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Chen Ling Palace

Restaurant • Chinese restaurant

😐 Was craving Chinese food. Here is were we decided to go. When we walked in they have the menu to view on portions and plating. Once we sat down to order, soda was on the flat side, food began coming out in a timely manner. We ordered; chow mane, 2 lunch specials (orange chicken and kung po chicken)... People often mention good, chicken, fried, rice, service, Chinese, delicious, time, order, family,


Address

9856 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92503

Website

chenlingpalace.com

Contact

(951) 351-8511

Price rating

$ $$$

Rating on Google Maps

4.30 (337 reviews)

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Working Hours

  • Sunday: 11:30 AM to 3 PM, 4:30 to 8:30 PM
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 11:30 AM to 3 PM, 4:30 to 8:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:30 AM to 3 PM, 4:30 to 8:30 PM
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: 11:30 AM to 3 PM, 4:30 to 8:30 PM
  • Saturday: 11:30 AM to 3 PM, 4:30 to 8:30 PM

Featured Reviews


Frequently mentioned in reviews: good (13) chicken (10) fried (8) rice (8) service (8) Chinese (7) delicious (7) time (7) order (6) family (6)
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  • 4/5 Geneiveve D. 2 years ago on Google
    Ordered Peking duck, two different chowmiens, kung pao chicken and shrimp fried rice and egg rolls, I would recommend everything but the egg rolls. The service was alright, they don’t really check on you often but they were very helpful when it came to explaining the menu. Be careful with what you order though because the servings are VERY large but very good price .The place isn’t dirty but it is old, overall it is a nice authentic place for Chinese food and would recommend for families.
    3 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 3/5 Veronica R. 1 year ago on Google
    Was craving Chinese food. Here is were we decided to go. When we walked in they have the menu to view on portions and plating. Once we sat down to order, soda was on the flat side, food began coming out in a timely manner. We ordered; chow mane, 2 lunch specials (orange chicken and kung po chicken) that each include fried rice, wontons, and eggs soup. Eggs soup was good. Fried rice wasnt what i expected... The Orange chicken had a strong Vinegar smell as well as a strong after taste. The kung po chicken was delicious. Definitely not a place ill go back to...
    3 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 Payton P. 2 years ago on Google
    Food was very good, but the restaurant itself was quite dirty and messy. In need of a remodel.
    3 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Geremar C. 1 year ago on Google
    I think this is the best Chinese restaurant in the Inland Empire. The price is reasonable and all their dishes are delicious! My favorites are the Mongolian Beef, salted crispy pork chops, shrimp fried rice and the hot and sour soup. They’re simply the best! The place is clean and the service is excellent. Just don’t take my word for it, go try it and you’ll definitely go back to try their other dishes!
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 3/5 WILLIAM THE C. 6 years ago on Google
    Came in today 2/20/18 got the buffet it was ok not much of a selection. The lo main was good so was the Mongolian beef. But the orange chicken sucked and so did the fried rice. The price was pretty good but the food wasn't. Don't think I'll be back. Also the waittres was nice and the owner as well
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Vanessa H. 1 year ago on Google
    Amazing Chinese cuisine, great place for lunch she has specials or dinner! Serving sizes are enough to share. I come her once a week.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 1/5 Carmen 0. 2 years ago on Google
    They don't know how to prepare Orange chicken. They add the sauce They give you for the egg rolls. It was little pieces of something dry and RED sauce. They said that is the way we prepare it that is our recipe. The eggs Foo Yong was horrible.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 2/5 fernando p. 2 years ago on Google
    Our order was to go, and was partially lost after waiting 1 hour for our meal. The meal was $134.00. Very on professional. No actual person up front to seat or place an order. Had to wait ten minutes to place an order. Upon returning 1 hour later several customers were still there barely receiving their order. 1st and last time. Rating 1 to 10. I give it a 2.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 3/5 mary k. 8 months ago on Google
    The food is ok , I used to own Chinese restaurants before . This place cooked in wok not use the heat strokes enough , so the food is hot outside and cold inside .they need heat up the wok longer time get the wok heat into the food . That way, the food will taste better .
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Kris M. 2 years ago on Google
    First time trying this place, has been around a long time figured might be good. We came on 1/5/22. Came with family including my parents. Reserved a Peking duck 🦆, and tried 7 other dishes too, everything was delicious, and the service was great ! We had some yummy Mai Tai's and they offered to make us some Long Island Ice Tea's next time, ha! We will definitely be back. Old school place with a wide menu variety .
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Paul E. G. 7 months ago on Google
    We've been going here since 1990 but we hadn't been here the last 5 years or so. On a whim we stopped by for lunch the other day and found that we really enjoyed our lunch. The food was fresh and delicious, while the service was terrific. We will be back soon.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 Allen V. 9 months ago on Google
    Food is always good and you get quite a lot of food for a reasonable price. It is mom & pop place that usually does everything from seating you, serving your food and checking you out. No extra wait staff. Ambiance isn't the greatest but I go for the food.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Wayne S. 7 months ago on Google
    Came in for a quick snack and got filled up with good food and great service. We will be back
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Eric G. 9 months ago on Google
    Surprisingly very good food. Very tasty. The place only had 1 other table to tend to, but very fast service. I'm definitely coming back. My new sit down Chinese restaurant. Yummmmm
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 1/5 Amy G. 2 years ago on Google
    one of the workers got mad at us for not asking to use the bathroom, like what? and when we walked out she yelled at us again because we didn’t say thank you. horrible service!

