Rainbow Garden
1402 S Neil St, Champaign, IL 61820, United States
Review №1

Great food. Great takeout service. They don't let you add tip online so bring cash!

Review №2

Absolutely loved this restaurant. The service was fast, professional and friendly. The food was traditional, delicious and beautiful. Three of us ate (including our 12 yr. Old) and we all enjoyed the experience and food. We definitely recommend this restaurant.

Review №3

Just a below average experience overall with regard to service and food quality.

Review №4

Nice scene for chinese food. It's so delicious. Nothing but great experiences here. It has a cool interior.

Review №5

I have eaten food from here for delivery a few times. Every time, it was pretty good. Good portions for sure, I agree that it is priced at little on the high side but you do get a lot of food. My frustration was their lack of flexibility on the menu. They have fried rice combos for everything but tofu, and when I asked for a fried rice combo with homestyle tofu they said they couldn't make it and that I would have to order both full dishes separately. This seemed a bit weird to me that I couldn't get either a side of fried rice with the tofu or a side of tofu with the rice. Anyway I didn't want to order two entrees and ordered a rice noodle with tofu instead. Its not something that will stop me from going here for sure, but that is the reason for giving it four stars.Overall a good place, just not as accommodating as other places like this I have been.

Review №6

My favorite Chinese food in Champaign. Been ordering from Rainbow Garden for a couple years now without issue. Finally had my first problem tonight.Usually the food shows up within half an hour, or at least 45 minutes. After about an hour and a half, I've got nothin'. I call, they say they're really slammed but the driver has left, I say no big deal, and keep waiting. An hour later (2.5 from the order), still no luck, so I call them again. Turns out there was some confusion with my address ("Drive" vs. "Court", identical street name). They void my order to comp my food, and then promise to remake it anyway.The delivery guy calls me, is at my door within 5 minutes with the original food (still warm, but obviously not "fresh"). 10 minutes later the person I spoke to on the phone delivered me a freshly-made order personally - and made a point to hand me the void receipt so I know I didn't get charged. And this was not an insignificant order, it was $50 for a few people. They essentially gave me double my order for no cost just to make things right, which I personally think is very much above and beyond (I was just looking for a straight refund, to be honest).Long story, but all I'm saying is if this is how they handle the (extremely *rare*) screw-up, you bet I'm gonna keep ordering from here.

Review №7

Very satisfying birthday lunch. Every dish is nicely prepared and meets the expectation. The boiled fish is the best and a must have.Waiter helped us serve the birthday cake we brought.

Review №8

This is absolutely the best Asian food in Champaign Urbana. I love to go here whenever possible but they are kind of pricey. Go try and enjoy. I'll wait........

Review №9

Everytime we eat here, they are absolutely fabulous. The food is always top notch. The Delivery Guy (from Rainbow Garden, not GrubHub) is very nice and he's always earlier than quote and the food is hot!

Review №10

How polite :) Never will order here any longer

Review №11

Noodles are amazing! Delivery was fast. Plan to order here again during our stay.

Review №12

Food tasted pretty good. Service was great and timely! We will go again.

Review №13

My husband and I sat down for dinner here yesterday. I give this lovely restaurant a 10/10. The employees are amazing very friendly. Wonderful customer service . The food was magnificent and very fresh. We absolutely loved the atmosphere. This place will definitely get our return. Thank you “PERFECT”

Review №14

One of the most diverse menus I've ever seen.

Review №15

We just left for a untraditional Christmas dinner, we are regulars there, and tonights service was delayed. I received my dinner after others that sat down after me, and my lady received hers and I didn't.I made it known to the waitress that my lady and I were here and ordered way before others, she politely apologized and moments later the manager came out shook my hand and spoke with me briefly about the delay.Our dinners were complementary. This is service this is how a manager and a business should conduct things when a customer isn't pleased.We will be returning to this establishment simply because how we were treated and taken care of.

Review №16

Not worth it. Place open till 9:30 but after I got a seat at 8:15pm and placed an order and waited for 15 min I was told that they are cleaning kitchen and it will take another 10 min. Why do u clean a kitchen an hour prior to closing? Food was mediocre. Mongolian chicken with scallion had couple pieces of scallion and lots of regular onion .

