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  • Chinese
  • 216 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn NY11205 40.6894547 -73.9706545
  • (Btwn Clermont & Adelphi Ave)
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  • (718) 858-8899
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User Ratings (Based on 13 reviews)

3.615
Food 3.3 Value 3.7
Service 4.1 Atmosphere 2.4

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
work
(718) 858-8899
Notes:
Cash Only
Hours:
Mon-Thu: 11am-11pm Fri-Sat: 11am-12am Sun: 12pm-11pm
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Features:
Delivery, Wheelchair Friendly, Lunch Special, Take Out
Min Delivery:
8.00

User Reviews

  • Good Joy

    Posted by Ulla on 03/26/2012

    My go to Chinese place

    This is my favorite place for everyday Chinese food. Fast, reliable and affordable. The food is always fresh and warm at delivery. Try the shrimp roll and mei fun noodles.

  • Good Joy

    Posted by Fountainhead on 08/24/2010

    Not recommended

    Tried a couple of times. The food is inedible. I frankly don't understand how it's possible for the food to be so bad but it is.

  • Good Joy

    Posted by anonymous on 02/25/2010

    Not recommended

    Nice people. Definitely a takeout place although they do have one table w/ benches/chairs... but the food is not good at all. Soggy fried rice, soggy General Tso, tasteless garlic sauce... I've never had shrimp fried rice where most of the veggies was strictly onions and they didn't know what Yang Chow Fried Rice was... Even their steamed shrimp and mixed vegetables comes with smaller sized shrimp than their competitors... Need I go on? For tasty and spicy garlic sauce over anything, Yummy Yummy on Myrtle is better; for decent Yang Chow fried rice, try Grace... all the other places are sub-par and not worth mentioning, although I have yet to try Kum Kau, which is next on my list...

  • Good Joy

    Posted by Gourmette on 09/29/2009

    Good service - salty food

    After reading the good reviews I ordered for delivery - not completely a "good joy"! The service was excellent, delivery came within like 20 minutes and the delivery guy was very friendly. We had ordered a Hot+Sour Soup, the Egg Foo Young Special and the Singapore Chow Mei Fun. In general, the texture of the food was good, rice, noodes and veggies were not overcooked. The pasta was pretty bland even though it said it would be spicy. The soup and the Egg Foo Young were far to salty even for my taste (and I love salt) which overshadowed every other taste (if there was any). Maybe the cook was in love but I will still try another take out place next time.

  • Good Joy

    Posted by MFC on 06/13/2009

    My Go-to Chinese Take-out Spot

    Whoa Phil (May '09 review), if you find a place in this neighborhood that's more satisfying, PLEASE let us know. I'm not trying to be facetious. This place is a solid 3.5 in terms of food and value. But it's fast and doesn't mess up my orders and it's about 50 cents per item cheaper than other local places. Fortune cookies are included when you're lucky. The fried fish sandwich is SUCH a guilty pleasure. They don't do tofu dishes well (not even in an American-Chinese take-out way) so I'd stay clear of those. Is it just me or do the large size orders in Chinese take-out places never look as proportionally bigger than the regular sized orders, given the higher cost? Oh well. Sometimes the delivery guys say they have no change, which I find quite disingenuous. But I'm a good tipper anyway so it's more something that I'm opposed to out of principle. And if I'm already ordering a fried fish sandwich (AS AN APPETIZER) then who am I to quibble over lofty ideals?

  • Good Joy

    Posted by phil on 05/03/2009

    Something's off

    Delivery arrived real quick so that was a good start. Ordered wonton soup, steamed dumplings, General Tso's combo, House Special #1. Wonton soup's broth was a strange, very unnatural colored yellow, nothing to write home about. Dumplings were fine, but unfortunately came in styrofoam packaging. House special #1 ordered it with plain stir fry chicken instead of standard breaded/fried. They got the change right! It seemed like fairly fresh veggies, but the flavor was pretty much non-existent. Combo meal came with some more weird yellow colored "fried" rice, and was almost sweet. Not sure what was going on with that. Overall, not impressed, seems to be hit and miss...

  • Good Joy

    Posted by MollyMovesToBrooklyn on 10/22/2008

    Glad to find GOOD Chinese Take Out

    We're new to the neighborhood so still learning about the local spots. I've been eager to get some Chinese take-out but some of these places just look so suspect when you walk by. So I figured I'd leave it in the hands of the menupages readers/reviewers and picked a combination of the top rated and but still close enough to be fast. So after a great and affordable meal, I'd like to thank the reviewers as they were right on. I think I've found my "go to" local Chinese take-out in just one try!

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