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Posted by JK on 05/10/2009
I wish the food for this restaurant was as good as its service. The staff is always friendly and accomodating. Unfortunately the food is another experience. Each time I get take out, it is hit or miss. The latest order of Gen. Zhou's chicken was atrocious. The meat was dry and so chewy, I had to throw most of it out. It is time for new cooks. The service alone can not save this restaurant.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/08/2008
Love this place. I'm chinese myself and although i'm the first to differentiate between "real" and "american" chinese food, I always order from this place. Not very authentic, but for takeout the flavors are still fantastic.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/30/2008
Charlie Mom has a fantastic diet menu with tons of options. A great way to be able to eat out and stay healthy. The veggie and shrimp dumplings are also delicious.
Posted by Poor experience on 03/20/2008
I ate at the restaurant once a few months ago and the food was really good. So I decided to get delivery. Wow, was the food horrible. I had Sesame Tofu. Last time it was solid, crunchy and delicious. This time it was soggy, limp, and just horrible. I also had veggie dumplings which were bitter. I strongly recommend against eating here.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/09/2007
We used to patronize them often. Unfortunately, it seems they changed chefs. The food now is extremely oily, and soaked in sauce. Even the rice is no longer good. Maybe when the old chef comes back, so will we.
Posted by Ladin on 07/11/2007
While they are speedy, Charlie Mom does not offer much in the way of variety of taste. A standout is their Roast Duck. Make sure to ask for the sauce on the side (it's hardly worth using, but try it if you like). Also good on a regular basis are their Egg Rolls and Egg Foo Young. As for soup, the Wonton/ Egg Drop mix is good, but the wontons are anemic in the filling department.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/10/2007
Stayed in Manhattan 79th and Lex in the east side and after reading many reviews I was contemplating on whether or not chinese in somewhere other than China Town was ok. Very much to my surprise Charlie Mom's delivery service was extremely fast. Food was hot and delicious. The prices were about average for the area. I would definatly recommend this place to someone looking for some good chinese food that tastes fresh.