Hunan Cafe

★★★☆☆
  • 7986 W Sunset Blvd

    Los Angeles, CA 90046

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  • 323-822-1208

About Hunan Cafe

Hours
Monday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Thursday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Friday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Saturday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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Rudest service experience I've had in LA. The owner is a horror. And, no, I'm not a competitor, just a peeved customer.

I asked for chopsticks with my order and was refused. I was told I'd "only" ordered the lunch special. I hadn't

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★★★★★

Rudest service experience I've had in LA. The owner is a horror. And, no, I'm not a competitor, just a peeved customer.

I asked for chopsticks with my order and was refused. I was told I'd "only" ordered the lunch special. I hadn't

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I have read the previous reviews, so I include that I went to Hunan tonight, a white 27 yr old, with my white friend. I tried to order the mushrooms w/black bean sauce and was told, "people no order so we don't make" I was unsure what this meant as it was a simple combination of ingredients already on the menu, so I just ordered soup instead. My friend ordered an entree. We waited for half an hour or so, which didn't bother us too much since we had the time to spare before going over to the DGA. The hot and sour soup was lacking all mushrooms I am accustom to seeing in the dish, so I can only conclude that the entire restaurant was void of the item. It was bland and unmemorable but not horrible. After finishing we waited another ten minutes before choosing to go inside to pay. With no other customers inside, the older woman points at a number on a blank piece of paper. 27 something. There was no way this was our total. So I thought she was mistaken and politely pointed to our table and started to tell her what we had. Immediately she started to scream at us. I am telling you, it was CRAZY; unlike anything I have ever experienced at a restaurant. I asked her to explain the price she started an item list that was contradictory to the prices on the menu. So I reached for the menu and just said, no...this is the price it says so right here. And she screamed in my face, "NO Menu ten year old! Everyone know!" I started to argue with her but she wouldn't let me get a word in. My friend tried to speak and the woman stuck her finger in my friend's face and said, "You shut up now." I don't know how much we ended up paying her but it was more to keep her from pulling a gun out on us than fair trade. If anything these people should be reported to the better business bureau. Which I guess, is where I am headed next.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have read the previous reviews, so I include that I went to Hunan tonight, a white 27 yr old, with my white friend. I tried to order the mushrooms w/black bean sauce and was told, "people no order so we don't make" I was unsure what this meant as it was a simple combination of ingredients already on the menu, so I just ordered soup instead. My friend ordered an entree. We waited for half an hour or so, which didn't bother us too much since we had the time to spare before going over to the DGA. The hot and sour soup was lacking all mushrooms I am accustom to seeing in the dish, so I can only conclude that the entire restaurant was void of the item. It was bland and unmemorable but not horrible. After finishing we waited another ten minutes before choosing to go inside to pay. With no other customers inside, the older woman points at a number on a blank piece of paper. 27 something. There was no way this was our total. So I thought she was mistaken and politely pointed to our table and started to tell her what we had. Immediately she started to scream at us. I am telling you, it was CRAZY; unlike anything I have ever experienced at a restaurant. I asked her to explain the price she started an item list that was contradictory to the prices on the menu. So I reached for the menu and just said, no...this is the price it says so right here. And she screamed in my face, "NO Menu ten year old! Everyone know!" I started to argue with her but she wouldn't let me get a word in. My friend tried to speak and the woman stuck her finger in my friend's face and said, "You shut up now." I don't know how much we ended up paying her but it was more to keep her from pulling a gun out on us than fair trade. If anything these people should be reported to the better business bureau. Which I guess, is where I am headed next.

Pros: close to DGA

Cons: wicked witch of a woman with no respect for customers

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I dined in at Hunan last week. The service was average, as was the food. I had beef w/broccoli and the beef was of a poor quality- stringy and fatty. I will say that the vegetables were fresh.

Today, I called to place an order for takeout for lunch. I ordered & they said it would be $17.50 (for lunch!!). I questioned the price and the woman handed the phone to 'Regina,' the supposed owner. She got on the phone. Right away I apologized for the confution, but she started yelling at me!... saying they don't place lunch orders there (it was 2pm on a Tuesday and they have lunch specials on the menu), that she wouldn't serve me, to go elsewhere and never call or come again. Then she hung up.

Done and done. I won't ever go there and will be quick to deny it's quality and service. What a miserable woman. Two thumbs down.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I dined in at Hunan last week. The service was average, as was the food. I had beef w/broccoli and the beef was of a poor quality- stringy and fatty. I will say that the vegetables were fresh.

