Whenever people begin to discuss their favorite Chinese restaurants, I rarely hear the name of China King in Marion mentioned. But for Marion residents, it has been a hidden gem for years. Holly and I would often meet there for their fantastic lunch buffet, with, in my opinion, the best crab rangoons money can buy. But their old location, at 1113 7th Avenue in Marion was in a strip mall that has since been torn down to make room for parts of the new uptown Marion. But China King fans like me can rejoice in the news that they will soon be in a new location and still in Marion!

According to a Facebook post from a member of the family that owns China King, the restaurant will be moving just to the east, up 7th Avenue to their new location.

Facebook via Jenny Lin
Facebook via Jenny Lin

The new China King location will be at 2240 7th Avenue, right news to Papa Murphy's Pizza. The building used to be the home of a Riley's restaurant location. I drove by the building yesterday. No signage is up yet, but the inside of the building is being completely remodeled. It looks like it could be some time before it's ready to open.

But I'm a patient man. I am willing to wait for the return of my favorite Chinese restaurant in Marion! I'm just happy they were able to find another location so close to their old home. We'll let you know when we hear about a grand opening date!

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