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Posted by Anonymous on 09/30/2008
This restaurant has the BEST (and I mean best) wonton soup in all of NYC. Granted it is Very expensive$6.00 for 1 bowl and about $15.00 for one entree but it is worth EVERY SINGLE PENNY!!! The food is great the servers are polite and the second you run out of water (if that is what you are drinking) they refill it instantly. The food is sooo good that I have probably been to that restaurant at least 12 times this year alone. Just make sure you don't miss it...it is not on the side walk like other restaurants. It is situated up one floorwhich means you need to climb a flight of stairs. Hope this helps!!
Posted by KittyLegris on 09/09/2008
My husband and I have eaten on multiple occasions, but the most recent take out experience was a pretty bad one. The hot and sour soup was so oversalted that we threw it away. The steamed dumplings were also inedible and the lo mein and fried rice were just average at best. The only dish that still wows is the Grand Marnier shrimp. Grand Marnier shrimp - 4.5. Everything else - 2. At these prices, we won't be going back.
Posted by Dr. Bombay on 08/20/2008
I've eaten here about 18 times per year for the last 6+ years and this is hands down the best chinese/szechuan food in the city. yes, the place is busy, and if you are a stranger you prob won't get the white glove treatment...but this is NYC people. and if you want a fancy room, go to the Russian Tea Room or something like that. first, don't go if you don't have a reservation. second, get there by 12noon even with a reservation. third, order the bamboo appetizer and dan dan noodles for sure. for those of you that are down on the place, please stay away, it's already too crowded for the likes of the rest of us
Posted by Steve on 08/15/2008
Lunch yesterday made a reservation for 12:30, got seated fifteen minutes late when they jammed an extra table in right by the entrance. Ordered wonton soup and Singapore rice noodles. I understand that wonton soup isn't a house specialty, but this soup tasted as though the chicken had danced through it briefly. If a restaurant can't make proper stock, it says a lot. As for the rice noodles, they were under-seasoned, and the proteins virtually tasteless. I won't be coming back. at this price level, one expects lunch to actually be edible.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/01/2008
Have done both dine in and carryout at this restaurant, and their food is very good, especially the shrimp lo mein and chicken fried rice. Highly recommend.
Posted by Broadway Diner on 05/22/2008
We'd just been for lunch today, arriving at 11:30 am. When we entered, the staff were milling about but no one bothered to talk to us or give us a table. A 2nd customer came in and was ignored as well, which made her mad. I said not to worry as they were ignoring us too. Then some Chinese regulars came in and were immediately shown a table, causing the 2nd customer to storm out angrily. However we opted to continue on and ordered 2 bowls of noodles and a beer. The food is good enough for Chinese in this part of the world but it certainly isn't as good as in China or HK. I found it flat and depth-less all hot spices but no real delightful flavors. Real Szechuan cooking is a complicated mix of tastes and not just a single fiery shot. Also, the noodles were overcooked, which is a crucial point. Because of the service we got from them, I left just under $2 on a bill of $20 for food and $5.50 for the beer. The manager came back to me demanding 15[%] and I said I was fine with what I had left, being ignored and then having 2 bowls of noodles plopped in front of us. This wasn't exactly a serviced meal, in my opinion. As I walked out, he said aloud, "No need for you to come back again." Well, we certainly won't.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/24/2007
This place has good sichuan. I wouldn't go so far as to say that it is the same as the food is in sichuan, but it's almost on par with sichuan food you'd get in other parts of china - a little more sweet and a little less spicey than the real stuff. and egg drop soup is made with chicken broth - wouldn't this automatically make it not vegitarian? vegitarians/kosher people shouldn't bother with chinese food at all b/c what you're getting is so far from the real stuff it's not even worth it. unless it's buddhist vegitarian chinese food which isn't good in america anyway.