I was traveling from Northern Va and checked the reviews naively believely the good reviews. What a mistake. The food at best was average/below average. My friend had something drowned in gravy. My sesame chicken also had something poured over top. The rice tasted warmed over. The prices were reasonable.
If I hadn't been fooled by the good reviews, I wouldn't be writing the truth about this restaurant. Businesses are struggling in today's market but the truth eventually comes out to the benefit of the patrons.
I travel to China at least five times a year as well as to Taiwan. The food at China Gourmet is the most authentic Chinese food in Winchester. If you want authentic Chinese food this is the place to go. If your taste is for American-Chinese then it will not for you. I have been going there over 15 years and have never had a bad meal. In fact, Chna Gourmet caters my yearly Chinese New Year's Party and everyone marvels at the quality of the food. If you want to experience real Chinese food, this is the place to go. The husband and wife team that runs this resataurant are fantastic.
Nasty! I wish I had checked the reviews before ordering from here. The food looked and tasted as though it was prepared several days prior. Most of it went into the trash. Do not eat here if you value your health. I only gave it one star because that is the minimum allowed.
We had been using a nearby Chinese restaurant, Bamboo Garden, and decided to try something different. We tried China Gourmet. Let's say, there's nothing gourmet about it. When the food arrived, it smelled like the smoke from cigarettes the guy who delivered it was surely smoking. Then, the food's sauces were far too heavy and there was too much PLUS it had no taste. I would NOT recommend this place to anyone. If you've had it and it was good, then you got lucky. Never again.
This place is undoubtedly the best in town! I have been going here for years and the food is always great. You could not ask for better service. Sometimes even the owners serve you. I have tried many Chinese restaurants in the area and China Gourmet has the absolute best Hot & Sour Soup anywhere. Great prices, too. Generous portions. They are also willing to accomodate special requests, such as not too spicy or super spicy or can-I-have-this-without-the that! I have NEVER had anything here that wasn't top notch. I am ashamed to admit that I have held out on writing a review on China Gourmet because I didn't want other folks to know about my favorite restaurant. I wanted to keep it all to myself! Finally, realizing what an injustice I was doing to the restaurant and to potential customers, I hereby submit my review. And as noted in a prior review by someone, a makeover was needed and I was at China Gourmet just 2 weeks ago and can gladly say that the outside looks wonderful and the inside looks great, too. New booths have been in place for a while but now they have new flooring that really brightens up the restaurant. If you want great food and great service for a great price, you have to eat at China Gourmet!!!
I think the food is healthier than most chinese resturants (tends to be less greasy, no artifical coloring, less salty). Hot and sour soup is awesome, could use more tofu, egg and bamboo shoot). Food overall is great when compared to the area. Service is always nice. Inside could use a makeover.
wow, great Chinese food, good portions, good prices! yes, you can get great Chinese food in a small town setting, and the service is always friendly. They have the full range of menu options, even duck is on the menu. Hot & Sour Soup is spicier than most -- get that extra kick! I come here every time I visit my parents in Winchester.
They can make noodle soup for you too, when you need comfort food and something healthier.
Free delivery is available too, for when you get that craving for Chinese too or get home a bit late to cook and need to eat something delicious