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Editor’s Note: Last year, Michael and Nicole Borrell began reviewing Lebanon Valley’s restaurants and eating attractions as the Lebanon Valley Food Critics. Since then, the couple has aimed to offer unbiased reviews of the eating and drinking establishments the Lebanon Valley has to offer. LebTown is pleased to be partnering with LVFC to share these reviews with our readers. Bon appétit!

It’s the middle of the week and the critic crew didn’t have any set plans for dinner. Between working late and handling some errands, we decided that a simple take-out dinner was in order.

We opted for Chinese and for a place that was close to our house. This evening it was Chen’s House.

Located near 16th & Cumberland streets in Lebanon, this stand-alone establishment offers a few tables for indoor seating but mostly serves takeout.

Chen’s House

1510 Cumberland St.
Lebanon, PA 17042


Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For our dinner we chose the General Tso Double Delight ($13.85) and a pint of Shrimp Lo Mein ($6.65). We also got an egg roll and shrimp roll ($1.85 each).

The General Tso Double Delight is chicken and shrimp in a mild sauce with your choice of rice on the side. The shrimp came battered and soaked up most of the sauce. General Tso shrimp is not often found around here. The sauce could have used some more heat to it.

The Lo Mein was a standard that came with good flavor. A fair portion and the shrimp were cooked right. Our egg rolls were not marked which was which, so we had to cut open to determine. We ended up splitting those so not important.

Our take: Chen’s House offers a decent dish with generous portions. There are a couple of selections you won’t find at most places, but all the classic Chinese staples are there. The online ordering was simple to navigate and quick.

We give this place ???.

If you have a restaurant you would like us to visit or review, whether a place you like or are nervous to try, please message us on Facebook or email lvfoodcritics@outlook.com and let us know. We thank everyone for the recommendations and the kind words we have received.