House of Wong

★★★☆☆
  • 1163 Larpenteur Ave W

    Saint Paul, MN 55113

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  • 651-488-6687

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Worst chicken fried rice ever!!! Seems like they use Spam for the chicken...no peas or onions at all...and they definitely mix in regular white rice...what a joke...also the lo main was dry as eff! No more

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★★★★★

Worst chicken fried rice ever!!! Seems like they use Spam for the chicken...no peas or onions at all...and they definitely mix in regular white rice...what a joke...also the lo main was dry as eff! No more

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I only been here once and had their chick fried rice and egg rolls. The food was okay, but then again I didn't try anything fancy. The service was fast and super friendly. The restaurant though could use some renovations.

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★★★★☆

I only been here once and had their chick fried rice and egg rolls. The food was okay, but then again I didn't try anything fancy. The service was fast and super friendly. The restaurant though could use some renovations.

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When I lived in St. Paul my family would go here quite often. Food is good and reasonably priced. Surprisingly one of my family's favorite things on the menu is the cheeseburger basket - it's really good.

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★★★☆☆

When I lived in St. Paul my family would go here quite often. Food is good and reasonably priced. Surprisingly one of my family's favorite things on the menu is the cheeseburger basket - it's really good.

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I'm a frequent customer at House of Wong and have been for many years. The food may be more americanized but if you take a look around most of the people who live in the area want that kind of food. The food is always much quicker than most restuarants you go to. I've gone to Old Chicago and waited like 40 minutes for my meal, whereas everytime I go to House of Wong my meal is usually up within 10-15 minutes. I have never had a bad experience with a server there. The sunday crew is especially friendly... my husband and I enjoy seeing our favorite servers there. The portions are huge for the money you pay. The french silk pie isn't really french silk, but it still tastes good. It is really a good family place to go. The servers have such good rapport with the customers. They know most of the customers by name. It's still our favorite place to go :)

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★★★★★

I'm a frequent customer at House of Wong and have been for many years. The food may be more americanized but if you take a look around most of the people who live in the area want that kind of food. The food is always much quicker than most restuarants you go to. I've gone to Old Chicago and waited like 40 minutes for my meal, whereas everytime I go to House of Wong my meal is usually up within 10-15 minutes. I have never had a bad experience with a server there. The sunday crew is especially friendly... my husband and I enjoy seeing our favorite servers there. The portions are huge for the money you pay. The french silk pie isn't really french silk, but it still tastes good. It is really a good family place to go. The servers have such good rapport with the customers. They know most of the customers by name. It's still our favorite place to go :)

Pros: Friendly servers, quick and yummy food

Cons: music and bathrooms

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I have been going to House of Wong since I was a child and the food is EXCELLENT! It hasn't changed one bit over the years, with the exception of the price. You get an excellent meal, large portion (you always have enough to take home), the food is always fresh and hot, the servers are efficient and your food is out within minutes. Anyone who says this place is bad, should go to one of those scary Chinese restaurants where you don't know what kind of meat they are serving or how clean the kitchen is. You don't have to worry about that here.
Yes, HOW has American food, so they cater to everyone, but I always get Chinese. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu and don't forget to get the egg rolls--they are the best! I have NEVER had bad service and I've been coming here for over 30 years. Kudos to Mr. Wong and the staff at this awesome establishment.

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★★★★★

I have been going to House of Wong since I was a child and the food is EXCELLENT! It hasn't changed one bit over the years, with the exception of the price. You get an excellent meal, large portion (you always have enough to take home), the food is always fresh and hot, the servers are efficient and your food is out within minutes. Anyone who says this place is bad, should go to one of those scary Chinese restaurants where you don't know what kind of meat they are serving or how clean the kitchen is. You don't have to worry about that here.
Yes, HOW has American food, so they cater to everyone, but I always get Chinese. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu and don't forget to get the egg rolls--they are the best! I have NEVER had bad service and I've been coming here for over 30 years. Kudos to Mr. Wong and the staff at this awesome establishment.

