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238 W Cook St, Portage, WI 53901-2106
608-742-6453
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We avoided going in the place for years based on the outward appearance. I had heard that the food was good but wasn't sure. Finally we decided if it's still open after all this time it must have something to offer. Stopped for lunch- It was great! Egg roll, soup and entrée for 6 bucks?!! I felt a little guilty... More 

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Thank glrbob
Portage, Wisconsin
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48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

The place is in need of serious remodeling and a carpet change. Very inexpensive Lunches if you order before 2:30pm. under $6 for Meal/rice/egg roll/soup. They have a lunch menu but if you ask for any dish lunch size (except the chefs specials) They'll do that. Excellent food!

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Thank wisconsingirl97
Eschenbach in der Oberpfalz, Germany
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

While this was not the best Chinese food I've had, it was good and the portions were large so we left nice and full. The waitress was super nice which made the meal even better.

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Thank victoriafortune
Portage, Wisconsin
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102 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Came for lunch got the moo goo ga pan and it was very gelatinous instead of saucy. It was kinda salty and hardly no vegetables which is sad to me I love vegetables. I love this place please don't stop making great food.

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Thank gale17
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

Their food is fantastic! Large portions and will cook whatever you want. I like their egg rolls and best is the wonton soup. I normally order the pork fried rice and can usually get three meals out of it!

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Thank Edna S
Portage, Wisconsin
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

It looks old and kinda dirty. Maybe not dirty, just "meh". When it was the only place in Portage you had to accept its stereotypical Asian "style" mashed up with old town café aesthetic. Food was good and plentiful if just good is what you want. Nothing luscious or mouth watering. Sometimes the service is good and sometimes everyone seems... More 

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Thank sunnydayinwis
Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

the manager was NOT of chinese race. It was an american Droid,.anyone whom goes here whom admires and believes in a non-melting pot of races society, voice your opinion that the american manager whom mis represents chinese culture to be terminated .

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Thank ssreconn
Portage, Wisconsin
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The food here at one time was wonderful. Not So Much Any More :( Service is poor, 2 out of my last 3 visits I didn't get what I ordered, waiter argued with me. I don't go there anymore. You can find something better in Portage.

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Thank Kabobert
Genoa City, Wisconsin
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

the only star could be for the fast service.Went there for lunch, Friday before Labor day. Mediocre. Chewy beef that you can get at any strip mall carry out. Restroom was horrible.

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Thank john o
Portage, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The prices are very good, the service is good, but the food is "okay". I haven't found a great Chinese restaurant in WI yet.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 238 W Cook St, Portage, WI 53901-2106
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Portage
  • Phone Number: 608-742-6453

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