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“New Owners, not like it used to be!?” 3 of 5 stars
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China Cottage
3718 Willmington Pike Kettering, Kettering, OH 45459
(937)294-4724
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Ranked #15 of 53 Restaurants in Kettering
Cuisines: Chinese
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Kettering, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“New Owners, not like it used to be!?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Have eaten here since it opened, we enjoy the food very much. But lots of changes in recent months. Long time friendly host and hostess are gone. Three carryout orders in a row have been wrong, and they seem to constantly forget lunch specials' soup. One lunch carryout was for several of us, soup was left out of all lunches, rice was missing on two etc. A couple of dishes are not as good as they used to be. Hope these Dayton gems are not on their way downhill!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Dayton, Ohio
1 review
“Meal gone bad”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We have eaten here for years. Best Chinese in town. However, because we request certain servers there seems to be issue. Our requested server has been being harassed by fellow employees, servers and the chef. Why I don't know. However I do care. We like friendly servers who smile and remember us. If you are allowing this type of treatment of your employees to the point of tears and begging us not to ask for them...well, we can take our family and friends elsewhere. Unreal.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best Chinese in Dayton!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

Love this place. Spring rolls are excellent! Lunch special runs until 3pm. Great deal for lunch. You get soup, entree and crab rangoon for one price.

  • Visited June 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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Dayton, Ohio
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Very good Chinese food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

I have eaten here on several occasions and the food is always consistently good. The reason I'm giving four stars is they have a tendency to rush you through your meal. The servers have a bad habit of presenting the check when you are only halfway through your meal! I enjoy being served promptly when I am pressed for time but usually I like to enjoy my meal at a leisurely pace.

Visited May 2013
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Dayton, Ohio
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Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Good Value, Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

This place is an institution in Dayton Ohio. Full menu and good service - you can't ask for more. Love this place as it also very authentic. Reasonable prices as well.

Visited March 2013
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