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1319 Cornwall Ave, #102, Bellingham, WA 98225
360-734-3462
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Best Chinese Restaurant in Bellingham

We have been disappointed not to be able to find good Chinese food in Bellingham, so when we saw a new (to us) restaurant downtown, we thought we'd give it a try. We were there at lunch. Service was fast and courteous. (I am surprised to see reviews mentioning bad service.) The hot and sour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
Kathair
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Ferndale, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The best Chinese food in Bellingham. I eat there about once a month and every dish I have had has been excellent.

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Ferndale, Washington
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48 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We have been disappointed not to be able to find good Chinese food in Bellingham, so when we saw a new (to us) restaurant downtown, we thought we'd give it a try. We were there at lunch. Service was fast and courteous. (I am surprised to see reviews mentioning bad service.) The hot and sour soup was excellent, as was... More 

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85 reviews 85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Went here to check out the local Chinese food after talking to friends. We've been to several authentic restaurants in Vancouver, Richmond and even Seattle. Menu had different offering than we'd seen at other places. things like pork rib stew, sauerkraut stir-fry, chicken stew as well as the well known pot stickers, hot and sour soup and so on. We... More 

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south jersey
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I never met a server as rude as the one we had. She turned away couples who came in after us, and there were empty tables. What gives with that. The menu had some different items but she gave no advise on what the item was. The meal we had was okay,and different.

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I recently called to phone in my fairly substantial order for my gaggle of teenage boys. When the word "spring roll" didn't come out of my mouth immediately during a senior moment, the women said "Oh my God, are you ready or not, I'm really busy here". Since she was so rude I asked her to read back the order... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The food's alright but the service leaves much to be desired. The only server there is consistently in a bad mood and flatout rude. She doesn't acknowledge requests but will mysteriously show up 5 minutes later and slam down the requested item. Large groups are flat-out refused because I guess they don't want money. The restaurant also has a strange... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

The food here is continually declining by the usual small town Chinese restaurant tendency to dumb down their dishes by adding more sugar and making sauces thicker by stirring in too much cornstarch. When they first opened a year ago the food was reasonably good home-style Northern Chinese; now its the usual too sweet, overly thicken food that one finds... More 

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Bellingham
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I was just here this week and we were a group of 4. The food was delicious as always. I'm writing this new review as a sort of warning. Walking into the restaurant I saw a new sign posted and it was a little angering. The sign was to the effect of, they no longer accommodate groups of 8 or... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

Based on comments from trip advisor we ventured into Dragon River for a Bellingham Chinese dinner; well worth the trip. we arrived early, were seated by the owner, Sue, who warmed up to us quickly. We ordered 3 dishes and 1 appetizer. Cost to graze was $48. All arrived hot, fresh, well presented and taste was better then promised. The... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

What a gem this place is. I found this place hidden among other shops and what a great find. The food was delicious and the service was superb. We tried two different dishes, both very yummy! This town has really been lacking in good Chinese food. What we ate tasted fresh, not greasy by any means, and the portions were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1319 Cornwall Ave, #102, Bellingham, WA 98225
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: 360-734-3462

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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