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The China Inn

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2007 16th Ave, Lewiston, ID 83501-4028
+1 208-746-7876
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We usually stop here every time we are in Lewiston as they have wonderful food. This time it was terrible, very sad. Chow mien was over cooked and mushy, BBQ pork as salty, never had salty BBQ before, egg flower soup was more broth, had no vegetables in it. Noticed sign on door, they would be open after Mar 31.... More 

Thank DonnaTR
New York City, New York
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Welcoming staff and great service. The food is quite good too, however they do tend to drown out the flavors by adding way too many vegetables (about 85% of the meal) This does tend to spoil the meal somewhat as the veggies distract from the good sauces and excellent meats. The one thing that was totally excellent was the egg... More 

Thank NewYorkGraham
Kendrick, Idaho
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015

I am usually not a fan of Chinese buffets, but I really enjoy their lunch buffet. At first the selections looks minimal, but they continue to bring out hot, fresh food. Their salt and pepper chicken is awesome!

Thank Mary S
Lewiston, Idaho
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

This is one of my lunch/dinner go to's. While the atmosphere is not always friendly the food is usually good. I would not suggest the lemon chicken, it was very overwhelming in artificial flavor. But everything else I have had there was delicious.

Thank Mindy J
Moscow, Idaho
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Fantastic place, with wonderful owners-Tony and Wanda. I recommend the China Inn Chow Mein, but everyone can find something they like in this restaurant. Best Chinese food in Lewiston!

Thank Kjel B
Lewiston, Idaho
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 September 2015

The food here is excellent and the lunch buffet is quick and of excellent quality. Dinner is also of fine quality and service is wonderful.

Thank Sheridan G
Lewiston, Idaho
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

My favorite place to get chinese cuisine- close to home, they deliver and the portions are generous. Very tasty!

Thank Becki M
Miami, Florida
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Dripping OLD grease! Yuck! Run down, smelly health hazard. Left after 2 bites and still got the runs.

Thank mbV8342CW
Emmett, Idaho
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97 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

We should've known this was not a good restaurant when we first pulled in do to the fact that there were no other vehicles there. The service was good and the place was clean, but the food was by far the worst Chinese food we've ever eaten. Even the fried rice tasted and felt like it had a ton of... More 

Thank FrankandTresa
Lewiston, Idaho
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Just another Chinese restaraunt? NO WAY! This place is incredible, by far, in my opinion the BEST place in town to eat! Great service, and the owners are friendly and directly involved with customers! I'm lucky enough to live across the street!

Thank Idaho4me

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2007 16th Ave, Lewiston, ID 83501-4028
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Lewiston
  • Phone Number: +1 208-746-7876

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?