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Rainbow Garden

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1402 S Neil St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-6589
+1 217-398-2670
11:00 - 21:30
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Champaign, Illinois
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went to the Champaign restaurant. We had a great waiter and great food. I loved their moo sho pork and my husband likes the garlic shrimp!

Thank Sue B
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Horrible experience. The food was cold (health dept sign on the door said there was a violation for food temps), service was horrible, spoon had dried food on it, soup dish had dried food on it, the broccoli was ice cold. I mentioned that to the server and he said it was just for decoration?!?! The waiter kept running his... More 

Thank Barbiegirl10
Rankin, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

The BBQ pork appetizer with hot mustard is JUST like Seattle version!!! Beef fried rice is the best around and the sesame chicken is soooo delicious! Wife loved the jumbo shrimp with veggies... super fresh and tasty. Great staff and atmosphere!! Clean and traditional decor only amplified the experience. If you love Chinese and your in Chambana you must go...... More 

1 Thank Charliesocceradidas
Champaign, Illinois
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

It's ok, highly Americanized Chinese food. I assume they can get away with the prices because of the ambience, but the service isn't impressive. Our waiter actually appeared aggravated at having to wait on our party. I've seen other reviews of this place outlining that they sometimes will begin to remove plates with food still on them. I guess I... More 

1 Thank clsrsly
Doha, Qatar
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

we ordered soup bowls and tofu items from the menu. Soup bowl is a large portion unless you are starving. Service was not tithe mark and not very clear on the bill & balance $. Maybe he was new and confused. Fried rice was overloaded with black soy sauce. Broccoli dish was great though. Overall a so-so experience.

Thank Don M
Champaign, Illinois
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86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

This is still our Chinese restaurant of choice. The food remains good and and the service is very good, but the carpet is filthy (the fake oriental rug in the front of the restaurant is held together with duct tape) and it makes one wonder what's going on in the kitchen.

1 Thank midwest_attorney
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Had a nice early lunch with my college age daughter and wife. The wait staff was very attentive, polite, & efficient. The menu had a broad variety of traditional dishes. We chose orange chicken, cashew chicken, and sizzling beef. They were all prepared well and tasted good, but none were exceptional. I would return, but next time I would ask... More 

Thank WinstonTravelers
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134 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

I've enjoyed the Rainbow Garden in the past, but once again the food is slipping in quality, and dining room service was terrible--basically understaffed. Waiter struggled with language, disputed our very clear order, then didn't bring rice, didn't refill drinks until the end of meal, didn't stop by to see if everything was okay (which it wasn't), didn't ask if... More 

Thank TeaEarleGreyHot
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016

Of the many Chinese spots in CU, Rainbow Garden is definitely one of the nicer places for a good dine-in experience since it's decorated better than most and the staff is on point. The food is also pretty good and the portions are on the larger side. To this day, if I ever get a cold, I get a craving... More 

Thank buerkett
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a quiet dinner at Rainbow Garden. We shared some crab Rangoon and honey chicken, both of which were delicious! We will definitely be back. Best Chinese food in Champaign.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1402 S Neil St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-6589
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Champaign
  • Phone Number: +1 217-398-2670

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?