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Mr. Chen's Authentic Chinese Cooking

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1917 Hoover Ct, Hoover, AL 35226-3606
+1 205-824-8283
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Owner/chef is actually from Taipei (capital of Taiwan) and not a different type of Asian claiming to be "Chinese." Would have given a 5 but the chefs real skill are not shown through the menu and also not the prettiest looking place. Once the owners wife or Chinese server knew I spoke Chinese, I was able to make off menu... More 

Thank skankymonk
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

My wife and I dined twice during our recent visit to Birmingham, AL from the cold north Southbury, CT. The wonton soup was homemade and outstanding. I dined on the Moo Goo Gai Pan which you can see in the photo below. outstanding service good food and clean restaurant. We will return on our next visit to Birmingham, AL

Thank Jeff C
Hoover, Alabama
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Really great food here and an intimate nice setting for a casual restaurant. Best time to go is for lunch if you want some great deals that include the free soup and egg roll. My only complaint is the hot mustard packs - this place is too good to go that route, it's like a great Italian place trying to... More 

Thank dolfandoug
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129 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Found this restaurant on trip advisor. Really good find. Warm atmosphere, friendly service. I had the shrimp in brown bean sauce. So good. The waitress recommended. Large shrimp, cabbage, onions and peppers in a black bean sauce!! We also ordered the crab Rangoon. Best restaurant on our trip.

Thank Missingbarney
Atlanta, Georgia
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323 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Choices for restaurants are limited in this area and Mr. Chen's was recommended. Small Chinese restaurant in a strip mall that serves traditional dishes fast, hot and well cooked. In a small town this is a good choice for a healthier option to fast food or Barbecue. Nothing fancy but decent food at a fair price.

Thank rszAtlanta_Ga
Birmingham, Alabama
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

The sweet pea leaves were divine! Both Mapo Tofu and House Tofu were excellent. We have had their House Clay pot, also on a previous visit. Their eggplant w/pork Basil in Hot Pot was delicious and plentiful enough that eve after two of use shared a serving (as a side dish) had plenty left for another meal. I have had... More 

Thank DrPezz
Birmingham, Alabama
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266 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Heard good things all true! I had Mongolian beef and W had basil squid. Awesome! We aren't doing the rice thing at the moment ( I heard you gasp) but truly it was just delish without the rice!

Thank Cocktails_at_Seven
Tampa, Florida
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

I went in on a Sunday at 13:16 and ordered 2 lunch specials - Mongolian Beef with white rice and Kung Pao Chicken with Egg Fried Rice (Total $15.16). The place was busy and the wait staff seemed to be overwhelmed with comments about waiting for food and slow service. The plates coming out looked ok as far as I... More 

Thank Spike_Delt
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

Food this place on Trip Advisor. Loved the food and the server was attentive and pleasant. I would recommend!

Thank Debbie551025
Mc Calla, Alabama
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220 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

This was our first visit to this restaurant at lunch.(We have been to the Tuscaloosa restaurant many times). So glad to find this restaurant in Hoover. This is the real deal.They have dishes on their menu that are quite interesting. I haven't been brave enough to check any of them out. I usually stick to shrimp with vegetables and it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1917 Hoover Ct, Hoover, AL 35226-3606
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Hoover
  • Phone Number: +1 205-824-8283

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