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China Gourmet

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117 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3503
414-272-1688
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • 5
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  • 2
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Not as bad as locals lead you to believe

Was at the Milwaukee Rep for a workshop. Freezing cold, didn't want to walk anywhere so chose to go across the street to this restaurant for lunch. The warnings from locals were unfounded. Had Kung pao chicken. Only complaint - spicy has anew level of meaning. It was hoy - but delicious. Quick... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2013
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Rochester, New York
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Stuart, Florida
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349 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Not many Chinese restaurants within walking distance of the downtown hotels where I was staying, but I found this one and had some great beef & pork with broccoli and rice. I was surprised at how dead the place was and really felt bad for the owners because I do think the food was good, and the little old Chinese... More 

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Saukville, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We desperately wanted to like this restaurant, but after three tries, we've come away disappointed every time. The food on the buffet looks right, but it's bland. The "Pressed Duck" was NOT pressed duck; the "Shrimp & Lobster Sauce" was NOT "Shrimp & Lobster Sauce," and the dishes were all cool to tepid. We were served by the owner himself,... More 

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Milwaukee, WIscons
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The China Gourmet Buffet is a great way to try some old favorites and new entrees. The staff is friendly, the food is good.

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Draper, Utah, United States
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This place is terrible, the food is not edible. I called China Gourmet immediately after my food arrived at my place to tell them to come back and pick up the food and give me my money back, he repeatedly said he has never had a complaint about the food and argued and yelled at me "we make food, we... More 

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Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Was at the Milwaukee Rep for a workshop. Freezing cold, didn't want to walk anywhere so chose to go across the street to this restaurant for lunch. The warnings from locals were unfounded. Had Kung pao chicken. Only complaint - spicy has anew level of meaning. It was hoy - but delicious. Quick service. Attentive server. For most servers -... More 

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Chesterland, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

The service was good - perhaps it was the chicken dish I ordered - but the food was bland. I ordered later in the evening after arriving back to my hotel after a late meeting. I was happy for the service. However, the prices are high and I expected a better tasting dish! Oh well - at least they delivered... More 

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East Troy, WI
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Been here a couple of times and both times food was horrible. Not very hot and didn't seem authentic. Others who ate here with me felt the same way. Save your money eat elsewhere.

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milwaukee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Oh my god. Get the stuff from a can. Get ramen noodles. Get something else. Or go here and eat paste.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

During buffet hours, you're give 2 forks. If you leave your fork on the plate when the bus-person takes your plate away, fork goes too. Now you're left with one fork. Once that fork gets taken, that's it, you're done eating because they will not give you another fork!

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Egg Harbor, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012 via mobile

Wife and I went early on a Monday night. Waited on by owner who did fabulous job with service. Highly recommended: hot/sour soup, vegetarian chicken app (you will not believe it's tofu) tomato fried rice w/ shrimp, mixed seafood in hot bean sauce and maple custard for dessert. Tea beer & wine.....total for two $56 I would eat here weekly... More 

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Additional Information about China Gourmet

Address: 117 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3503
Phone Number: 414-272-1688
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Chinese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 117 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3503
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 414-272-1688

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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