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Chinese, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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0.3 miles from Mount Floyen and the Funicular
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menu has a variety to choose from and a lot of exotic dishes, and their portion sizes are big, especially the amount of rice you get. The decorations in the restaurant is really nice, and along with all the smells, it gives you a...feeling of being in Asia. We were eight people eating together, and we got our food quite fast, even though it took about 10 minutes between the first and last dish to arrive. We all got way to much sauce, but besides that we were all satisfied with our choice. The waitresses took the corona-restrictions very seriously. However, they weren't that frequent to check up on us.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed October 21, 2020 via mobile

It's located at the big square in the middle of the city center. Very beautiful decor with a warm ambiance. We choose to sit next to the fish pond and our kids got fish food from the kind waitress to feed the koi fishes. The...bathrooms are also very nice and clean. They have lunch (rice) dishes for 119 kr and kids dishes for 89 kr. We ordered the sweet and sour pork, beef cop suey, rice noodles with chicken and an extra bowl of rice. The dishes were very substantial and came with a lot of sauce. Good thing we ordered extra rice. All in all very good service, big quantity of food and a very beautiful place.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 26, 2020

Even with an almost empty restaurant we had to wait for far too long. First, wait for someone to take our order, then wait for cutlery, then wait inbetween starter and main course, then being ignored which made it difficult to order a new round...of drinks. We wanted dessert, but skipper it - we could not face another lenghty wait. The food was ok, standard Chinese take-away. Overprized - even by Norwegian standards!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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charlottehQ8302FU, General Manager at China Palace, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2020

Dear Hilde, We are so sad to read that our service was not up to expected standard. This is unacceptable and not how it should be here in China Palace. On behalf of the service team, we are very sorry for your bad experience. Thank...More

Reviewed July 2, 2020

When we arrived, the seating was extremely unorganized. Two waitresses were both trying to organize but not communicating. This resulted in a massive chaos during the dinner rush. A couple got seated at a table reserved for 6 people, and the group of six then...had to be placed at a table for 10. No organization on who were next in line, causing confusion for the guests. After getting seated, the waiting staff used a long time to actually take our orders. Nobody came to our table for between 15-20 minutes. When they eventually came, they refused to let us order a kids dish. Ok, the menu says that kids servings are only for 12 years and under, but in our group we were 2 people with Gastric surgeries and reduced capacity, and one 15year old girl that is tiny, and hardly eats anything. Still they refused to let us order smaller portions. The rice served with the food tasted like it was been cooked hours in advance, and had just been sitting there to be reheated for serving. Some of the different meats were both tough and/or dry. Both the chicken and pork was dry, and the pork and beef was tough. Most of the flavors were ok, but overshadowed by terrible rice and dry or tough meats. There were also flies flying around over our food. not very appetizing. The prices are a bit high considering the quality of food, and the level of service, and I would not recommend this place. There are both better and cheaper options nearby. I would recommend to steer clear of this placeMore

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed January 1, 2020

Great location in center of town and quality of service was good throughout the meal. Meal started encouragingly with starters (we had spring rolls and fried prawns) that were perfectly lovely. Main courses somewhat disappointing - shrimp in shrimp fried rice quite overcooked and tough,...and sweet and sour chicken dish had poor quality chicken (dark meat/off-cuts) which was overcooked and chewy. Overall, this is an okay chinese restaurant but don’t go expecting to have one of the best meals of your life.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 31, 2019 via mobile

Can't describe how disgusted I am after being discriminated by the staff at this restaurant. Me and my husband walked in hoping to dine for our new years eve. We asked if we can have a table for two. The waitress told us we had...to wait until 9pm. Then after a minute or two another couple came (without reservation just like us) and asked for a table of two, the waitress looked around and offered them a table straight away!!!! I was speechless to have encountered this and my mind was like wtf was going on. Regardless of any race or gender or sexuality, first come first serve is the rule. Don't trap yourself into discrimination offence!!!! Shame on you China Palace, you don't deserve to have the name china if you discriminates chinese!!!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

If you're feeling hungry and are looking for a quick bite to eat, this is the place. Situated in the city center, right next to the Maritime Monument (Sjøfartsmonumentet), it is easily accessible and affordable. Both the food and the service is great, and is...why I keep coming back to the place. I used to go here back when I was in high school (about 12-15 years ago), and it still has the same great quality and atmosphere as it did back then.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 30, 2019 via mobile

Ate dinner there and it was super delicious, the food came quick after ordering. They had good service and it was spacious for wheelchair.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 9, 2019

The three of us met after work in September. They have a great lunch menu that lasts until 5 p.m. on weekdays - and lots of larger dinner dishes offered as well. Lots of good dishes to choose from that come with rice for many...of the selections. I also ordered the fantastic small spring rolls as a starter. Everyone in the group wants to come back again soon. Very tastey food. We also had a table by the window. Nice to see the people walking by. (The restaurant is on the second floor. There was an elevator.) Very nicely decorated dinning room, very efficient service, good menu, good prices, all around a nice place to be. I recommend making reservations just so you get a table when you want to eat.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 16, 2019

I was tired, it was raining and I wanted an easy dinner - rice and a good Chinese plate. The China Place is on the second floor with a good view of the fountain and the pedestrian shopping street. The service was very nice, the...food came quickly and was exactly what I wanted. I liked the full pot of green tea too. Looking for a place to rest your feet and enjoy a nice meal - this is the place. The dishes are around $20. That Is a bargain for this area.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Charlotte H, Manager at China Palace, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2019

Dear Friendlytravler, Thank you so much for the great review and feedback. We really appreciate that you took the time to write such nice feedback. :-) Best regards from all of us in Team China Palace. :-)

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Yes, China Palace offers takeout services.

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China Palace is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4