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China Garden Restaurant - 16 Reviews - 1602 Leeland Street, Houston, TX - Family Restaurants Reviews - Phone (713) 652-0745

China Garden Restaurant

1602 Leeland Street
Houston, TX 77003
(713) 652-0745
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China Garden Restaurant - Houston, TX


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Has great location,next to toyota center. Also has great food, great atomsphere, and frindly owners.


Other than this place making money off their parking lot for Rockets game night, their food is NOT the place to be giving your money too. Before changing owners, this restaurant ...

Greatreviewer 3/9/2009

Has great location,next to toyota center. Also has great food, great atomsphere, and frindly owners. more

Favorite Chinese Restaurant 6/1/2008

I have been going there for at least 10 years, and it has always impressed me. The staff is wonderful and very friendly. The food is top notch. My favorite dish there is the lemon chicken. I have been to several Chinese restaurants and never had lemon chicken as good as this! more

Wholesome, Hot and Average 10/8/2007

CHINA GARDEN IS LOSING ITS BLOSSOMS. The menu offers a good representation of the various Chinese provinces. The food was spicy and wholesome, but achieved an *average* rating by our group. The jalapeno shrimp, spicy crawfish rice, lemon chicken and wonton soup were very popular. The family style portions were generous and the food was overall wholesome. The kitchen's technical execution was very good as evidenced in their crisp and delicious vegetables. Pros: Select dishes are good - good for large groups Cons: Moderately high price for average food more

Best Chinese food in HOuston 9/6/2007

We live in Montgomery county and have to come into Houston every few weeks to get our fix at Carol's China Garden. Food is the Shrimp Balls...service is excellent. Marion, Carole and Richard make everyone welcome and spend time visiting with the customers. Great place if you are attending a Rockets game or an event at Toyota center since it is right next to the Toyota Center garage....five minutes to your seats. Pros: Free parking, great food, fast service more

Best Chinese in the South 2/6/2007

As a frequent user of chinese restaurants on my travels I have been spoiled for choice in some locations around the world: Hong Kong, Sydney, London, New York, to name but a few. The China Garden is one of the best chinese eateries I have visited in the USA. Fast service, authentic chinese beer (Tsing Tao), varied menu, etc. The food was good but not first class. A good judge of a chinese restaurant is to see whether or not there were chinese people eating there. There were on the occasion I visited. The food has been americanised to suit the local palate which is a real shame. The egg rolls (spring rolls to the non-Americans) were OK but nothing special. The hot and sour soup was excellent. The fried rice dishes had a hint of smokiness to them, perhaps too much sesame oil in the wok, but tasted excellent. Overall, recommend to anyone visiting Houston who fancies something different from Tex/Mex style food in a quiet, low-key atmosphere. Pros: Fast service Cons: Bit out of the way for a Downtown eatery more

China in Texas 10/21/2005

This place is awesome, the food is great and the location is convient. Free parking on site unlike some restuarants downtown, and it is in the middle of the George R. Brown Center, Toyota Center, Hilton Hotel, Four Seasons, Houston Gardens, and Houston Center. I cant think of why would anybody would say something bad about this place obivously they dont know good food and service. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! more

AWESOME 9/22/2005

basically the best place to be when you want good food and good service. great hospitality. especially if marian or carol or richard comes by to check on everything. its just great! Pros: food, service, right there parking more

wonderful 5/24/2005

First there has not been a change of owner....I've been visiting Maryann for over 23 years. Best lemon chicken in town and by far the best egg rolls I've eaten anywhere. Pros: Fresh food, Good parking more


WONDERFUL CANTONESE- The Lemon Chicken is fantastic, fresh eggrolls made on the premises, outstanding sizzling rice soup Pros: great food, friendly service Cons: parking when , the rockets are , playing more

Americanized Chinese Food 4/3/2005

Other than this place making money off their parking lot for Rockets game night, their food is NOT the place to be giving your money too. Before changing owners, this restaurant used to serve authentic chinese food. After changing owners, the food became too americanized. The mongolian beef here is the worst I've ever tasted. Not only is the food americanized, but the atmosphere is too- what real chinese restaurant has a bar? Pros: service, free parking Cons: food more

downtown sweet little garden 7/31/2004

The restorant was very good. The food was tasty and it came to the table promptly. The place is plain but nice and the prices are fair. The only bad thing was that they brought the bill before i had finished to eat my food and i felt rushed. The restorant is not authentic chinese and the customers werenon-asian. Pros: tasty, good parking, promptly seating Cons: , impatient, bright more

Starter 6/21/2004

You must try the ""sizzling fried rice soup"". It's a great beginner to a great evening of family style eating. The lemon chicken is tasty and great! Pros: friendly owners/staff, try: fried rice soup, Lemon more

Marion filippone 6/16/2004

If you have eaten with them one time they will know what you like and will see you have it served to you the way you like. If you would like some thing special just call and tell them it will be there for you if it is possable. This is still a family run resturant you will see many people return week after week. Pros: Excellent food, good parking, unbeatable service more

Excellent food 3/7/2004

China Garden offers the best in Food. service is very prompt,and the owner really knows how to intertain you .with the new bar ,and wait staff you can see why people come there 2 or more times a week. Simply Great!!! Pros: excellent foob, Great wait staff, Good parking more

Great Food and Great People 12/11/2003

There are a wealth of reasons to eat at China Garden. The food is excellent, the service impeccable and they are some of the nicest people around. I'd recommend eating there to anyone interested in a relaxing atmosphere with great food. Pros: Great Food!!, Great People, Inexpensive Cons: Not in Dallas more

Can't beat the spicy shrimp. 7/1/2002

This is the best chinese food in Houston. The spicy jalapeno shrimp is awsome. The shrimp are fresh and the portions are large. Egg rolls, hunan beef, special fried rice, lemon is all very, very good. more
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  • In Short
    The simple, welcoming atmosphere and recently remodeled bar keep China Square on the area's list of popular spots. The clientele is a mix of downtown dwelling regulars and sports...

  • 7/6/2005 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Monday To Thursday From 11:00 AM To 10:00 PM Friday From 11:00 AM To 11:00 PM Saturday From 05:00 PM To 11:00 PM
  • Payments:

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

    Central, Downtown