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“Disappointed”

Great Wall Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #66 of 232 Restaurants in Lancaster
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
California Desert, California
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
Reviewed 24 January 2013

I have eaten here several times. Sometimes the food is just ok, last night it was really bad! This place gets the AV Press #1 Chinese Food award every year, so you would think it would be a great place to eat. The food is bland, boring and pretty much tasteless. P_eople around here must not know what real Chinese food tastes like, because personally I don't see this place as any better then the fast food Chinese place(Panda ....)I got Orange Chicken which first off didn't have any orange color, it was gray. It had no orange taste at all either. It was just a bunch of over cooked chicken covered in tasteless batter. My friend got Coconut Shrimp which tasted like somebody opened a can of coconut milk and over cooked the shrimps in it, threw in a handful of vegetables and a few shreds of coconut. Disgusting! The Sweet and Sour pork was dried out and pretty tasteless also. The fried rice was over cooked and had a few peas, minute bits of carrot and a few strings of egg in it, no taste at all. Obviously they make huge pots of this crap for the Early Bird dinners and ladle it out without tasting it before sending it out to their customers. The only thing good were the fortune cookies and the price of $7.95 . It sounds like a great value to get soup, fried rice, appetizers and dinner for that price, but most of it was very unmemorable. Isn't there a good Chinese food place to eat anywhere in the AV?

  • Visited January 2013
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Tehachapi
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89 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Run of the mill Chinese food”
Reviewed 1 January 2013

Large array of typical dishes on the buffet. Suggest you avoid the California rolls - real stale, but you should not expect great sushi-restaurant items in this kind of place. Wines are foul - ultra-cheapies? Good inexpensive place for family meals and all-you-can-eat gut stuffing.

Visited December 2012
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2 Thank Don C
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Palmdale, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Yum”
Reviewed 25 November 2012

Delicious and authentic chinese food with fast and friendly service every time I have entered this restaurant

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1 Thank J R
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
2 reviews
“Good food, a little on the slow side though.”
Reviewed 19 November 2012

My family went here for dinner on a Saturday night. My uncle has a service dog as he is handicapped and they allowed it with no problems. The food was excellent, and the prices were average. the service was slow, but I believe it was just due to the timing. the place was pretty much full. Either way, it was worth the wait. The Beef and broccoli was very good!

Visited November 2012
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Thank Lunara C
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Long Beach, California
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Good Chinese food”
Reviewed 5 November 2012

Average Chinese food, the decor is getting a little dated, but the quality of the food is consistent. Nothing original but it is good

Visited April 2012
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