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Posted by Rappy Dappy on 04/16/2007
I mainly order take-out. And I agree with some prior comments that this is an inexpensive and reliable stop-gap to fill the "need." I am 2nd generation Chinese and need a decent fix of fairly authentic Chinese food, without having to make a huge trek. In the upper west side, this is the spot. I'm not saying that this is THE BEST, but I think that some of the negative comments come from people who don't order great dishes anyway,,, I rarely if ever order "Americanized Chinese Food" without realizing I'm going to get what the "Americanized" palate wants. The reason I keep coming back is because the menu has some pretty decent "for real" offerings that are done in a decent way. Most Chinese care more about the food than the service. If I want great service I will go to a Zagat rated place for service (and I do regularly). If I want quick, no frills Chinese, that is more authentic and better than your average "Americanized" hole-in-the-wall grease-pit, then I order from China Fun, among others. But it really depends on what I want. I think that a lot of the mainstream dishes at China Fun are just as lame as their competition. I would never order serious seafood from CF. And I think depending on what you order, Ollie's is just fine too. Just like I like Joe's Shanghai on Pell in China town for a very limited menu. And for any serious eating, I'm always on the prowl for the a great Chinese place outside of Flushing. As far as CF, I happen to like the sauteed rice cake, pork and chive fried dumplings, roast meats and various dim sum. Again, this is a function of where I live and how much time I want to devote to tracking down what I want. Hope this was helpful to anyone.
Posted by UpperWestSider on 01/04/2007
Must try - the Stone Forest Chow Fun or any other Szechuan style noodle dish. Better than descent Dim Sum for this neighborhood. We order from here regularly - they are fast, courteous and can handle special orders well - without screwing things up. Definately better since they reopened following their remodeling. Keep it up folks - job well done!
Posted by P on 11/26/2006
The service here is poor. The waiters and waitresses aren't at all courteous. Be sure to watch out for them. The inside decor isn't great at all. Reminiscent of a take-out joint, but a step higher. The food is pretty okay, though. The chicken with broccoli is loved by all and at China Fun, they don't fail to support that generalization.
Posted by Local chinese food lovers on 11/12/2006
Decent chinese food in this mildly stylish spot. Service and greeting quite friendly, but the food is not outstanding. Nevertheless, its among the best in the area and quick takeout makes it a standby.
Posted by Bigjess on 10/02/2006
Although the food isn't the best. Being chinese, I crave authentic chinese food for chinese people and this is the closest to it that the upper west side has. Lotus leaf wrapped rice, fried turnip cakes, dumplings, etc. hit the spot when a trip to chinatown (or better yet, Flushing) is just too far.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/19/2006
Dumplings weren't bad but rest of the food is take it or leave it. The remodeled restaurant isn't a bad place to sit down though, they open up all the front doors in the summer.
Posted by JMF on 07/25/2006
My favorite Chinese restaurant closed by land developer so I tried "Fun". The wonton soup was watery and the wonton almost all dough. The crispy noodles were good ,though. The egg roll had OK filling,but the wrap was cold and not crisp. The chop pork and snow peas were bland.