I didn't expect much from a Chinese restaurant on a road trip in a city without a significant Chinese population. I would give this place less star if it were in another city with a larger Chinese community. I cannot compare it to other Chinese restaurants in Albuquerque but it would not surprise me if we got lucky and stumbled upon their most authentic Chinese restaurant. I prefer Chinese restaurants that are more authentic and am rating as per my taste. If your idea of a good Chinese restaurant is a buffet with a large selection then our tastes are different which is fine but you might not agree with my rating of Ko Palace. A caution about the scallion pancakes appetizer. The menu indicates two for $2.95. This would be a great bargain as I get three for $3.25 at an Chinese grocer where I live. We were left a little hungry when we found that two meant two pieces which were quarters and not two who pancakes. If I had known I would have bought more. One dish that I thought had exquisite flavor was their cha siu pork with broccoli (BBQ Pork with Broccoli).
I also want to add that the owner asked if we needed disposable plates. I had forgotten to ask and we would not have been able to share some of the dishes (Chinese style) as easily.
A note about a take-out--some hot dishes kept in a closed box for a few minutes will become more moist sometimes to the point of being soupy. We had takeout twice during our stay and I knew to make a couple of notches in one of the boxes to keep this from happening,