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“Wish I could go back! Great Chinese food!”

Great Taste Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #270 of 3,810 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 28 September 2017

My husband and I couldn't stop exclaiming how good the food was as we ate! Okay, admittedly we live in a state without really good Chinese restaurants so we have been craving it, but I have eaten at many good Chinese restaurants in the US (e.g., Boston, NY, San Francisco), and this place ranks in the top 5. We ordered the pot stickers, the spicy green beans, and kung pao chicken (remember to order rice because it doesn't automatically come with it), and it was all superb/delicious! I'm now back home on the east side of the US, and bemoaning the fact that I can't go back to get this food again! You lucky Calgary residents!!

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

There are two "Great Taste Chinese" eateries in Calgary. This one in Chinatown is named "Great Taste Chinese Restaurant" while the other one at NE Calgary is named "Great Taste Chinese Cuisine", although they both share the same Chinese name "鄭家莊" and possibly of the same owner. I have been to both restaurants many times and I can surely say this one in Chinatown is definitely a very bad one. Although the menu items are similar, this one has less varieties, no authentic Cantonese dim sum, and is significantly more expensive but worse in almost all aspects. For example, the Yang Chow fried rice (they call it "House Special Fried Rice), one of the most conventional Cantonese fired rice with shrimp and meat, is offered at the one at NE Calgary for just $12 with lots of ingredients including shrimp and pork, but this one at Chinatown charges $14.95 for this fried rice while offering just a few pieces of super tiny baby shrimps, almost no meat and other necessary ingredients. The rice is also too dry and hard, probably using the lowest grade rice. Such sub-par quality of the fried rice should only worth $4 or less, and if they call such a fried rice with almost no ingredients a "House Special Fried Rice", you can imagine what their other dishes are like. Service is so so but the cashier is impolite and her manner is poor.

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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Nice and clean, reasonably priced, good service and great food.
The fried dumplings and beans were out of this world. Restaurant was clean and the food was more "Chinese " and not western Chinese.

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Great Taste chinese restaurant is located in the Chinatown area in downtown Calgary. The decor is modern and clean. Service is prompt and cheerful. The dishes we had were delicious, especially the green beans with shredded pork. Serving sizes were generous and prices were reasonable. A very good choice in Calgary.

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

i first noticed it while driving by but couldn't stop that time. So this July I made it a point to stop in. Our visit was tempered by an unruly 6yr old, but that had nothing to do with the service nor the food at this establishment. The food is flavorful and plentiful. The waitresses give you the impression that they can't speak English but they can. lol. The place was crowded with all sorts of people. Service was quick hopefully that had nothing to do with with our prickly 6yr old. She wasn't loud but she was grumpy.
I would drive back from Edmonton to eat here again.

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