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West Lake Chinese Restaurant

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11256 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA 23238-5011
+1 804-740-7000
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Richmond, Virginia
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169 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Pretty much standard Chinese fast food. I had the sweet and sour pork lunch special and added in hot and sour soup. It was very filling and decent tasting…fast and cheap for a quick lunch.

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Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

This use to be the place to get the best fried rice in Richmond. Not any more. No egg, carrots or peas in rice. Shrimp were soggy and tasteless. Rice lacked proper moisture content. Like when you have left over rice and reheat it without adding water. Down right gritty. Long time customer no more. Won't be back.

Thank Reviews10000
Richmond, Virginia
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2015

West Lake Chinese Restaurant has been a favorite of our family for years. It was with dismay that we ordered takeout the other day. First, my daughter was kept on hold with them never returning to the phone. I called on my cell and got through with her still on hold. It wasn't the people I usually talk to when... More 

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Richmond, VA
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2015

Neighborhood chinese restaurant, family-run. Traditional chinese. Never crowded because most people order take-out, but eat-in dining is comfortable, and service is great. Tasty food but nothing you would write home about. Beef, chicken, pork, shrimp, scallops, etc. and lots of vegetables. Easy parking in the shopping center. We've eaten there several times and have never had a bad meal. And... More 

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Danville, KY
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252 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

In a strip mall, this restaurant could easily be missed. The atmosphere is average, as is the food, but our party loved the soup. The staff were very welcoming and attentive.

Thank Alicia N
Richmond, Virginia
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2013

The food here is good specially our favorite beef curry. When we do not have time to cook dinner we just order here. I think we have tried almost all of the items in their menu. There are other Chinese restaurants in the area but, this is definitely our favorite one since their food taste better.

Thank new_milestone
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Reviewed 28 July 2008

Great take out. I always forget about this place. Favorite coconut chicken.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11256 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA 23238-5011
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-740-7000

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