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Taste of China

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610 Albemarle Sq # 612, Charlottesville, VA 22901-7406
+1 434-975-6688
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have lived in Charlottesville for many years but had never been to this restaurant until a few weeks ago. I have been back two times since then! The food was fresh and delicious. The service was prompt and friendly

Thank Matt K
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

Stopped here after my workout for takeout and was very surprised at the menu. This is not your standard Chinese fare from most local restaurants. Taste of China has a great variety of items. I went with the Shrimp hot pot and I was not disappointed! It was excellent, loaded with shrimp and spicy good. I can't wait to try... More 

Thank Huge823
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3 reviews
Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

The service wasn't perfect, but the food was very good! I will be back to try the Grandma's special. Large portions and in and out pretty fast without being rushed.

Thank mdhraqh
Charlottesville, Virginia
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429 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed November 29, 2016

This is our go-to for good Chinese food in Charlottesville. You can get the standard Americanized menu options, but you can also get some really good, more authentic dishes which are full of flavor. They also have a good lunch menu, available only during the week days. The interior is OK, but not really that cozy, the food makes up... More 

Thank norskies
Earlysville, Virginia
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2016

Pleasantly surprised with my lunch. A very nice combination lunch menu. I had the Pepper Steak with Onions. The vegetables were very fresh and stir-fried perfectly, Tender with just a bit of crispness. The beef was very tender. A big plus was that the lunch combination include choice of soup, an egg roll, fried rice and a nice portion of... More 

Thank firstofmany2015
Haifa, Israel
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257 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2016

Except for hot and sour soup which was neither, all the dishes ordered were well made, nothing was drowning in a saucy cornstarchy gloop and and each dish was hot when appropriate and mild when not. We started with fish with cilantro rolls which were deliciously seasoned. We went on to enjoy dried fried eggplant--crispy on the outside, creamy on... More 

Thank haifasharon
Charlottesville, Virginia
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016

My wife and I visited a Taste of China for our first time this weekend, and based upon the rave reviews we saw, we were quite disappointed. My wife had a shrimp & vegetable dinner, and I had the cashew chicken dinner. The cashew chicken tasted good, but there was so little sauce that the entire meal was too dry.... More 

1 Thank DrKen B
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298 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank ProfessorCharles
Waterbury, Connecticut
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247 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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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106 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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: +1 434-975-6688

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