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Mar 4, 2010 09:43 AM

Chinese in Red Deer?

Are there any decent Chinese places in Red Deer? I'm meeting up with a friend who moved to Norther Alberta and she's been craving good Chinese since she's left Calgary.

If there aren't any decent Chinese places, we'd also accept recommendations for kid friendly non-chain restaurants.


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  1. I've heard Red Star is quite good. Never been myself.

    There's always Glenn's family resturant that is very kid friendly at gasoline alley

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    1. re: chewy_bakah

      I've heard the same about Red Star, but so far we've only tried a western chinese place here in Sylvan Lake. For kid friendly in Red Deer - Las Palmeras is pretty good Mexican, although nearly as brightly lit on the restaurant side as a Taco Bell...and at the other end of Gaetz there's The Ranch House, it won't wow... kinda reminded me of a Keg? Saw loads of families last time we were there. TRH is rather popular though so you may be looking at a 15-20 min wait.

    2. I agree on Red Star. The chef is a Red Seal and it has a great view overlookng downtown and a wooded area. The portions are a little small and the prices a little higher than most. My second choice is the Jackpot Casino. Excellent portions and prices. If we do take out, this is the one we use. If you are north of the river, New Year on the NW corner of 67th and Gaetz is excellent. Haven't been in there for a while as I tend to use Jackpot and Red Star.
      Dean in Red Deer

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      1. re: carlitguy

        I was hoping we'd hear from you on this Dean - thanks for the info about Red Star & the tip about New Year - been in that area alot and I wondered about that place.

      2. I havn't tried Red Star yet either, I always get distracted by the sushi, but I have lived in Red deer for 10 years, and still have not found good chinese. SO I gave up. ESpecially with such tasty vietnamese, thai, and indian offerings, who needs it? Pho tho duong, Noodle house, BLue dragon, Phili thai, and the 49th street Tandoori grill are all tasty. Add to to that, Las Palmeras, for mexican, Its all greek to me, and a Donair from King Donair down town, and I really don't miss it. If you want good chinese food, go to Brooks, no joke..

        1. Thanks for your advice everyone! I think we'll try Red Star and I'll make sure to report back!

          1. adding links:
            for your home town maplesugar :)

            Red Star Chinese Restaurant
            3731 50 Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 3Y7, CA

            Glenn's Family Restaurant
            37424 Hwy 2, Red Deer, AB T4E 1B2, CA

            Las Palmeras
            3630 50 Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 3Y6, CA

            The Ranch House
            7159 50 Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 4E4, CA

            Jackpot Casino
            4950 47 Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 6P8, CA

            New Year Restaurant
            6712 50 Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 4E1, CA

            Pho Tho Duong
            5016 51 Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N, CA

            The Noodle House
            4815 48 Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 3T2, CA

            Blue Dragon Fine Thai & Khmer Cuisine
            7611 49 Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 1M3, CA

            7710 50 Ave #11, Red Deer T4N 2A5, CA

            50th Street Tandoor & Grill Restaurant
            4707 Ross St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1X3, CA

            It's All Greek To Me
            4746 Ross St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1X2, CA

            King Donair & Shawrama
            4942 50 St, Red Deer, AB T4N 0A1, CA