Today, I called to place an order for takeout for lunch. I ordered & they said it would be $17.50 (for lunch!!). I questioned the price and the woman handed the phone to 'Regina,' the supposed owner. She got on the phone. Right away I apologized for the confution, but she started yelling at me!... saying they don't place lunch orders there (it was 2pm on a Tuesday and they have lunch specials on the menu), that she wouldn't serve me, to go elsewhere and never call or come again. Then she hung up.

Done and done. I won't ever go there and will be quick to deny it's quality and service. What a miserable woman. Two thumbs down.

Pros: Example: best croissants in town

Cons: owner is rude, ruins dining experience

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We had to wait over an hour for our delivery to show up, we only ordered 2 things and one of them did not show up. We called back and were told "too bad, and never order from us again." OK, we wont.

0
★☆☆☆☆

We had to wait over an hour for our delivery to show up, we only ordered 2 things and one of them did not show up. We called back and were told "too bad, and never order from us again." OK, we wont.

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I work nearby to Hunan's and several of us routinely go for lunch. The portions are huge, spicy means SPICY and she understands what vegetarian means and cares to insure your food is vegetarian. We do call Regina the 'Chinese Food Na z i', fondly, because you do have to earn her respect. I know, I know . . . you are a paying customer, why should you have to earn anyone's respect? Because she cares about her food, she is a local business owner, and you feel a great sense of reward when she finally smiles at you. Its good, try it. It's a nice change from the Sunset Blvd. B.S.

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★★★★☆

I work nearby to Hunan's and several of us routinely go for lunch. The portions are huge, spicy means SPICY and she understands what vegetarian means and cares to insure your food is vegetarian. We do call Regina the 'Chinese Food Na z i', fondly, because you do have to earn her respect. I know, I know . . . you are a paying customer, why should you have to earn anyone's respect? Because she cares about her food, she is a local business owner, and you feel a great sense of reward when she finally smiles at you. Its good, try it. It's a nice change from the Sunset Blvd. B.S.

Pros: Authentic, good food, caring service, large portions, spicy when intended

Cons: sticky table

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This is hands down the best Chinese Restaurant in Los Angeles, especially for the price. The food is very fresh and tasty. The place is run by a really cute couple who do everything themselves (including hand picking the fresh produce every morning). Regina, one of the owners, may come off as cranky but once she gets to know you, she'll give you the royal treatment. I've been going there for years.

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★★★★★

This is hands down the best Chinese Restaurant in Los Angeles, especially for the price. The food is very fresh and tasty. The place is run by a really cute couple who do everything themselves (including hand picking the fresh produce every morning). Regina, one of the owners, may come off as cranky but once she gets to know you, she'll give you the royal treatment. I've been going there for years.

Pros: Quality of Food, Price

Cons: None

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I love Los Angeles and have eaten at restaurants throughout our fair city since forever. I would loved to have eaten at Hunan but when I entered the restaurant last Saturday evening, I was denied service. The woman at the counter, after waiting on the customers in front of my friend and I, turned to us and shouted, "Leave, you get no service here." We were both confused and asked her to repeat what she had said. She again shouted at us, "Leave! You get no service here! Get Out!" She kept pointing to the front door. Stunned, we both left.

Neither one of us had ever been to that restaurant before. We only chose it because it was in walking distance to the Directors Guild and we had just seen Iron Man there that evening. As I am an African American middle-aged woman and my friend a Mexican American woman, we could only think this had something to do with our race. I know this sounds unbelievable and unfair in this day and age, but this is what happened to us. We could see no other reason for this type of treatment. My husband stated that we should have made a scene but believe me, we were not looking for a fight, just a meal. My friend recommended that were post this review to let others know what occurred.

Maybe you will have better luck.

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★☆☆☆☆

I love Los Angeles and have eaten at restaurants throughout our fair city since forever. I would loved to have eaten at Hunan but when I entered the restaurant last Saturday evening, I was denied service. The woman at the counter, after waiting on the customers in front of my friend and I, turned to us and shouted, "Leave, you get no service here." We were both confused and asked her to repeat what she had said. She again shouted at us, "Leave! You get no service here! Get Out!" She kept pointing to the front door. Stunned, we both left.

Neither one of us had ever been to that restaurant before. We only chose it because it was in walking distance to the Directors Guild and we had just seen Iron Man there that evening. As I am an African American middle-aged woman and my friend a Mexican American woman, we could only think this had something to do with our race. I know this sounds unbelievable and unfair in this day and age, but this is what happened to us. We could see no other reason for this type of treatment. My husband stated that we should have made a scene but believe me, we were not looking for a fight, just a meal. My friend recommended that were post this review to let others know what occurred.

Maybe you will have better luck.

