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Saginaw's Home for Great Chinese Cuisine

Hours

Regular Hours

Services/Products
  • Beer
  • Cocktails
  • Restaurants
  • Wine
Brands
Reef
Payment method
amex, visa, mastercard
Price Range
$$
Location
Town & Campus Mall
Categories
Chinese Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities, Restaurants, Asian Restaurants
Other Information

Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: Asian, Take Out, Chinese

Wi-Fi: No

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Parking: Lot, Private

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

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asianjella

07/12/2011

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
DISGUSTING FOOD

Who ever has been raving about this restaurant must not know or have ever eaten REAL Chinese food. Our waitress was rude and kept making us feel like we were an inconvenience to her. The food (as someone else had already mentioned) tasted like a combination of BLEACH, DISH WASHING SOAP, and METAL. I'm from Detroit where there are asian restaurants at every corner (Im also asian), so I would know good asian food where it is, and this ""Forbidden City"" should definitely be FORBIDDEN. YUCK. I've never stepped near this place since.

loonsfan

06/15/2011

Overall
There is no Chinese restaurant...

There is no Chinese restaurant that can match Forbidden City's menu. The soup is divine, with the clearest and most flavorful broth and the most perfectly cooked ingredients. The staff is absolutely friendly and very professional. They have a "diamond" from AAA, but I believe they should have a two or three diamond rating. Everything is fresh and it shows. There is no better, or even equal, Chinese restaurant in the whole Tri-Cities area. When we eat at another chinese restaurant, we always compare it to Forbidden City.

Juliej

06/12/2010

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Management abusive to waitstaff.

I have been dining at Forbidden City regularily since 1985. I have always enjoyed the meals and service. Today my dish tasted like bleach. My husband agreed. I told the wiatress and she tried to make ammends. The manager started yelling at her and me. She told me that nothing was wrong with the food. Back in the kitchen, I heard pots and pans banging and the manager was yelling at the waitress. She was sobbing. brought us the check, minus my meal. I am sad because I have always loved going there. I will never go back.

wapples

12/12/2009

Overall
The Best

The best Chinese restaurant anywhere. Great service, great atmosphere, and great food. I first went there when I was thirteen for my birthday and have gone ever since. I will be 39 in July.

Michael J.

11/26/2009

Overall
Favorite Chinese Restaurant in Saginaw

I've been a customer for years although I don't live in Saginaw. When I think for great Chinese food with a great Chinese atmosphere... I think of Forbidden City.

godalmighty666

08/07/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
CAN NOT BEAT THIS CHINESE FOOD!!!!

Anytime I feel the need for great chinese food i can always count on Forbidden City. Any other chinese place in the city does not compare! The only thing they don't have is buffet. BEST CRAB CHEESE AND EGG ROLLS in the USA!!! The only downside is the price....

axtionjackson

12/09/2007

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Not a bad alternative

Though I disagree that this place has a bad reputation, I will say that it is generally mixed. Some either love it or hate it. My experiences here with the food have been good. The atmosphere is a little stuffy as they try and pull off a semi-elegant dinning experience. In a crunch this place will work however there are plenty of other options in the area. A side note, last time I went inside the smell was so bad that we walked right back out.

aishkp

09/27/2007

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
best noodles

this place has the best and most authentic mein (noodles) i've ever had. the noodles are uneven and such so you know they're homemade and not from some frozen packaging. no other place has come close to making mein other than maybe homecooking, and my girlfriend and i always look forward to the food. i think i know noodles especially since i'm chinese and love the stuff.

jeffheid

07/23/2007

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Worst Chinese Food in Town

Simply put: we had a terrible experience here. The main entree' was terrible and not even fit to eat. After complaining and asking for a reasonable solution to the problem, they told us to pay up. We ended up leaving after taking two bites of our food. We ended up going to another restaurant in town.
This place has a terrible reputation in town. The management was totally rude to us.
Stay away from this place!

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