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China First - 12 Reviews - 4237 University Way Ne, Seattle, WA - Chinese Restaurants Reviews - Phone (206) 634-3553

China First

4237 University Way Ne
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 634-3553
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good food, quick delivery


Mediocre food--very greasy. Also, they don't include rice, and they don't tell you that. They ignore requests to exclude utensils. But, they deliver, and the food is hot when it g...

Editorial review from GrubHub 4/5/2014

by Jeff at GrubHub Provided by GrubHub
Food was late, cold and there was a large dead fly in the sweet & sour sauce. I threw the food out, will not be ordering from them again. more

Editorial review from GrubHub 3/4/2014

Great service! I ordered about 45 minutes before close and was worried there might be an issue, but they were super gracious about it. Our order consisted of sweet/sour chicken, and Mongolian beef. Both were super delicious! The chicken was crispy and hot, the sauce for it, perfect. The Mongolian beef was saucier than we're used to, but it had great heat, was hot and tasty. Definitely someplace we're ordering from again! more

Editorial review from GrubHub 6/13/2013

Not perfect, but pretty great. Kinda thinking we missed a white rice order, but eh no worries. more

Editorial review from GrubHub 4/16/2013

good food, quick delivery more

Editorial review from GrubHub 4/7/2013

Mediocre food--very greasy. Also, they don't include rice, and they don't tell you that. They ignore requests to exclude utensils. But, they deliver, and the food is hot when it gets there. more

Editorial review from GrubHub 1/10/2013

Service is always efficient. Most dishes taste good. Could cook their fried rice a bit better. Love the shredded potatoes with green chilies. more

Worst Chowmein ever!! 8/24/2008

I ordered shrimp chowmein and mind you they charge extra fro shrimp, it comes out with those itsy bitsy bay shrimp the noodles were hard and in general it was totally bland and i'd asked for it spicy. Ourr other dish was a house special beef and it was mediocre. We were able to eat the food by piling the beef dish on top of the chowmein. In short i will never go back to this place. Still in search for good chinese. more

I love shrimp, but I hate poo. 4/27/2008

The mongolian beef was ok, but I have never been to a place that didn't give out free steamed rice with your order. I was sad :( Of course I still had my shrimp fried rice, so I guess I could just eat that instead...but the shrimp was not deveined. Not that it causes any health issues, but I like my food clean and well prepped. Which is a shame because this place put in a ton of shrimp, which I love. more

A Restaurant You Can Call Your Own 2/10/2008

China First is a great family-owned restaurant in the U-District. A sit-down restaurant can't get much cheaper and they have so many combination plates to try, I don't think I'll ever make my way through the menu. The sweet and sour chicken, hot and sour soup, and crab ragoon is delicious! The service is incredibly fast and efficient. Pros: Inexpensive, Delicious Food, Fast Service Cons: Slightly run-down but this is the U-District... more

Fast, cheap, and free delivery 8/4/2007

Quick lunch stop with specials. Also, fast delivery to U-District and Wallingford. ($15 minimum for delivery). Pros: cheap, fast Cons: greasy more

Very inexpinsive, but it comes witha price 7/20/2006

OK, first let me say that I've eaten here a thousand times and this has only happened once, that I noticed. I walk in and sit down and get my food, as I'm eating, I look up and there is someone else, not human, just sitting there watching me! The food is Ok and this is some really cheap stuff. A full meal is never above $6 and in fact you can get a lunch special for about 3.25 but it sure was not worth it that time. I haven't been back since Pros: Cheap, and not bad food Cons: stuff looks at you while you eat more
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Additional information

  • Hours:

    Sun: 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.;Mon: 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.;Tue: 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.;Wed: 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.;Thu: 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.;Fri: 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.;Sat: 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.;
  • Payments:

    American Express, Cash, Discover, Visa, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Northeast, University District, Northeast Seattle