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mustardgirl Oct 8, 2008 11:22 AM

Any suggestions for "decent" Chinese Food

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  1. needsmoreshallot Oct 8, 2008 12:12 PM

    I am looking for the same thing. I tried Asiana Grand buffet out of desperation only to be completely and utterly disappointed with everything.

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      sarahyla Oct 8, 2008 01:33 PM

      Oriental Pavilion in the Earth Fare shopping center (west side) is my favorite

      1. meatn3 Oct 9, 2008 12:55 AM

        I never found a great Chinese place in Asheville. The one on Tunnel Road, across from the mall, has some pretty good dishes. And some o.k. dishes...

        I tried Asiana Grand once, with misgivings...It is wonderful if your sole criteria is eating a lot with no regard for flavor...I tried the Oriental Pavilion in it's first incarnation - wasn't impressed. I have not tried it with the newest owners.

        Asheville has good Japanese, Thai and Indian...Someone could do well opening a good Chinese place.

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          mustardgirl Oct 10, 2008 01:18 PM

          what is the name of the Chinese place on Tunnel Rd

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            sarahyla Oct 10, 2008 01:31 PM

            East Buffet ... 125 Tunnel Rd

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              meatn3 Oct 10, 2008 10:42 PM

              Has the name changed? That doesn't sound like the one I described - it wasn't a buffet...just looked at E. Buffet on line, not the same place! I tried E. Buffet once, 'nuf said...

              The one I mentioned is directly across the street from the mall. The k-mart plaza is behind it. It is a free-standing building, close to the road, looks like it might have been a Sambo's in another lifetime.

              Just found the name on a search: China Palace, at 4 S. Tunnel Rd.
              ISTR an eggplant dish that was very good.

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                Leepa Oct 11, 2008 05:50 AM

                Good call on the Sambo's association. It was just that in the 70's and early 80's.

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                  meatn3 Oct 11, 2008 09:52 AM

                  Thats too funny! I was in another area in that period, but I guess enough late night visits created a permanent architectural memory despite my post clubbing condition...It was the only sit-down food option open after the bars closed, so we were there frequently. Their breakfasts were good!

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                    Spreadhead Oct 11, 2008 06:36 PM

                    China Palace WAS a Sambos!!! E. Buffet was a Western Sizzlin.

        2. jbyoga Oct 9, 2008 07:22 AM

          Absolutely - Noodle Shop on Pack Square is my fave. Good stuff. As close to NYC or SF Chinese as we have here and always friendly.

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            LifeisGood58 Oct 14, 2008 02:20 PM

            Noodle Shop is definitely the best in Asheville, especially the Won Ton Noodle soup.

            1. needsmoreshallot Dec 14, 2008 10:13 AM

              I tried Oriental Pavilion next to Earth Fare, pretty normal. I ordered Broccoli in garlic sauce, hot and sour soup and veggie dumplings, all were good. I didn't order any meat though, so I don't know if its good or funky. But the veggie stuff was pretty decent.

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                dt1612 Feb 28, 2009 02:32 PM

                I hate to disappoint you but other than the American Asian fare, you will not find any authentic chinese food in Asheville. We drive to Charlotte for REAL chinese. I've tried all the suggested places and none of them are authentic. Some of the offered variety are delicious but are American. I was born and raised in Asia so should know what authentic tastes like.

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                  LifeisGood58 Jun 21, 2009 08:49 AM

                  What's the best REAL Chinese in Charlotte? We often crave it and have to wait until we travel to NYC.

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                    carolinadawg Jun 21, 2009 10:49 AM

                    FYI - there is an existing thread about the best chinese in Charlotte...a search will bring it up for you. Failing that, you'll get much better results if you post your question as a new thread, rather than a continuation of an existing thread for a different city.

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