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New Kahala

600 E Grand Ave, Suite 3, Carbondale, IL 62901-3394
+1 618-529-3388
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
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600 E Grand Ave, Suite 3, Carbondale, IL 62901-3394
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Reviewed May 23, 2017

For the last few years that I've visited New Kahala, things have been pretty unchanged -- the food is made fresh & is very good, you have to be prepared to sit and wait a while for your meal, and you are served food on...More

Thank Kody T
Reviewed April 21, 2017

New Kahala is one of the best Chinese restaurants anywhere. The food is awesome, especially the mooshu pork. The one thing they need to improve is their plates and cutlery. No one wants to eat off of styrofoam plates with little flimsy forks.

Thank AandE_G
Reviewed April 11, 2017

New Kahala has some great food. Unfortunately they are in no hurry to serve it to you. Be prepared to wait 30 minutes or more for you order at most times. And don't order online...they aren't great at checking those orders...we've shown up to pick...More

Thank Tvlrlko
Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

Not so much to do with the food I know I like it. But I just saw one of the employees run to catch a customer in the parking lot because he hadn't given them all their change. Well done young man.

Thank Arthur F
Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

Super clean business and friendly staff. Wonderful owners who take pride in restaurant. Food is always hot, fresh and great quality! Highly recommend combo brocoli! Pictures are the pork belly tacos, wonton soup, mu shu chicken and combo brocoli. All excellent and cooked perfect!

Thank Kristen C
Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

We are out of town visitors and stop by for dinner. We were told it was a 40 minute wait for our food. There was only 2 tables seated. Pretty bad service for a Saturday night. We left.More

Thank Terry F
William L, Manager at New Kahala, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2016

I'm sorry for the long wait time. We are primarily takeout and delivery so the dining room can be a bit misleading. All our dishes are made to order which takes time and unfortunately sometimes, can get quite long. Hopefully, next time you are visiting...More

Reviewed September 15, 2016

I'm not kidding. I've eaten General Tso's from the west to east coast in higher end Chinese restaurants to interstate exit buffet dives and there is none, NONE better than New Kahala. I've eaten here for nearly 20 years and I honestly have only ordered...More

Thank devinmiller
Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

We were on campus and only had an hour to eat. We decided to stop and try the New Kahala. It was very good. I had the General Tso's Combo. It was very good. Very large portions. My girlfriend had the tofu combo? She said...More

Thank Miles F
Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

We order New Kahala all the time. I have recently discovered their online ordering. I specify a time in the comments and it's always ready when I go pick it up. Never had an issue with delivery either. The food is amazing. Favorites include chicken...More

Thank brkann
Reviewed May 27, 2016

We have eaten in here several times and the Chinese food is the best in town. I love the noodles (home-style and pan-fried). My husband loves the vegetarian options (tofu in black bean sauce and spicy tea vegetables). The atmosphere leaves something to be desired,...More

Thank Johanna H
William L, Manager at New Kahala, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2016

Thanks Johanna, for stopping by and leaving us a review! I'm glad you love our food and we hope to continue cooking delicious food for you and your husband. I do have a question though, what improvements could we have done to improve the delivery...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$8 - $15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 E Grand Ave, Suite 3, Carbondale, IL 62901-3394
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Carbondale
  • Phone Number: +1 618-529-3388
We are a long standing fast casual Chinese restaurant that has served the Southern Illinois area for 21+ years. We offer freshly cooked Chinese and Taiwanese dishes. We offer indoor dining, carryout and delivery service. Thanks for checking out our page!
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