Peter Chang's China Cafe

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Details
11424 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 364-1688
Chinese, Asian
$
Hours
Mon–Thu: 11:00 AM–3:00 PM Fri: 11:00 AM–3:00 PM Sat: 11:00 AM–10:00 PM Sun: 11:00 AM–9:00 PM

The famously peripatetic chef Peter Chang, known for his superior Szechuan cuisine and a propensity to disappear… er… move about in the American southeast, has been a little easier to find over the past five years since forming a business partnership with Gen Lee, a semi-retired Chinese chef. Indeed, the question has gone from, “Where is Peter Chang?” to “Which of his six (and soon to be seven) Virginia restaurants is the chef cooking at on any given day?” The quality is good at all of them, and the menus are almost identical. Peter Chang's China Cafe in Fredericksburg, neither the oldest nor the newest of his establishments, is a good place to start — but any of Chang's locations (also including Williamsburg, Charlottesville, Short Pump [Richmond], Arlington, and Virginia Beach, with Rockville soon to come), all in Virginia, will provide a similarly satisfying (and spicy) experience. Try Chang's famous scallion bubble pancakes with curry sauce, and/or the Sichuan-style dry-fried eggplant, spicy dan dan noodles, fried boneless whole fish with pine nuts, pigs’ feet stir-fried with dried chiles and Sichuan peppercorns, and most anything on the “Chefs’ Specialties” section of the menu

— Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Restaurants, April 1, 2015

Foursquare Tips

  • Order a few dishes of different meats and vegetables that you all want to try. The entire idea is to share, family style. No two people should order the same thing.
  • The Spicy Dan Dan Noodles are infused with fiery heat from the punishingly delicious Sichuan chillies. Theres no shame in asking for a side of white rice to cool things down.
  • Beef cilantro hot pot .#72 very delicious & a huge portion.
  • Try their scallion pancakes!
  • Spicy numbing hot pot
  • On a menu filled with adventurous dishes, the $7.50 general tso's chicken is a great crowd pleaser, especially for those 10 and under who aren't (ever) in the mood for something unfamiliar.
  • The Summer Specials menu has some unique and interesting items. I highly recommend the cold cabbage with chili oil appetizer!
  • Three pepper beef is unbelievable.
  • 545 on a wed, packed. Dumplings were dry, reminded me of TJs frozen gyoza. Order #80 for dinner-eggplant was mushy. Bubble pancakes a must
  • We ended up not ordering. They do not do "to go" orders anymore. Wtf????
  • Get the Peter Chang duck! #28
  • Dry fried ANYTHING, scallion pancakes, whole fish, chicken hot pot, twice cooked pork belly, grandmas sweet and sour pork. Everything we've tried has been phenomenal
  • Order the Bamboo Chicken!
  • Food was OK..too crowded and noisy
  • Food is fantastic! Need another Sapporo!
  • Fried mushroom appetizer to die for
  • Scallion bubble pancake good but get some duck sauce with it. Hot and sour soup excellent. Orange beef really good but prepare to sweat! Spicy!
  • Three words: BANG BANG SHRIMP
  • Make reservations. Order Dan Dan noodles or Shanghai Tofu Skin Rolls for appetizer, or both.
  • Duck & Pork Meatballs Soup was phenomenal. As Peter said when he visited our table, don't waste your time on lo mein :)