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592 N Market St, Redding, CA 96003-3610
+1 530-243-2991
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07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 21:30
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Redding, California, United States
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered chinese food. Which was mostly celery and sprouts. Won ton soup had soured old won tons. chow mein was in a gelatinous goup mostly made up of corn starch. I don't believe I have EVER had such awful chinese food.

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Thank Laura W
Yakima Valley, Washington
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a landmark place in Redding for many years. However the place had a very bad sewer like smell that pretty much ruined our meal. I would hope that this was an unusual occurrence. The place was in need of a good cleaning as everything is over worn and much of it sorry to say was just plain dirty.

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Thank Jon L
Kelowna, Canada
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We had the chinese food for 2 which was average. We didn't go back although we did see the place packed a couple of times when driving by so maybe it was our choice of food. It's very convenient to the Travel lodge if you are staying there.

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Thank Mumma2015
Vallejo, California
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This place opens at 7am, which is convenient. The prices were a tiny bit high, but it was a good amount of food. It took them a while to cook our food, so I figured maybe there was only 1 person working. The waffle was good, the bacon was a little over-done, the toast was good, the eggs were good... More 

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Thank casabear
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

The Chinese food had no taste whatsoever, even after soaking in soy sauce. We couldn't tell if the chow mein noodles were supposed to be soft or crunchy. Chicken noodle soup tasted like Campbell's. i brought leftovers home to my husband who took a few bites, then threw it away. He said it wasn't worth the calories. We will never... More 

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Thank Missi B
San Dimas, California
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We have been coming up to Redding at least once a yr in the past few yrs. This time we wanted to try out Lim's. I'm not necessarily a fan of fast food chinese--but I don't have anything against new chinese either. There is nothing like good ole diner type chinese--reminiscent of the 60s and 70s Chinatown eateries. This is... More 

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Thank ricsandimas
Calgary
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297 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

This restaurant apparently is an institution in Redding, it is run by the same family in the third generation. I must say we found the food bland and uninspired, and the decor is faded and boring.

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Thank niemand
Reno, Nevada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

After reading all the reviews I had really looked forward to eating here...not only was it not special..it was not even what I'd call "alright".

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Thank renolil
Salem, Oregon
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

The servings are huge, at least the dinner for 2 that we ordered. Unless you have a ravenous hunger, I would order a regular meal and split it if you are a couple. Moderate price. I would eat there again

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Thank Vernon G
Redding, California
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100 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

I ate there once and will never go back again. I saw roaches climbing on the wall. The staff can hardly speak English. Very dirty place, when I was there.

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Thank Kalen B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Chinese, American, Asian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:30
Saturday
07:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 592 N Market St, Redding, CA 96003-3610
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redding
  • Phone Number: +1 530-243-2991

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?