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238 W Cook St, Portage, WI 53901-2106
+1 608-742-6453
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11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Generous portions of very good food. It has changed hands recently and the new owners have cleaned it up and added a new, interesting menu. The variety is substantial. The dining area is a bit drab, and the prices are very, very reasonable.

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Thank Chinks1956
Belgium, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

It was my first time visiting the restaurant. It's a bit like walking into a time capsule. If you are looking for hip and trendy this isn't the place for you. If you are looking for great Chinese food at a fantastic price you are sure to love it.

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Thank johndE4781XF
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Great food always delicious! Fast to your table or take out and they aways have your order hot and correct! Very polite also.

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Thank jmbaertsch
WI
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We avoided going in the place for years based on the outward appearance. I had heard that the food was good but wasn't sure. Finally we decided if it's still open after all this time it must have something to offer. Stopped for lunch- It was great! Egg roll, soup and entrée for 6 bucks?!! I felt a little guilty... More 

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Thank glrbob
Portage, Wisconsin
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52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

The place is in need of serious remodeling and a carpet change. Very inexpensive Lunches if you order before 2:30pm. under $6 for Meal/rice/egg roll/soup. They have a lunch menu but if you ask for any dish lunch size (except the chefs specials) They'll do that. Excellent food!

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Thank wisconsingirl97
Eschenbach in der Oberpfalz, Germany
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

While this was not the best Chinese food I've had, it was good and the portions were large so we left nice and full. The waitress was super nice which made the meal even better.

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Thank victoriafortune
Portage, Wisconsin
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104 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Came for lunch got the moo goo ga pan and it was very gelatinous instead of saucy. It was kinda salty and hardly no vegetables which is sad to me I love vegetables. I love this place please don't stop making great food.

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Thank gale17
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

Their food is fantastic! Large portions and will cook whatever you want. I like their egg rolls and best is the wonton soup. I normally order the pork fried rice and can usually get three meals out of it!

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Thank Edna S
Portage, Wisconsin
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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

It looks old and kinda dirty. Maybe not dirty, just "meh". When it was the only place in Portage you had to accept its stereotypical Asian "style" mashed up with old town café aesthetic. Food was good and plentiful if just good is what you want. Nothing luscious or mouth watering. Sometimes the service is good and sometimes everyone seems... More 

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Thank sunnydayinwis
Madison, Wisconsin
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015

the manager was NOT of chinese race. It was an american Droid,.anyone whom goes here whom admires and believes in a non-melting pot of races society, voice your opinion that the american manager whom mis represents chinese culture to be terminated .

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Thank ssreconn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 238 W Cook St, Portage, WI 53901-2106
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Portage
  • Phone Number: +1 608-742-6453

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