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South China Island Inn

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1851 N Saint Paul Rd, Maplewood, MN 55109-4707
+1 651-770-9479
10:00 - 22:00
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St. Paul, MN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

Recently had family in town, and they wanted Chinese food. Our favorite Chinese restaurant was closed for the Labor Day weekend, so we settled on South China Island. We should have ordered take-out! The food was good, but my wife chose the buffet. And unlike any other buffet I have ever seen, she had to order two items at a... More 

Thank Gene8
Davenport, Iowa
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58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

The service is always fast here and the food is fresh. It has been the same people running it for as long as I can remember! The chicken chow mein and the chicken fried rice are awesome!

Thank Ber15
Hugo, Minnesota, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015

I order out of this restaurant frequently, I even moved 30 min. north and still make a trip at least once a month!

Thank Jessica S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

This is some of the best chinese food in the twin cities. The portions are huge and everthing is so tasty. The lo mein and cream cheese wontons are the best we have had. Sure the decor sucks...but who cares...don't let it keep you from trying this food. A combo take out will feed two people easily...very good value

Thank Angie N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2014

The building is an old A&W...kind of rundown...decor needs updating...but the owners and the food they make are great.

Thank chaztjr
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2013

I love this place! My family has been going here for years and the food is always amazing! Take-out orders are always hot and fresh, and don't take very long to get ready. The only down side to this place is that the interior is horribly outdated and ugly, however, don't let that stop you from trying this place!

Thank J P
London, Canada
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562 reviews
413 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2012

We got a variety of dishes for takeout, and the common theme was grease. Seems like their philosophy is "you can only improve a thing when you deep fry it." My relatives who live here like the chow mien, but I couldn't take too much of anything from here.

Thank morl8tr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1851 N Saint Paul Rd, Maplewood, MN 55109-4707
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Maplewood
  • Phone Number: +1 651-770-9479

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?