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Taste of China

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610-612 Albemarle Square Court, Charlottesville, VA 22901
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10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    3.5 of 5 stars

Freshly made, generous portions,convent and clean location, reasonable price, service friendly and prompt

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2015
Joseph A
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Broadway, Virginia
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very popular spot considering how busy it was for lunch crowd. Also well liked by local oriental population. Large serving for 6.99 lunch pricing. Hunan Shrimp was a bit salty but had right amount of heat. Chicken & Cashew was flavorful. Plates where cold so food did not stay hot on plate. We will try a different place next time... More 

Thank WagginMaster
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Freshly made, generous portions,convent and clean location, reasonable price, service friendly and prompt

Thank Joseph A
Richmond, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

First off let me say if Chinese people are writing reviews on Google it must be Authentic Chinese! My take. I've been to Toronto Canada where the largest Chinese Asian is in the US nest to California. When in Toronto I quickly relised here in the US we only get a very deluded version of asian food. One most are... More 

Thank RTrider1100
Long Island, New York
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

The two things that stuck out to us were the huge portions (good enough for two meals!) and how great everything tasted! We did takeout and it took 20min for it to be ready, which was perfect because it took that long to drive there! We got a soup, appetizer, and two entrees and it came out in the high... More 

Thank WallietheWalrus
Union, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

A friend and I were visiting Charlottesville. My friend is Chinese and we both live in the NY Metro area. Based on TripAdvisor.com reviews, we decided to try this restaurant for dinner on March 19th. GREAT CHOICE! They serve authentic Chinese dishes! Their food is fantastic! You couldn't find better in New York's Chinatown. Service was fast, friendly and attentive.... More 

1 Thank ilivennj
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

If you want a delicious Chinese dinner… Order it here! This is the best Chinese food I have ever had the pepper shrimp... Oh so good! The chicken they use is tender, not rubbery like some places. Dumplings, lo mein, general tso...ALL GOOD :) it is kind of pricey, but worth it.

Thank Sharon M
Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Stopped here on a Saturday for lunch just after 11:00 when they opened. Waitress was attentive. For appetizers we ordered hot and sour soup, pork wonton 'soup' (comes in an order of 8 with broth) . The wontons were amazing, and the soup was pretty good too. For our main courses we ordered beef with broccoli and general tso's chicken.... More 

Thank Kelley S
Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant looks like a typical run of the mill Chinese restaurant..and the name is so ordinary. But appearances can be decieving. It is splendidly excellent Chinese food. The place used to be owned by the renowned chef, Peter Chiang. Of Peter Chiang's restaurants in Richmond and Fredericksburg. The menu at taste of China hasn't changed since he sold it.... More 

Thank Patty S
La Mirada, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I came back home this summer and spent a week with my brother and a Chinese friend who lived in Charlottesville invited me to have lunch with her at Taste of China. Wow, was I impressed. The staff was so nice and my friend spoke Chinese and I spoke English and everything was understood and I could not believe how... More 

Thank Buckner A
Satellite Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Taste of China is a family friendly restaurant with great food. It's not the typical fare you expect in a strip mall Chinese restaurant. Try the Bubble Pancake as an appetizer. It's a giant, light as air concoction that is perfect with the house sauces. The dry fried eggplant is amazingf. It's light and crispy without a hint of oil.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 610-612 Albemarle Square Court, Charlottesville, VA 22901
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 434-975-6688

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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