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88 China Bistro

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1620 A East Fourth St., Charlotte, NC 28204
+1 704-335-0288
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun 11:30 - 15:00
Sun - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Great chicken curry and lo mein noodles. We did not like the the Singapore rice noodles that is why we did not rate this place 5 stars

Thank Eric P
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Definitely upscale Chinese food. Very clean and welcoming. Unfortunately, I only needed soup but my choice was one I had never tried before. Chicken Wonton soup, it was made with diced chicken instead of pork. yes!!!! I will be back. Thank you for the nonpork option of one of my favorite soups.

Thank Oretha H
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84 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

88 China Bistro is the ONLY place we will eat Chinese food in Charlotte. It's a small restaurant near Novant hospital. The owner is typically the waiter and his wife run the register. No matter how long between visits, they always remember us. My husband LOVES the singapore noodles. I fluctuate between chicken and broccoli and sa cha chicken. Always... More 

Thank Susan E
Charlotte, Nc
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

If you are looking for a place to eat on the way downtown to Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, then 88 China Bistro is an excellent choice. The food is excellent, served hot and fast, and the prices are right. This is one of the few restaurants that serves a combination plate at dinner and these are really good.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

We're hear almost every weekend. We can always count on fresh, delicious food, great service and a friendly staff. Definitely worth the money!

Thank briankc2016
Nort Carolina
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015

This modest restaurant in a small shopping center near Presbyterian Hospital is a great find. The food is always fast and fresh, lunch or dinner. You can order less spicy or other custom features, and the staff always is accommodating. There is no atmosphere, but there is a friendly vibe, and good prices.

Thank johnsmom57
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

Good food, in my top 20 in the world. Worth the stop. Food portions big so don't over order lol. Had fried dumpings, moo shu pork, and low mein. Took a lot home.

Thank Scott D
Charlotte NC
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

88 never fails, food and servuce are always spot on. Great soups, always a pleasing special. Hot and sour soup, shrimp and chicken special and great hot tea. The owners are such lovely people and always make you feel welcome.

Thank lswtrlvr
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

This is my 1st visit here and although the decor is pretty basic the food is good. The staff is very attentive which makes this place a good choice. The food is a step up from the traditional Chinese fare. The prices are good too.

Thank MauiGregB
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

FRESH! By far the best Chinese in Charlotte. I work nearby and it is not uncommon to do lunch here 2-3 times a week. The staff is amazing and the food is too! The staff does rotate a little but management must have a good selection process because one is just as good as the next. The basil chicken is... More 

Thank Timothy C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1620 A East Fourth St., Charlotte, NC 28204
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +1 704-335-0288

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