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Oct 8, 2008 11:22 AM

Chinese Asheville

Any suggestions for "decent" Chinese Food

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

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

      1. 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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        1. re: meatn3

          what is the name of the Chinese place on Tunnel Rd

            1. re: sarahyla

              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.

              1. re: meatn3

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

                1. re: Leepa

                  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!

                  1. re: meatn3

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

        2. 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.

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