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“Solid value Chinese takeout”
Review of Peking Express

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Peking Express
Ranked #74 of 198 Restaurants in Vienna
Cuisines: Chinese
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

We've been taking out from here seven years. Food reliably good and fairly priced. Crispy beef exceptional, and they give you a free order of dumplings when you spend more than $30.

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Our family had a taste for some good Chinese food. We are new to the Vienna, VA, area, so checked Tripadvisor for some recommendations. We ordered 5 dinners for our family so we could share and sample an assortment of dishes. We tried the Sesame chicken, Mongolian Beef, Cashew Nut Chicken, and Kung Pao Chicken. Those are dishes that are our usual favorites when we eat Chinese cuisine. The Sesame Chicken was fairly good, slightly sweet and lots of good chicken. The Mongolian Beef was the next best, although there seemed to be very little beef compared to all the onions. This dish could have used a lot more flavor. It was really too delicately seasoned so missed the usual sweet/savory combination of flavors that are a hallmark of well-prepared Mongolian Beef. The Kung Pao Chicken is my husband's "go to" Chinese dish--lots of nice meat and veggies, plus chili peppers and plenty of spice, and the nice crunch of peanuts. This Kung Pao Chicken did not have any "pow"--it had no spiciness to it, no heat, and so my husband was very disappointed. Finally, the Cashew Nut chicken, which so often has a very savory brown sauce with plenty of chicken, veggies and delightful cashews, also missed on so many levels. The sauce was almost a tomato base sauce--reddish, a bit tangy (hence the impression of tomato sauce) but mostly a very bland entree. We tried adding soy sauce, but that did not help. Cashews were soft, and it is much nicer to have the contrast of crunchy nuts with the soft chicken. Perhaps folks around here have gotten used to such bland fare, which is sad. Stir fry is a simple method of cooking. Foods should not be soggy and overcooked. But it is the savory sauces that make the dishes and we feel that Peking Kitchen has missed the mark in that area. We cannot recommend this restaurant and will not eat here again.

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Thank Diane S
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

I am not a big fan of Chinese food, however they have a pretty good four seasons chicken dish. They had decent prices and people order out a lot here so it is not really a restaurant.

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Thank SaraiM456
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

This is not really a restaurant...it's a takeout and delivery place. We order from Peking Express about once a week. Ages 10, 17, 50 and 58 enjoy it. Our standard order which we think is very good: Orange chicken (ask for all white meat), Moosho pork, shrimp lo mein, fried dumplings, General Tso chicken (all white meat). Lasts about 3 days. Good prices and consistent!

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Reviewed 10 October 2015

With Wu's garden shutting its doors in 2013, my parents have looked for a replacement in the Vienna area. They chose this restaurant as their new favorite. We ordered from Peking Express for pickup although they offer delivery and have a few tables on site.

Over all, food was very good. We had both steam and fried dumplings along with crab rangoon. All were very good. We also liked both the orange chicken and sweet and sour shrimp. We tried the Crispy beef and it was very well cooked, my wife liked it but it was too well done for me (it may have been designed that way). And finally, the hot and sour soup was much more spicy than the times they ordered it in the past, so my parents were surprised.

Service was good. Our order was waiting for us as promised and was taken correctly.

Over all, four balloons. We would go back there again.

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Thank bssc
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