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Taste of China

610-612 Albemarle Square Court, Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Ranked #121 of 459 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Chinese
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner
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83% Recommend
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English first
San Diego
19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The food here is the best Chinese food in Charlottesville. The service isn't the best, but that's what call ahead and pick up is for! Some of the best sesame chicken I've ever eaten was from here. It was crunchy and fresh.

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Staunton, Virginia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We had been to this restaurant before and the food was exceptional. However this last time we were there, everything that we ordered were so salty that we couldn't finish the meal. The service was very abrupt and pretty much nonexistent. There was no excuse for it since there was only 3 other tables in the entire restaurant.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

It was a rainy late afternoon in Cville, and we had spent about 6 hours en route by plane from Florida. Our daughter and son-in-law suggested TOC, and off we went. A non-desript strip center belies the excellent Cantonese and Hunan dishes we were served over the course of the next hour. Portions are big, but not huge. Food quality... More

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Latham, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I stumbled into this place during a rainstorm on a recent trip to the area. I didn't expect much as it's located in a mall. However, the menu had many dishes that you don't see in your average Chinese restaurant. I tried the roast duck with veggies and it was really good coming with a tasty brown sauce. Also, it... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I love the food, but the service is poor. The staff has no customer service skills and nor do they care too. Today we were told by a Waiter not to come back because we did not leave a tip. We asked that our food be cooked in a certain way, and we sent it back to be cooked correctly.... More

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Syracuse, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We were traveling on Christmas and this was one of the few places open. It was really good. We arrived at 9 and were seated right away. The restaurant was still pretty busy. They have a varied menu and many vegetarian options. We ordered 4 different veggie dishes (for 4 of us) and couldn't finish! They were delicious! If we... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

I recommend the crispy beef for anyone who likes a little heat. I've tried every soup they offer and they are all delicious. The decor leaves something to be desired; not a place to go for formal occasions. The only dish I have had that wasn't 100% was the crispy duck. Love the warm sake.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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97 reviews 97 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

By pure dumb luck, I discovered Taste of China several years ago while attending a conference in Charlottesville, and I make a point of dining here whenever I’m in town. I am never disappointed. Tucked inside a large strip mall (Albemarle Square), Taste of China serves up a wonderful mix of authentic Sichuan dishes, along with the Chinese-American standards that... More

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Summerfield, North Carolina
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163 reviews 163 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Found this place on Tripadvisor on a recent stopover in Charlottesville. My girls had soup, steamed dumplings and spring rolls which they really enjoyed. My husband and I started with the dumpling with red oil and they were very good. More Chinese than "American Chinese". When then shared the crispy beef in chef special sauce. It was tasty and had... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We were so excited to try this restaurant the evening of July 1 after reading the many favorable reviews on TA. I called to place a carryout order for General Tso's Chicken. I tried to ask for white rice and was cut off by the rude, demanding employee on the phone who blasted me for not specifying chicken. I was... More

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