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3236 E Bay Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2044
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Atlanta, Georgia
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72 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2015

I'm a particular eater. I've been nearly 19 countries and many of which are exotic. I dig local food and a nature lover. This is a nice establishment good Chinese food and this is "Chinese food".

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Thank PO2EOD
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2015

One of our teens was craving Chinese food, so we hunted this little gem down... In a simple strip mall, with no frills... but we enjoyed all the dishes we ordered...

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Thank bmomo3
Holmes Beach, Florida
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed December 22, 2014

Coming from the northeast, we're used to having multiple local Chinese restaurants that offer great take-out. China 1 is our only local place and food is just OK. For those nights when you don't want to cook, and want Sweet and Sour something, it's acceptable. However, if you want really great Chinese, I'd have to steer you someplace else, and... More 

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Thank HBeachTraveler
Holmes Beach, Florida
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed December 14, 2014

This used to be a so-so place but based upon two take out meals last evening, we will never return. Two men stopped us in the parking lot and remarked that it was the worse they've ever had. Wish we had listened. Can't say anything good about the place.

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Thank JanC505
Holmes Beach, Florida
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2014

OK for a Chinese food fix but it is the same as all the other take outs around. Will satisfy your craving but don't expect too much.

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Thank JanC505
Portishead, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2014

The food was great and plenty of it. We only had the small portions and struggled to finish it all. The order process was smooth and we didn't have to wait more than 10-15 mins. Sure it's Americanised - if you want the real thing go to the Far East. Will be returning.

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Thank MSellars1963
Anna Maria, Florida
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125 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2014

What a terrible place! First of all, it's dirty. Second of all its dirty, and tired of all the food is terrible. The "Sesame Chicken" was devoid of both chicken and sesame seeds. The lo mein noodles were overlooked spaghetti noodles., the garlic broccoli was sweetened, and the egg rolls were awful. The rice was a gooey solid block. No... More 

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Florida
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2014

With all the other good places to eat on the Island, there is no need to eat here. Below average food.

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Thank piergear
The Woodlands, Texas
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125 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2014

This is a small operation with husband & wife doing all the cooking and taking the orders (mainly take-out). We ordered for a family of 8 and I watched them cook the food fresh and prepare it for us to take out. The entire order was done correctly and tasted great. There were plenty of left-overs too for the next... More 

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Thank BigDutch_27
Indianapolis, Indiana
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2014

Poor quality ingredients says it all. Don't waste your money on this take out establishment. Not recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3236 E Bay Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2044
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Holmes Beach

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