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264 Turkeysag Trl, Unit B, Palmyra, VA 22963-2657
434-589-1635
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Dining options: Takeout

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  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
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Unfortunately, it's the only Chinese Take Out (that I know of) in the Palmyra area at this time. Food is average. Sometimes, though it's better than other times. Seems the busier they are, the better the food is. Lady up front is sometimes rude and doesn't speak English very well. They've... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2012
Ollymo
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Palmyra, Virginia
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Virginia
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14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

They actually REFUSE to prepare a dish that doesn't have MSG. Glad there is now another Chinese restaurant to offer them some competition.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We tried the take out a second time because we thought it was a quirk that the food was that bad the first time we got it. It was not a quirk. The food is terrible. There are 4 other asian restaurants in the area.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Only place in Palmyra (until recently) to get chinese. Nothing stands but but just as with "american" mexican, the food was good but nothing to rave about. quick service too. I prefer to order during lunch hours since I can get the exact same food for $3-$4 less. portions are slightly smaller but not by much.

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Palmyra, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Unfortunately, it's the only Chinese Take Out (that I know of) in the Palmyra area at this time. Food is average. Sometimes, though it's better than other times. Seems the busier they are, the better the food is. Lady up front is sometimes rude and doesn't speak English very well. They've never gotten my order wrong, but I don't always... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

The service is absolutely atrocious! I phoned for over ten minutes with no answer and the workers spoke no English and I had to restate my order for over five minutes. Too bad that this is the only chinese take out in the area. Very unfortunately. I do not recommend.

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Palmyra, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2011

Ordered chicken chow mein for $7. Drove to meet a friend in Charlottesville and opened the box only to find what looked like soup with some bits of onions and chicken. Called to say that what I had looked like soup -- no noodles or anything and the woman answering the phone snapped that it was chicken chow mein and... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2009

Ditto to the previous reviewer. if you take all the Chinese restaurants in the whole USA this one would come one average, maybe a bit bellow average. But it's not terrible enough to stay away from it. They have all the classics and it's usually pretty fast. If you live in Lake Monticello and you are craving Chinese, sure. Go... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2008

It is the only Chinese Restaurant in the area, so I go more often than I would otherwise. Not bad, not good, just close by.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 264 Turkeysag Trl, Unit B, Palmyra, VA 22963-2657
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Palmyra
  • Phone Number: 434-589-1635

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  • Cuisine: Chinese

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