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Handy Kitchen Chinese Restaurant


5279 N Roxboro St
Durham, NC 27712
Phone: (919) 471-0237

Google Reviews

Photo of Moif Moif
May 14, 2019 5

They updated the menus to TVs and it looks amazing.Quickest, best Chinese in the area.

Photo of Annmarie Heffernan Annmarie Heffernan
Jan 24, 2019 5

Always great.... owner is amazing to me how she remembers Who You Are when someone comes in when starts to tell her your order she finishes it and has it ready for you. A great place 4 amazing Chinese cooking.

Photo of Adam AnotherGreatApp Adam AnotherGreatApp
Jan 23, 2019 5

The food is delicious. The service is quick and friendly. If you're not used to Chinese food just say so and they'll happily make a suggestion. And if you're on a budget they have combination platters. I know some Chinese restaurants get a bad rap but trust me quality is one thing you don't have to worry about at this place.

Photo of Lillian Hagermeister Lillian Hagermeister
Apr 11, 2019 4

My parents recently bought a house in northern Durham, less than 2 miles from Handy Kitchen. Turns out this is going to be a problem because it's so good and fast that I end up eating there way too much. The egg drop soup can be a little gloppy like they didn't wisk the thickener enough, but the taste and ratio of egg to liquid is great. The sweet and sour pork was nicely crisp and good quality meat. The chicken lo main has been a crowd favorite. So was the honey chicken, btw they give you a ton of sauce so you can douse your food. Pork fried rice has nice chunks of meat in it. The only thing I'm not thrilled about is their definition of spicy. I've asked for spicy twice and feel both time it was pretty mild.

Photo of Nova Rae Lee Nova Rae Lee
Jun 11, 2019 5


Photo of Keith E Campbell Keith E Campbell
Mar 29, 2022 5

Best kept secret, I have not had a bad fish from their menu.. Try the Singapore noodles!!!

Photo of Johnnie Garner Johnnie Garner
Jul 2, 2021 5

Very good place to buy food family is very Polite and friendly Protect people from covid 19

Photo of Catie Crimmins Catie Crimmins
Aug 2, 2021 3

I’m giving it a 3 star because I called and ordered ahead and they told me 25-30 min till it was ready. I got there and proceeded to wait 25-30 mins. I was a little annoyed at that. With all that being said, the cashier was so nice and polite and the food is some of the best Chinese food I’ve had! The food is amazing!!

Photo of Tasha Gervais Tasha Gervais
Jan 6, 2022 5

The curry chicken dish is delicious. If you want it legitimately spicy ask for extra spicy, but either way I thought it tasted really good :-) The people there are nice and there are pretty good lunch combo prices and options. I get two meals out of it every time.

Photo of Michael Brady Michael Brady
Jan 4, 2022 5

Great little family owned take-out place. No this is not 5 star cuisine, but it's excellent for a wide variety of primarily Cantonese and Hunan dishes, with some specialty dishes thrown in for variety. Food is consistent, orders are filled quickly, and prices are great. I've been going there for 5 years and have never been disappointed.

Photo of Adam Taylor Adam Taylor
Mar 31, 2021 5

Just wanted to update the pricing. COVID sized crowd inside (3 people). They served me quickly. General Tso’s Chicken w pork fried rice and Hot & Sour soup for $8. I’ll update on the food after lunch.

Photo of Ashley Eason Ashley Eason
Dec 31, 2020 5

The food and service is great. One of the best Chinese spots in North Durham.

Photo of Onyx Onyx
Oct 31, 2020 5

Wings and fries were very good!

Photo of Cynthia Davis Cynthia Davis
Dec 15, 2020 5

Best Chinese Food next to TOPs China

Photo of William Cook William Cook
Sep 20, 2020 5

Great American style Chinese food. Fast and friendly service.

Photo of Forrest Coldren Forrest Coldren
Jul 2, 2020 5

Consistent, fast, and great price. I love the lunch specials. Good flavors and always cooked to perfection.

Photo of Sharlene Simon Sharlene Simon
Jun 26, 2020 5

Delicious Chinese meals that our multigenerational family enjoys as we support local restaurants.

Photo of Gage Tolar Gage Tolar
Mar 4, 2020 5

Great food, I prefer the pork lo mein and the fried dumplings are good too. I love how quick the food is ready and how its always fresh!

Photo of rhonda clyde rhonda clyde
Dec 25, 2019 3

Well , the Egg rolls have 0 taste , and i mean it was nasty , had a cinnamon off putting taste, never will I order egg rolls there , however , the General To's chicken my son got, he loved . We got there between the allotted time for lunch and the lady informed me I would have yo pay the extra for dinner and i thought it was very unfair but i got it anyway because my son really wanted that chicken . She was also kind of rude . So that is why i gave it 3 stars and not to mention the sanitation grade was 90, so I'll not eat there anymore . I'll rather take my son to the Chinese restaurant over by walmart in Hillsborough , now their egg rolls are the best I've ever eaten .

Photo of Felicia Wyman Felicia Wyman
Jan 6, 2020 3

The rice was ok more like american style. Ribs were alright...good taste

Photo of Ken Ray Ken Ray
Jan 6, 2020 5

The food here is always fresh, fast and delicious. FOUR SPRING ROLLS, TWO DOLLARS. Four minutes from the time I ordered the spring rolls until they were in my hands!

Photo of Margaret Alejo Margaret Alejo
Dec 10, 2019 4

Food is always good love that it is family owned and operated

Photo of S White S White
Oct 25, 2019 4

Good food, they make is pretty quickly. The service is fine, not bad not overly good. The prices are what you would expect.

Photo of Ronnie Edwards Ronnie Edwards
Oct 24, 2019 4

No long line to wait to order. Ordered happy family(it was ok) & shrimp eggroll(which had two shrimp).

Photo of Tony Simpson Tony Simpson
Sep 8, 2019 5

Food is good and the staff is really nice. Glad to have them here!

Photo of Jumil Smith Jumil Smith
Jul 16, 2019 5

Excellent beef and broccoli. Give it a try you will love it!

Photo of Almira Stirrup Almira Stirrup
Aug 17, 2019 5

The absolute best place for relatively cheap Chinese food!

Photo of Audra _ Audra _
Jul 24, 2019 5

Excellent choices, great value, and friendly service. We loved the vegetarian options and the fact that it wasn't even remotely greasy. Quality ingredients for a good price. We didn't dine inside, so I can only speak for takeout. But we'll be back.

Photo of Josh Brown Josh Brown
Jun 25, 2022 5

Tasty, classic no-frills Chinese food. You can see the kitchen from behind the counter where everything looks and tastes freshly prepared. New favorite takeout spot for North Durham!

Photo of Matthew Spell Matthew Spell
Jul 31, 2022 5

The food is always great, the portions are generous, and they are incredibly fast. Also the prices are very reasonable. Highly recommend!

Photo of Julio Barahona Julio Barahona
Aug 27, 2022 5

Is good food in this place Every time I make a trip to LA my family wants me to take shrimp fried rice and chicken wings best Chinese for I have try.