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629 7th Ave, Ste 8, Two Harbors, MN 55616-1400
218-834-4373
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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Chinese restaurant, really!!

Well to be honest, the food wasn't that bad, it was Chinese, westernized! Not the real Vietnamese food, in its real form. Service started off good, fast and efficient, cooking time was not long, as we had starters so it seemed as we finished, the food arrived. Large portions, plenty of rice. When... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2014
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Zhuhai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I love this place. The new owner has made its menu more variety and the the food is a lot better too.

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Zhuhai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Well to be honest, the food wasn't that bad, it was Chinese, westernized! Not the real Vietnamese food, in its real form. Service started off good, fast and efficient, cooking time was not long, as we had starters so it seemed as we finished, the food arrived. Large portions, plenty of rice. When the main waitress left and the boss... More 

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I have read some of the reviews, and agree with some and disagree with others. Here's the scoop: This is an average Chinese buffet place. The food is not overly sophisticated or breath-taking. The atmosphere is kind of retro-70's mixed with Vietnamese flavor. When I go, I hit the buffet and enjoy what i know I will get: Typical Chinese... More 

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Sauk Centre, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

It is a shame the Vietnamese have to serve Chinese food to bring in the unsophisticated Americans. I did not eat the Chinese food, but their Bun Cha Gio (rice noodles with eggroll) was among the best I have had and very reasonably priced.

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Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

we love this place!! I get carry-out about 2x a month, and we think it is pretty much the best Chinese we've ever had. fragrant beef and fragrant chicken, tsa-sa chicken and tsa-sa beef are spicey and are my favorite. my boyfriend loves the chicken chow-mein and lo-mein. what's really great is that you get either a Chinese or Vietnamese... More 

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Beaumont, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The only reason I gave this place 4 stars and not 5 is because I only tried one of the menu items there. I liked the shrimp lo mein so much that I got an order to-go to eat later. The prices were extremely reasonable, and the waitress was really nice.

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Two Harbors, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The sweet and sour chicken was white and tasted nasty. Only took one bite then it went in the trash. The "fried rice" tasted like white rice with a little soy sauce added and it had some frozen veggies in it. Worst chinese food I've ever had:(

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Duluth
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The only complaint was that the food in the Buffet could have been a lot warmer than it was. Some said their food was downright cold, others said just luke warm.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Nothing on the menu or the buffet is Vietnamese food. It is all Americanized Chinese food that is overly salty and ends up giving you a stomach ache afterwards. Food inspector should shut it down for other people's sake. Was honestly expecting Vietnamese food since there are good reviews about the restaurant and there are new owners who are Vietnamese.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

The restaurant was recently purchased by new owners, and the food has improved so much from the level it was at before. We had takeout for dinner and everything was fresh and yummy--and it was a lot healthier, it seemed, than typical American Asian food. The portion sizes were very generous, and the service was friendly and quick. If you've... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 629 7th Ave, Ste 8, Two Harbors, MN 55616-1400
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Two Harbors
  • Phone Number: 218-834-4373

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, American, Vietnamese

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