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1911 W Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201-6929
+1 480-668-5910
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Carefree, Arizona
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137 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited several Times and still are not disappointed. Their service, food and prices are excellent. We drive almost an hour to eat there. That is saying something. The photos show on the far left is the five spice calamari, the seafood chow fun and the Chinese broccoli with garlic in a light sauce. The chow fun comes either... More 

Thank Victoria P
Level Contributor
18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I've been a customer here for over 3 years, coming in about 2 times a month, and always taking home plenty of leftovers. The eclectic clientele know this is a good place to get cheap Asian food. Unfortunately, they must have a new cook, and the quality and taste of the food has dropped drastically in the past few weeks.... More 

Thank Vicki T
Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

At first I was hesitant to rave about this place with fear that once the secret is out, then it will be crowded all the time, but that would not be fair. LOL By far, the BEST Chinese in the Valley! Prices and portions are phenomenal too. Plus, the warm welcome you receive from the servers is good for the... More 

Thank lightworker2014
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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

From the outside it does not look that great but you must try this place if you like authentic Chinese food. I have traveled to China and this restaurant is the real deal. The menu is large if you want to skip the menu just order from the pictures of food displayed on the wall. I have done that many... More 

Thank Debbie M
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Yes...it looks run down and pretty basic restaurant. Not the best in chairs and tables. When you look at the menu, the selection is huge. Worth ever penny and top notch Chinese food. My family and I love it. We have tried a lot of Chinese restaurants and this is among the authentic ones. Go for it....

Thank Cs C
Phoenix, Arizona
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86 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Do not be fooled by appearances. The entire shopping center is run down, lots of vacancies and this place looks uninspiring from the outside. Once inside, the decor is plain, the tables and chairs are tired and worn. The menus are old, outdated and beat up. Then you start looking at the choices, there are many and they vary widely.... More 

Thank gaylordm
Los Angeles
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

This place is great. We found it using Yelp and now understand why it got 4.5 out of 5 starts. The food is delicious and the prices are great. My daughter and I had a meal for two for $( (plus tip). I would highly recommend this place!

Thank Dlit99
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79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Casual dining with photos on the wall. Quick service and grewt food at a reasonable price. It is not fancy and sometimes you need to ask for water. The food makes up for it. I highly recommend the 5 spice calamari. The flavors are wonderful and the calamari is tender every time.

Thank Victoria P
Shoreview, Minnesota
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

This is an excellent restaurant to go to if you want a taste of Cantonese foods served in Hong Kong. There aren't too many places that prepare Chinese food that includes spaghetti instead of rice or noodles, and they are delicious. The portions are big. The place may not look the best but it is clean enough and the food... More 

Thank joritch3
Carefree, Arizona
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137 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

A small casual cafe with booths and tables. Many photos on the wall of items not included on the menu. The 5 spice fried squid was one of the photos and piqued my interest. It did not disappoint! The flavors were slightly sweet and spicy. The squid was cooked to perfection. The black bean mussel dish was slightly chewy and... More 

Thank Victoria P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1911 W Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201-6929
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 480-668-5910

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