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4217 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32605-3507
+1 352-377-7988
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Gainesville, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Call ahead and they'll have it ready in 10-15 minutes. Cooked to order and fresh. We get beef and broccoli, shrimp fried rice, chicken and mixed vegetables plus spring rolls for about $21. Yummy! Good for three with leftovers.

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Thank JFGainesville
florida, usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Very rarely am I consistently satisfied with my asain cuisine options around town however out of the couple that suceed this one is definitely on the top of the list. Always pretty fresh tasting and put together with care but also done fairly quickly I recommend

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Thank thecatwhotravels
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Nothing special about this place. Old looking environment that requires renovations. You order at the counter and then sit at one of the 6 small tables. Eating area is clean. The food and service was okay but nothing to rave about,

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Thank Mike C
Gainesville, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

We have been passing the China 88 for years, thinking it was a steam table Chinese, with all that implies. But tried it tonight, and the meal was cooked very quickly to order, by a friendly staff. The food is very American Taste Chinese, not Chinese Taste. If that is what you like, this place is great. If you are... More 

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Gainesville, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

There are many places that look like China 88: There is a counter to order at with rows of food pictures on the wall, all using the same decorated blue-on-white plates. But what separates China 88 from the others is the speed they operate at, their friendliness and great taste of the food. I often call in orders, and 15... More 

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Thank JFGainesville
Fort White, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

This small delicious Gainesville Millhopper area location has the best Chinese food I've had since I last visited Chinatown in Chicago! Personalized service, friendly professional staff, and the convenience of ordering online for pick up or delivery. The eggrolls are extraordinary, they are chicken and blackbean sauce is phenomenal! Those are my favorites but everything we've sampled has been delicious.... More 

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Thank dryolandaleon
Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015

China 88 is like many of the chain Chinese Restaurants with a paper menu and very few tables. It is close for us so we takeout fairly often. The Chinese chicken wings with five spice powder are very good as it their egg drop soup. Their Genera Tsao's chicken is a favorite especially with fried rice with pork. A quick... More 

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Thank Thomas M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2015

China 88 has these things going for it: Huge menu Speedy preparation Friendly service Good food Plenty of parking The food is good, not spectacular but it is hot and well-seasoned. Not too salty like some Chinese food. We'd go back.

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Thank travchef
Gainesville, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2013

I don't know what has happened to this place but the food used to be good, especially the General's chicken. Now it has just about gone down the tube. I don't know what they did to change it but I will be looking for a new takeout place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4217 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32605-3507
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-377-7988

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?