Cons: My friend and I were denied service.

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I have read all the other reviews on here. They are correct about the good food and "crazy" lady. At first, I used to be scared to call. Now, I know the secret. You have to be very pushy, and almost rude on the phone when you order. Then she will treat you like a king. She just hates wimpy people. So good luck, and enjoy!

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★★★★★

I have read all the other reviews on here. They are correct about the good food and "crazy" lady. At first, I used to be scared to call. Now, I know the secret. You have to be very pushy, and almost rude on the phone when you order. Then she will treat you like a king. She just hates wimpy people. So good luck, and enjoy!

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Don't ever attempt to get food from this place. I ordered take-out, waited the 30 mins they said, drove across weho to get there, only to be made to wait another 10 mins while the owner ran around in the kitchen, then was told that they hadn't even begun to cook my order and, "How bout you come nother 'night? We busy". She honestly told me to just come another time because they were too "busy" with two tables seated. I didn't even say anything I was so shocked and then she just walked away. I will never go near this hole again. Filthy also.

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★☆☆☆☆

Don't ever attempt to get food from this place. I ordered take-out, waited the 30 mins they said, drove across weho to get there, only to be made to wait another 10 mins while the owner ran around in the kitchen, then was told that they hadn't even begun to cook my order and, "How bout you come nother 'night? We busy". She honestly told me to just come another time because they were too "busy" with two tables seated. I didn't even say anything I was so shocked and then she just walked away. I will never go near this hole again. Filthy also.

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I have to say, a few months ago I would have totally agreed with the other reviewers - when I first discovered this place I was thrilled. But the past few times I've gotten take-out from Hunan Cafe the food has been sub-par. Inedible, even. In fact, I ended up trashing the last meal I ordered from them. I ordered sweet & sour shrimp (the shrimp were mush and covered in some weird...something...?) and general Tsao's chicken...both ended up in the trash after a few bites.
I hate to admit it b/c I had such high hopes for this place, but I'd stay away. That's my plan.

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★★☆☆☆

I have to say, a few months ago I would have totally agreed with the other reviewers - when I first discovered this place I was thrilled. But the past few times I've gotten take-out from Hunan Cafe the food has been sub-par. Inedible, even. In fact, I ended up trashing the last meal I ordered from them. I ordered sweet & sour shrimp (the shrimp were mush and covered in some weird...something...?) and general Tsao's chicken...both ended up in the trash after a few bites.
I hate to admit it b/c I had such high hopes for this place, but I'd stay away. That's my plan.

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THis place truly has the very best chinese food. All the food is fresh and you can tell in its taste. I spoke to the owner and the place is so small that they don't have freezer space to keep food in bulk so they actually go and pick up fresh meats and vegetables each morning before they open the restaurant. The fried rice is the best because they make it fresh when you order it and it' s not heavily laden with soy sauce and salt. The string beans are legendary! The owner was a sweet as can be to us and I wish I could have brought her home with me! However, the food was so amazing that I would have put up with any rudeness and long wait just to eat. This is definitely the place to eat if you can appreciate good authentic chinese food.

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★★★★★

THis place truly has the very best chinese food. All the food is fresh and you can tell in its taste. I spoke to the owner and the place is so small that they don't have freezer space to keep food in bulk so they actually go and pick up fresh meats and vegetables each morning before they open the restaurant. The fried rice is the best because they make it fresh when you order it and it' s not heavily laden with soy sauce and salt. The string beans are legendary! The owner was a sweet as can be to us and I wish I could have brought her home with me! However, the food was so amazing that I would have put up with any rudeness and long wait just to eat. This is definitely the place to eat if you can appreciate good authentic chinese food.

Pros: FOOD, FOOD, FOOD

Cons: very small

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I have had top Chinese food in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Malaysia, Bangkok, London, Paris, Frankfurt, NY, SF, and Monterey Park. This dingy place ranks one of the tops and I can't explain why. Service, I warn you, could be horrible and I still go there often. The chef, who is the husband of the "Soup Nazzi" kind of a lady-waitress, used to work for a top Chinese restaurant in NYC - and the way he looks, he may not be cooking much longer -- so it's vital that I get his food now. I actually offered her to open up a restaurant in the westside, but they told me they don't want to work that hard. I just want to steal their recipe. General's Chicken is amazing and so is the Beef with Orange Sauce. If you're black, Asian, or gay you get a better treatment. Get used to it.

