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China Palace

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5210 Garrett Rd, Durham, NC 27707
+1 919-493-3088
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on recommendation of family members. The food was fresh and well-prepared, the wait staff friendly and the eating area pleasant. My only suggestion might be to dim the overhead lights some. But, this is a minor comment. We'll definitely return.

Thank StMyH
Durham, North Carolina
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

This is our "go to" for THE BEST authentic Chinese food! Our entire extended family has been customers here for many years. We even book them for special events. From the dishes you'd expect to see in any Americanized Asian place like Kung Pao Chicken or Sweet and Sour Pork or Beef with Brocolli to dishes you might not have... More 

Thank jphite
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Came in for lunch we were the only customers. Initial impression.... Disgusting looks like it hasn't been cleaned in awhile but we were in a hurry and our daughter only wanted egg drop soup for lunch. I had an egg roll that was like soggy cabbage greasy soup in the middle. And the lomein and rice was ok.. Don't come... More 

Thank Stevie c
Durham, North Carolina
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

It is a "far piece" off the Interstates to get to the corner of Garrett and Old Chapel Hill Roads in south-west Durham - but it is worth the detour for tourists passing through to visit the China Palace. And if you live in Durham, why go anywhere else for Chinese food? China Palace has been is business for years... More 

Thank chennirei
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308 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

We felt like takeout so we went here and got home style tofu, pork and snap peas and soup. Everything tasted great and we had lots of left overs. When we got there there was a sign for lamb stew-- it sounded great so I hope we remember to order that next time.

Thank Nancy M
Durham, North Carolina
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176 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

We have been searching Durham for a really good Chinese restaurant. We tried China Palace about a year ago and thought it was ok, and decided to give it another try. It is still just ok. We had wonton soup, which was pretty good, but the crispy noodles that came with it were too hard and not at all tasty.... More 

Thank HarmonCT
Durham, North Carolina, United States
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146 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

I have lived in the area for a while and have heard many good reviews of this place. I have eaten here in the past just a few times and was pleased with my squid dish (generous portion and nice and spicy). This time ordered takeout of Sesame Chicken and Beef and Broccoli and egg rolls. Saw some good reviews... More 

Thank Rachel M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

China Palace in Durham undoubtedly has the best egg rolls in town. The good thing is that the egg rolls have been consistently good for many years and that is the reason that I patronize this restaurant. Great Chinese food at fair prices. Mz Brenda

1 Thank Brenda B
Carolina Beach, NC
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015

I make it a point to have lunch here every time I am in Durham. Small Restaurant with affordable lunch specials. Well prepared flavorful food in large portions.

Thank onegadfly101
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437 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2015

We had driven by this establishments hundreds of times over the years and jokingly called it "China Vegas" after all the flashy lights that are always on at night. Finally decided to pop in for an early dinner on New Year's Eve. There was an elderly Chinese gentleman and two elderly ladies running the place. The interior is modest and... More 

1 Thank TarHeel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5210 Garrett Rd, Durham, NC 27707
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-493-3088

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