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2656 Valleydale Rd, Birmingham, AL 35244-2023
+1 205-980-7151
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Birmingham, Alabama
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love to get take out at China Doll 2. Problem is deciding what to get. Everything is delicious and still hot when we get home with it. Very friendly and accommodating service. I love the hot and sour soup, egg rolls and any of the hot and spicy dishes.

Thank Patsy C
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45 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I almost didn't want to share this jewel. It's not crowded yet and the service is excellent as is the food. My wife and I had the dinner for two. Very reasonable price! I got my usual kung pow chicken and she ordered Mongolian Beef. We got fried rice. Everything was top notch! It began with the best hot and... More 

Thank Ricky D
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I think the service is excellent. But I think you get what you give here. If you are rude you shouldn't be expected to be treated as royalty. Those writing negative reviews should try the old "treat people the way you want to treated" and see if their service improves.

Thank Janie E
Birmingham, Alabama
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

This is the best Chinese buffet in the Birmingham area. Food is always fresh and well prepared. Service is friendly and prices reasonable.

Thank brindlebird
Birmingham, Alabama
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

We went to China Doll 2 with a large group. The restaurant was not crowded at the time that we arrived. We were seated quickly and served promptly. The food was varied and all served at the right temperature. Everyone was pleased with their selection. This restaurant does not use MSG and they also cook with less oil and less... More 

Thank Papadoc529
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2015

We are regulars for good reason! The owners and operators are VERY friendly! Take-out is super easy and always HOT and delicious! We love chinese food and have tried most places in town. They have the best hot and sour soup! We have ever had a bad dish at China Doll 2! Our favorite dish is the Mongolian Beef and... More 

Thank Amy H
Birmingham, Alabama
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147 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

We are regulars for all the right reasons. Their main draw is lunch but we go for evening dinner. Most times, there won't be two full tables at 6:00. They do a ton of takeout. The owners are super friendly and the service is fast. Food is always good. Sunday nights are our favorite. This time Hayden served us up... More 

2 Thank daveandmarilee
Birmingham, Alabama
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

I live near China Doll 2, but had never eaten there. So I tried the lunch buffet. Someone said to be sure and get there early so it's not dried out. But mine was very good. The sweet and sour soup was one of my favorites around. And everything else following in acceptable flavor. Even though I chose to eat... More 

2 Thank she-shevaughn
Birmingham, Alabama
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2015

I moved from Birmingham from Boston 8 years ago, wonderful place to live but good Chinese food? Nope, nothing, nada...until we found China Doll 2. One of those small, strip mall, Chinese places - aren't they always the best? The food is great whether you get take out or have the lunch buffet. The owner is sweet and you will... More 

2 Thank wh400
Birmingham, Alabama
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2013 via mobile

Chinese buffett on Sunday after church consider as a place to meet & eat. Not as large as some chinese restraunts. But makes up for it in freshness, reasonable price, & friendliness of staff. Seems to be family run & that they want you to be happy during your dining experience as well as leaving happy. Good place for lunch... More 

Thank she-shevaughn

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  • Address: 2656 Valleydale Rd, Birmingham, AL 35244-2023
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 205-980-7151

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