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Forbidden City Restaurant

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1100 Eichelberger St Ste 912, Hanover, PA 17331-5206
(717) 630-8828
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Concistent and by far the best Chinese restaurant in Hanover. Hot and sour soup is the best, as is the sizzling rice soup...great texture. They'll cook things to accomodate plant based diets and I've never had a bad dish. I personally don't like the buffet...you eat too much and I'd rather have a super fresh individual entree...but lots of people... More 

Thank judymorris1
York, PA
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165 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016

I've been to quite a few Chinese restaurants and this one was just fair. From a 1 to 10, I'd rate it a 5 being average. We opted for the buffet. They had an area for Sushi but there was none (and I was in the mood for some Sushi) and so I asked if there were going to be... More 

Thank dextersadventures
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2016

I meet a friend for lunch at Forbidden city every month and I am never dissatisfied. There is plenty to eat and the prices are great. I have not tried the buffet but it looks like a great selection at a reasonable price. The service is fast and friendly as well.

Thank Steven R
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2016

It is difficult for me to write a review because I am overcome by the desire to leave the keyboard, get into our car and race over to Forbidden City to chow down! My wife and I have enjoyed the carefully prepared food and terrific service there for a few years and it occurred to me only on our last... More 

Hanover, Pennsylvania
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89 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2016

It is in a strip shopping center, next to an antique mall (maybe a good date day), but not the kind of chinese to-go place with a few plastic booths and the standard template photos of 10 dishes lit up behind the register. You can expect a clean, somewhat dated restaurant with pretty pink tablecloths and older chinese lanterns hanging... More 

Thank ocshaffer
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2016

Forbidden City Restaurant is the best Chinese restaurant in the area, and, actually, the best restaurant in the Hanover, PA area. All the food served is always freshly made in the restaurant kitchen by the owner and is always served on warmed plates and is always delicious. The food is very healthy as it is served with fresh meat and... More 

Thank I1223SZjohnl
Hanover, Pennsylvania
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94 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

We have known Cathy and frequented this restaurant for many, many years. It is our absolute favorite and definitely a step above the multitude of "fast food" Chinese restaurants in the area. They have a great buffet every Friday and Saturday for dinner.

Thank turbojim
Thomasville, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Took family to buffet, not many options and some of them were not too good. service was weak, only one waiter for the entire place, never asked if we wanted something to drink, and was extremely slow in clearing our plates. Buffet was never filled and spots remained empty during our visit. Can't rate higher than a 2, many better... More 

Thank rono590
Hanover, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2015

Best Chinese in Hanover. They have great lunch time specials and the quality if the best. They offer a buffet a couple evenings a week and if you like shrimp toast make sure they have it on the buffet the night you go.

Thank Robert C
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294 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2014

Just like any other Chinese restaurant. Food was not bad but nothing special to talk about. Service needs to improve. Waitress did not give us her name and was not friendly. The buffet was not big, only a few dishes.We ordered from the menu. Lamb Curry for $13 and something and shrimp from the same price. We spent $30.00 even.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1100 Eichelberger St Ste 912, Hanover, PA 17331-5206
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Hanover
  • Phone Number: (717) 630-8828

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