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2007 16th Ave, Lewiston, ID 83501-4028
208-746-7876
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  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
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My husband believes dinner here made him sick but I am not sure. I did, however, miss the taste of freshness in the vegetables. Also, the pork rice was greasy and I wondered if the cook changes the cooking oil frequently enough. The lemon chicken had a pasty white look, rather than a clear... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2012
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Sandpoint, Idaho
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Lewiston, Idaho
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Just another Chinese restaraunt? NO WAY! This place is incredible, by far, in my opinion the BEST place in town to eat! Great service, and the owners are friendly and directly involved with customers! I'm lucky enough to live across the street!

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Bend, Oregon
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124 reviews 124 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

If I could give this restaurant zero stars I would. Their lunch buffet was not only extremely disappointing, the food quality and taste was awful. Very little food was put out at the buffet table; it looked as though they had run out of food (this is at 11:45am). I later saw them bringing out food; only a few bites... More 

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Ferndale, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The Buffett was very bad, we felt pressure to sit before looking at the Buffett. My buddie had a bug floating in his water. The best time I had was paying the bill so I could get out if there.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Took visiting family for dinner. Husband n I eat here often. Felt very bad for family as all dishes were below normal standards. Dry noodles. Rice was dry n hard. chicken was very greasy. VERY STINGY WITH SAUCES. we had almond chicken fried rice strawberry chicken house chow mein sweet sour ribs sweet sour prawns white rice pork chow mein... More 

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

My husband believes dinner here made him sick but I am not sure. I did, however, miss the taste of freshness in the vegetables. Also, the pork rice was greasy and I wondered if the cook changes the cooking oil frequently enough. The lemon chicken had a pasty white look, rather than a clear yellow sauce that I am used... More 

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Lewiston, ID
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79 reviews 79 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This is sort of an Americanized Cantonese style which I rather like except there wasn't much similarity to the meals I had in Hong Kong about 1997. But that's ok because my wife and I both like the shrimp, chicken, and pork dishes with the sauces they slather over most everything. I tried,a few times, to order ala carte Mandarin... More 

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Inland Northwest, Us
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117 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

My husband and I ordered different items so that we could try a little of everything....it was ALL good! Will definitely go back!

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Oakland, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

The menu has at least a dozen variations all on the same theme and all seemingly involving almond chicken. We tried all of the Chinese places in the area. One was worse than this. Thai Garden in Clarkston (which has half of its menu Chinese) was hands down the best.

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Lewiston, Idaho
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11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

The serving sizes were hugh and reasonable priced, but taste in the few dishes we ordered were strictlyl for American taste. Little to no use of typical Chinese cooking spices, flavors, and ingredients. Taste was OK, but rated poor as a "Chinese" restaurant. As an American restaurant with a Chinese look, it was Average.

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Boise, Idaho
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9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

Nice place to have lunch. I had halibut and chips, which was very good, with a wonderful cole slaw. My company had yummy sandwiches and clam chowder. Staff was fast and friendly and the place is filled with relics from years gone by, including a model train, which ran on a around the ceiling line, keeping the children entertained.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2007 16th Ave, Lewiston, ID 83501-4028
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Lewiston
  • Phone Number: 208-746-7876

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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