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“Excellent food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Forbidden City Chinese Restaurant

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Forbidden City Chinese Restaurant
4024 Bay Rd, Saginaw, MI 48603-1201
989-799-9340
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Ranked #35 of 247 restaurants in Saginaw
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Chinese
Good for: Local cuisine
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Saint Louis, Michigan, United States
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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

Our family has been dining at Forbidden City since they opened in the 1970's. It is a special place for us to go on holidays and birthdays.
The food is some of the best I've had, and I've done Chinese all over the USA including several "China Towns."
Our favorite dishes are the mo sho pork, and mongolian beef. Also excellent crab cheese and egg rolls.
The only down side for us us the plastic plates and cups, they are a little strange for a restaurant in this price range, and the fact that they do not give free refills of soft drinks.
Otherwise some the the best Chinese food in Michigan.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Michigan
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Dissapointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

This has been an old establishment in Saginaw and one of the first Chinese restaurants. It had great food but there were three of us and food was mediocre at best. And we dine a lot at Chinese restaurants. Not sure what caused the changes there but we will not be visiting again in the near future unless I read report where something has changed for the better.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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saginaw, mi
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“I think it is slipping a little”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

I have eaten here for at least 30 years and have transitioned several owners. My most recent visit was a little of a disapointment though. The sisiling rice soup didn't have the usual fresh taste and very few shrimp. Moo Shu pork was a lot more onions and less egg and pork. Everything tasted like it came off of a buffet in ther back room. The food was not bAD BUT FAR FROM WHAT IT USED TO BE, OTHER GUESTS AT THE TABLE AGREED

  • Visited September 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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82 restaurant reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“So so Chinese”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2011

The hot and sour soup was very good but the entree was bland. At least the server was nice.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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holmes6
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Best Chinese restaurant in Saginaw.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2010

Best eggrolls and fried rice soup around. Good family style restaurant with great service!

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