We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
600 E Grand Ave, Suite 3, Carbondale, IL 62901-3394
+1 618-529-3388
Website
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

26 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 25: English reviews
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 one thing off the menu. They cook their food fresh, so there is a wait,... More 

Helpful?
Thank devinmiller
Marion, Illinois
Level Contributor
61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 it was very good, however I am just not a tofu fan. I do have... More 

Helpful?
Thank Miles F
Level Contributor
35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 with broccoli, Hunan and Szechuan chicken, garlic chicken, empress chicken, and crab rangoon. The prices... More 

Helpful?
Thank brkann
Murphysboro, Illinois
Level Contributor
40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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, and most of the people there are waiting for carry out orders. We tried delivery,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Johanna H
William L, Manager at New Kahala, responded to this review

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 experience? Thanks in advance! More 

USA
Level Contributor
112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

This is one of the best Chinese/Taiwanese restaurants in town. The other reviews of this restaurant are right on. We go there for the authentic food (there is the traditional American versions, too). I order on-line and it lets me know when my food is ready. The students and locals both love this place. They deliver, but expect about an... More 

Helpful?
Thank DaBiZi
Oregon, IL
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Was visiting Carbondale and was told that New Kahala was the place for some good Chinese food. I ordered and was told 45-60 min for delivery but they came in 30 min. Food was steaming hot and fantastic!

Helpful?
Thank bartland4
Carbondale
Level Contributor
38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

New Kahala is a Carbondale phenomenon! It has the right combination for a college town. The food is prepared fresh on site. It is tasty. The portions are generous. It is casual- one orders at a counter and then the food is brought to the table. However, I believe much of their business is carry out or delivery. The employees... More 

Helpful?
Thank Marcia S
Managua, Nicaragua
Level Contributor
102 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

This is one of the most authentic Chinese/Taiwanese food I had in Carbondale. They have great portion and different varieties to choose from. Majority of the food is what food taste like back in Asia, but they also have some popular American Chinese dishes. The scallion ginger beef and house special chicken are really good, the garlic sauce and Hunan... More 

Helpful?
Thank KirbyPop
Carbondale
Level Contributor
38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

The menu is so extensive that as new customers we had a hard time deciding what to order. We arrived right at dinner time, and had about a 20 minute wait until our order was up. The food was tasty and portions were extremely generous including entree, a double portion of steamed rice (fried rice extra$$,) and a choice of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Marcia S
Illinois
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

You'll have a wait if you don't call it in ahead, but definitely worth the wait if you are looking for dinner & leftovers for 1 or 2 more days.

Helpful?
Thank worltraveler2009

Travelers who viewed New Kahala also viewed

 

Been to New Kahala? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $15
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Taiwanese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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!

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of New Kahala and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from New Kahala staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?