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“Service is not very good” 2 of 5 stars
Review of A8 Chinese Restaurant

A8 Chinese Restaurant
214 W State St, Williamsburg, IA
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Ranked #6 of 15 Restaurants in Williamsburg
Cuisines: Chinese
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Williamsburg, Iowa
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Service is not very good”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Been to this restaurant 4 times and have had problems with the service on 3 of those occasions. Problems were served wrong food, had to wait a long time for order (4 others were served before me and they came in after I did), and food was cold. After this last experience I will not return.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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77 reviews 77 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Excellent Lunch/Dinner Spot off of I-80”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We stopped here for a late lunch while driving across Iowa, and we will definitely be repeat customers anytime we need to drive across Iowa (Danish Inn in Elk Horn, Iowa is another restaurant we always stop at for lunch while driving across Iowa). The restaurant is right on the main square of town, you have to drive into Williamsburg from I-80 - but it is a very nice and easy drive (I think 2 miles).

We were very happy with our lunch. This is a very good Chinese Restaurant you would expect to find in any nice neighborhood in Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, etc.

This place is not a buffet, its a real restaurant. The prices were very good, and the service was excellent.

My bill was $12, and this included my tip. I got a lunch entree, crab ragoon, soup, and a soda. A real bargain. Its your fault if you leave hungry.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Fantastic Chinese food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

We were very surprised to find such a great restaurant in this location. Started with crab ragoon which were better than most. The wonton soup had yummy bits of chinese bbq pork in it which was a nice touch. The dinner servings were large and well done. We had the kung pow &the moo shu which both were excellent. There was a team of servers that took good care of us. Kudos to the owners and staff!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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ODESSA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Pretty good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We liked it. We didn't think it was a great place, but it's a nice place for a small town. The menu said the orange chicken was spicy, but neither the chicken nor the sauce seemed very spicy to us. Maybe they were referring to the peppers. The wonton soup was very good - lots of stuff in it. Much better than the broth that you get at some places. It's right on the town square, which is a good place to go for a walk after dinner.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Wonderful food find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

The small town of Williamsburg, IA has by far one of the best Chinese restaurants around. We live in Coralville and recently had our first dining experience at A8 Chinese Restaurant and will definitely be repeat customers. Located in the old library, this wonderful food find is a delight to the senses. The owner invested his own time to renovate the building into an bright, airy, clean, well-decorated food establishment. The staff were all friendly and efficient. Everyone in our party ordered something different but we swapped samples and found it all very tasty, each dish with its own distinctive flavor. All the lunch entrees were less than $7 and included an appetizer, a cup of soup, an entree and steamed or fried rice. What a bargain! Dinner entrees were only a few dollars more and we'll be returning to have those too! Would highly recommend A8 to anyone who likes Chinese and to anyone wanting to experience a new cuisine. A big find in a small town!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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