Durham >Food & Dining > China Express
2223 E NC Hwy 54, Durham, NC | Directions 2771335.906650 -78.922048
Mon. - Thu., Sat. - Sun. 11am - 9:30pm;Fri. 11am - 10pm
Excellent food – With so many Chinese restaurants in the area, it is hard to find the best one. China Express is amazing and so far has beat all the local competition. We were seated immediately and service was prompt. For appetizers, the crab rangoon and wings are great. My friend and I, who are always a bit indecisive, asked the waitress about their specialties and she recommended the Jan pong. It was so good with homemade noodles and lots of seafood. Overall, really good food and service.
Best Chinese Food Around – China Express has the best chinese food I've tasted in a long time. Coming from Vancouver, Canada - where the chinese food was exceptional - tasting the food here made me feel like I was getting a taste from back home (yes it is really that good at China Express). My favorite dish would be Jan Pong (hand made noodles in slightly spicy soup with generous portions of seafood and veggies mixed in). It's a must have. If you're looking for an appetizer, the spring rolls and the chicken wings are the best. The wings may look dark/overdone, don't let the look fool you, the are absolutely delicious (crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. The service is top of the line, they were very prompt in seating my party and were very attentive.
HORRIBLE – Our office ordered lunch to be delivered. We were never told of a delivery fee, which would have been fine, but we were not informed of prior. The driver did not know the cost of the items for payment and spoke poor english. The General Tso's chicken over battered and over cooked. The Szechuan Shrimp was not fuly cooked, and was explained that "was the type of shrimp". It was clearly uncooked, as it was still blue and grey, yet was told I was wrong. I asked for a refund, and they charged me for the eggroll that had been eaten since the shrimp was uncooked. The woman we spoke to was quite rude and unaccomodating. I will never eat here again. Raw, tasteless food and POOR customer service. I would highly recomment going to one of the other many chinese restuarants in the area.
Great Chinese Delivery! – China Express has five great things you don't always find in a Chinese place:
(1) English-speaking people taking your order;
(2) Accommodating menu (you can substitute soup for rice and veggies for eggroll if you're health-conscious);
(3) Tasty food that is not super-fried, and REAL chicken;
(4) $5 combination plates ALL the time (not just at lunch); and
(5) FAST delivery of the 100% CORRECT order ($1.50 charge) and they even deliver to Woodcroft!
We ordered the combination plates of Cashew Chicken and General Tso's Chicken. I thought they were great; my dinner companion (who always uses extra butter on everything) thought the rice wasn't "fried" enough. If you like deep-fried, high-fat chinese food, this place isn't for you. If you like delicious food that doesn't taste like grease, check this place out.
NOTE: I've only ordered via delivery, so I have no idea what the ambiance at the restaurant is like.
Best handmade Chinese noodles in Triangle – For over fifteen years, China Express has always been our favorite place to go whenever we are thinking about handmade Chinese noodles. If you are a noodle lover, you have to try their San Shan Jan Pong or San Shan Za Jan Mein.
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