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Reviewed March 7, 2022 via mobile

This restaurant is not fancy, its small, but it looks clean and food was good. We ordered fried dumplings as appetizer, combination fried rice, combination fried noodles, and pepper steak with vegetable fried rice. Everything was serve hot, well presented and very good flavor. When...I go on vacation, I like to eat in local places, where everyone in the area commonly go, and this is what this restaurant is. The fried dumplings were delicious and the steak was very tender. This restaurant is located in Flagstaff which it is around 40 minutes from Sedona. Its about 80$ for 6 people.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed June 30, 2020 via mobile

Don’t waste your time. You can have better flavor from a box in the frozen section. Way over priced.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 23, 2020

Not only were we disappointed with our take out meal, greasy and unauthentic, I got an extra unauthorized charge on my card. Avoid.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed September 13, 2019

Had their 8 Treasure dish for lunch and was very pleased with the presentation, the quantity and quality of the food. It was prepared quickly and had a delicious taste. The property is a bit run down, but the owners run a wonderful restaurant. Would...be worth a repeat visit.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

With both of us being vegetarians, we found several dishes that were satisfactory. The food was good and the price was reasonable. The server was very friendly and attentive to our needs. Pay no attention to the reviewer who wrote "Don't Go There". We were...visitors to the area and are glad we did not read that review. As for the comment about "chewy chicken" .... our advice: become a vegetarian and that would not matter at all.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

Was looking for somewhere to eat out close to our hotel whilst overnighting in Flagstaff on a coach tour. Most places in the vicinity seemed to be fast food outlets so we chose China Garden. We went at about 8pm and first thing we noticed...was a completely empty car park but put this down to it being a Monday night. The place was empty on arrival. We were shown to a table and were given Chinese tea and water. No other drinks were offered which was the first time this has ever happened to me in a restaurant. We ordered the 3 course special menu. The hot and sour soup was fine and tasty. My sweet and sour chicken was another matter. The chicken was tough, chewy and gristly and very dark in colour. I thought it must be thigh meat rather than breast but after keep spitting out gristly pieces I really began wondering if it was chicken I was actually eating. The food was all served in a rush and the appetiser came late as we were already part way through the main course. The filling in the wantons was just as appalling as the chicken whatever it was and the egg roll no better and by then I had completely lost my appetite. The price seemed reasonable at first but the food was so bad that it was a waste of money. The only positive was the very pleasant young waiter trying his best to do a good job at such a bad place. Worst Chinese food I have ever eatenMore

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

Nice staff, fast service, and good prices for the food. I called initially because I am not familiar with their menu. They said, “yes, we serve tofu!” I was like great we are on the way. Lots of seating and open dining area. Staff greeted...us quickly and provided seats and beverages with water and tea on the table. Menu was well laid out and the options are good. We ordered and food was quickly delivered. Food was good and good amount for the price. We ordered Two tofu dishes, chop suey, egg rolls, and it all came out to like $32.12. Would go again if we visit again.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed September 27, 2017

First of all, Flagstaff only has about a half dozen Chinese restaurants. We decided to try China Garden. The building is a non-descript barn motif, and the interior is nothing special either. However, the food was quite good. The hot and sour soup was very...delicious especially on a cool evening. The Garlic chicken was also very good, however the beef with snow peas admittedly was rather bland. It only cost of $29.37 for the 3 of us (less than $10 apiece including tax). The employees and manager appeared to be working very hard to please everyone too! If you want better Asian food at higher prices then Sakura is your best choice.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

I have had delivery from here 4 times, all of which were 20 minutes up to 1.5 hours after expected time. The food is greasy and has no flavor. Does not satisfy Chinese cravings!

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed July 22, 2017

A pretty good selection--fairly basic--but good. A little slow to refill some items. Food fresh, service average for a buffet.

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed June 20, 2017

Average Chinese food but in a town where you probably wouldn't expect any. Family run and friendly. But don't pick a very warm day because they don't have air conditioning. Good for takeout to your nearby motel.

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed May 18, 2017

Ordered take out by phone and drove to pick it up. It is on the main street. The food was good but not great. Ate in our Hotel room

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed May 7, 2017

If you look past the unprepossessing exterior and the faded decor you will find excellent food at silly prices. We have visited flagstaff from England 4 times in the past 15 years and always call in. A full dinner - soup, want on and spring...roll, rice and a large meat course plus Chinese tea for 11.25? It is great tasty food with far more than we could eat and we can't recommend it enough!More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed April 12, 2017

I will begin by saying I have lived in Hong Kong and I know good and bad and in between Chinese food. The China Garden Restaurant was a real paradox. I went to visit the restaurant and to look over its menu prior to going...there to actually eat. My visit was just excellent. The lunch time staff were friendly. I enjoy one specific dish and it is on the menu. So back went my wife and I to eat a full dinner. I know people have good and bad days. Our waitress was so indifferent and could care-less that, as I paid my bill, I did NOT leave her a gratuity. I seldom if ever do this but she did not deserve one thin dime, that of course is my opinion. Our two entrees both LOOKED great. Mongolian Beef and Singapore Rice Noodles. The Mongolian Beef was so flat and tasteless than I simply got bored with it and did not finish it. The Singapore Rice Noodles were JUST GREAT. That after all is what I went in to eat. I will conclude that you are going to get what you get on the day you visit. You may get excellent service and you may not. You may get great food and you may not. Excellent restaurants are consistent.More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

Service was excellent but food was amazingly tasteless. Almost wished the cook would break out his MSG shaker. Could this be the home of the worst Chinese cook in the world ?

Date of visit: April 2017
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China Garden Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 2.5