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“Just OK”

Pekin Noodle Parlor
Ranked #75 of 118 Restaurants in Butte
Cuisines: Chinese
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Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Funky little spot in Butte to experience. Food was so-so.
Veggie stir fry was mostly celery and onion. Noodles were mushy with no flavor and the shrimp chow mien had canned shrmp thrown on top. The sweet and sour sauce was nice without all the food coloring. Services was average. They have Wi-Fi though!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Lotusflower1115
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Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Can't say much more than the title, which is what my teenage kids said as we left. They will eat just about anything and not complain, but we left most of the food on the table here. Too bad, since it really is a neat little spot in the upstairs of old building in downtown Butte. But wow, this was BAD food. Sliced lunch meat on top of watery noodles with no sauce and no other flavor.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank HammerheadMontana
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Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

If you enjoy trying new experiences, this place is for you. It’s a no frills, almost campy place with good albeit unusual Chinese food. One must climb a fairly long staircase to enter. Once there you will be escorted to a booth with privacy curtains. After placing your order, staff will pull the curtains to your booth shut. Servers roll your food up and down the corridor between the booths. Entrees range between $7-$15. I’m glad we got to experience this piece of history. This is one of the few buildings left of the Chinese district in Butte.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank R5238KCsilviam
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Reviewed May 31, 2018

We like to order from the Special Chinese Dinner options and then share them among everyone at the table. The Almond Chicken Chow Mein is very good and you get your choice of noodles or rice with each dinner.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Thank IdahoGems
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

Like many, we went because of the history and to see the curtained booths, etc. [The chairs are tiny, so if you are overweight, plan on being uncomfortable.] We have never had such awful Chinese food in our lives. Looking back, I wish we'd just told them the food was inedible and left. We like salty food, but the soup and some of the dishes were very oversalted even for our taste -- not even the tea tasted normal or tasty. The fried shrimp was okay.... if you want to go for the history, get a fried shrimp appetizer and a bottled or canned beverage -- not sure if their house-made cocktails would be any better than the food. My 'crispy' noodles were underneath chow mein that was not as flavorful as canned Chinese food; the 'chicken' in the chow mein was cold, slender slices of something kind of like thick luncheon meat on top. The fried rice was bearable. We try to greatly limit eating out when traveling in order to save money, and it's really, really disappointing when we treat ourselves to a meal out and end up paying for a meal that's lots worse than a peanut butter sandwich. And beyond the awful food, it was so loud it was painful. The floor is old, thin wood, I think, and perhaps because of the curtained-off booths, people felt even more free to talk loudly enough to be heard in the next building.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Thank Kathleen J
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