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“Yuck”
Review of China King

China King
Ranked #1,088 of 2,363 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Cuisines: Chinese
Neighborhood: Downtown Indianapolis
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Downtown Indianapolis
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Yuck”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

I am a huge fan of eggrolls, for me it makes or breaks a chinese restaurant. These were tasteless, greasy and made me nauseated. Food was very large portions but flavorless. It's fast and cheap, and you couldn't pay me to sit down an eat inside because it seems filthy, but if you're looking for enough mediocre food to last you for 2-3 meals, this is the place. They didn't even have sweet and sour sauce, they use duck sauce that is not nearly as sweet. Even adding sweet and sour would have made it more edible. Close to work but you won't find me there again.

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level 5 Contributor
28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Please go somewhere else”
Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

They do have big portions especially the chicken lo mein but after I saw they had several health violations decided to go somewhere else.
Shrimp doesn't taste right kind of rubbery like it was stored wrong temperature.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 6 Contributor
329 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Bib big portions, rather plain”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

The portions are big. The clientele leaves something to be desired - -lot's of homeless / indigent in this area. The service is friendly and fast. Prices are low. It's OK for lunch. The taste - -well -- about average and a bit plain.

  • Visited August 2012
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Indianapolis IN
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“My Favorite Chinese in Indy PERIOD!”
Reviewed March 4, 2012

The real deal, an authentic chinese carryout. I have been going there for 18 years. LOVE the shrimp mala. They do such perfectly cooked vegetables and nice fresh shrimp never overcooked. So many good dishes. They always find some hardworking competent young chinese woman to run the front desk and get the orders in and out FAST! Eating in tiny dining room is diminished by having the mission two blocks away and hobos/homeless/drunks whatever, frequently dropping in. The young woman treats them as customers if they want something, but is firm yet polite when they get stupid. Unlike Starbucks that just allows them to takeover and talk disgusting and smoke in best seats.
However, I eat in often, as I love the atmosphere of hearing mandarin spoken over the sounds and smells of a busy kitchen.

  • Visited February 2012
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