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First Chinese BBQ

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2214 S Collins St, Arlington, TX 76010-6403
+1 817-469-8876
11:00 - 21:30
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

My wife is Chinese, so she knew what to order, and this is authentic HK-style food. The waiter wasn't very attentive, but he was nice enough once he came over.

Thank Jeremy J
1 review
Reviewed 27 January 2017

make sure to buy the pork it was amazing there is no other word for it exept supercalafragalisticespialidociouse

Thank Wyatt S
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143 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

If you are not used to this non-nonsense, don't care attitude, you would think the service stinks. But this is typical for real Chinese restaurants. They took your order and brought you your food. What more do you want? The concept of pleasantries is unknown to them. Don't take it personally. Also, unless you are Asian, they expect you to... More 

Thank Konrad V
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

This is by far the the best Chinese food place in Arlington! Never has there been a problem with meal, service anything. Top Notch!! Cash only!!

Thank Shandond
Abilene, Texas
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192 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We've been eating oriental food in the metroplex for 30 years and 1st BBQ has been the best we've had. Quick service, fresh food, the very best Chinese food. Flat noodles is my favorite, but all the dishes are five star.

Thank TexasEagle
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

The place only accepts cash. The bathroom was dirty. The seating was confusing. No one seated me. I had to find my own seat. One of the waitress, maybe owner was serving and eating at the area. Staff is unprofessional. The menu had too many items and it's very confusing. I ordered wanton soup and BBQ duck with white rice.... More 

1 Thank Feliciano D
Arlington, Texas
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530 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2015

First off, cash only and stick with their recommended dishes. Anything on their BBQ and marinated meat section is great - especially the duck and pork, The duck like all their foods is not americanized - that is fatty with lots of skin and bones. Stay away from the soups if you do not like the taste of fish sauce.... More 

1 Thank joedvet
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2015

The helpings are huge! the food actually tastes great and me not being an avid fan of chinese food i actually enjoyed the food. i must recommend eating the duck, or even orange flavored chicken. make sure you have enough people to eat with because 1 plate could easily be eaten between 2 people. The only downside is they only... More 

2 Thank Kingissu
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148 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Everything here is served family style so you need to bring a group so you can share and explore. You may have thought you've eaten Chinese Food before, but this is the real deal and far superior to any Chinese restaurant you may have tried before. We like to start with the Shrimp Won Ton soup. We always order the... More 

1 Thank markandkarenbrown
C. Texas
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97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2013

This is not a place for "atmosphere". It is a Chinese restaurant like we visited in China. Cash only is the only issue. We've visited half dozen times in the last 3 months. WonTon soup is the best with shrimp in the wontons. We ate the soup but wontons were left so the server grabbed the bowl, said we needed... More 

2 Thank TagTexas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2214 S Collins St, Arlington, TX 76010-6403
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 817-469-8876

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?