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Lucky Chinese Restaurant

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500 S 4th St, El Centro, CA 92243-3330
+1 760-352-7680
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Pine Valley, California
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89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

As with all food, especially in the case of Asian cuisine, the rating is in the taste of the taster; this is not my favorite of all time, but if you choose well, you should go away satisfied, if not overwhelmed

Thank RogerDR26
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there for a business lunch. We ordered the family dinner combo. Very reasonable, about $14 a head. And then they brought out the food, and kept bringing, and kept bringing, and then they brought out some more. If you walk out of this place hungry, it's your own fault. The food was not bad, typical American Chinese food, decent... More 

Thank UncleBob540
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

This was the worst Chinese food we had ever ate! I had an egg roll that tasted like a shoe leather n my husband had teriyaki chicken that was so dry the chicken was crispy !! We had to pay extra to share n we only had plain rice n not Refried rice . My wine was so flat !... More 

Thank Barbara B
El Centro, California
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Really good service and really good food too. Fast service the owner is always there to greet you too. Large portions so make sure you're hungry or you have a lot of leftovers for later.

Thank 843stevenv
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

Visited this place once. The place is dark and does not provide an inviting look. Very basic inside. Found the portion sizes to large. I ordered roast duck which was nice but the portion size was to large for my liking and the dish was very greasy. Overpriced for the quality but cant complain for the large amount. Regardless, the... More 

Thank Tony F
Casa Grande, Arizona
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89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

This Chinese Restaurant is consistently good. I particularly like their curried chicken. Service is fast and staff is friendly.

Thank Nancy C
Yuma, Arizona
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2015

HUGE amounts of GOOD food for a cheap price. The lunch (7.99) was a plate PILED with food - took enough home for lunch the next day. Quick seating, great waiter - all around can't loose if you're looking for good Chinese food.

Thank Traveler1563
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2015

It's different than the typical Chinese food you find in urben areas. great taste and more variety. Will go again for sure

Thank Sam A
Southern California
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2014

Large meals at moderate proces. Atmosphere is not great, but food makes up for it. There is a good variety of lunch specials at a reasonable cost.

El Centro,CA
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

They have well served combination lunch specials. The service is always good and fast! There are several options for Chinese food in El Centro but this one still takes the cake! Mmm, Mongolian beef!

Thank greenrocs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 S 4th St, El Centro, CA 92243-3330
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  El Centro
  • Phone Number: +1 760-352-7680

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