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“A Great Chinese Restaurant”

Chen's China Bistro
Ranked #91 of 481 Restaurants in Cape Coral
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Chen's China Bistro serves New York Style Chinese food. Our restaurant is the perfect place for a romantic dinner, celebrating a birthday with a loved one, or a fun night out with friends. Also we have beer and wine, bubble tea available
Reviewed April 15, 2018

We are from the Washington, DC area and are used to the great Chinese Foods available in that area and in NYC. We have been in this area since 2005 and have only been to 3 Chinese places that are NOT buffet. For a non buffet place,this is the best one so far. They serve mostly Catonese foods. We had reservations for 8 at 6pm on a Friday. When we arrived the table was ready and the place only had 2 empty tables. There is only 2 round tables for 8 and the rest are tables for 4 but can be placed together. The booths are for 4. The atmosphere is nice with Chinese laterns hung from the ceiling. The service was a little slow but we were in no rush. They have a large combo list for $10-12 which includes soup or egg roll, pork fried rice & entrée. We had the kung pao chicken, general tso chicken, beef & broccoli, sesame chicken combo's and the honey walnut shrimp entrée. The chicken combo's were all very good with lots of sauce and plenty of tender chicken. The pork fried rice was very good and paired well with the sauces. The honey walnut shrimp was delicious and fried perfectly with the right amount of sauce, the walnuts were crunchy. We all had a great meal and a reasonable price and all left full. However, we were there for 2 hours but were in no hurry. The place stayed full until 7:15 pm. So make reservations if going between 5:30-6:30pm. We will definitely return.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte is sadly lacking when it comes to a nice sit down Chinese restaurant with excellent food so we made the drive to Cape Coral to try Chen's after we heard about it. Definitely the right decision as we have returned many times & have never been disappointed!
It appears to be a family restaurant where everyone cares about the customer's experience. Friendly, knowledgeable wait staff. Menu is varied & priced fairly, with very reasonable luncheon specials. (They even prepare Peking Duck if you call ahead.) Portions are generous - we've seen many diners taking portions of their dinners home. Food is served at a nice pace & we have never felt rushed.
Definitely a big favorite with the local community - always a steady flow of people picking up "to go" orders.There is a nice bar area, but we have only seen people sitting there on a couple of occasions.
Caution - they are not open on Sundays!

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank Marilyn F
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

A party of six stopped in. Very busy night so sat at the bar to start. Wait staff were friendly enough. Got seating. Everyone enjoyed their appetizers and entrees Wouldn't hesitate to return again.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Thank skm4444
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Everyone love the food. I found it to be tasteless and very bland. Brown rice is okay but I love white pasty rice. I asked for my selection to be spicy but that did not happen. Good service and lots of parking.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank karenccfla
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Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

As we were new to the area, we trusted other reviews on this restaurant. Unfortunately it did not pan out. As soon as we were seated, our waitress handed us our menus and immediately asked what would we like to order. After reviewing the menu for less than two minutes, she came back and asked again if she could take our order. We ordered soup, egg rolls, and dinner. The soup and eggrolls came out simultaneously and we’re cold. Before we could even begin eating, she returned with our dinner. Which was also cold. When we asked her to hold dinner until we finish our appetizers she got argumentative and reluctantly took back our meal. When we were ready for dinner she served us the same plate even colder than original. We asked for spicy food and it was quite bland. Our first experience was not a good one. The service was terrible, our waitress was rude and we were extremely rushed to leave our table as they were slightly busy.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Jo F
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