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Long-time Pentagon City restaurant Tasteful Delight appears to be closed

Tasteful Delight in Pentagon City now appears closed (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

It appears that Pentagon City mainstay Tasteful Delight has closed.

The signage is now gone at the long-time Chinese food restaurant on S. Joyce Street. There’s also a lock on the door, plus the interior looks like it has been cleared out. As further proof, online ordering is no longer available on the restaurant’s website and its phone line has been disconnected.

It’s unclear when exactly Tasteful Delight did serve its last meal, with the last Yelp review being from early September.

ARLnow has reached out to the email listed on the restaurant’s website but has yet to hear back as of publication.

Earlier this week, a tip came in that expressed disappointment that the restaurant had closed because “the food was really good.” On NextDoor, there was similar sentiment.

“It was by far the best American style Chinese food I’ve food in the area.” Another says that they “feared” the day it would close and “almost fell to my knees cursing the sky” when they realized they would no longer be able to order from there. Overall, Tasteful Delight garnered 3.5 stars on Yelp.

The restaurant was open at 1301 S. Joyce Street for at least a decade, outlasting until now all the turnover that’s been going on at Pentagon Row — also known as Westpost — over the last two years.

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