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Madison, VA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This tiny restaurant is located next door to Charlottesville, Va.'s Integral Yoga Health Food Grocery Store on Barrack's Road and not far from the Downtown Mall. It's run by the former owner of Ming Dynasty, and she has plenty of experience preparing excellent Chinese dishes. We go to Cafe 88 often for lunch, always sharing a large serving of "Wonderful... More 

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We went here for take-out. The "Heavenly Pie" is actually a set of three large dumplings (the wrapper was like a fried pie dough) filled with chives, vermicelli, greens, and eggs. Outstanding. The scallion pancake was fine; good texture and flavor but very greasy. Then we had the vegetarian protein bento box. The portion was enormous, enough for two people... More 

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Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I thought the reviewer who wrote that phrase in her post hit it on the nail. The restaurant is off the main road (Sticks and Mona Lisa Pasta are in the front of this small strip of stores) and next to Integral Yoga Natural Foods. There is seating inside (not much - maybe 14?) and a patio in front. I... More 

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Sihanoukville, Cambodia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Cafe 88 is short on atmosphere and long on flavor. I have eaten there a number of times ant it is always good. They make a beef soup on Friday and Saturday that is OVER THE TOP!!!!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

After driving for six hours we were elated to find this restaurant and eat. The food was good and seems to change often. There seems to be a buddhist inflience although the menu is ot 100% vegetarian They also have a small dim sum menu. Unfortunately everything was served on disposable plates and bowls. This is probably because it's just... More 

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Boston MA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

When we were doing a tasting at the Keswick winery we asked the young woman serving us where she would recommend eating in Charlottesville. She recommended this gem which we never would have found on our own. The owner/chef/waitress was very friendly, happy to explain any of the items on the menu. Everything we had was delicious and well prepared.... More 

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Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

What a great little find, tucked away in a strip mall in Charlottesville. Food made fresh. Try the Bento boxes. Will definitely be back here next time in town!

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Additional Information about Cafe 88

Address: 923 Preston Ave, Ste G, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4446
Phone Number: 434-293-9888
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: Chinese

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