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China Gate

1201 S University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2523
+1 734-668-2445
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible16%
31 Oct 2016
“Ann Arbor Needs More Chinese Food Restaurants”
25 Oct 2016
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Chinese, Asian
1201 S University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2523
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Multiple friends, one of whom from China, told me that this was the best restaurant for Chinese cuisine in downtown Ann Arbor. What the heck, then? The prices were cheap, but the environment of the restaurant was much more elegant than what I would normally...More

Thank TheCrazyCam
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The food was not particularly good or perhaps the chef has been catering too much to the American taste for chow mein and spring rolls. I have been to Hong Kong , Vancouver and the best restaurants in the Monterey Park area in Los Angeles...More

Thank Eugene C
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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

China Gate has the best fried cheese rangoons and Kung Pao chicken. This place is consistently great. In all the years we've been coming, literally dozens of times, only one time did the food disappoint when we had a large group. Typically everything is delicious,...More

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Whether this food is good or not depends entirely on your expectations. If you have lived in China or Taiwan you will probably be disappointed in how heavy and salty this food is. There's nothing delicate about it. The fired rice was chocolate brown in...More

Thank James J
Reviewed 16 November 2015

We ate here for lunch again before a Michigan football game. The almond chicken is delicious. The restaurant was not busy, and we enjoyed excellent wait service. I love eating here and the food is always excellent. The restaurant is small but worth the wait...More

Thank preppygirl56
Reviewed 19 May 2015

The food is very good. The luncheon specials are an especially good value, The wait staff is very nice.

Thank Barbara A A
Reviewed 19 March 2015

Centrally located in downtown Ann Arbor right off the University of Michigan campus, this Chinese restaurant is popular -- and for good reason. The food is fresh and well-seasoned; it's definitely a significant step up from your standard over-Americanized Chinese fare. This is one of...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2014

I haven't eaten any other dish here, than the Vietnamese Beef Pho. The reason being it's hands down the best I ever had. I've eaten Pho from Saigon, to Danang, to Hanoi and Haiphong and this is the best I've ever eaten. I live here...More

Thank miscenes
Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

This is our go-to Chinese choice. No, it's not fancy, no booze, a bit shabby, but we always get fast, friendly service. We've never been disappointed with the hot and sour soup. I tried a "new" dish - tofu stuffed with shrimp, and really enjoyed...More

Thank Adklinda
Reviewed 25 January 2014

Ordered takeout during our visit with friends who live there. We're big Chinese/Thai food fans and looked forward to what Ann Arbor had to offer. We only hope this isn't typical Asian fare. Hot and Sour Soup was semi-cold, not at all tasty. Beef with...More

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Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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  • Address: 1201 S University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2523
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: +1 734-668-2445
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