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3800 S Tamiami Trl, #26A, Sarasota, FL 34239-6908
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Wayne, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Sometimes the food is great, getting you to go back. Then when you go back is overcooked and rice crunchy. Of course, I would love it great so I could go more often, but since its so irratic I can only rate it as average.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

We had a taste for chinese, so we ordered a take out. Food was OK. You can choose to eat there or pick it up yourself or get it delivered..

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

Menu is classic Chinese to-go food options that make grabbing a quick Chinese combo meal reasonable. Definitely an option when in this area of town.

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Thank scbleo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

Don't waste your money... The menu said New York style... Ammm .. Not even close.. If you enjoy overcooked, fried, mushy grey, bland Chinese food, then this is a place for you...

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Sarasota, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

Two years ago this restaurant served up a quality, satisfying meal at a fair price. A year ago there take out was so poor that we stopped ordering from them. This past weekend we decided to give them a second chance so we ordered Mongolian beef. Here is a breakdown of that $9.75 dish: Two ounces of shredded beef On... More 

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Thank wayne m
Cape Haze, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015 via mobile

Just had the opportunity to try these - I am very picky I loved them - great filling perfectly fried on one side only No deep fat frying here An order is 8 dumplings and the Dipping sauce was perfect Just add little hot chili sauce Also an added bonus they reheat and are still great Voted the Best of... More 

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Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2015

Nice menu, good size portions but what happened to the taste. Hot and Sour soup was neither hot or sour...bland. Chicken in Garlic sauce ordered "extra spicy (which they repeated back to me) was essentially chicken in brown sauce with some vegetables...no garlic flavor and not even a little spice. I don't know what happened to this restaurant...it used to... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2015 via mobile

If this is the best Chinese food in Sarasota, I am sad. The service was relatively fast and inexpensive for lunch, but quality and flavor were lacking. Chinese food is not supposed to be bland. It should be fresh and full of flavor. I saw them cook it - I don't know how it could have gone so wrong. The... More 

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Sarasota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2014

Friendly and quick service with a good value for the cost. Solid Chinese food but not overly spiced. My son loves the General Tso's Tofu - crispy fried nuggets of tofu with a slightly spicy and sweet sauce - a unique dish that I have not seen elsewhere. Last year we played paper airplanes with the owner's sons while waiting... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2014

We recently ordered Kung Pao shrimp and Mongolian Beef from China taste and both dishes were terrible. I am a skilled amateur chef and have traveled the world and know that Kung Pao Shrimp was developed from authentic Sichuan style Kung Pao Chicken with a slightly spicy and sweet taste. The dish makes use of prawns or shrimp, garlic, green... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3800 S Tamiami Trl, #26A, Sarasota, FL 34239-6908
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
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Next to Publix Supermarket and CVS.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?