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“This is "real" Chinese food for those who do not know of anything else.” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of China Road

China Road
Ranked #281 of 681 Restaurants in Syracuse
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
1 review
“This is "real" Chinese food for those who do not know of anything else.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

I am Asian and from a populated Asian city in Noth America. My family was passing thru and needed to have dinner. Reviews sounded astranomical so decided to go. I can't begin to tell you how small, salty, bad taste and over priced this place was. Need not say more other than the title.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Syracuse, New York
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96 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Best Chinese Food Anywhere!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

This is the best Chinese food you'll find anywhere! Simon is an amazing chef - every meal we've ever had here has been wonderful. We always take out of towners here, and they all agree that it is amazing Chinese food. We especially like his vegetarian menu! It doesn't look like much, but the food is worth it!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RobinSyracuse
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Syracuse, New York
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337 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Excellent food, friendly staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Have been to restaurant several times. While the inside may not seem like much, the food is always excellent. Many menu options - traditional chinese and usual favorites. Specials are written in chinese - ask for translation! Owner is very friendly and always seems to be there.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank FamilyExplorer4
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“It may not look like much but...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012 via mobile

The food is amazing! My boyfriend took me here and from the outside it doesn't look like anything special, but I was wrong. They started us off with house made pickled and seasoned radishes. The scallion pancakes were cooked to perfection, and the general chicken was big chunks of chicken lightly battered- not just hard breading swimming in sauce. This is a must go. Definitely a place I will be revisiting soon!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Victoria_Hantout
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Syracuse, New York
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great Food, not so great decor”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

It had been several years since we visited China Road. We always enjoyed the food, especially the non traditional (un-americanized) chinese dishes. Our return visit didn't disappoint on the food as it was tasty, fresh and of a higher quality than most chinese take out restaurants. However, I have been a customer of China Road for over ten years and in that time I don't think anything has changed in the dining rooms and this is a shame. We experienced a wobbly table, dingy decor and lighting and the smell of old restaurant carpet. The price of the food has steadily increased over the years as well. We had 2 entrees and 2 side entrees that cost almost $50. We would recommend a group of 4 to 8 might be a more better way to have a variety and keep the per person price more reasonable. Hopefully the owners will update things, but I suspect that if it hasn't changed in 10 - 15 years, it probably never will.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mtbikerbob
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