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Kai's Chinese Restaurant

138 Harvard Dr SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-3521
+1 505-266-8388
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good27%
  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
8 Apr 2018
“Very average inexpensive food”
13 Jul 2017
“Inexpensive decent food”
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
Chinese, Asian
138 Harvard Dr SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-3521
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

I would not say this is decent Chinese food, but it probably serves a student budget and fills the tummy. I went there on a Saturday around 1.30 p.m, so not a soul was there. I believe two or three telephone calls ordered take-outs. The...More

Thank SunnyW358
Reviewed 14 July 2017

A block off of Central Ave in the UNM area and a go-to place for many faculty, staff and students. Lunch prices are reasonable and the food is decent. It is a tough place to eat when it is really hot outside as it not...More

Thank Gratefulrich
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We were in the mood for Chinese food one night, so we ordered takeout from here. It was pretty good overall--the egg rolls were great, and the chicken and broccoli was tasty. The General Tso's was good. The prices were very reasonable as well.

1  Thank Sarah A
Reviewed 10 August 2015

The food is freshly prepared and excellent. We went there on a Saturday night in late July and had the place practically to ourselves, but that changes when the University is in session.

1  Thank coreyjhen
Reviewed 9 January 2015

Average Chinese food in a dull setting. Close to UNM and priced right for college students. I;d recommend the Frontier for people watching. If you like Pizza, I'd suggest going to Saggios. If you like Greek I'd try Olympia or Gyro's. If you are looking...More

1  Thank Mitch@ Q
Reviewed 18 May 2013

This used to be a great place for Chinese food. But the last few times I went they food was just awful! My guests chicken was undercooked and my broccoli and rice was swimming in corn starch. The food made both of us sick. The...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 22 February 2013

I picked up two meals from here a couple nights ago. The food was terrible; the "fried rice" had nothing in it, the egg drop soup was the consistency of a thick jam, and the chicken was soggy. After having 3 bites we threw all...More

Thank Madag18
Reviewed 20 September 2012

A short walk from UNM main campus will get you to Kai's. Nice selection for lunch menu. Great lunch prices. I've been coming to Kai's & back in the day was called Kai's Kung Foo Cafe. I don't know if that was official or just...More

1  Thank RageNButrFly
Reviewed 18 May 2012

We live next door to this place and it always smells great, but the food was very bland and the service was just so-so.

Thank Sstlouis1986
Reviewed 13 May 2012

Very cheap, fast, made following Chinese tradition but from local ingredients (try the jalapeno chicken with rice). Definitely a hole in the wall, but perfect for lunch.

2  Thank F1uffy
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 Harvard Dr SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-3521
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-266-8388
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