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China Express

723 N China Lake Blvd, Ridgecrest, CA 93555-3514
+1 760-371-9868
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good52%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“beef” (2 reviews)
“in town” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Chinese, Asian, Thai
$$ - $$$
723 N China Lake Blvd, Ridgecrest, CA 93555-3514
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

The buffet is like any other standard Chinese food buffet. The host is warm and friendly. I eat there frequently because of the convenience and the taste of the food.

Thank ninat992
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We eat at this restaurant 2-3 times when we are visiting in Ridgecrest. The orange chicken is the best we have eaten and we travel quite a bit. The beef chow main was excellent. I even sent my husband back the next day for a...More

Thank Debra I
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Maybe because the owners were gone, but noticeably off its game. Panang Curry used to rock the house Now, meh. Other dishes uninspiring too.

Thank ChinaLake1
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Opted for the buffet which at first for $11 it seemed like an OK price but then there was not a lot to choose from. The mandarin chicken was probably the best thing on the buffet, my wife said the Panang Curry was very good....More

Thank Hhonorsreview
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Our food was very good, wait staff were very efficient and friendly. Will return there if we're ever back in the area

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This has always been a favorite for me. No water, even after they asked if we wanted it. Cashier away from cash register. Food tastiness slipping. It's still good, but short of excellent. Hoping it turns around. This place used to be one of Ridgecrest's...More

Thank ChinaLake1
Reviewed 24 August 2016

When ordering from China Express, I always have the orange chicken, it is very good. We order as a group and share several dishes, but my favorite is always the orange chicken.

Thank Pauline S
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Great food at a good price served by efficient friendly servers. Also has an ice cream bar for a cool desert

Thank mctraps
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

After lengthy discussion with the waitress who was pleasant, and understood the menu well, I ordered the eggplant dish. The problem with the curries is that (as explained by waitress) the sauces contain pre made spice mixes.... So we can't make them without fish sauce........More

Thank Royal B
Reviewed 15 January 2016

I like China Express, the service is quick and the food is always hot. They offer a buffet but I always order off the menu. I like the home pan fried noodles. Staff is generally attentive and refills are fast.

Thank Becky B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 723 N China Lake Blvd, Ridgecrest, CA 93555-3514
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Ridgecrest
  • Phone Number: +1 760-371-9868
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