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221 W Etna Rd, Ste 1, Ottawa, IL 61350-5613
+1 815-433-6688
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Morris, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Love their fried Zucchini, mussels very good, good salmon. Good food, best Crab Rangoon. Highly recommend.

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Thank BobSatler
Westmont, Illinois
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42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

The food was very good and we definitely will return. We got there late and they cooked fresh food and hot food. for us. It is near I-80. Friendly staff who gave us warm smiles. I love the noodles and coconut shrimp and honey chicken are good.

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Thank Renisha H
Green Valley, Arizona
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269 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

there is no reason to look somewhere else .... I found the best Peanut Chicken at the China Inn. No, I have not tried all the Chinese Restaurants in the world, but of the ones I have, China Inn's is the best ... so good in fact that since retiring to southern Arizona .... whenever I am within a couple... More 

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Westmont, Illinois
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42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

The food was very good and we definitely will return. We got there late and they cooked fresh food and hot food. for us. It is near I-80. Friendly staff who gave us warm smiles.

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Thank Renisha H
Moline, Illinois
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125 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We came in on a Saturday afternoon after kids ball game. Even before we sat down, the waiter was already "pissed" by rolling his eyes at me and our kids walking ahead of me. I said to the kids, "Not a happy camper, huh?" Apparently he heard me, so he cursed me in Chinese: "Cao, ni ma ge chou bi"... More 

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Thank Jackie J
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Go there as often as the budget allows. Food is always hot which is suprising for a buffet. Food was always good too. Even near closing time.

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Thank Kevin K
STREATOR
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Wow. Ordered off the menu because we didn't want something precooked off the buffet. Bad idea. Waitress couldn't understand me at all, and I've worked with Asian folks for years in CA with no problem. The food we finally received after 20+ minutes was awful. Didn't even take any of it home for leftovers. That bad. Never again.

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Thank MELINDA W
Crest Hill
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015

We ate at China Inn on a Friday about 3pm. As one other reviewer stated at that time of the day, many dishes were empty, but as soon as we came in a female employee started looking over the buffet and speaking loudly in Chinese - to seemly no one (maybe she had a mic or something) and soon all... More 

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Thank Diane G
Streator, Illinois, United States
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2014 via mobile

They make the BEST wonton soup! My mother and I drive here just for the soup and a egg roll, which is also really good! This is not a buffet place, which I love because I can't stand buffets. If you are passing through stop here you won't be disappointed.

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Thank Chelsea D
Michigan Center, Michigan
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94 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

This is a chinese food buffet. A bit hard to find but good food for a very reasonable price. Near many of the motels, but on the other side of the main road. The owners were very pleasant despite our somewhat late arrival near closing time.

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Thank Robert S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Dinner
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 W Etna Rd, Ste 1, Ottawa, IL 61350-5613
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 815-433-6688

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?