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Chen's Garden

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18 E 4th St, Spencer, IA 51301-4009
+1 712-262-2883
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Spencer, Iowa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Chen's Garden is a great Chinese restaurant here in Spencer IA. The staff is friendly and always willing to help. My husband and I ate here several evenings and we were very pleased with our meals. I recommend Chen's Garden to anyone visiting Spencer IA.

Thank jacquelinejackson1
Spirit Lake, Iowa
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Pleasantly surprised when I took my kids to try this place for the first time. Food is really great and so is the service. Prices are affordable and the egg drop soup is the best around!

Thank Laura B
Durant, Oklahoma
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 August 2016

I travel for my job, and have eaten at different Chinese restaurants throughout the northwest, southwest, and mid-west. I was pleasantly surprised to find such a good Chinese restaurant in a small Iowa town. It is a wonderful place to eat Asian/Chinese food and sushi. My husband had the Papa Honey Roll; I had the Salmon Cheese Roll. We also... More 

Thank ibeNuggetfan
Emmetsburg, Iowa
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

The reason I go to Chen's is for the sushi. It's hard to get decent sushi in this part of Iowa, and Chen's does a respectable job. The fish always tastes fresh and the price is right. I've sampled a handful of Chinese dishes off the menu: General Tso's, black pepper chicken, and coconut chicken. The meals were fine, but... More 

Thank Anjou_Lindgren
Saint Louis, Missouri
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95 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

If you go in thinking cool they've got PHO, guess again. It's nothing more than a chicken stock with rice noodles and some sliced beef (tuff as leather). They don't understand what a diced hot pepper is either (I was given a dried chile pepper ???). The service was good and the egg rolls were good.

Thank Jace J
Spencer, Iowa
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Chen's offers great quality Chinese food! Great place for lunch or dinner! Lunch specials are affordable and quick. Also offer Japanese menu (sushi).

Thank Jill T
Spencer, Iowa
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Great food. We only ordered dinner for 2, which could easily feed 4. This is not buffet, but a sit down restaurant. Many choices. Food was always Hot!

Thank lowes2435girl
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2015

We ate at Chen's Garden for Sunday lunch. The restaurant staff was friendly and efficient and the portions were generous. The Cashew Chicken was very tasty, but the Mongolian Beef was not to our liking. We will visit again when we are in the area.

Thank kdlc
Spencer, Iowa, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Good Chinese food. They have expanded their menu to include some Japanese food including Sushi. I have never tried the Sushi as I'm not a fan. The Chinese is excellent. Generous portions and served piping hot.

Thank Barb A
Spencer, Iowa
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2015

What a wonderful place for Chinese food! Not only is it great, but there is usually so much, I get to bring some home for a second meal.

Thank SuzanneVS

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Restaurant Details

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Chinese, Sushi, Asian
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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  • Address: 18 E 4th St, Spencer, IA 51301-4009
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Spencer
  • Phone Number: +1 712-262-2883
They are only about 2 years old. Their phone number is 712-262-2883. Their fax is 712-262-2880.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?