  • 5/5 Kyle R. 1 year ago on Google
    Huge portion sizes for a very reasonable price! The quality was great and the server was very kind and attentive. Really enjoyed the fried rice and Mongolian beef. Recommend this place for lunch or dinner if you're super hungry and want a big meal family style with friends or family.

  • 4/5 Justin C. 1 year ago on Google
    This is still the best place in Riverside to get Chicken & Salted Fish fried rice. Their Mongolian Beef is bomb. Their Beef with bell pepper is good.

  • 5/5 Richard T. 1 year ago on Google
    Old style Chinese Restaurant With the 1970 feel. Full classic Bar Served with portions for sharing if wished or combined. Quality with Flavored correctly added extras...Delicious War Wonton ...mmmm Hot Tea served with loose tea leaves as should be.

  • 5/5 Barbara P. 1 year ago on Google
    The food was excellent as usual. This is Cantonese, not hot even when it says it is, but each dish has a different sauce and vegetables. The spicy pork chops are a favorite of mine. The chicken fried rice is very flavorful as is the "spicy" eggplant! The garlic chicken has very tender meat. And the crab rangoon has fresh green onion in the cream cheese. My grandkids love the chicken chow main. The sweet and sour pork has a nice crust that is not to thick and the sauce is mildly sweet with plenty of vegetables. I have been going there for 30 years, and though the decor has not changed in all that time, i go there for the food. As my father used to say, you can't eat the decor!

  • 5/5 Laurie Ann S. 2 years ago on Google
    So much food! 2 adults could share 1 meal. I had 3 Ingredient Taste - fresh & delicious.

  • 5/5 A. G. 2 years ago on Google
    My family has been coming here for years for the buffet. The fried crispy shrimp is the best and the hot tea. Hope to go back soon.

  • 5/5 Juana M. 1 year ago on Google
    This restaurant is amazing my mother and I in the past have been going here for years and the food and the service is always amazing. The atmosphere is very quiet and calm and relaxing. I will continue to go here for as long as I can keep up the good work!

  • 4/5 Dacy N. 4 years ago on Google
    Food was good. The restaurant was older and unorganized. Could use a nice facelift.

  • 5/5 D B. 3 years ago on Google
    I've been coming to this place for over 7 years now, and what keeps me coming back is my favorite, their spicy pork chops. Don't let the name fool you. They are not spicy, nor hot, just delicious! 😋

  • 4/5 Rebecca R. 3 years ago on Google
    Good food, prices and portions. They're hot mustard is one of the best I've tasted.

  • 4/5 carol b. 2 years ago on Google
    Nice place. A bit warm inside. Good social distancing. Overall good experience

  • 5/5 Troy S. 2 years ago on Google
    Have been going here with the whole family for a very long time. Even when my grandparents were alive. I love their Sweet and Sour Chicken and Shirley Temple.

  • 5/5 Robert L. 2 years ago on Google
    The food is delicious. It takes about twenty minutes to get your main dish but they bring a bowl of crispy noodles. The family dinners are the way to go for two or more and add on extra dish.

  • 5/5 Jennifer F. 2 years ago on Google
    Lived in riverside my entire life and just ate here. Absolutely amazing. I won't be driving out to LA anymore. Everything was fresh super favored. Amazing!!!!!! Can't wait to dine in here. Why did I wait so long.


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Amenities


  • Parking
    • ✓️ Free parking lot
    • ✓️ Plenty of parking
    • ✓️ Free street parking
  • Payments
    • ✓️ Debit cards
    • ✓️ Credit cards
    • ✓️ NFC mobile payments
  • Offerings
    • ✓️ Beer
    • ✓️ Wine
    • ✓️ Coffee
    • ✓️ Alcohol
    • ✓️ Cocktails
    • ✓️ Quick bite
    • ✓️ Hard liquor
    • ✓️ Comfort food
    • ✓️ Small plates
    • ✓️ All you can eat
    • ✓️ Vegetarian options
  • Popular for
    • ✓️ Lunch
    • ✓️ Dinner
    • ✓️ Solo dining
  • Accessibility
    • ✓️ Wheelchair accessible seating
    • ✓️ Wheelchair accessible entrance
    • ✓️ Wheelchair accessible restroom
    • ✓️ Wheelchair accessible parking lot
  • Dining options
    • ✓️ Lunch
    • ✓️ Brunch
    • ✓️ Dinner
    • ✓️ Dessert
    • ✓️ Seating
    • ✓️ Catering
  • Service options
    • ✓️ Dine-in
    • ✓️ Takeout
    • ✓️ Delivery


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