24299 Novi Rd, Novi, MI 48375
Fax Number: (248) 449-4988
Fax: (248) 449-4988
China Cafe Asian bistro
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Asian, Caterers, Take Out, Seafood, Chinese
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
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08/23/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I am a very particular person when it comes to Chinese food. This restaurant is exceptional in every way - period!
Their food is delicious, the service is excellent and the environment is exceptional! I have eaten inside of the restaurant and also done carry out. Both, are excellent in the quality and taste of their food.
The very best Chinese food that I've ever had! I've lived in Asia - China Cafe is outstanding !!!
Try them! You will not be disappointed!
11/22/2010Provided by Citysearch -
As a non-native to Michigan, I was extremely skeptical about comnig to here. Walking in, I was surprised by how full the place was, and how many people were walking out with Carry Out.
As for the ambiance, I would say if your favorite little Italian place in New York was tranformed into an Italian restaurant, then you'd have China Cafe. We ordered a mix of American Chinese food and food from the Korean side and were pleasantly surprised by both. The modern asian fusion food was great, and yet the basic Korean spicey seafood soup was likely the best I've had in the United States. Full of flavor and ingredients, this restaurant is a great blend of old world Asian cuisine and modern flare.
Did I mention that this place is clean?
11/04/2010Provided by Citysearch -
This is the best asian restaurant .....................the Flavors ,, portions and price were perfect... clean ,clean ,clean.... it was refreshing to eat in a place that truly care what they serve thier customers ...
if you are sick and tired of the the normal breaded,, goooooooooooooy,, MSG,, infused asian food ..... Try this place !!!! China Cafe !!!!! you'll love it !!!!! i know i did...
I do not consider $9.99 and up affordable. Service was awful. Food was awful. I ordered the Orange Peel Chicken which stated on the menu that it had a tangy sauce. Since other items said spicy, I did not think this dish would be spicy, but it was. I spent $11.99 for something I was unable to eat and threw most of it away. I would never eat there again and I would not recommend it to anyone!
04/22/2010Provided by Citysearch -
This is one of the best restaurants I have had the pleasure to visit. The people that work there are great, everyone has a smile on their face and are happy to serve you. Our waitress Tracy was very helpful and recommended the asparagus beef and the firecracker shrimp, both dishes were delicious and you can tell that they make their dishes fresh when you order. I live in Livonia and will be driving to Novi from now on to get my carryout. I urge everyone that enjoys great Chinese Food to try this restaurant, you won't be disappointed!
03/11/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I highly highly highly recommend this restaurand for several reasons.
First, the service is superb. I've always said that you can go anywhere to get good food, but what people remember is the service. When you walk in you are greeted with a warm smile, and when you leave you always get a thank you...whether it be from the hostess or from one of the owners from behind the bar, they make a point to let you know they are thankful you chose their restaurant. It isn't just the regulars that get the warm greetings and goodbyes...I always sit at the bar and eat, so I am near the door and can hear them. It is literally every person that walks in the door that is made to feel like they have been coming their all their lives!
Secondly, the food. Earlier I said that you can get good food from anywhere...because I believe that if you are a restaurant , especially in this economic time, that you server ""good"" food...and people are relatively satisfied. I can tell you with complete honesty that I have NEVER been disappointed with a meal I've eaten at China Cafe. I have been going there for over 6 years, usually at least once a week...and I have tried almost everything on the menu (and a lot of things not on the menu!). If you are in one of those finicky moods, just let them know what you feel like and they will accommodate you. Another thing I'd like to mention about the food is the pride the owners take in every dish that is served. Kelly (one of the owners) is in the kitchen each night, working on the line and cooking alongside his kitchen staff...he takes great pride in the dishes that they create and it shows in the quality of food that they serve to their guests.
Lastly, the atmosphere is incredible. Definitely not what you would expect to find in any Chinese restaurant, especially one tucked in a small plaza. The decor is modern, with a Chinese flair (a fusion if you will!) You can easily spot the influences of the Asian culture without it being like what many of us imagine a typical Chinese restaurant looks like. I think that the genuine friendliness of the owners and the staff somehow carry over to the guests. I say that because I always see smiling happy faces, either in the dining room or at the comfortable bar. I always eat at the bar, and the other guests are always conversing and laughing and enjoying themselves...it truly is an experience.
Anyone who enjoys great food and a comfortable atmosphere needs to make a visit to 10 Mile and Novi road.
