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Ambassador Chinese Restaurant

4326 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77027-6723 (Afton Oaks/ River Oaks)
713-877-8930
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Ranked #634 of 7,216 restaurants in Houston
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Neighborhood: Afton Oaks/ River Oaks
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English first
Houston, Texas
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224 reviews 224 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Ambassador has been around forever. I first ate there in the 80's and loved it. We recently returned after a long absence and it was just as good as I remembered. The egg rolls and the mu-shu pork are particularly good. The restaurant is family owned and you get that sense when you walk in. Service is good and the... More

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Houston, Texas, USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Picked up a big to-go order on Christmas Eve, and was not disappointed at all. There are some unique items on the menu, but even "traditional" dishes like fried rice and egg drop soup were outstanding. I can't wait to have it again.

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Houston, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Have gone here for many years and enjoy almost all the dishes. My favorite is the Happy Family lots of flavor with many vegetables and meat. We get an appetizer and share the meal, great value and great food have made this a Houston institution for decades.

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Austin, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

They offer several lunch specials and they come with soup, white or fried rice, egg role or crab puff. The egg rolls are huge, the crab puffs actually have crab meat and there are about 6 soups to choose from on the menu. Food was tasty and wait staff was attentive. I highly recommend this homey non mega chain resuarant... More

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Houston, Texas
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7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Went to Ambassador on Chistmas eve after many years absence. Used to eat there or get take out two times a month for at least 15 years. Good dependable dishes at reasonable prices. Had same waittress as many years before. Wendy came by and said she remembered us, and I know we wanted to believe her. Overall a very good... More

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Houston, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Lunch time in Houston, so we thought we would try Ambassador again after many years. The first impression was of OLD carpet smell...not hard to miss. On to the food. Although the service was fine however, vegge dumplings were not up to minimun standard, and the main course was SOMETHING (chicken) in a very dark sauce which had no flavor... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
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33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

One thing that amazes me is how well the owners know their clients. Wendy will stop and visit every table. To those she knows, she stops and catches up since the last close visit. Yes, most of us who end up there on a regular enough basis enjoy this. And so, here we were, my wife and our friends, Nitin... More

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Dallas, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

This restaurant has two things: excellent food and character. Very unique, cozy place. The service was quick and attentive and the food generously portioned and outstandingly prepared. Will be there again...this week. One of the best chinese places I've eaten. My co-workers agreed.

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Houston
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68 reviews 68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

This is one of my favorite chinese restaurants. Wendy and her staff are attentive and personable. Do not be afraid to make special requests, or better yet, let Wendy select items for you. My favorites include Hot Braised Prawns, Moo Shu Chicken, Special Salad, Shrimp Egg Rolls and Sizzling Rice Soup.

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Hong Kong, China
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196 reviews 196 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

OK, I have driven by this joint a hundred times. Maybe a thousand. Never stopped, in spite of the fact that I eat (ate!) at other Chinese in the area. Forget it, this is the place now. try that spicy shrimp. Yumm, and the service is great.

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