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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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Earlysville, Virginia
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Haifa, Israel
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243 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank DrKen B
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263 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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200 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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103 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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119 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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606 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?