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Posted by Anonymous on 06/25/2007
Hunan Balcony has been around for ages and it's just tired, dirty and mediocre food at best. Service is pushy and they slap on the tip on the bill so make sure you don't leave it twice. Food was cold, and the pork tasted the same as the chicken we ordered. Main dishes are more expensive than other local Chinese restaurants. The overall impression: faded, like the pictures in the lobby.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/04/2007
Was expecting something special after reading some of the more enthusiastic reviews on here - didn't get it. Food was just about on the OK side of mediocre, though they got my girlfriend's order wrong and served up something she said reminded her of canned chow mein. Appetizers were greasy, the "Lover in the Stars" entree was pretty good tho. And then as a finale they tried to overcharge us for our drinks. Not impressed and wouldn't go back.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/26/2007
I just moved 4 blocks down from Hunan Balcony, so I thought I would give it a try tonight! The Sesame Chicken was so tough I could have blew a bubble with it and the rice/egg roll/and free wontons were all not very good! The place looked kinda yuck from the inside I thought!
Posted by anonymous on 12/25/2006
Mediocre food. The lomein was even subpar. The person on the phone taking the order was in a such a rush to get me off the phone that part of my order was not delivered. Stale fortune cookie. Go somewhere else if you want good chinese food, you won't get it from this restaurant.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/28/2006
The only high quality chinese place in the area. The hot and sour soup i good, the wonton even better. The homestyle hunan chicken with greenbeens is delicious, and for every ten dollars you spend on delivery you get a free itern. Delivery is generally quick. Love this place.
Posted by upstate ny on 05/12/2006
I've been going to this restaurant for over 20 years. I use to live in the city and would go there with my best friend from high school. When I got married I started going there with my husband. Now I take my children there. Mind you I haven't lived in the city for 10 years. My last time there was April 2006 after going to the Auto show. The place has chaged hands but the food is still good. It lets you know just how bad other chinese food is. The one thing they do that really bothers me is they put lemon in a pitcher of water and when you ask for a glass of water that's what they pour it from. I can't stand the taste of lemon in water and I always forget to ask for plain water. Other then that I'll be there within the next few weeks to take some more family members there. This time my sister her family and my mother. Keep up the good work.
Posted by xo on 03/30/2006
The general tso's tofu came in a extremely sweet, viscous puddle of flavorless sauce. The sushi was middling. The service was curt and unattentive, despite the fact that there were only two other occupied tables. The atmosphere and the food were not up to my standards.