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China Express Take Out

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8501 N Lake Blvd, Kings Beach, CA 96143
530-546-7788
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  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Typical Chinese / Filthy Restaurant: Take-Out Only!!

If you're looking for nothing fancy chinese food, classic dishes, adequately prepared, this fits the bill. If you're looking for a nice restaurant with atmosphere and service--no f-ing way. I called to order take-out to give it a try after reading the other reviews. I sampled the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Bryan S
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Bloomington, Illinois
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Bloomington, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

If you're looking for nothing fancy chinese food, classic dishes, adequately prepared, this fits the bill. If you're looking for a nice restaurant with atmosphere and service--no f-ing way. I called to order take-out to give it a try after reading the other reviews. I sampled the following: WonTon Soup: decent, but smelled a slightly smokey or burnt Crab Rangoon:... More 

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gaelzimmerman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

great great great for chinese food hole in the wall restaurant but food is excellent. Authentic chinese food and delicious

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Tahoe Vista
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The food is greasy and and bland. Service is mostly take out and can be rude. It seems to be family operated and it is not uncommon to hear them argue and shout at each other. I would avoid it unless you're desperate for some greasy chowmein or spring rolls.

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Redwood City, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The staff is nice and they make the food quick and its hot. The portions for the value is good. Its not San Francisco folks, but its pretty good for the Tahoe Area. They do have 5 tables inside if you don't want to do take out.

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Plantation, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This place is rather old and run down. The food is OK but not what we normally consider good Chinese Food.

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San Francisco, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We used to live in Hongkong, and my daughter-in-law is from China, so we decided to try this restaurant for dinner one night. Never again! The ladies were nice, but they were really slow and unapologetic. At first, we couldn't understand why the service was so slow since we were the only ones in the restaurant, but then we heard... More 

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Capitola
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

This place has really great food. The decor is bad and there is junk stacked everwhere, but I would go back.

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MIAMI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

If you want takeout, this food is ok, not great. There are a few dining tables, too.

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Carlsbad, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Since I am from Taiwan, I love authentic Chinese food and their black bean sauce string bean was the best - like home cook meals. There were other dishes I can't remember as we were there 2010. The price was what you would expect in a tourist area. I would definitely go back again when we visit in the future.... More 

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Kings Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

Authenic Chinese food w/ a lake view. The place is quite homey and not as clean as I would like, but the won ton soup & mu shu pork are quite good. Portions are generous. Some dishes are very good, while others are just okay.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8501 N Lake Blvd, Kings Beach, CA 96143
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Kings Beach
  • Phone Number: 530-546-7788

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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