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Lucky Chinese Restaurant

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500 S 4th St, El Centro, CA 92243-3330
+1 760-352-7680
11:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Mon 11:00 - 21:00
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant should have negative five circles or 5 negative stars. I went in to place a takeout order, the lady was sitting 2 or 3 chairs back of the counter. She could not get up and walk "2" steps to take my order (to the counter), and my order still wasn't right. I talk to the manager but it... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017

It was still fairly full at 2:30 in the afternoon. Sat down quickly and ordered the food. Everything came out fairly quickly and was very good. I can only think of one thing bad to say about this place, and that is I wish their restrooms were better. But the food was excellent and I really enjoy all the food... More 

Thank interleaf1
Grande Prairie, Canada
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300 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We went for a family lunch. The servings are just huge. The beef and greens melted in your mouth. Not enough wontons in the soup, but they were very good with very nice broth. We had an assortment of plates and they were all tasty and not greasy at all.

Thank baxter932
Pine Valley, California
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89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

As with all food, especially in the case of Asian cuisine, the rating is in the taste of the taster; this is not my favorite of all time, but if you choose well, you should go away satisfied, if not overwhelmed

Thank RogerDR26
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Went there for a business lunch. We ordered the family dinner combo. Very reasonable, about $14 a head. And then they brought out the food, and kept bringing, and kept bringing, and then they brought out some more. If you walk out of this place hungry, it's your own fault. The food was not bad, typical American Chinese food, decent... More 

Thank UncleBob540
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

This was the worst Chinese food we had ever ate! I had an egg roll that tasted like a shoe leather n my husband had teriyaki chicken that was so dry the chicken was crispy !! We had to pay extra to share n we only had plain rice n not Refried rice . My wine was so flat !... More 

Thank Barbara B
El Centro, California
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Really good service and really good food too. Fast service the owner is always there to greet you too. Large portions so make sure you're hungry or you have a lot of leftovers for later.

Thank 843stevenv
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Visited this place once. The place is dark and does not provide an inviting look. Very basic inside. Found the portion sizes to large. I ordered roast duck which was nice but the portion size was to large for my liking and the dish was very greasy. Overpriced for the quality but cant complain for the large amount. Regardless, the... More 

Thank Tony F
Casa Grande, Arizona
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89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This Chinese Restaurant is consistently good. I particularly like their curried chicken. Service is fast and staff is friendly.

Thank Nancy C
Yuma, Arizona
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2015

HUGE amounts of GOOD food for a cheap price. The lunch (7.99) was a plate PILED with food - took enough home for lunch the next day. Quick seating, great waiter - all around can't loose if you're looking for good Chinese food.

Thank Traveler1563

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, 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 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 S 4th St, El Centro, CA 92243-3330
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  El Centro
  • Phone Number: +1 760-352-7680

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