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Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! We brought Spicy Fresh Bullfrog and Tremella Soup with Goji and Dates along for the celebration!

County Sheriff Maxwell Uy Visits Chef Lees Element and Bestowed the Sheriff's COIN to the restaurant!

May the 4th with you, together with our delectable summer delicacy: the delightful glutinous rice ball.


a month ago
We tried this Chinese fusion place, and it is superb. We had to wait for a long time to get seated as they were very busy. All the food entries were good, so I definitely recommend this place. We ordered orange chicken, eggpant with basil, green beans, and whole fish, and they were all delicious. They do have different menus than regular Chinese food, so it was good to try these entries. I definitely recommend this place.
- Manisha S
3 weeks ago
Insanely tasty Sichuan food place. Don't be fooled by the 1 star reviews those people had a singular bad experience. This place is quite consistently amazing. All the food is unique and well prepared. The beef noodle soup is god tier. Also the cauliflower is unlike any other Chinese place in the area.
3 months ago
4.5 rating is probably more accurate. This has become our go to place for Chinese in Gaithersburg. A good selection of mostly Szechuan style spice dishes. Bullfrogs are nice if you are into that. Certainly a bit pricey but I’d recommend for its authenticity.
- Hao P

Chef Lee's Element A.K.A 小厨厚德

      Szechuan (Szechwan/Sichuan) cuisine originated in the Sichuan Province of southwestern China. It is famed for bold flavors, particularly the pungency and spiciness resulting from liberal use of garlic and chili peppers, as well as the unique flavor of the Sichuan peppercorn. Although it is most famous for the electrifying use of chilies and lip-tingling Sichuan peppercorns, the heart of the local style of cooking lies in the artful mixing of flavors, hence the name of restaurant "ELEMENT". Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, was designated by UNESCO to be a city of Gastronomy in 2011.

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521 Quince Orchard Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

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Mon:11:30 AM – 3:00 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Tue:11:30 AM – 3:00 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Wed:11:30 AM – 3:00 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Thu:11:30 AM – 3:00 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Fri:11:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Sat:11:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Sun:11:30 AM – 8:30 PM
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