Chef Guo

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ChefGuo Imperial Banquet is the artistic creation of California University of Management Honorary Doctor, Master Chef Guo Wenjun. This cuisine makes manifest Master Chef Guo’s thirty years of culinary experience through an elegant Chinese imperial dining setting. ChefGuo’s cuisine is rooted in the mystic Chinese teachings of imperial Chefs and physicians in antiquity and the teachings of his master, Imperial Chef Ding Guangzhou. It is a culinary art that is centered on balance, moderation and complementation and fuses ancient Chinese teachings with modern nutritional science. Each dish is a meticulously crafted culinary work of art that satisfies even the most sophisticated palate. A cuisine that has been served to global leaders at the APEC economic leaders’ meeting numerous times and was always met with high praise by all its esteemed attendees. ChefGuo Imperial Banquet uses only the finest ingredients from around the world.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic 40th birthday celebration! Personal service from Chef Guo himself. Food was delightful and the presentation stunning. We will be back!

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Paul
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I went there for our anniversary. We had a pleasurable experience. Chef Guo and the waitress, Meagan did excellent at their job! Meagan ensured us being satisfied and didn't rush us through; she helped explaining us some dishes. Chef Guo was attentive to the details of dishes, such as right amount of sweetness and sourness. Also, he served us his signature organic tomato/apple ale by himself (and ale was tasty!) Also, Irene (I think she's handling online reservations) did good job communicating with me. I am happy that she texted me instead of calling me because I am deaf so I don't have to worry about missing calls.

We chose Bliss we feel like we're royal. You can't miss his noodles in black bean sauce. I normally see noodles in black bean sauce as a common/street dish, he managed to turn it into a fine dish. The sauce blew me away.

Don't think all small dishes won't fill you up! When we started with three cold Hors d'oeuvre, I thought to myself, "I am sure I won't be full at the end of dinner". Boy, I was wrong, I was satisfyingly full after hotpot and noodles.

I hope we can find another reason, than our anniversary, to come back again!

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vipRUGRAD
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

An oasis of fine Chinese dining, Chef Guo is one of the best meals and dining experience in the DC area. The multi dish set meal, with impeccable service and beautiful presentation, is an experience seldom found in the suburbs. The food is outstanding, with tastes with a variety of tastes and textures, and rivals some of the best in the DMV. The dining room is serene. While expensive, Chef Guo is worth every penny.

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ShaneM
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

I must say odd location but once inside you'd never know it. Food was excellent. Rare to have the actual chef actually making the food as opposed to never being there. While Chef Guo may not be a well known celebrity chef here in the US he appears to be in China and having him working in the kitchen involved in every course was refreshing and exciting. Each course is small but there are many of them and I was completely stuffed by the end. Overall a very good experience.

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Sean
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing gourmet Chinese food like you've never had before! Master Chef Guo is truly in a class of his own as he blends ancient Chinese cooking with modern culinary/nutritional science. A must-try, and I definitely think this place is deserving of Michelin recognition... It's off the beaten path, so may need more time to gather a bigger following.

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vipFoodie
Washington DC
116 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing interesting experience. It's very rare to get a high end multi-coursed meal with Asian food. Food tasted fantastic and presentation was some of the best I've ever seen in my life

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ANDREWC
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the one of the best restaurant I've been to. The hospitality of the staff was so nice, and the food was full of creativity. Must Visit!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came here on my birthday and absolutely love the ambience of the restaurant. We ordered the tasting menu, the food was prepared artfully and all had a delicious taste. We appreciate the Chinese cooking technique with French influences. I will definitely come back on special occasions.

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YeqinW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is phenomenal! We spent a wonderful night here for our anniversary!
Great presentation without being pretentious. They certainly made our day special. Don't be fooled by its location nor exterior though. This is truly fine dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s truly Exceptional experience in a lifetime.I am not even sure there are words that will let me explain this experience. The food was outstanding and the service was also exceptional. It is a little expensive but for that once in a lifetime treat it is definitely worth it. The servers wear the Chinese imperial style uniforms perfectly matched with restaurant environments. The foir gras was the best I have ever had. The surprises and delights just kept coming!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best dinner i’ve had! Greate attention to detail for service! Dishes are beautifully presented and taste delicious! Can’t wait to go back!

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SallyL
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An absolute pleasing experience. They serve very delicious foods, and the service is phenomenal. Looking forward to come back with my coworks.

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience! The restaurnt is beautiful, clean, and calm. The presentation of each course was stunning and taste delicious. Absolutley worth your time and money.

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AndrewC
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never had fine Chinese food before, it definitely met all my expectations! Each course of the meal is beautifully presented and delicious. The staff was outstanding and super professional. I will be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had an amazing experience at Chef Guo. 12 courses menu can’t find in any other Chinese restaurant. The food and atmosphere are outstanding. It was excellent choice for out anniversary. My wife can’t wait to try another menu. I think they have three different menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Authentic Chinese imperial cuisines!If you are a healthy eater and want to try some modern Chinese food, definitely recommend this place! I have been many upscale French, Japanese restaurants. This is one of the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great presentation without being pretentious. They certainly made our anniversary special. Don't be fooled by its location nor exterior. This is fine dining.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

CHEF GUO World famous chef, Chinese national treasure chef, the most famous chef in contemporary China. The dishes are so beautiful, so rich, exquisite royal color tableware, all use more than ten kinds of vegetarian materials such as natural ingredients, fungi, etc. It is really the top brand of the top Chinese food in the United States.

郭大师世界名厨,中国国宝级厨师,中国当代最顶级的名厨!菜如此美丽,如此丰盛,精致的皇家色彩的餐具, 全部使用天然食材,菌类等十多种素食材料熬汤提鲜,美国最顶级高端中餐第一品牌!

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JohnL
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unique preparation and delicious tasting menu.The atmosphere and service are exceptional. Staff is very friendly and welcoming. Worth the visit again.

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TiffanyL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I really enjoyed having lunch at Chef Guo. The food is designed with care, and every bite was unique. I could feel all of their effort from each every dish. Can't wait to return for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb! If you want to try some high standard chinese food, come here. Place looks classy, every bite was delicious, and service is uniquelt courteous. Deserving of my 5 stars.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend recommended this spot. Well, we had a wonderful lunch experience for both the food and service. The atmosphere is beautify, calm, and perfect for you to enjoy each course. Definitely a place I would come back to.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best service ever! The server was warm and welcoming when we arrived . You will feel like home! The food is fresh, tasty, and beautifully presented. Appreciated the great experience, and definitely goanna come back when we want to treat ourselves again.

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KEVINZ
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came here for luch. If you want a high end experience, this is a good option. Place is gorgeous, food had a lot of flavor, and the waiter was very attentive. Probably the best thing i've had in long time. No doubt about coming back here.

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FRANKH
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb restaurant. I had an amazing dinner experience here with my friends. The dinning romm is very classy. Our server is very attentive, he worked tirelessly to make sure our dinner was perfect. Every course of the meal was better than the last. Fabulous choice for a special occasion.

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YIDING
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for the tasting menu with colleagues during lunch time. The service and quality of food is top notch. Each bite was the perfect balance of flavor. It was a great experence, I highly recommend this restaurant for everyone.

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SusannaS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

Beautiful ambiance and presentation of the food. Not my preferred Chinese food to eat

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews