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House of Chow

2101 W Broadway, Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 445-8800
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Ranked #113 of 321 restaurants in Columbia
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- Apr 14, 2014
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English first
Columbia, MO
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This used to be my favorite Chinese restaurant. It seems the menu as well as food quality has changed since it was redone. Service was very slow as there was one waitress for entire restaurant. We waited for our soup to be told it was given to someone else. Our egg drop soup, when we finally received it, was terrible,... More

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Springfield, Missouri
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Placed an order for pick-up and was told it would take 35 minutes. I went to pick my order and was told it would be another 25 minutes. I decided to wait and wonder around the dollar tree next store, and when I came back I had to wait another 10 minutes while they checked on my order, only to... More

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Columbia, MO
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

The General Taos is the best version I've had. Generally top notch. I've read some comments about the weekend piano. Personally I love it... esp during the winter.

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Columbia, Missouri, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

This used to be my favorite restaurant for Chinese food in Columbia. Not tonight. New Year's Eve. Got the House lo mein....one. shrimp. ONE. Also purchased the "Happy Family" which is one of the most expensive dishes on the menu. Supposed to have seafood galore......ONE scallop....sliced, deceptively so, in half. That's it. Greasy, overdone lo mein. The best part was... More

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Gurnee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Good food and service but hard to hear each other with the piano playing very loud. Also seemed to have an eclectic play list for September, we thought we were in a Quintin Taratino movie.

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Columbia, MO
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

House of Chow Beef is not my favorite, otherwise, we love House of Chow's food -- great take out on a night when we're beat.

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Columbia, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

anytime I want a good Chinese dinner I go to House of Chow , the hot and sour soup is best in columbia

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Columbia, Missouri, USA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

The menu is always being improved, though we had no complaint with the standard one. Their chef keeps bringing back ideas from China. Local Asian students hang out there -- always a good omen. Amy Chow is our long-time personal friend, but that's not why we're writing this review. The place stands on its merits, well-deserved.

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Columbia, MO
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Sorry, the flavors are bland, and the sauces are very tired. No spark coming from this kitchen. There is very nice live piano music on weekends.

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Columbia, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

My wife and I have been dining in this restaurant for over twenty years. It is operated primarily by members of the Chow family, and the food and service is outstanding! Whether you are going for lunch or dinner, you will not be disappointed. What makes the food so great is that it is all prepared fresh. If you like... More

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