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Swen Chinese Restaurant

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1130 University Blvd Ste B2, on Strip, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-0328
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

Consistently a quick in and out lunch. Good food and decent service. Not much parking in the lot, shared with other restaurants.

Thank Bubba35405
1 review
Reviewed August 9, 2016

HOT & SPICY chicken- Delicious HOT & SOUR soup - Delicious I can not think of any bad experiences with dining in. Great food, pleasant/comfortable atmosphere. TAKE OUT----- Different story. Was told about 10 - 15 minutes to receive order. Well, it was 55 minutes. good thing I checked before leaving, 1 rice was wrong, my extra sauce was not... More 

Thank ATumbleWeedRN
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2016

So this review is about the Northport location on McFarland blvd. While the few times I have actually been able to get food to eat it has been great, actually getting food has been very challenging. This particular restaurant is about 10 minutes from my job, I have 1 hour for lunch and I absolutely love their egg drop soup.... More 

Thank Sohlenlede
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2016

We often eat here since it is in walking distance from our Bama B&B campus location. The lunch prices can't be beat, and the portions are very large. I always end up taking home a "doggie-bag" to use for my lunch the next day. It would be nice if someone in the restaurant would change the lightbulbs, and perhaps do... More 

Thank BamaBandB
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

service okay. no one else was in there. food was really good though. sesame chicken is very good as well as the lo mein. yummy

Thank LHoward6
Memphis, Tennessee
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

We were driving through Tuscaloosa on the way to Florida and stopped to visit the university. After walking on the strip we happened upon Swen Chinese Restaurant for lunch. They had an extensive lunch menu with soup, egg roll, entree, and fried rice for $6-7! When the food came out we were surprised at how large the portions were! We... More 

Thank CHulgan
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2015

We've been to Swen's 3 times in the past month for lunch. The pho is very good--a very large bowl of noodles, meat, and vegetables in a broth. The lunch choices include soup and egg roll and well-cooked large portions for a very reasonable price. Don't be put off by the old reviews!

Thank gotimes
Northport, Alabama
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2015

Enjoyed a new dish, pho, it was the combination of steak, flank steak and meatballs! I am a rice person but really enjoyed this dish and will eat it again! My wife and I both agree swen's is the best Chinese food we have eaten anywhere! And we eat at swen regularly! Also, another way to know it is a... More 

Thank jimmy a
Northport, Alabama, United States
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed September 12, 2012

The food is very low quality and the service is also not really what i would expect even when you are only for lunch in the restaurant. Be caefull with the sweet tea - you could not add one more sugar crystal

Thank Torsten G
Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
Reviewed August 12, 2012

It was delicious and fast! Friendly check out lady; she even recommended some very good choices! We got our food to go and enjoyed it at home.

Thank Amy S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1130 University Blvd Ste B2, on Strip, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-0328
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Tuscaloosa

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