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Taste of China

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610 Albemarle Sq # 612, Charlottesville, VA 22901-7406
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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239 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

I was hoping to find someplace at which I could sit down and enjoy some standard Chinese fare. Taste of China surpassed my expectations. I had eaten at ToC many years ago during the brief time Peter Chang was the chef and wrongly assumed that all the great tastes I had enjoyed had vanished with him. After Chef Chang opened... More 

Thank ProfessorCharles
Waterbury, Connecticut
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170 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I've been dining out a lot in Charlottesville and I try to keep within a budget. Taste of China popped up as a place to try so I went for dinner. The place is in a strip mall, so it's not exactly the most exciting location but then again, you can't eat location. There were several large groups of Chinese... More 

1 Thank TherealVman
Manchester, Tennessee
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97 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

Very popular spot considering how busy it was for lunch crowd. Also well liked by local oriental population. Large serving for 6.99 lunch pricing. Hunan Shrimp was a bit salty but had right amount of heat. Chicken & Cashew was flavorful. Plates where cold so food did not stay hot on plate. We will try a different place next time... More 

1 Thank WagginMaster
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Freshly made, generous portions,convent and clean location, reasonable price, service friendly and prompt

2 Thank Joseph A
Richmond, Virginia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

First off let me say if Chinese people are writing reviews on Google it must be Authentic Chinese! My take. I've been to Toronto Canada where the largest Chinese Asian is in the US nest to California. When in Toronto I quickly relised here in the US we only get a very deluded version of asian food. One most are... More 

1 Thank RTrider1100
Long Island, New York
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115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

The two things that stuck out to us were the huge portions (good enough for two meals!) and how great everything tasted! We did takeout and it took 20min for it to be ready, which was perfect because it took that long to drive there! We got a soup, appetizer, and two entrees and it came out in the high... More 

Thank WallietheWalrus
Union, New Jersey
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321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

A friend and I were visiting Charlottesville. My friend is Chinese and we both live in the NY Metro area. Based on TripAdvisor.com reviews, we decided to try this restaurant for dinner on March 19th. GREAT CHOICE! They serve authentic Chinese dishes! Their food is fantastic! You couldn't find better in New York's Chinatown. Service was fast, friendly and attentive.... More 

1 Thank ilivennj
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

If you want a delicious Chinese dinner… Order it here! This is the best Chinese food I have ever had the pepper shrimp... Oh so good! The chicken they use is tender, not rubbery like some places. Dumplings, lo mein, general tso...ALL GOOD :) it is kind of pricey, but worth it.

Thank Sharon M
Annapolis, Maryland
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Stopped here on a Saturday for lunch just after 11:00 when they opened. Waitress was attentive. For appetizers we ordered hot and sour soup, pork wonton 'soup' (comes in an order of 8 with broth) . The wontons were amazing, and the soup was pretty good too. For our main courses we ordered beef with broccoli and general tso's chicken.... More 

Thank Kelley S
Richmond, Virginia
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant looks like a typical run of the mill Chinese restaurant..and the name is so ordinary. But appearances can be decieving. It is splendidly excellent Chinese food. The place used to be owned by the renowned chef, Peter Chiang. Of Peter Chiang's restaurants in Richmond and Fredericksburg. The menu at taste of China hasn't changed since he sold it.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 610 Albemarle Sq # 612, Charlottesville, VA 22901-7406
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 434-975-6688

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?