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The China Inn

2007 16th Ave, Lewiston, ID 83501-4028
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Ranked #51 of 95 restaurants in Lewiston
Cuisines: Chinese
Most recent review
- Jul 11, 2013
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8 reviews from our community

50% Recommend
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

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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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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71 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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90 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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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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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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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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Lewiston, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

There are a variety of Chinese and Thai restaurants in the valley. The China in is our favorite. The owners are friendly and strive to provided consistent quality of food. Our favorite is the Almond Chicken

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