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China House Restaurant
Ranked #24 of 48 Restaurants in Banner Elk
Cuisines: Chinese
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Average- at best...”
Reviewed 17 November 2012

Maybe one should not look for quality Chinese food in the NC Mountains or maybe we are just spoiled by some outstanding Chinese restaurants back home. We have given China House several tries and the food is average- at best. Nothing memorable and no favorites... Doubt we will ever go back. The price is affordable but we've had better food and quality in mall food courts. The restaurant gets a C for atmosphere and cleanliness. If this eatery closed- doubt many would miss it. (Interesting that Bella's Italian is nextdoor and exceeds expectations and China House falls so miserably short...) Our recommendation would be to try some of the other local restaurants and wait until you return home to get your fix of Chinese food. This is below average "fast food Chinese". Don't waste your time or money.

  • Visited October 2012
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naples, fl
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Turn left or right please”
Reviewed 1 August 2012

Went to Food Lion and suddenly had a craving for chinese food after seeing their sign, my bad.
The restaurant had an all you can eat buffet for lunch, which to my experience usually means
lots of really bad to mediocre food at a low price but appeals to those who are only looking to fill their stomachs. Did not follow my own advice and ordered a meal for takeout (General Tso chicken and veggie fried rice). The salt level in the rice made it taste like a salt lick and the chicken was overly breaded and boring. Price is cheap but hardly worth it.
Strongly suggest that you turn right into Subway or left into Bellas for a much better meal, that you will appreciate and not be sorry later.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank beechbum530
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Satisfying”
Reviewed 11 July 2012

This little chinese restaurant in a strip mall next to the food lion was a great find with a simple but delicious buffet lunch for a reasonable price. We hope to return the next time we visit banner elk.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank thelordskid
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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good food and prices”
Reviewed 28 June 2012

On a last-minute getaway, we came to Banner Elk and had a wonderful experience, including finding this gem. Their food is excellent and reasonably priced. The service was good and the staff was friendly. Give this place a try.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Amelia A
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Newland, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good food fast!”
Reviewed 11 April 2012

It is a typical chinese restaurant but it is good! They have a great all you can eat buffet!

Visited March 2012
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Thank TheSweetness1223
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