Review №17

Great food selection and quality. I especially like being able to get brown rice for a small upcharge. My only complaint is that there seem to be a couple of menu selections they are often out of but there are always other tasty options.

Review №18

This is a small version of P.F Changs. I got egg rolls, pork dumplings, and crab Rangoon. I loved every single thing I ordered and the waiters were great. The best Chinese food place in champaign.

Review №19

Great food

Review №20

Great service

Review №21

Good food and fast service.

Review №22

Jjajang myun and jjamppong are very delicious and the best ones in town

Review №23

The food is excellent and always has been. It's dimly lit and usually nice and quiet. The service is fast. The parking is a little strange.

Review №24

One of my favorite restaurants for either dine-in or take-out meals. The friendly, gracious staff enhance the delicious food and wonderful service. I love this place.

Review №25

Grate food. Wonderful waiters. Nice owners.

Review №26

Closest to home cooking as it gets around here. Food and service is good. Could be a little bigger but works for me and my roommate.

Review №27

Delicious food, excellent service

Review №28

Good food good service good price, I'll be back.

Review №29

Really good cashew chicken and fried rice

Review №30

I went here for lunch and was quite impressed. I had the egg drop soup which was great. The meal was filling and very good. I had the broccoli chicken which came with a brown sauce and white rice. (You can get fried rice also, or for an extra charge you can get brown rice) This just might be my new favorite Chinese restaurant in town.

Review №31

Server was fast and he was super friendly. Food was fantastic. Won ton soup is always my favorite here.

Review №32

I have often wanted to eat here, but the parking lot was always full. Now I know why. The service is impeccable. Clean ready as soon as you walk through the door. I had the fried noodles with chicken. Wow!! My brother had chicken with garlic and my wife had chicken and mushrooms. We didn't order anything too hot, but each dish was seasoned to perfection

Review №33

Good food and the staff are super nice

Review №34

Not really sure why it smells so strongly of cigars but it's not pleasant and it's not a buffet! And has no dessert

Review №35

Just tried this for the first time and it was so good! Had the pork dumplings, sweet & sour chicken, and general chicken and all of it was amazing. Definitely one of our favorite restaurants in CU.

Review №36

Delicious food. Very nice wait staff. We would go back.

Review №37

Nice man waited on me - gave me free drinks on a pick up order

Review №38

They need to do some serious rebranding. I hesitated to visit because the name and look gives off a take out vibe, but the food was amazing. Probably the best Chinese food I've had so far in Champaign. Definitely worth a visit

Review №39

Pork was ok . I really enjoyed the nice steamed spider and rice combo though. Nice tasty 8 legged steamed spider in the white rice. Come here if you want the extra protein from steamed spiders.

Review №40

Excellent food and service

Review №41

Price's are high. Go about a mile south to I-WOK in Savoy food is great price's are about half.

Review №42

Excellent quality, reasonably priced. Not 'Chinese Fast Food' like other low quality places.

Review №43

Their food is amazing , great service too

Review №44

Decent food. Good Service.

Review №45

I love this restaurant. Delicious food, large portions, fast service and reasonable prices.

Review №46

This place is a real gem in Champaign. I love their food and atmosphere. I must visit again.

Review №47

Stale cookie at the end suckedOrdered orange chicken. Some of others demand stringy couldn't eat it.that last few bites of fried rice in one spot was sour. Not all of it, wierd .Nice atmosphere good presentation, wonderful China just needs better food.Heard the table next to me complaining about pink chicken under cooked. I didn't see it but did hear the complaint.Over all a disappointment

Review №48

Needed food delivered to me the last 3 days and when searching for restaurants, I stumbled upon Champaign's Rainbow Garden. It has its own online delivery site, 2.95 delivery charge, great food, not late.

Review №49

Service is fast, and the food is good.

Review №50

Order not right. Would not change it. Won't go back.

Review №51

Very nice food and service and atmosphere10/10 would come again

Review №52

Eat here. Just do it. This is the most amazing Asin food I've ever had. I've not been this impressed by food in a long time. Everything was outstanding. Staff was excellent. I will make the 45 minute drive to eat here again.

