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3587 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9751
+1 828-898-3533
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Holbrook, New York
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132 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is a small restaurant/takeout in a very small town. We got wonton soup and chicken and broccoli. Both were as good as I expected for a little place basically in the middle of nowhere. There were about 8 or so tables if you wanted to eat it there. We took ours back to our hotel.

Thank Phyllis10
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I've only tried the weekend buffet. Standard stuff. The staff is friendly and the place is clean, price is moderate.

Thank Pat D
Charlotte, North Carolina
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Just wanted some Chinese food and this was close to our resort. The food was pretty average ; we had the hunan chicken and shrimp egg rolls. the egg rolls were above average.

Thank 2mdoves
Sequim, Washington
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is a small eatery, a few tables but mostly takeout. The combination plates are generous. Husband and I could have split a meal. Lively take out business. eat with plastic utensils.

Thank mcnwife
Fort Myers, Florida
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Did a take-out Pork Egg Foo Yung and Shrimp in Lobster Sauce, two of our favorite meals. Wasn't really bad and wasn't really good. Just didn't have any flavor. Service was fast and the staff was friendly. Will try again.

Thank Travis R
Newark, New Jersey
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Primarily a take out place. Fast service. Food ok but nothing special. Shrimp lo mein a bit pasty. Don't get the sweet-sour chicken unless you like chicken McNuggets with dipping sauce on the side and zero veggies/fruits. Very average rural Chinese.

Thank NJPlainsman
Banner Elk, North Carolina
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Good solid Chinese food.... Nothing special, but it's tasty and they get it fixed quickly! I like the shrimp fried rice.

Thank Dale J
Newland, North Carolina
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Friendly staff, very reasonable prices. Wonderful food whether you eat in or take out. Awesome buffet available certain hours. Quick service, you may also call in an order if you wish.

Thank 90Ted72
Jacksonville, Florida
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

While up here we always have to stop for their food . Always awesome, clean and busy! Good food!! Their luncheon buffet is available until 3:30.

Thank Janet H
Telford, Tennessee, United States
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

China House serves a purpose in the area: provide a cheap buffet. Patrons at lunch are mostly blue collar guys who take advantage of the buffet line which is not particularly varied or interesting but is all you can stomach. Standard egg roll, fried rice, soup, chicken with brocoli with the clearish sauce, beef with brocoli with the brown sauce,... More 

Thank Jim A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3587 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9751
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: +1 828-898-3533

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