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2046 E Ridgeway Ave, Waterloo, IA 50702-2730
+1 319-232-3928
11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We ate here after a full day in Waterloo furniture shopping. We picked this place based on others reviews from TripAdvisor. This place had Excellent service and excellent food. Your greeted with a smiling Buddha as you enter, and you will leave smiling like him. We ordered a dinner for four to feed our five person family and still had... More 

Thank Brent L
Green Bay
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Can't beat the price, service and food quality for lunch here. Very Tasty, quick service, Hot and Sour soup is very good choice. We will be back

Thank IowaTraveler50702
1 review
Reviewed 2 March 2017

About the closest you can get to some Chinese food in Iowa. This place does an excellent job with the food. It's at least one of the best tasting Chinese places in the Waterloo/Cedar Falls area. I like the sweet and sour chicken/pork here the best. I recommend lunch time here, it is a much better deal. They give you... More 

Thank Cameron C
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

This place is a must anytime we are in town. Everything is good, but the Mongolian Beef, the Homestyle beef, and chicken Lo mein are the best. Great fried rice too!!! And the tea is wonderful!

Thank Noelle F
Detroit, Michigan
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Recent new location with double the seating of the old one. Friendly staff. Quick to go orders all day long. Lots of menu choices. Fresh food. Daily specials.

Thank davidrK5310LM
waterloo, iowa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This restaurant is by far the best Chinese restaurant anyone can eat at. It is awesome, clean, welcoming, friendly, and everything else added all in one.

Thank sharonnia2003
Waterloo, Iowa
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58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Went here with some friends and family. I'd have to say that this is the best place to get Chinese in the cedar valley. The service is very friendly and the food is amazing!!! Definitely would recommend anybody to go here. They also have amazing crab ragoons, must have!

1 Thank Travelreviews84
Waterloo, Iowa
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109 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

I eat lunch here several days a week. The food is fresh and very tasty, and an incredible value. The service is superior to must lunch places.

1 Thank Kent M
Waterloo, Iowa
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

this is our go to place for really good Chinese food at great prices. so happy they moved to this location. everything looks updated and is nice and clean. the food is great....some things we like aren't on the menu but just ask and they will make it for you.(no chow mein on the menu) the service is very good... More 

1 Thank Dale H
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77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Not sure if new owners took over when they moved but the food is different, and not different in a good way. One of my favorite dishes pre move was their egg foo young. What I received amounted to a fluffy, 1.5" thick omelet with Chinese veggies and a few small hard chunks of chicken. The "gravy" was some kind... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2046 E Ridgeway Ave, Waterloo, IA 50702-2730
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: +1 319-232-3928

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