Canton Restaurant

★★★☆☆
  • 2173 E 17th St

    Idaho Falls, ID 83404

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  • 208-523-3448

About Canton Restaurant

Hours
Sun-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm

Food

Food
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I ordered takeout from Canton because it looked like a well established place. It has a good location, so I thought they must make good money. They do... because everything is so overpriced! I ordered two meals and it was $30.00- and to top it off, when we got home to eat it, they had given us the wrong meals! We tried a bite of what they gave us and it was horrible. I called and the woman said they were closed but to come by the next day. I brought the entire bag untouched to show her they gave us the wrong items (I had the receipt and showed what we asked for), yet she was mean and hateful. She made me feel stupid for doing what the other woman had asked me to do. She was rude and would not do anything to fix their mistake.

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I ordered takeout from Canton because it looked like a well established place. It has a good location, so I thought they must make good money. They do... because everything is so overpriced! I ordered two meals and it was $30.00- and to top it off, when we got home to eat it, they had given us the wrong meals! We tried a bite of what they gave us and it was horrible. I called and the woman said they were closed but to come by the next day. I brought the entire bag untouched to show her they gave us the wrong items (I had the receipt and showed what we asked for), yet she was mean and hateful. She made me feel stupid for doing what the other woman had asked me to do. She was rude and would not do anything to fix their mistake.

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The Canton is my favorite Chinese restaurant on earth.

I realize that sounds pretty stupid, but it really is. I've been eating here for 15 years or so (I grew up in a town just south of Idaho Falls) and it is usually the first place I come to when I am back home for a visit. I've eaten in Chinese places all over the country and nobody can do fried rice or sweet and sour chicken better than Canton...there is one place in Twin Falls (Tse Restaurant) that comes close on a few things but still falls short. 99% of the time I order one of the dinner specials (#1, 2 or 3). I used to love the dinner special with the egg roll, but the one with fried shrimp is just as good. Also, you MUST MUST MUST substitute the regular chow mein for the House Chow Mein. It will cost you $2 extra, but it will be the best money you'll ever spend! :) I've tried a few other things on the menu over the years, but the specials are really where the magic happens. The house fried rice and pork and seeds are also must-try dishes. Don't bother experimenting with the other menu items because the few things I've mentioned will keep you happily coming back for more for decades!

I am also proud to say that I am probably the only person on planet earth with a Canton t-shirt. I took a take out menu to Kinko's and had them put it on a plain t-shirt...it think that should get me a free meal or something. If I were a celebrity I would endorse this place for free. I hope this place stays open forever because a visit home to Idaho would not be complete without a trip to Canton.

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★★★★★

The Canton is my favorite Chinese restaurant on earth.

I realize that sounds pretty stupid, but it really is. I've been eating here for 15 years or so (I grew up in a town just south of Idaho Falls) and it is usually the first place I come to when I am back home for a visit. I've eaten in Chinese places all over the country and nobody can do fried rice or sweet and sour chicken better than Canton...there is one place in Twin Falls (Tse Restaurant) that comes close on a few things but still falls short. 99% of the time I order one of the dinner specials (#1, 2 or 3). I used to love the dinner special with the egg roll, but the one with fried shrimp is just as good. Also, you MUST MUST MUST substitute the regular chow mein for the House Chow Mein. It will cost you $2 extra, but it will be the best money you'll ever spend! :) I've tried a few other things on the menu over the years, but the specials are really where the magic happens. The house fried rice and pork and seeds are also must-try dishes. Don't bother experimenting with the other menu items because the few things I've mentioned will keep you happily coming back for more for decades!

I am also proud to say that I am probably the only person on planet earth with a Canton t-shirt. I took a take out menu to Kinko's and had them put it on a plain t-shirt...it think that should get me a free meal or something. If I were a celebrity I would endorse this place for free. I hope this place stays open forever because a visit home to Idaho would not be complete without a trip to Canton.

Pros: My favorite dinner specials in the world, House Chow Mein & Fried Rice

Cons: I live 245 miles away

 

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