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China Express

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723 N China Lake Blvd, Ridgecrest, CA 93555-3514
+1 760-371-9868
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good49%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
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“beef” (2 reviews)
“in town” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Chinese, Asian, Thai
$$ - $$$
723 N China Lake Blvd, Ridgecrest, CA 93555-3514
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Seems like the good folks at China Express are returning to form and the food is getting back to amazing. On a good day, these folks are a solid 5! The pad thai and panang curry are incredible. The orange chicken and green beans are...More

Thank ChinaLake1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food with good service for a quick evening meal after I had traveled for 11 hours. I will return there again.

Thank NorthwestGal W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with some coworkers and we each shared some of our food.  The Pad Thai and Mongolian Beef were excellent, some of the best I've had before, but they were pretty spicy even just as the "normal" level of spice.  If you don't like...More

Thank GregTrav28
Reviewed November 10, 2017

The buffet is like any other standard Chinese food buffet. The host is warm and friendly. I eat there frequently because of the convenience and the taste of the food.

Thank ninat992
Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

We eat at this restaurant 2-3 times when we are visiting in Ridgecrest. The orange chicken is the best we have eaten and we travel quite a bit. The beef chow main was excellent. I even sent my husband back the next day for a...More

Thank Debra I
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Maybe because the owners were gone, but noticeably off its game. Panang Curry used to rock the house Now, meh. Other dishes uninspiring too.

Thank ChinaLake1
Reviewed March 20, 2017

Opted for the buffet which at first for $11 it seemed like an OK price but then there was not a lot to choose from. The mandarin chicken was probably the best thing on the buffet, my wife said the Panang Curry was very good....More

Thank Hhonorsreview
Reviewed February 2, 2017

Our food was very good, wait staff were very efficient and friendly. Will return there if we're ever back in the area

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed September 19, 2016

This has always been a favorite for me. No water, even after they asked if we wanted it. Cashier away from cash register. Food tastiness slipping. It's still good, but short of excellent. Hoping it turns around. This place used to be one of Ridgecrest's...More

Thank ChinaLake1
Reviewed August 24, 2016

When ordering from China Express, I always have the orange chicken, it is very good. We order as a group and share several dishes, but my favorite is always the orange chicken.

Thank Pauline S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
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: 723 N China Lake Blvd, Ridgecrest, CA 93555-3514
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Ridgecrest
  • Phone Number: +1 760-371-9868
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