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Forbidden City Chinese Restaurant

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4024 Bay Road, Saginaw, MI 48603-1201
989-799-9340
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Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Chinese

Food has been up and down over the decades it's been in business. But my recent visit was great. I had ginger and garlic dish that was great. Could taste the fresh ginger. Granted it may not be your thing, but they use good ingredients and the food tastes great. The decor hasn't changed a bit. Like... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
chuckwagon524
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Food has been up and down over the decades it's been in business. But my recent visit was great. I had ginger and garlic dish that was great. Could taste the fresh ginger. Granted it may not be your thing, but they use good ingredients and the food tastes great. The decor hasn't changed a bit. Like coming home.

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Thank chuckwagon524
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

I have been coming here since I was a child. One can always count on great food. The shrimp with green peas has always been my favorite. Try an authentic dish from the Korean menu. You won't be disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

dishes here are unique and taste good - like the soup, the tea, and the traditional Chinese dishes will go again

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

First time to this restaurant and was greeted by a very friendly lady. Good, prompt and friendly service. Loved the oriental decor and the food was delicious. We had the Mongolian Beef and Chicken which was spicy and delicious. Would definitely return on our next visit to Saginaw.

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Thank Anne Marie C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

We love this place the sizzling rice soup is the best. Moo shue pork I could eat every day. The food is fresh and hot when you get it. This is a regular for us.

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Thank kellie-jo
Holly, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

The food and decor has not changed since it opened in the early 80s. Consistent high quality food. Sizzling rice soup always brings a smile when you hear the crackle of rice hitting the liquid. No matter what you order here- you can't go wrong.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

I moved six hours away and still think about the Sweet and Sour Chicken when I'm craving Chinese in the U.P. I really miss living a few miles away... the food and service has always been really good. For a college student, the prices were reasonable for the generous portions. Next time I'm downstate, it will be one of the... More 

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Thank Justine D
Saginaw, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I first ate at Forbidden City in 1974 and they were one of the very few Chinese restaurants in the area that served authentic Chinese food. Well they have go thru many owners and cooks since then so good and some not so good, in fact the last time I ate there was very disappointing, but I'm glad to say... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I absolutely love everything about this restaurant, from its unassuming appearance, to the friendly staff and amazing cuisine. I highly recommend the sizzling rice soup, egg rolls, and Mongolian beef, though you can't go wrong with any of their entrees!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This review is from a visit on 2-28-2015. I had Generals chicken and my wife had cashew chicken both were very good. this was the first time I have been here so I can't vouched for consistency of their food but I would definitely return to dine again. This was take out so I do not know how the wait... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4024 Bay Road, Saginaw, MI 48603-1201
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Saginaw
  • Phone Number: 989-799-9340

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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