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Forbidden City Chinese Restaurant

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4024 Bay Road, Saginaw, MI 48603-1201
989-799-9340
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Reservations
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
They're Back and as Good as Ever!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
LJB049
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Saginaw, Michigan
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Saginaw, Michigan
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We took two bites, paid for our food and left. Worst Chinese food I've ever experienced. My fiancé had Mongolian chicken and it was not edible. Crap cheese was over cooked and had a nasty texture. Do not eat here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Great food and service! Princess shrimp and mongolian beef, crab cheese I like it!

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Saginaw, Michigan, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This smaller restaurant offers a nice selection of Chinese, and the atmosphere is nice. For a long time it was my daughter's and my favorite "go to" Chinese restaurant. We like the white-meat only almond or cashew chicken.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I’ve been a fan of Forbidden City for years, ever since I was a student at SVSU many years ago. I make it a point to visit at least once whenever I’m in town. The décor is a bit dated and the restaurant is tucked away in a quiet strip mall but don’t let that deter you. The food is... More 

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Bay City, Michigan
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is one of our "go to" places.....I highly recommend Forbidden City! The food is very consistent. The service is top notch. The sizzling rice soup is great and I love the Mongolian Beef. I've had a number of different dishes and they all have been great!

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Englewood
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Love the fried won tons & vegi fried rice! Eat there several times a week when I am in town just to get my fix. Love that they make the vegi fried rice to order so I can delete mushrooms & add extra water chestnuts. Love it!

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Topeka, Kansas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I definitely judge a book by it's cover when it comes to restaurants. Although this restaurant is not sketchy, it does not have the cutest facade. Additionally, the inside decor is a tad dated. HOWEVER...the food is delicious!! I definitely judged, but when I received my egg drop soup, it was some of the best egg drop soup I've ever... 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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?