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★★★★★

I have had top Chinese food in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Malaysia, Bangkok, London, Paris, Frankfurt, NY, SF, and Monterey Park. This dingy place ranks one of the tops and I can't explain why. Service, I warn you, could be horrible and I still go there often. The chef, who is the husband of the "Soup Nazzi" kind of a lady-waitress, used to work for a top Chinese restaurant in NYC - and the way he looks, he may not be cooking much longer -- so it's vital that I get his food now. I actually offered her to open up a restaurant in the westside, but they told me they don't want to work that hard. I just want to steal their recipe. General's Chicken is amazing and so is the Beef with Orange Sauce. If you're black, Asian, or gay you get a better treatment. Get used to it.

Pros: Food, food, food. Parking ok.

Cons: Service. Ambience. Expect to be treated terribly and you won't be disappointed

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Rude service, the woman which I think is the owner never took our order, after 15 minutes I came up to the counter and she said I am not allowed up here and I needed to sit back down and wait for her because she is very busy. She came to our table and asked my husband I to move for 4 customers who walked in after us. After another 15 minutes of waiting she finally said she that dinner would take 45 minutes!!! and they were too busy to serve us, so she said we come back another time. How rude!!! Yet, as we were walking out she happily took the order of the party of four who came in after us!!! I will never go back there ever!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Rude service, the woman which I think is the owner never took our order, after 15 minutes I came up to the counter and she said I am not allowed up here and I needed to sit back down and wait for her because she is very busy. She came to our table and asked my husband I to move for 4 customers who walked in after us. After another 15 minutes of waiting she finally said she that dinner would take 45 minutes!!! and they were too busy to serve us, so she said we come back another time. How rude!!! Yet, as we were walking out she happily took the order of the party of four who came in after us!!! I will never go back there ever!!!

Cons: The service is just not worth going to. Besides, no proper ventilation.

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First of all, this place is one of the few remaining authentic "Ma and Pa shops" left in the culinary challenged and over-priced city of LA. Second, be respectful and the so-called "SoupNazi" will be the most adorable and welcoming Chinese host you will ever have. She loves me because I respect their high quality food service provided at a very reasonable price - it's that simple. Last, but not least, shut up and eat great, authentic Chinese food. My cousin was in town so I took him there for his first experience. He asked Regina if they put bell peppers in their Kung Pao Chicken. I almost choked on my spring roll and by the look on her face; I knew what was coming next. Thankfully, I was there to calm her down. For those of you that don't know, asking a culinary proficient Chinese lady if her Kung Pao Chicken contains bell peppers is like asking someone in Chicago to put ketchup on a Chitown hot dog or putting rice in an authentic Mexican burrito. It's just crazy. I will continue to enjoy this neighborhood treasure but unfortunately, must keep my cousin away for awhile. Oh, this place has the best Moo Shu Pork in LA.

2
★★★★★

First of all, this place is one of the few remaining authentic "Ma and Pa shops" left in the culinary challenged and over-priced city of LA. Second, be respectful and the so-called "SoupNazi" will be the most adorable and welcoming Chinese host you will ever have. She loves me because I respect their high quality food service provided at a very reasonable price - it's that simple. Last, but not least, shut up and eat great, authentic Chinese food. My cousin was in town so I took him there for his first experience. He asked Regina if they put bell peppers in their Kung Pao Chicken. I almost choked on my spring roll and by the look on her face; I knew what was coming next. Thankfully, I was there to calm her down. For those of you that don't know, asking a culinary proficient Chinese lady if her Kung Pao Chicken contains bell peppers is like asking someone in Chicago to put ketchup on a Chitown hot dog or putting rice in an authentic Mexican burrito. It's just crazy. I will continue to enjoy this neighborhood treasure but unfortunately, must keep my cousin away for awhile. Oh, this place has the best Moo Shu Pork in LA.

Pros: High quality food at a reasonable price

Cons: Small dining area

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this is the best chinese i've had in a really long time. i read about the owner's infamy on citysearch but i work a few blocks away and kept hearing about how great it was. it is. veggies and meat are fresh and great quality and the prices are good. sesame noodles are transcendent and the egg foo is the closest thing you'll find to authentic. even though regina had a full fledged shouting with a customer, she was a peach to us (and the incognito director and actor who were slurping down lo mein). just don't expect to be treated like you're at a day spa. shut up and eat the food. it's that good.

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★★★★★

this is the best chinese i've had in a really long time. i read about the owner's infamy on citysearch but i work a few blocks away and kept hearing about how great it was. it is. veggies and meat are fresh and great quality and the prices are good. sesame noodles are transcendent and the egg foo is the closest thing you'll find to authentic. even though regina had a full fledged shouting with a customer, she was a peach to us (and the incognito director and actor who were slurping down lo mein). just don't expect to be treated like you're at a day spa. shut up and eat the food. it's that good.

