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China Garden Restaurant

#116 of 7,143 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown
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1602 Leeland St, Houston, TX 77003-5032
+1 713-652-0745
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16:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 16:00 - 22:30
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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dining here for 30+ years, I decided it was time to pen a review. This is a family owned establishment like few others. Carol, her mother, her brothers, and now their respective offspring all contribute to making China Garden different from most others. If ever a problem exists, they stop at nothing to correct it; and problems rarely exist due... More 

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Thank The_Canarsie_Kid
Houston
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119 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Grew up going t0 china Garden. maryann and family have watched me grow up and now my kids Eggrolls are homemade. Sizzling rice soup if the best in town Steamed shrimp dumplings amazing The Best chinese in town

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Thank EKWhouston
Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This family owned and operated restaurant has been a favorite downtown lunch destination for years. It's also a great dining option when attending events at Toyota Center, since it is just across the street. Their soups are very substantial. The lo mein and lemon chicken are the best I have had anywhere.

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Thank CynG77035
Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its good just dont ask for anything specially made or altered they cant handle it. We asked for a specific dish to be ordered and or substitute due to an allergy they absolutely would not do it! They tried to get us to order another different meal instead of accommodating us. Havent been back

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Thank nell336
Brazoria, Texas
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can't go wrong by dining at China Garden. We always make this a highlight of any trip to downtown Houston. Have never left disappointed. They always have the greatest service to back up their awesome food. Order off the menu here. Dine here and you'll feel like family. We'll definitely be back for more awesome food from a very... More 

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Thank Alan H
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to "Escape the Room" for a birthday party after that we gathered here for food. Loved it, the food and service is great

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Thank Raja M
Houston, Texas
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

New to Houston and was trying to find a Chinese restaurant that was half as good as the ones in NYC. looked high and low. Finally took a chance and found China Garden. I always look at the way the menu it set up. love love love their Shrimp in Garlic Sauce. Not on the menu but they fix it... More 

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Thank Monica W
Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

The food is no longer top notch, I have been disappointed the last few visits. I always try to order different plates to have a variety, but like I said lately it has not been as good. I know they have a loyal patronage, I for one have been eating there since I worked off Austin St. in the 1980's,... More 

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Thank lysandrag2016
Houston, Texas
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We were there with a group and enjoyed the evening. Food was good and even with a group of about 25, the food was hot and fresh. The service was attentive.

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Thank TexasTraveler810
Houston, Texas
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

While staying downtown the clerk recommended this restaurant! We didn't get a chance to go but then my husband and I went back downtown for the Super Bowl LXI festivities and decided to get something to eat. We ordered the dumplings from the appetizer menu which I could have made a meal of and the Mongolian Beef! The Beef was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1602 Leeland St, Houston, TX 77003-5032
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 713-652-0745

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