We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

China Palace

$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
625 S Blackhawk Blvd, Rockton, IL 61072-2909
Website
Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

20 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 20: English reviews
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I have been going here since I was a kid. Great memories. Good food, atmosphere, service and drinks. Very family friendly. Great place to take the whole family for a special event. We

Helpful?
Thank belinda d
Beloit, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

As old customers of the China Palace we were very disappointed by the poor service and really bad food we had on our last visit. We had ordered three of the most expensive items on the menu: Sizziling seafood rice, four seasons almond ding and shrimp fried rice. After a bit of a wait, our waitress informed us she had... More 

Helpful?
Thank TomiH459
Durand
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

This place has beautiful wood work and stained glass. The food is very very good. They make the best mai tai I have ever had. Great atmosphere for a date night dinner.

Helpful?
Thank jeeplas
Rockton, Illinois
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

China Palace was one of the best Chinese Restaurants in the area, today everything pretty much tastes the same and meat tastes reheated.

Helpful?
Thank Steve N
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

The China Palace has been around a long time with roots back with the wagon wheel resort. The inside decor is dark and kind of old but still very nostalgic. The food, fabulous, always! We get one of the family dinners to share. You just can't go wrong. However, if you choose to order individual items you should make sure... More 

Helpful?
Thank Toni B
Rockton, Illinois
Level Contributor
44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

I have travelled all over eating Chinese cuisine and this has to be the worst dining experience I have had so far. Mongolian beef was runny but the fried wontons were pretty good. Haven't been back. I am really picky so someone else might like it

Helpful?
Thank Lewis T
Rockton
Level Contributor
85 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

this place has been here for years, was part of the old Wagon Wheel Resort, they now serve some of the best Chinese food in this area, the portions are good size and the bar makes a very good drink, we have been going here for over 20 years.

Helpful?
1 Thank Rich R
Rockton, Illinois
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

Tony and his staff have provided consistently well-prepared meals for us for years. We love their egg rolls and soups. One of my favorites is mou shu pork. Love the vegetable assortment the various dishes.

Helpful?
Thank Louis M
Rockton, Illinois
Level Contributor
22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

The "Palace" has operated in Rockton, Il literally for decades. Owner "Tony" Kwok is always on hand to see to his customers. Many of his staff have stayed with him seeningly forever and he treats them well, including my son, who bussed tables for him while in high school and has now gone on to a career as a nurse.... More 

Helpful?
Thank jerry f
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
114 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

Huge portions, but it's all a little bland for me. The owners and staff are friendly and welcoming, I like the sound of the fountain, but it's not my first choice when I'm looking for high flavor. My family tells me I'm wrong, and in their defense, I've only ever had one red velvet cake that I liked.

Helpful?
Thank Sandra F

Travellers who viewed China Palace also viewed

 

Been to China Palace? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 625 S Blackhawk Blvd, Rockton, IL 61072-2909
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockton

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from China Palace staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?