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Cafe 88

923 Preston Ave, Ste G, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4446
+1 434-293-9888
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
16 Nov 2016
“Great Food”
29 Sep 2016
“Good food . . . relaxed atmosphere”
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Chinese, Asian
923 Preston Ave, Ste G, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4446
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

Small place, very limited seating. A plastic spoon and fork kinda place with killer food. I ordered the Hot and Sour Soup and the Amazing Chicken Cox My wife got the Don Don Noodles and the Miso Soup. Everything was fresh, the food was great...More

Thank amosapparel
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Granted, this is not the place you're going to on a first date. It's unadorned and you order your food at the counter and then serve yourself a drink, and will be responsible to bus your own table. On the other hand, the food is...More

Thank ProfessorCharles
Reviewed 7 December 2015

Average setting in Rose Hill shopping center. You go in and order, and then they bring it to your table. Service is pretty quick, and with the location you cna visit the organic food store basically next door, or the bread place a few doors...More

Thank samtrip12345
Reviewed 11 June 2015

This is one of our absolute FAVORITE restaurants in Charlottesville, Va. - a hidden gem. We ate lunch there yesterday and enjoyed it very much - as usual. We shared our favorite - Wonderful Chicken. The proprieter recognized us immediately and knew just what we...More

Thank AnnieMadison_VA
Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

I've been on a dumpling spree, craving the best. These were the second I had in Charlottesville, and win the competition. Yet, I didn't think they were mouth watering. Firstly, they're fried. Nothing wrong with that, I was just hoping for steamed. And the fried...More

Thank vertrude
Reviewed 12 December 2014

This tiny restaurant is located next door to Charlottesville, Va.'s Integral Yoga Health Food Grocery Store on Barrack's Road and not far from the Downtown Mall. It's run by the former owner of Ming Dynasty, and she has plenty of experience preparing excellent Chinese dishes....More

Thank AnnieMadison_VA
Reviewed 17 September 2014

We went here for take-out. The "Heavenly Pie" is actually a set of three large dumplings (the wrapper was like a fried pie dough) filled with chives, vermicelli, greens, and eggs. Outstanding. The scallion pancake was fine; good texture and flavor but very greasy. Then...More

1  Thank claratea
Reviewed 20 August 2014

I thought the reviewer who wrote that phrase in her post hit it on the nail. The restaurant is off the main road (Sticks and Mona Lisa Pasta are in the front of this small strip of stores) and next to Integral Yoga Natural Foods....More

Thank 4NY2VA
Reviewed 11 October 2013

Cafe 88 is short on atmosphere and long on flavor. I have eaten there a number of times ant it is always good. They make a beef soup on Friday and Saturday that is OVER THE TOP!!!!

Thank Kim T
Reviewed 25 June 2012

After driving for six hours we were elated to find this restaurant and eat. The food was good and seems to change often. There seems to be a buddhist inflience although the menu is ot 100% vegetarian They also have a small dim sum menu....More

Thank Lotwell
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 923 Preston Ave, Ste G, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4446
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-293-9888
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