03/05/2010Provided by Citysearch -
From just the website and location, I asked for a buffet dinner to be delivered for 50 people in town for a competition. What a great find!! From the moment I called, they could not have been more helpful or accommodating. Food was delivered early, hot and in great quantity complete with chopsticks, plates, napkins, serving utensils, fortune cookies and even little signs to identify the different trays. The food got rave reviews and the cost per person was cheaper than our boxed lunches! We will definitely be calling again when we return next year.
02/15/2010Provided by Citysearch -
WE MADE RESERVATIONS AT THIS RESTAURANT FOR MY BIRTHDAY. WHEN WE ARRIVED WE GREETED THE HOSTESS. WE WERE TOLD IT WOULD BE A FEW MINUTES. AS I SAW WALK-INS BEING SEATED, I WENT TO THE HOSTESS AND REMINDED HER THAT WE HAD RESERVATIONS. SHE SAID THEY WERE BUSY AND WE WOULD BE SEATED WHEN THERE WAS AN AVAILABLE TABLE. I WAS NOT HAPPY AND SHE WAS RUDE AS SHE TOLD ME IT PAID TO BE NICE. I WOULD NOT GIVE MY BUSINESS TO PEOPLE WHO DID NOT CARE AND WE LEFT AND WENT TO ANOTHER RESTAURANT WHO TREATED US LIKE GOLD.
Our office has been ordering food from this restaurant for over a year.
I recently purchased a take out dinner portion which shrunk by about a third in size. Additionally, the condiments given in the plastic containers were only one third full. I would no longer recommend this restaurant. One can buy Chinese food from other local restaurants with larger food portions and at the same prices.
12/21/2008Provided by Citysearch -
It is perhaps the best Chinese food store in the entire area. The people are very amiable and the food is consistently good. I have the orange chicken almost once a week as my reward for making it through the week. I have also dined there with friends and the atmosphere is not what you'd expect to be lying along a strip mall; it is very sheik. My only critique was that the egg roll recipe has changed and not for the better. Aside from that, I highly recommend for anyone who enjoys Chinese and classy atmospheres.
11/24/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I traveled from the East side of Detroit to experience exceptional Chinese Cuisine @ the China Cafe. The atmosphere and freshly prepared Chinese Cuisine was fantastic. I did not realize how the food could differ in such a wonderful unique way. My meal was prepared fresh and made to order with fresh vegtables & other fabulous ingredients. This was the best Chinese Cuisine I have ever experienced, the staff was exceptional and the pride taken was apparent by the food, service and establishment. If you are looking to experience great Chinese I highly reccomend the China Cafe in Novi ( You Won't Be Disappointed)!
11/20/2008Provided by Citysearch -
The food is not the best I have ever had; though the crab rangoon can't compete w/ anyone else's!!
(Golden House Chinese Restaurant in Howell, MI ROCKS!! )
The servers watch you like hawks (kind of makes you feel like you can't take your time and enjoy.)
The atmosphere is not your typical Chinese restaurant; yes, it's modern, but nice!
Odd location, you would never would know it's there if you didn't know!
11/11/2008Provided by Citysearch -
If you have never tried China Cafe, you owe it to yourself to do so! But be prepared, this restaurant completely redefines the 'Chinese restaurant' experience. From the comfortable, contemporary decor to the elegant execution of the dishes, this place has never disappointed. My husband is an excellent cook himself, so it is very difficult for us to find a place that really offers us an outstanding experience at a reasonable price. He never turns down an opportunity to visit China Cafe, even though it's about 25 miles away from our home! Always ask about the specials. They use interesting ingredients - egg plant, Chinese basil, delicious ginger coconut sauces -and the quality of expertly prepared vegetables, meat and seafood is always impressive. We are excited about their brand-new menu. Above and beyond the outstanding quality of the food are the people. The wait staff are extremely polite and attentive, and owners Kelly and Susanna go out of their way to make everyone feel welcomed. They make a point of trying to really get to know their customers as individuals. Everything combined makes eating at China Cafe an excellent experience!
09/21/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I have been going to China Cafe regularly since it opened. Kelly and Susanah are fantastic people - one or both is always up front to greet and talk with guests. The food and service is consistently excellent, and it is one of the best restaurants in the area. The pricing is beyond fair, given the quality of the food, presentation, and atmosphere. Everyone I have referred this restaurant to has thanked me for giving them a new favorite place to eat.