Pros: Portions, selection, quality, service, promptness

Cons: Lots of older people

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The food is okay, but not something I would absolutely have to have again. To say its the best you've ever had means you haven't been to enough 'authentic' Chinese restaurants.

House of Wong isn't really a Chinese restaurant, to say that it is 1/2 American and 1/2 Chinese rather deceiving, the menu is not even close to being 1/2 Chinese.

But you have to consider the demographic of the majority of house of Wong's customers. House of Wong targets Caucasians. You can tell by the architecture and layout of the restaurant. The way the booths are designed and how much oriental decorations are displayed in the store.

The music is outdated but I think its to cater to the older people that patron their restaurant. Puts me to sleep in my opinion but this is coming from someone that is 40-50 years younger than their target demographics. Its a good place to take your grandparents after church or whatever..

Every time I go there I seem to be a minority and I seldom see other Asians eat there.

Anyways, the pies are good. I like the french silk pie, add some strawberries.

The servers are okay, it depends on who you get. Its easy to tell who isn't genuine because fake acts of hospitality are easy to smell out. Some of them are really nice like Liz and Steph. [Not sure if they if they still work there]

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★★★☆☆

The food is okay, but not something I would absolutely have to have again. To say its the best you've ever had means you haven't been to enough 'authentic' Chinese restaurants.

House of Wong isn't really a Chinese restaurant, to say that it is 1/2 American and 1/2 Chinese rather deceiving, the menu is not even close to being 1/2 Chinese.

But you have to consider the demographic of the majority of house of Wong's customers. House of Wong targets Caucasians. You can tell by the architecture and layout of the restaurant. The way the booths are designed and how much oriental decorations are displayed in the store.

The music is outdated but I think its to cater to the older people that patron their restaurant. Puts me to sleep in my opinion but this is coming from someone that is 40-50 years younger than their target demographics. Its a good place to take your grandparents after church or whatever..

Every time I go there I seem to be a minority and I seldom see other Asians eat there.

Anyways, the pies are good. I like the french silk pie, add some strawberries.

The servers are okay, it depends on who you get. Its easy to tell who isn't genuine because fake acts of hospitality are easy to smell out. Some of them are really nice like Liz and Steph. [Not sure if they if they still work there]

Pros: Huge parking and great pies.

Cons: More American food than Authentic, music is annoying.

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I used to love house of wong's food, but the quality has changed drestically over the years. I ordered take out a few months back since I hadnt eaten there for about a year. I was incredibly dispointed with my food. The chicken was grizly and cold, and the sauce was bland. The staff was incredibly rude and acted as though it was an inconvenience to serve me.

When I called in my order I was told it would be twenty minutes. I arrived half an hour later only to wait an addition fifteen minutes for my food. The restaurant was not as busy as it can be, so I dont understand the twenty five minute delay.

For years I split my take out between my two favorite restaurants, from now on, I'll stick to Chin's Kitchen.

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★☆☆☆☆

I used to love house of wong's food, but the quality has changed drestically over the years. I ordered take out a few months back since I hadnt eaten there for about a year. I was incredibly dispointed with my food. The chicken was grizly and cold, and the sauce was bland. The staff was incredibly rude and acted as though it was an inconvenience to serve me.

When I called in my order I was told it would be twenty minutes. I arrived half an hour later only to wait an addition fifteen minutes for my food. The restaurant was not as busy as it can be, so I dont understand the twenty five minute delay.

For years I split my take out between my two favorite restaurants, from now on, I'll stick to Chin's Kitchen.