Pros: inexpensive, delicious.

Cons: owner kind of reminds you of your "mean"

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I've been going to this place for years and I have had my ups and downs. I stopped going for a while because Regina, the owner, has moments of incredible rudeness that can leave you with your mouth open. On other days, she can be the most adoreable lady. I really think its not her fault. I think she is just bipolar. Her husband is a complete doll and amazing cook! That's what always brings me back, even when I found out that she had been adding a tip to my credit card on take out orders. Now I only pay in cash. The food is so good that it's worth ordering take out, but I don't recommend eating in. You set yourself up for a night of a happy stomach but a possibly bruised ego.

2
★★★★☆

I've been going to this place for years and I have had my ups and downs. I stopped going for a while because Regina, the owner, has moments of incredible rudeness that can leave you with your mouth open. On other days, she can be the most adoreable lady. I really think its not her fault. I think she is just bipolar. Her husband is a complete doll and amazing cook! That's what always brings me back, even when I found out that she had been adding a tip to my credit card on take out orders. Now I only pay in cash. The food is so good that it's worth ordering take out, but I don't recommend eating in. You set yourself up for a night of a happy stomach but a possibly bruised ego.

Pros: Amazing Food

Cons: Rude Owner, Bad Eat-In Service

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I read a negative review about this place and was compelled to write. First, the food is FANTASTIC!!! The husband and wife team who own and run this are adorable... but totally unpredictable. Think in terms of the soup guys on Seinfeld. Or the famous "sushi nazi" in Studio City. Each friend of mine that I've introduced to this little hole-in-the wall has a radical story about the wife to tell. It's a part of what makes the restaurant unique. If you know what you're getting into, it's a part of the charm. I literally didn't care for Chinese food before learning of Hunan. Everything I've eaten there in the last three years has been amazing. They have a philosophy written in the menu about using healthy ingredients. Give it a try, with a healthy sense of humor.

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★★★★★

I read a negative review about this place and was compelled to write. First, the food is FANTASTIC!!! The husband and wife team who own and run this are adorable... but totally unpredictable. Think in terms of the soup guys on Seinfeld. Or the famous "sushi nazi" in Studio City. Each friend of mine that I've introduced to this little hole-in-the wall has a radical story about the wife to tell. It's a part of what makes the restaurant unique. If you know what you're getting into, it's a part of the charm. I literally didn't care for Chinese food before learning of Hunan. Everything I've eaten there in the last three years has been amazing. They have a philosophy written in the menu about using healthy ingredients. Give it a try, with a healthy sense of humor.

Pros: AMAZING/healthy food, Take-out & delivery, Central location

Cons: Valet parking, Limited seating

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I had the worst experience here ever. It seems that since some members of my party decided to share, and some decided not to eat because they ate already (there is no minimum order statement on the menu), we received the worst service. She flat out called us stingy in Mandarin (I'm Asian and speak fluent Mandarin) and she took away our water and said "no water for you". It was one of the rudest things I have ever experienced. We didn't have a chance to eat the food because we decided to leave, and her response? "I already told the chef to cancel your order". There are other places to eat good Chinese food while having a GOOD experience, but this is not one of them.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had the worst experience here ever. It seems that since some members of my party decided to share, and some decided not to eat because they ate already (there is no minimum order statement on the menu), we received the worst service. She flat out called us stingy in Mandarin (I'm Asian and speak fluent Mandarin) and she took away our water and said "no water for you". It was one of the rudest things I have ever experienced. We didn't have a chance to eat the food because we decided to leave, and her response? "I already told the chef to cancel your order". There are other places to eat good Chinese food while having a GOOD experience, but this is not one of them.

Pros: Clean

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It's easy to miss, but worth the effort to find it. I've never been disappointed. This is the place we take all our out-of-towners to eat wonderful, authentic Chinese. Prices are very reasonable. All the dishes are prepared so that the incredible flavors from the fresh vegetables come out and are all excellent. You really can't go wrong with anything on the menu.

The restaurant is owned by a cute and wonderful Chinese couple from the East. Truly a gem and a joy.

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★★★★★

It's easy to miss, but worth the effort to find it. I've never been disappointed. This is the place we take all our out-of-towners to eat wonderful, authentic Chinese. Prices are very reasonable. All the dishes are prepared so that the incredible flavors from the fresh vegetables come out and are all excellent. You really can't go wrong with anything on the menu.

The restaurant is owned by a cute and wonderful Chinese couple from the East. Truly a gem and a joy.

Pros: Inexpensive, Delicious Entrees, Authentic Chinese

Cons: Service not the best

 

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