Review №53


Review №54

Typical American-Chinese food... don't like it much..

Review №55

Ate here on a Friday night with my family. Dumplings were homemade but very bland. Everything else was very average. Prices were on the high end. Probably won't go back.

Review №56

Delicious! Waiting area is small though, so if going in a large group, definitely call ahead and don't go there if it is busy and you are claustrophobic!

Review №57

Just not good food....

Review №58

Solid and constant food. I've been going here for years and it's always good! If you're wanting something light, I recommend the hot and sour soup. It is super-good! Enjoy!

Review №59

Met up with some friends here for dinner. The food was good and decently priced.

Review №60

Excellent food at excellent price

Review №61

Atmosphere is pleasant. Food is good, even if it is highly adjusted to American tastes. Prices are reasonable.

Review №62

Best Mongolian beef in town!

Review №63

Not the taste I remember anymore. Owner must have changed.

Review №64

Went with a group from work. Wasn't very impressed. The waitress was odd.. she asked if our entire group just wanted to drink water, I guess she didn't want to get any other drinks. Food and prices weren't bad, but certainly not good enough to not just go to one of the many other options in town.

Review №65

The take is the way to go. We ate in after having had the takeout prior. The food is still good in the restaurant, you just don't seem to get as much.

Review №66

Not the best for great food.

Review №67

Great Chinese sit-down

Review №68

The absolute best Chinese food in the area

Review №69

This has to be the best Chinese restaurant in the Champaign-Urbana area. I have been coming here for years, whenever I visit, and it is always excellent. I wish this place were in my town, I would eat there all the time!

Review №70

Value for money food..

Review №71

Fancy Chinese place. Food is great but the washroom can be improved a lot

Review №72

At Rainbow Garden me and my family almost always enjoy the food. The decor is very good and is well decorated. The room was a little dark. The service was good. The waiter did not speak english very well. The food was very good and I enjoyed the contrast of the foods in the meal.

Review №73

Great dinner. One of the best Chinese restaurants that I have ever eaten that period the owner is a wonderful gentleman and he cares about your dining experience.

Review №74

It was nice experience!

Review №75

I have eaten here several times. Above average Chinese food with average service. They have daily lunch specials which are fairly good deals for the price. They recently expanded into the building next door and have quite a few large tables for bigger groups. Good atmosphere to socialize and meet friends for a meal. I've also had delivery and it leaves a little to be desired (but that's to be expected with delivery food). Definitely recommend eating at the restaurant if possible.

Review №76

Delicious food and good service

Review №77

It's fine, not bad and not good. Everything was just a little under seasoned. The steamed dumplings were hand made which I really appreciated but the pork was pretty bland. The BBQ pork Lo mein was good, the pork was the best part of it, but the noodles were not chewy. General tsos was great flavor wise but it was soft and not crispy. The beef with black pepper was pretty good, but the sauce didn't have enough of a pepper kick and, again, it was too soft. Decent enough place, and if you like your Chinese food with less aggressive seasoning it might be the place for you.

Review №78

Very good service and food quality.

Review №79

Good food good service nice portions

Review №80

One of our favorites

Review №81

They have a great lunch menu at a good price. The service is always exceptional!!

Review №82

Thanks Ada!! Lunch was awesome.. Anthony at Honda of Champaign. Service was great as always . Best place in town in my opinion.

Review №83

I love to visit at lunch. Soup to start and large portion entrees which also net me a take home meal for later.My favorite is the orange chicken.

Review №84

Favorite Chinese food in Champaign! Love the lunch specials and the hot and sour soup! One of the few places where I get an appetizer. Dinner is a little pricey with huge portions, so I definitely recommend it for lunch.

Review №85

Only a so-so experience. The food was a bit expensive for what it was and the service was a bit slow.

Review №86

Outstanding food and service!

