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Main Kwong Chinese Restaurant

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1407 Washington St E, Charleston, WV 25301-1936
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Charleston, WV
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first time I have ever dined-in at the restaurant. Have purchased take-out on multiple occasions. Very clean environment. Super friendly and attentive service. Good quality food. There is a small side-lot for parking off street. Plenty of room in dining area to accommodate larger groups. Affordable cuisine. Overall great experience! We look forward to returning.

Thank lots2bhappy4
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78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious. Their sesame chicken is off the chain. We do takeout at least once a month. Inside everyone is super nice. Great for a bite when you are downtown.

Thank Emily J
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I used to order Main Kwong a lot when I worked at the hospital but quit there in 2007. I live over an hour away so don't get to eat there anymore. I was scheduled in Charleston for wisdom teeth extraction and thought what better soft food after surgery than rice. Main Kwong was the first place I thought of... More 

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Jackson, Michigan
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61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

the staff at this location is friendly fast and well prepared to service your order for take out, there is a small dinning area but take out is so much better. food was served hot and well prepared. the manager/owner is so sweet she always smiles and says thank you to every order

Thank Thomas M
Chapmanville, West Virginia
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136 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in recently for my first time and picked up some take out. I'm not a big Chinese food fan do to our local restaurants but being from out of town this place is nothing like my local choices. I had sweet and sour chicken with white rice and it was cooked perfect. Inside the restaurant was also clean.... More 

Thank GracieWV
Charleston, WV
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Singapore Noodles, extra spicy! I add pea pods. Food here is always fresh and delicious. The owner is amazing--remembers everyone. Love just about everything on the menu and they expanded their in-store seating--although we generally take out. The only thing I don't think measures up--dumplings.---too thick and need crunch/fresh element.

Thank tourismgoddess
Charleston, West Virginia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

This is sister store to one in South Charleston called Main Tin. Both are popular. I do not know why, except people here do not know much about Chinese food. I do, having been raised in San Francisco. The menu is typically extensive but there are actually only 3 sauces used if that. Recently got some chicken fried rice which... More 

Thank Jane C
Houston, Texas
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56 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

I am a huge fan of Main Kwong. Their Chinese food is unlike anyplace else I've ever been in America. It is uniquely delicious! It is also quick and the service has always been great. This is a must for Chinese food fans.

Thank EatOutAllDay
Elkview, West Virginia
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

I have been eating at Main Kwong for years, It is by far the best Chinese restaurant in West Virginia. Try the Sesame Chicken or Bourbon chicken. Everyone orders General Tso's and they do that good as well. The Quality of their ingredients does not really match the cheap price of the food, everything tastes fresh.

Thank Justin_Salisbury
Charleston, West Virginia
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99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

This is the best Chinese food ever. I have had most all dishes and have not been disappointed. Some of the favorites are crispy chicken, pepper steak, chicken and broccoli, chicken lo mein and scallops. The hot and sour soup is Awesome and best I have ever eaten anywhere. Thank You Carena Kwok.

Thank rick c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1407 Washington St E, Charleston, WV 25301-1936
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: 304-342-8899

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