experience to see it carved at your table by a master. The photos on the wall of the famous who have eaten here are a real endorsement for their consistent quality over decades. George Bush Sr. is said to have dined here before his visit to China. When our friends visited from Chicago who are world travelers and gourmet critics asked us for a recommendation for our favorite local Falls Church restaurants, this was on the top of our list and they reported they were delighted with their experience. You must have a reservation or you will have a long wait to be seated!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Fairfax, VA
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nonduck Eaters stay away”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

We are vegetarians so PGI was a big disappointment for us. All the veg dishes were boring and tasted the same. If your idea of vegetarian is an onion, then PGI is right for you. The kitchen lacks basic creativity.

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Connecticut
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237 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Always Fabulous and Consistently On The Money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

We used to reside in Northern VA and loved coming to this restaurant. Recently we were visiting the area, and a visit here is always on the top of our agenda. We made reservations and had the wonderful "Michael" as our server. He is an institution here and manages to always make you feel special. My wife had "Beef Proper," a dish we simply cannot find anywhere else. We also saw the owner on the way out, who was appreciative of the loyalty. Has the neighborhood changed? Not much and it's very safe and has plenty of parking. We wish they were her in Connecticut. Enjoy!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Virigina
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great Duck”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

Have been going there since they first opened. The Peking duck is my favorite. The atmosphere is loud. Always crowded and parking is difficult. Liked it better before Pres. Bush's visits made it so popular. The food makes it worth the little inconveniences mention above.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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