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“Good food, nice owner”

Great Castle Restaurant
Ranked #352 of 829 Restaurants in Bakersfield
Cuisines: Chinese
Description: Local Chinese restaurant for over 30 years on Union Avenue, Bakersfield. Great food and better Mai Tai's!!!
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Description: Local Chinese restaurant for over 30 years on Union Avenue, Bakersfield. Great food and better Mai Tai's!!!
California
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good food, nice owner”
Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

This is my second favorite Chinese place in town behind Grand China, which is now called Hong Kong. The owner is extremely friendly and always remembers what I order. It's old school American Chinese, but everything is fresh and flavorful. The lunch specials are a good deal considering the amount of food you get. Not a great location but a good restaurant overall.

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English first
Bakersfield, California
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nothing great”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

Average tasting food. Depressing atmosphere with old decor. The place could of been cleaner. Cost not worth the dishes.

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Thank KoriP
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Try the Walnut Shrimp”
Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

Found this restaurant through a local magazine two years ago. Now my wife and i eat there every trip to town 50 miles. The atmosphere inside and out are deceiving the place could use a facelift. It is all about the food and the family who cook and serve the food. Have tried many different dishes but keep coming back to the Walnut Shrimp. Two people couldn't finish the dish and it is only $13.95.

Have spent half my life in either Chinatowns San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles. Still this restaurant rates equal to many of those. Best Asian food for 100 miles. Enjoy.

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Thank Doug O
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Bakersfield, California
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Best Chinese in town”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

If you haven't been to Great Castle, you are missing out. We love Chinese food. Just about everything we've ordered is fantastic!

Visited May 2012
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Thank earlsherry
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Bakersfield, Ca
Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
Reviewed September 8, 2012

I had heard much good about the food at Great Castle and was wanting a good Chinese meal. I was so disappointed in my dish, the Walnut Chicken and will have to go back to be sure it just wasn't a bad day. This place gets rave reviews so to be fair, I will return and submit another review.

Visited November 2011
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