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Tra-Ling's Oriental Cafe

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1305 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302-6201
+1 303-449-0400
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New York
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

A small restaurant near the college campus with wonderful food. The quality of the food on the menu is surprisingly good for such a small unassuming place.

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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

Tra Lings seems not to be here anymore, I drove past yesterday 08/05/16) no sign etc. I think the noodle shop whose address is slightly different is what's there now

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Tra-Ling seems to be variable as to the food quality. We have had excellent Chinese food at times, and the next time not so good. It is a campus joint on the Hill, and is priced very reasonably. Better than Panda Express, and maybe the best in the area, considering there is limited Chinese food competition.

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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 June 2015

This is definitely fast food. I used to eat here when I first moved to Boulder, and I'm still alive, and never got sick from eating there, so it's not that bad. It is definitely student food, lots and cheap. I thought I'd give it a try today when I was on the hill, and was impressed at how large... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

Boulder's chinese food selection is vast but generally not high-quality. Tra-Ling's is by far one of the worst excuses for chinese food I've ever had. It caters mostly to drunk 20 year olds stumbling home after a night of drinking, and you can tell. The food is greasy, mushy, heavy, and will go in almost as fast as it comes... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2012

If you are on a serious budget, aren't picky or squeamish and need vegetarian options, this place *might* be worth checking out. This is a tiny, depressing, run down spot on University Hill. They have a buffet of lunch options, including vegetarian options. You can get a huge plate of food at lunch for about $6.00. The folks who work... More 

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Reviewed 27 January 2008

It was okay when I was in high school because it's cheap, but looking back it's kinda scary...

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Reviewed 5 January 2008

Good food not to expensive

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Reviewed 11 December 2007

Better than Panda and probably the best on the hill

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    1 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1305 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302-6201
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-449-0400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?