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Posted by fausto leva on 12/03/2010
lured by a favorable blog that praised the $20.10 lunch bargain, we took a chance. Big mistake! A very attractive and comfortable room. The menu looked promising. Alas, nothing approached what iIimagine Chinese fare might have been in 1950's Wyoming. Agent orange is the theme of the food. A hot and sour soup had decent flavor but was overwhelmed by cornstarch. Chicken satay required sunglasses to look at and a state of extreme hunger to eat.. Both entrees: crispy beef and a chicken affair were little more than fried dough. The beef must have been albino beef. Desert was equally uninspired: a pallid, insipid white peach sorbet. The Illy coffee hardly tasted like Illy. All around us, perhaps wiser souls were ordering a la carte at several times the price of our ghastly fare. The food appeared better, but what wouldn't be. Suffice to say this so-called prix fixe is something to be avoided.
Posted by andynyc on 11/19/2010
Tourist Trap! I'm a foodie living in NYC for many years and had a craving for good chinese which I eat once a year lately. This restaurant was so disappointing from the moment we sat down. Quality of food was below par not what you'd expect at a high end restaurant.
Posted by Rachel on 10/25/2010
We tried it a few months ago and figured we would give it another chance last week. It didn't get better You're seated like cattle, unable to carry a convo. The service is inexperienced and some are just snotty. The food is mediocre at best but definately not worth the price. Our salad was beginning to wilt and lacked any zing and the chicken was dry and overcooked. The biggest ripoff is the bar. Watered down drinks using cheap vodka and charging top dollar.
Posted by Ashley on 07/19/2010
This restaurant was absolutely the best food ive ever had in my entire life!!!!! Okay, i admit, it is very very pricy!!! Ate here for my friends birthday, there were about 17 of us.. The bill came to almost $3,000 lol....but, we drank alotttt of alcohol so im sure almost 1/2 the bill was liquor alone. You MUST try the chicken satay, it is UNBELIEVABLE!!! The lobster was sooo good and fresh, we had green shrimp which was amazing!! I havent got one complaint about this place. This is now my new favorite restaurant (although i can only afford to go maybe three times a year) lol.
Posted by craig t on 07/11/2010
What an insult to Chinese food, and to anyone who enjoys eating out in general. The food is completely overpriced, over rated and undewhelming. The only good thing about my dinner experience there was the wine. The $15 cocktails were amateur. The Chicken Satay was vile, The Ribs were touch and poorly seasoned, the Bangkok chicken was overcooked and super sweet. Then to add insult to injury, the waiter displayed two plates of melted desserts to us. Not something you would expect from this caliber or restaurant. This was truly a horrible experience. If you have more money than sense, then go and enjoy. Otherwise, eat at the chinese restaurant in your neighborhood you only go to for chicken soup when your sick. You'll have a much more memorable experience.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/12/2010
I love this place, the food is oh so good.
Posted by Sara23 on 03/18/2010
Everything was beyond my expectations. I had heard great things, but of course, I always have to be my own judge. I never knew Chinese food could be so delicious. It has opened my eyes to what it means to eat real authentic Chinese cuisine. I would recommend this place to anyone who loves Chinese food!!