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“Great food, fast service”

China Garden Restaurant
Ranked #117 of 8,448 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
Reviewed February 22, 2014

This restaurant is across the street from the Toyota Convention Center. We ate here before we attend a concert and it was great. The menu is scaled down to one page when there is an event going on across the street which makes it easier and faster for everyone. The portions are not huge like some Chinese restaurants so you probably do not want to share an entree. The entrees range between 11.99 to 13.99 and come with a fried egg roll and white or fried rice. I usually eat white rice but I had fried rice this time and it was excellent. It was very flavorful and light. The restaurant also has a bar so it is nice to get a glass of wine or beer with your meal. It was VERY busy when we were there but the staff keeps up beautifully. Get there early to avoid having to wait. When we left the line was out the door but diners are aware of that and don't spend unnecessary time at their table. Restrooms are very clean.

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Reviewed February 9, 2014

We have been here twice for concerts at the Toyota Center. Get there at least an hour before the doors open. You pay $15 for parking and then get a discount on your dinner. Great service and really good food. Walk around the parking garage building you are ready for your show. They have a limited menu during event nights, but it is still just fine and yummy.

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Reviewed January 28, 2014

This is just the best meal of Chinese food you will get in downtown Houston, nobody else even comes close. The owners are friendly, the staff always there to help, the food pure flavor and taste. I would walk a mile without question and have in the past while staying downtown for business, just to eat at this incredible place.

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Reviewed January 28, 2014

This is my number one spot when staying in downtown Houston for business. I could eat here over and over and each time is a perfect surprise of an incredible meal. You are treated so well by the owners, the staff is always friendly, the food incredibly done, and the price spot on for such quality food.

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Reviewed January 20, 2014

Wanted to have chinese food and just stepped in for lunch. Food is great and I felt I am eating in China. Usually in other Chinese restaurants, they americanize the food. But this was authentic Chinese food. Service was good, although they seemed to be with less manpower. The staff was friendly and assisted in selecting the food. Do try the Hot & Sour soup and Mongolian Beef. You will enjoy it all the way

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