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610-612 Albemarle Square Court, Charlottesville, VA 22901
434-975-6688
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10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner
Good for:
Families with children
Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The best Chinese food I have ever had -- hands down

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
Patty S
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Richmond, Virginia
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  • Families with children
  • Dinner
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Richmond, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

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 

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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 

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Satellite Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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charlottesville
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I am always pleased with my order at Taste of China. The lunch specials are the most amazing deal with a soup, egg roll, entrée, rice and low mein, and a dessert for a price comparable to lesser lunch deals. Authentic and healthy with no MSG added.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I hadn't been to the restaurant in over a year, but went there with my son on the even of my departure for SC. We ordered a Szechwanese dish and a Hunanese dish, the latter which I haven't had since my years in Taiwan and Honk Kong. I was absolutely delighted with it. It consists of pork and pickled, dry... More 

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

May be the most authentic Chinese foods in C'ville. Food is more Sichuan style, which is spicy. Don't expect too much service. For Chinese people who live in C'ville, this is probably the best choice for a taste of China.

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Charlottesville
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We ordered on-line, and then waited in the restaurant for 60 minutes for an order of three entrées to be completed. Will not be returning. Would not recommend.

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San Diego
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44 reviews 44 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
46 reviews 46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?