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410 Union Avenue, Bakersfield, CA
661-325-3311
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Description: Local Chinese restaurant for over 30 years on Union Avenue, Bakersfield...
Local Chinese restaurant for over 30 years on Union Avenue, Bakersfield. Great food and better Mai Tai's!!!
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  • 13
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very good Chinese food in Bakersfield

The food is very good. A good mixture of authentic Chinese food and some "Chinese dishes" invented in USA. A little on the pricey side, but the fact that at least 3 past-US Presidents have dined here should justify their higher price (maybe??). The service was top-notched. Very friendly and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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California
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The food is very good. A good mixture of authentic Chinese food and some "Chinese dishes" invented in USA. A little on the pricey side, but the fact that at least 3 past-US Presidents have dined here should justify their higher price (maybe??). The service was top-notched. Very friendly and efficient. Highly recommend the Walnut Shrimp, Mongolian Beef, but would... More 

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14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I've been to several Chinese restaurants in California. And now I've been to 7 in Bakersfield alone. This by far has the best fried rice and shrimp chow mein that I have eaten.

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Bakersfield, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My husband and I went there for sunday lunch and had: 2 Tsing Taos, ice tea, Mongolian beef with a cup of white rice, seafood stir fry noodle and dumpling. Greasy but tasty, especially the dumpling. Total bill was ±$55, a bit pricey considering the food & atmosphere. Atmosphere: dark & gloomy, a bit old, family style. Waiters were nice.... More 

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Bakersfield, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Great Castle has been serving excellent Chinese food for many years. You must try their pot stickers! Wonderful soups! Kung Poa shrimp! Hot spicy shredded pork! Walnut chicken. So many great dishes. Great lunch menu, too!

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Bakersfield, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We have lived in Bakersfield for more than 25 years and have probably eaten food from the Great Castle over 500 times. I have travelled to China and I am convinced that the two chefs at the Great Castle compete impressively with most restaurants in their homeland. In the final analysis, it is the chef and the quality of the... More 

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

Had a craving for some decent Chinese food and had a recommendation for this restaurant. Did not disappoint. Great friendly staff as well as decent authentic Chinese!

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

One of my families favorite to eat in Bakersfield. You have to try the Walnut Sprimp. It is fantastic. Anything you order will be great. Friendly staff.

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Great Castle has the best Chinese food around! Try the pot stickers, Kung Pao shrimp, tangerine beef, house special squid, won ton soup, hot spicy shredded pork, walnut chicken... So many good dishes.

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6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Busy Saturday night, but the staff was attentive, efficient and nice. I ordered a shrimp dish but wanted more veggies. No problem! They obviously use lots of fresh ripe food to bring out the flavor instead of msg and salt. Many choices on the menu and the place is busy enough to support them. Will definitely go here on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

Food was delicious I would go back again in fact I think this is out new Chinese place to go to, but the only thing I did not like was the receipt was in Chinese so we don't know if they charge for gratuity or not our bill came outt to $158 but it was well worth it.food was delicious... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 410 Union Avenue, Bakersfield, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: 661-325-3311

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

Description

Local Chinese restaurant for over 30 years on Union Avenue, Bakersfield. Great food and better Mai Tai's!!!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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