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2046 E Ridgeway Ave, Waterloo, IA 50702-2730
+1 319-232-3928
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Detroit, Michigan
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recent new location with double the seating of the old one. Friendly staff. Quick to go orders all day long. Lots of menu choices. Fresh food. Daily specials.

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Thank davidrK5310LM
waterloo, iowa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This restaurant is by far the best Chinese restaurant anyone can eat at. It is awesome, clean, welcoming, friendly, and everything else added all in one.

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Thank sharonnia2003
Waterloo, Iowa
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58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Went here with some friends and family. I'd have to say that this is the best place to get Chinese in the cedar valley. The service is very friendly and the food is amazing!!! Definitely would recommend anybody to go here. They also have amazing crab ragoons, must have!

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1 Thank Travelreviews84
Waterloo, Iowa
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104 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

I eat lunch here several days a week. The food is fresh and very tasty, and an incredible value. The service is superior to must lunch places.

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1 Thank Kent M
Waterloo, Iowa
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

this is our go to place for really good Chinese food at great prices. so happy they moved to this location. everything looks updated and is nice and clean. the food is great....some things we like aren't on the menu but just ask and they will make it for you.(no chow mein on the menu) the service is very good... More 

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1 Thank Dale H
Iowa
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73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Not sure if new owners took over when they moved but the food is different, and not different in a good way. One of my favorite dishes pre move was their egg foo young. What I received amounted to a fluffy, 1.5" thick omelet with Chinese veggies and a few small hard chunks of chicken. The "gravy" was some kind... More 

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Thank TTIOWA
Iowa
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210 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

One of Waterloo's best deals for a cheap meal of great food. They have been in the town for a long time and recently moved to a more updated cleaner nicer place on Kimball Ave. They have great lunch deals and have plenty of tables and booths to sit at, and offer carry out too. Plus keep them in mind... More 

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1 Thank JGluvsMexico
Oelwein, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

Went there thinking that they would have a buffet. Not the case but ok. Translation with waitress was hard to understand. No general tso or egg fo young on menu. Egg drop soup was strange. Tasted like it had freetos in it. My husband ordered pork fried rice with out carrots and peas. Came out with carrots and peas. After... More 

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Thank Debbie H
Waterloo, Iowa
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Thought we'd give this place a shot since it was in a new location and have heard good things. I ordered Orange Chicken and wife ordered Sesame Chicken. Both chicken dishes tasted like warmed up rubber chicken. You had to chew, chew, and chew some more before you could swallow it. And the taste, ahhhhhh, just horrible. I've had better... More 

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1 Thank Scott T
Iowa
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112 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

I am not from Waterloo. I found it extremely annoying that their old address was listed online, and that we circled an area where their restaurant USED TO BE. When I finally got directions at a gas station, and found the place about 2 miles away, the older Chinese woman was sort of rude. Not the best experience, and I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2046 E Ridgeway Ave, Waterloo, IA 50702-2730
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: +1 319-232-3928

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