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3018 Pelham Pkwy Ste 104, Pelham, AL 35124-2074
+1 205-663-9588
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

China Cafe is a family restaurant and they offer a buffet for lunch and full menu for dinner. We like their Beef Curry, Mongolian Beef, Sesame Chicken and fried rice. Their eggrolls are as good as any other hole in the wall Chinese restaurant. It's a small restaurant and lacks in ambience. It is great for take out and a... More 

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Thank WendyBil
Pelham
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233 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

The food was great and the value was wonderful. The staff was friendly and kept the place clean. Try this place out for some really good Chinese.

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Thank tripleforkshunting
Birmingham, Alabama
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295 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Its the typical American Chinese restaurant with non asians working here. The food is average, not bad, but not great. I would say its like going to McDonald's for burgers, or Moe's for Mexican. Its certainly not anywhere close to authentic. Its quick and cheap. Looks like their business is down as there are not as many people eating "in".... More 

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Thank Leigh-Traveler2015
Pelham, Alabama
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2015

we always get takeout..fast service..some dishes not as good as others..always generous servings with rice..love hot dishes like shrimp,chicken

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Thank bandito2015
Maylene, Alabama
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117 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2015

We eat take out from here quite often and it is always good. All the dishes are good, the take-out service is good and the egg rolls are the best around.

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Thank Chris W
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Never open when suppose to be!! They are awful needs to be closed! Good food but lousy service!!!!!!

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Thank Aubiegirl999998
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2014

The last six or so times I have tried to place an order during advertised open hours I was told oh we closed early. I called tonight at 8pm, they were open until 9pm, girl said oh we closed early!!! Use to be my favorite chinese take out, but guess u will find another, because if I want chinese I... More 

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Thank Aubiegirl999998
Pelham, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Our family has enjoyed eating at China Cafe for over 20 years. Favorites are the egg rolls, chicken wings, General's chicken, and Mongolian beef. Debbie and her staff are always on the move, seating, cleaning, and serving. My tea glass is never empty. You will enjoy this restaurant. Great value.

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Thank Randy L
Pelham, Alabama
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

I have been going to this restaurant for years. Wonderful owner and staff. The food is always wonderful

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Thank sonyia B
Birmingham, Alabama
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77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

My wife and I have going there for almost 20 years. Always consistent, in management, cooking, service, and food quality. It's sort of become Pelham's Joy Young (for you old timers who remember Young's) - you know what you're getting and it's always good. Better egg rolls than most competitors, great Chinese-American fare with all the usual dishes. We go... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3018 Pelham Pkwy Ste 104, Pelham, AL 35124-2074
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Pelham
  • Phone Number: +1 205-663-9588

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?