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“Quick, Fresh Chinese” 4 of 5 stars
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Chen's Kitchen
7166 Renner Rd, Shawnee, KS 66217-9409
913-268-1668
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Ranked #5 of 102 Restaurants in Shawnee
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Kansas
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143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
“Quick, Fresh Chinese”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Wonderful food in a very pedestrian setting.
Went to this place after seeing an online review, and it was the best Chinese food I've had in Kansas City. Wonton Soup was super hot and loaded with 4 big wontons, all delish. The veggies in my seafood dish were fresh and cooked just right, the shrimp was tasty and plentiful, and the seasoning was very much to my liking ... no "twang" to it, just rich and flavorful. Quantities were ample, and the price was low.

About the room ... well, it's kind of on a Waffle House level, but cleaner. A few diner table and chairs, with a game show on the TV up in the corner. Let's just say, food this good deserves a better setting. But, hey! The price is right! (yes, that was the game show that was on!)

I'll be back. This is a "new favorite".

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kansas City, Missouri
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“Have to try the house rice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012 via mobile

Out of the 500 Chinese this one is tops the food is fast and delicious the service is outstanding great value for your dollar the only thing lacking is ambiance.....but for fast take out Chinese in the area no one beats Chens kitchen

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“A local secret, waiting to be discovered.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2010

While this personal favorite is a nicer version of a hole in the wall, complete with sparce oriental cliche decore and surfaces intended for easy cleaning above ambiance, the exacting quality and warm family atmosphere make this far and away the best restaurant serving chinese cuisine in Johnson County.

Though I'm not one to stray to far from my preferred dishes once I have them in a particular establishment, and a trip to Chen's without getting their signature "Singapore Noodles" is near to unthinkable, I've brought enough people with me to enjoy the food here that I've had at least a sample of most of what can be found on the menu, and still haven't had anything that was not excellent. Even chinese stand-bys that I've come to disdain after years of abuse by other restaurants seem to have a new life breathed into them by the wonderful owner and chefs of Chen's Kitchen.

Whether just passing through or trying to discover something in your own neighborhood, don't pass this one by.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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