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Forbidden City Restaurant

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1100 Eichelberger St Ste 912, Hanover, PA 17331-5206
(717) 630-8828
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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Good Chinese food and good buffet when available.

Been eating here since it opened years ago. Always enjoy whether I order off menu or go for the buffet.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Just like any other Chinese restaurant. Food was not bad but nothing special to talk about. Service needs to improve. Waitress did not give us her name and was not friendly. The buffet was not big, only a few dishes.We ordered from the menu. Lamb Curry for $13 and something and shrimp from the same price. We spent $30.00 even.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Been eating here since it opened years ago. Always enjoy whether I order off menu or go for the buffet.

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Hershey, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Read somewhere that this was "the best asian restaurant in south central Pennsylvania" so we went there. You must use a GPS to find it. Food was okay but there are better chinese restaurants in the Harrisburg area.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

My review of this establishment IS the best place to dine for authentic Chinese food. I've been going there for years and I continue to tell Cathy she has the best Egg Drop Soup. I have tried others in different states and hers always tops them all. All her foods that I have eaten were very delicious including the hot... More 

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

I recently visited and ordered take out. A dinner portion of fresh steamed shrimp with broccoli and carrots plain with no sauce, oils or even salt or pepper. Wonderfully delectable and healthy too. Nice that they use sturdy paper containers much healthier to store hot food in. Friendly hostess. I plan to visit again soon. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

We live in Gettysburg and have a small business and which keeps us tied up most days but when we get a break on a Friday or Saturday night between 5 pm and 8:30 we try to zip down to Forbidden City and see Miss Cathy and enjoy their EXCELLENT buffet! We send our guests from our Bed and Breakfast... More 

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East Berlin, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

This place is at the top of my list for Hanover, PA Chinese food. I have not had any better in Hanover PA. Its a quiet little place, that serves great hot and sour soup. I say they are authentic, just have a look at the white pepper, in the shaker. I really enjoy this gem of Hanover. I have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1100 Eichelberger St Ste 912, Hanover, PA 17331-5206
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Hanover
  • Phone Number: (717) 630-8828

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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