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Golden China

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2046 E Ridgeway Ave, Waterloo, IA 50702-2730
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Waterloo, Iowa
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with some friends and family. I'd have to say that this is the best place to get Chinese in the cedar valley. The service is very friendly and the food is amazing!!! Definitely would recommend anybody to go here. They also have amazing crab ragoons, must have!

1 Thank Travelreviews84
Waterloo, Iowa
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104 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I eat lunch here several days a week. The food is fresh and very tasty, and an incredible value. The service is superior to must lunch places.

1 Thank Kent M
Waterloo, Iowa
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

this is our go to place for really good Chinese food at great prices. so happy they moved to this location. everything looks updated and is nice and clean. the food is great....some things we like aren't on the menu but just ask and they will make it for you.(no chow mein on the menu) the service is very good... More 

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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

Not sure if new owners took over when they moved but the food is different, and not different in a good way. One of my favorite dishes pre move was their egg foo young. What I received amounted to a fluffy, 1.5" thick omelet with Chinese veggies and a few small hard chunks of chicken. The "gravy" was some kind... More 

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79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

One of Waterloo's best deals for a cheap meal of great food. They have been in the town for a long time and recently moved to a more updated cleaner nicer place on Kimball Ave. They have great lunch deals and have plenty of tables and booths to sit at, and offer carry out too. Plus keep them in mind... More 

1 Thank JGluvsMexico
Oelwein, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Went there thinking that they would have a buffet. Not the case but ok. Translation with waitress was hard to understand. No general tso or egg fo young on menu. Egg drop soup was strange. Tasted like it had freetos in it. My husband ordered pork fried rice with out carrots and peas. Came out with carrots and peas. After... More 

Thank Debbie H
Waterloo, Iowa
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Thought we'd give this place a shot since it was in a new location and have heard good things. I ordered Orange Chicken and wife ordered Sesame Chicken. Both chicken dishes tasted like warmed up rubber chicken. You had to chew, chew, and chew some more before you could swallow it. And the taste, ahhhhhh, just horrible. I've had better... More 

1 Thank Scott T
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

I am not from Waterloo. I found it extremely annoying that their old address was listed online, and that we circled an area where their restaurant USED TO BE. When I finally got directions at a gas station, and found the place about 2 miles away, the older Chinese woman was sort of rude. Not the best experience, and I... More 

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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

I love going to this restaurant. The staff are so nice and accommodating. The drinks are super cheap (slightly burnt) and the food is amazing!!! Some of the best crap ragoons in the cedar valley. The dry ice that comes out with the bill is just icing on the cake, so cool.

1 Thank Holly M
Garwin, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We were in town to buy and car and decided to eat our to celebrate our new car! I had tried Golden China when it was near the mall, so we automatically when to the old location. Luckily they had their new address on the door and we were easily able to find it. The building is a very nice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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 - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2046 E Ridgeway Ave, Waterloo, IA 50702-2730
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: 3192323928

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