China Cottage 4.5 Stars
Address: 13110 NE 177th Pl #A 201
Woodinville, WA 98072
Phone: 425-402-3888
Website: None
Directions: See a Map
Cuisine: Chinese
Price Range: $6-$12 entrees
Best Bets: Honey Walnut Prawns, Orange Beef
Worst Bets: Steamed Bow


  • Hot and Sour Soup
  • Won Ton Soup
  • Pot Stickers
  • Steamed Bow
  • Honey Walnut Prawns
  • Orange Beef
  • Mongolian Chicken
  • Dragon and Phoenix Combination
  • Sweet and Sour Chicken

What a find! China Cottage in Woodinville doesn't look like anything special from the outside, and even inside the decor is very plain. But the food, oh, the food! This may be our favorite chinese restaurant now!

Start off with some Hot and Sour soup - some friends claimed this was the best they had ever had. It was very good, but I personally like Yea's Wok's Hot and Sour a little better. Also, their Won Ton soup was good, but the Hot and Sour was much better. Enter the Pot Stickers. Very plump and bursting with flavor, they were a hit. The Steamed Bows were another appetizer - they were good, but very different from Hum Bows, which was what we expected. But it gets better - enter the entrees!

The orange beef was heavenly - great flavor from fresh oranges, instead of something in an orange colored sauce (my pet peeve). Honey Walnut Prawns were fabulous, and the prawns were large. Mongolian chicken was on the sweet side, just the way I like it. Even the Dragon and Phoenix Combination - two kinds of meat and vegetables in a clear glaze sauce - was somehow made very flavorful. Maybe they just put crack in their food. That would explain my craving the food again, just hours after we left. The one dish that wasn't anything special was their Sweet and Sour Chicken. It was good, just not as outstanding as the rest of the entrees.

To top it off, the price was inexpensive, and the service was prompt and responsive. If this place was just a little closer, we would go every week. Sometimes more. We'll have to make subsequent visits to try other dishes on their large menu to see if our opinion holds up. But all signs are good that it will.

Bottom Line: Great food, service, and prices. Bland atmosphere, but who cares!

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