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“Best Chinese food in LR” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fantastic China

Fantastic China
1900 N Grant St, Little Rock, AR 72207
(501) 663-8999
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Ranked #23 of 688 Restaurants in Little Rock
Price range: $15 - $15
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Little Rock, Arkansas
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96 reviews 96 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Best Chinese food in LR”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012 via mobile

I have been eating at Fantastic China for years (both dine in and take out). Food is excellent and service is fast. Friendly staff.

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English first
Little Rock, AR
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71 reviews 71 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Very Impressed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

My daughter and grandchildren were in town for the holidays so wanted to go somewhere nice that they had never been. This place is so different from most Chinese restaurants - the decor is really modern/trendy. The service was good. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. I totally recommend!

Visited January 2012
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“We are regulars”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

My husband ALWAYS wants to go here for lunch. My water glass is always full. The food very decent. The leftovers always get eaten.

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“It was much fancier than I could have ever expected.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011 via mobile

I expected this to be a hole in the wall Chinese place, but the name really said it all: fantastic!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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“Above average Chinese food in a nice atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

After searching for a nicer Chinese dining experience in Little Rock, some friends advised me to check out Fantastic China. Based off my experience, I am pretty confident I'll be back, but there are a few things to consider.

THE ATMOSPHERE:
I went on a Saturday night late enough that it wasn't very busy, so the restaurant was pretty quiet. The first thing you will notice upon entering is that the atmosphere on the inside is not at all what you would expect from the relatively utilitarian look of the exterior of their building. The decor is relatively modern and slightly upscale, and the overall atmosphere is relaxing. This could be a very suitable place for an affordable date or taking the family out for a reasonably priced dinner.

THE FOOD:
The food is served family-style so be adventurous and have everyone order something different! The portions are large enough that everyone could try what the others are having without depriving them of the chance to eat their fill. We ordered the General Chicken and Beef with Broccoli, both of which were very good but a little different than I had expected. The most noticeable difference was that the General Chicken was not spicy. It was more sweet than most I've had before, and although good, it won't give you that slight burn you normally enjoy with that dish. The beef with broccoli was very tasty but also a little sweeter than I think I've had before.

THE SERVICE:
The staff was very friendly and our drinks were refilled before they ever had a chance to get empty, but the waitress was quite slow about coming to get our order initially and then took a long time to bring our check as well. On the plus side, when we asked for to-go boxes she put extra portions of fried rice in each box, which was a nice surprise. Aside from being a bit slow though, the service was good and the staff was pleasant.

OVERALL:
Based off the restaurants I've visited so far in Little Rock, Fantastic China is above average food in a nice atmosphere at a reasonable price. It may not be the absolute best Chinese you'll ever eat, but I think it'd be hard to go wrong with Fantastic China.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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