A small "hole-in-the-wall" Chinese restaurant tucked away between Target and Chuck-E-Cheese that can be easily overlooked. The lights are usually dimmed and from the street it looks closed at first appearance, but don't let that fool you. Overseas 101 have some the best Chinese food in Colorado Springs. The food is extremely reasonably priced with lunch specials being around $7 and dinner around $9 with all entrees served with a choice of rice (fried or steamed), soup (egg drop, hot & sour or wonton soup) and an egg roll and cheese wonton too. Many other Chinese restaurants in the area will charge extra for what is given at Overseas 101. The restaurant is family owned and operated by a sweet older couple. The lady is as sweet as can be...she reminds me of my grandma calling everyone, "Honey or Sweetie" smiling while telling you to, "Have a nice day and come back soon!" The restaurant is quite small and poorly lit most of the time, but the atmosphere is quite and welcoming.
We have been regulars at Coal Mine for many years. Best place to take someone for lunch or dinner! Combinations are extremely affordable. The portions are HUGE! The Egg Foo Young (only available as a combo during lunch* but full portion as entree for dinner) is OUT OF THIS WORLD! Excellent Sesame Chicken, Mooshu, Orange Beef, BEST WONTON SOUP we have ever had! The staff is always super friendly, pleasant and accommodating. I do not recommend the General Taos Chicken for take out as it gets soggy quickly, but as an in-house-entree it is fabulous!! The dumplings are amazing! Fried or Stramed you will not be dissapointed! Lunch Combos are SO affordable and include complimentary hot-tea and fortune cookies. Seriously good Chinese. Best bang for your buck experience! They shove MUSAK playing most of the time, but sometimes to get a treat of oriental symphonies to accompany your meal. :) Craving Chinese? Head to Coal Mine Dragon.
Colorado Springs Food Guy visited Moon Star II Moon Star 2 Chinese Restaurant located at 5873 Palmer Park Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80915. This is a casual but quaint restaurant decorated with modern Chinese flair. Moon Star II serves most of their dishes family style with huge portions to be shared. They also have single-serve dishes. I sampled the Orange Chicken and the Dieter’s Chicken dishes and they were but delicious. The Orange Chicken is definitely the best I have had in Colorado Springs. The Dieter’s Chicken was a delightful mix of chicken and fresh vegetables steamed to perfection. They put the sauce on the side to reduce the salt and calories. I love this restaurant and highly recommend it. The staff is friendly and helpful. If you are in the mood for some great Chinese food at a reasonable price, then visit Moon Star II.