Review №87

All around bland and mediocre, but in particular do not get the sesame chicken. It's not what you're expecting, as they have their own strange take on the dish. Instead of the standard rich, brown sauce that tastes heavily of sesame, you get these dry chicken breast cutlets with sesame seeds in the breading that are then smothered in this cloying and sickeningly sweet syrup-sauce. Not good.

Review №88

Excellent service wonderful food

Review №89

I hate to give any place a poor review, but every time I have been there my food was either cold or tasted strange (like the meat was bad or something). All three times I was there I ended up waiting a long time for my food and check. Honestly I think you are better off going somewhere else. I'll probably try sometime again in the future, but not anytime soon.

Review №90

Quick service and unique food presentation. Order sesame chicken and really never had it fixed this way. It was very good. Parking is terrible so go early.

Review №91

Best Chinese in Champaign/Urbana. Must go!

Review №92

We visited your Restaurant on Wed. March first at noon. The waiter was very impatient I asked a question and he said I'll be back. Ten minutes later he came back and completed our order. The food was good. After eating my husband gave him a credit card and he brought it back and said he needed another one so we gave him another card. The following Monday {3-6-17} We were notified that our card had been breached at a Walgreens near Chicago for $500.00. This was the only place we used that card during this time frame.

Review №93

Excellent Chinese food. Some of the very best in C/U.

Review №94

Came in for take-out lunch. Ordered beef and broccoli lunch special. They wouldn't sub the spring roll for an egg roll, nor would they sub wonton soup for what they offered - even though it's all the same price on the menu. Took over 30 minutes for my food after I ordered. My food was lukewarm when I opened it. Had to microwave it. My dish had bamboo in it, which was disgusting. Fried rice was good, which was the only saving grace. Will not return.

Review №95

Always like here. Just a bit pricy :)

Review №96

Worst service ever! Sat here with no napkins, silverware, and out of water for 20 minutes. Had to inform the hostess of this and she walked away. I then had to retrieve these times myself. It's now 30 minutes we have been here and I have my food and we are still waiting on his food. Will not be coming back here and will be informing everyone on this experience! So disappointing!

Review №97

Awesome food, great service, what else do you need. Oh yeah, reasonably priced!

Review №98

The most rude service I have ever experienced. I just had lunch here and I had the rudest server ever. He was extremely impatient, rushed, never smiled, and seemed like all he wanted to do was not be there and not serve us. I had ordered cashew chicken (which the chicken was rubbery and very mediocre), and nowhere on the menu did it say that it came with vegetables. When my plate arrived, there were vegetables on it which included zucchini, which I am extremely allergic to. I politely told him that I am allergic to zucchini and didn't realize the dish came with it, and he scowled at me and told me that I should have told him before I ordered and was extremely upset with me and acted like this was the biggest inconvenience in the world to him. I explained that the menu did not state that the dish came with vegetables otherwise I would have told him. Absolutely ridiculous and uncalled for. They will never get my business again.

Review №99

I love this place and when I want Chinese food this is the only place I will go! Food is excellent and so is the staff!!

Review №100

Nice lunch at a good price with pleasant service.

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  • Address:1402 S Neil St, Champaign, IL 61820, United States
  • Site:
  • Phone:+1 217-398-2670
  • Asian restaurant
  • Chinese restaurant
  • Caterer
Working hours
  • Monday:11AM–9:30PM
  • Tuesday:11AM–9:30PM
  • Wednesday:11AM–9:30PM
  • Thursday:11AM–9:30PM
  • Friday:11AM–10PM
  • Saturday:11AM–10PM
  • Sunday:11AM–9:30PM
Service options
  • Delivery:Yes
  • Takeout:Yes
  • Dine-in:No
  • Great tea selection:Yes
Popular for
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Solo dining:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
  • Alcohol:Yes
  • Beer:Yes
  • Comfort food:Yes
  • Quick bite:Yes
  • Small plates:Yes
  • Vegetarian options:Yes
  • Wine:Yes
Dining options
  • Dessert:Yes
  • Good for kids:Yes
  • High chairs:Yes
  • Casual:Yes
  • Cozy:Yes
  • College students:Yes
  • Groups:Yes
  • Tourists:Yes
  • Accepts reservations:Yes
  • Debit cards:Yes
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