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Posted by Anonymous on 09/30/2005
We love the congee here! Only negatives to report was once finding meat in a vegetarian congee order, and once finding a bug in another congee order. Even so, the congee is great (try the salted chicken or abalone and chicken). Starting a $2.00 for a good portion, it's hard to beat.
Posted by Will on 01/22/2005
Having been to mainland China and HK several times, I don't go to Chinese restaurants to order Chop Suey. Congee Village is the real deal, and a nice place to boot. We usually start with a drink at the bar while waiting for a table since the place is usually very busy, and they are really good and cheap. Who would expect a nice bar lounge in an authentic Chinese restaurant? The service is very friendly and helpful. The clientele is mostly Chinese, but non Chinese fit right in. We especially love the house special shrimp and the jellyfish appetizer. Everything is very fresh and well prepared. The prices are totally reasonable for the quality and portions. It's the one Chinese restaurant you can go to and feel like you're having a night on the town, New York City style.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/19/2004
Ate there yesterday. Good variety and good food.
Posted by Gemi7 on 09/27/2004
A friend of mine told me about this place, and I decided to give it a try. I'm really glad I did! The atmosphere was great, the food was fantastic, the service was wonderful, and the prices where just phenomenal for the amount of food you get. I had the the vegetable fried rice, (YUMMY!), with garlic chicken. The table next to mine had the house special chicken which smelled AWESOME! I will try that next time. P.S. Get there early, it gets REALLY crowded!
Posted by GloryToHypnoToad on 05/03/2004
If you want to have authentic Chinese food, Congee Village is the place to go. The prices as great and the selection is huge. Try one of their delicious congee dishes (most of which are under $4), portions are generous. I also highly recommend the clams with black bean sauce, bamboo pot rice (which comes in 10 varieties), and their sauteed lotus root with special bean paste sauce. They also have a full bar as well as a decent selection of iced and tapioca drinks. The only downside is that the place is pretty crowded at times. Despite how busy it sometimes gets, the uniformed staff is still quick and friendly. Be prepared to share a larger table with other patrons or to wait upwards of 45 minutes in the evenings to be seated. The food is definately worth the wait though.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/13/2004
Huge menu. Boisterous authentic atmosphere. Give it a try! The food's great!