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“Another hidden gem: great food and cheap!”
Review of King Chinese Bbq

King Chinese Bbq
Ranked #302 of 924 Restaurants in Arlington
Cuisines: Asian, Barbecue, Chinese
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

If you look from the outside, it is unassuming; the building needs some new painting and it is in an old "wear-out" looking neighborhood. Many McDonald places will look more attractive than this place but you can have wonderful food, mostly to share by spending as much as you normally would at McDonald.

1) Great for take out as well as dine in: a good way to introduce authentic Chinese food would be "3 meat combo" from Chinese Bbq stand. You can pick either duck, roasted pork, chicken or chinese ribs (in order of my preference) and this is the value meal with white rice. If you are more advantureous, try pig ear, stomach, or duck/chicken feet.
2) Quality of food is much better than you might see at a typical cheap Chinese buffet place. There are a variety of many good Chinese dishes and only a couple of big dish entrees are over $20 (like two lobsters). Softshell crab in Chinese style is a star there.
3) Vegetable dishes are also good and they complement to other meat dishes (do not forget to look over the blackboard, as some may not be in the menus). Rather than ordering house special fried rice (since you already had great seafood, duck, or pork dishes and thus overkilled by plenty of meat in fried rice), try chicken fried rice with salted fish pieces which is just plain and good.
4) Although this is a Chinese restaurant (Hong Kong style), you can also have Pho (to accomodate a sizable Vietnamese population there). Other typical fancy drinks like buble tea, iced tea are also available.

Quite attentive waitresses and owner noted and they are not rude like in many Chinese places. Even refill water without asking, so this must be quite good.

In summary, I am very happy everytime I visit and my wallet also thanks me. I just can not believe it is ranked >200 out of 400 restaurants in Arlington(and Grand Prairie area) where even cheap chained places like Texas Roadhouse/Saltgrass Steakhouse are in top 10 on TA reviews. This must be due to lack of reviews.

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