Pros: Decent Rice

Cons: Nasty chicken, poor service

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I ate quite often at the House of Wong with my family. I've grown up in roseville my entire life, and after reading reviews submitted, I do feel the need to point out that the HOW has ALWAYS been about 1/2 american and 1/2 chinese...Anyways, I really enjoyed the vast range of food choices (the beef fried rice is my favorite!) and contrary to what many users have said, I've never had a bad experience with the service at the House of Wong. The food is very reasonably priced, and especially with the American meals you get a lot (sometimes too much!) food for your money. The atmosphere is great for children, except crayons and placemats might work better to keep them occupied...I know that my wife's favorite meal is chicken chow mein, which is also excellent!

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★★★★★

I ate quite often at the House of Wong with my family. I've grown up in roseville my entire life, and after reading reviews submitted, I do feel the need to point out that the HOW has ALWAYS been about 1/2 american and 1/2 chinese...Anyways, I really enjoyed the vast range of food choices (the beef fried rice is my favorite!) and contrary to what many users have said, I've never had a bad experience with the service at the House of Wong. The food is very reasonably priced, and especially with the American meals you get a lot (sometimes too much!) food for your money. The atmosphere is great for children, except crayons and placemats might work better to keep them occupied...I know that my wife's favorite meal is chicken chow mein, which is also excellent!

Pros: Lots of food for the money, normally very efficient service

Cons: Parking, music choice

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House of Wong has been a huge part of my childhood and growing up. Whenever we went to visit my grandparents in St. Paul we would stop and pick up chicken mushroom chow mein. It is the best I have ever had. Since becoming an adult and since my grandparents have passed away, House of Wong, brings back great memories every time I eat their food. They do have alot of American choices on their menu, but the food is always consistently amazing and large portions. I think people expect too much from a dining expereince, this is not a 5 star place in Downtown Minneapolis, nor do they charge crazy prices. Everything is very well priced for the portions that you do get. I am surprised by how many people who have had bad experiences! There is no other place I would rather go to for a meal than House of Wong.

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★★★★★

House of Wong has been a huge part of my childhood and growing up. Whenever we went to visit my grandparents in St. Paul we would stop and pick up chicken mushroom chow mein. It is the best I have ever had. Since becoming an adult and since my grandparents have passed away, House of Wong, brings back great memories every time I eat their food. They do have alot of American choices on their menu, but the food is always consistently amazing and large portions. I think people expect too much from a dining expereince, this is not a 5 star place in Downtown Minneapolis, nor do they charge crazy prices. Everything is very well priced for the portions that you do get. I am surprised by how many people who have had bad experiences! There is no other place I would rather go to for a meal than House of Wong.

Pros: Huge Portions, Low prices, great food

Cons: Parking, not authentic chinese ambience

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The service was fine, but the food itself was not very good. Also half the food on the menu was American, which was kind of weird.

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★☆☆☆☆

The service was fine, but the food itself was not very good. Also half the food on the menu was American, which was kind of weird.

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Wow... it's amazing how many people had bad experiences at House of Wong. I recently moved to the twin cities and I've patronized this restaurant at least 7 or 8 times. I have dined in and I've ordered take-out. The servers aren't overly friendly but I've never been treated rudely. Every time I've eaten there It's been awesome. I'm fond of the General Tsao's chicken. They give you a lot, too. I will admit though, for being a chinese restaurant, they do have a lot of American food. It does lack some "authenticity", but overall I would recommend it. It's ALWAYS busy... that says something doesn't it?

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★★★★☆

Wow... it's amazing how many people had bad experiences at House of Wong. I recently moved to the twin cities and I've patronized this restaurant at least 7 or 8 times. I have dined in and I've ordered take-out. The servers aren't overly friendly but I've never been treated rudely. Every time I've eaten there It's been awesome. I'm fond of the General Tsao's chicken. They give you a lot, too. I will admit though, for being a chinese restaurant, they do have a lot of American food. It does lack some "authenticity", but overall I would recommend it. It's ALWAYS busy... that says something doesn't it?

Pros: You can usually find parking and seating right away

Cons: You might have to remind the server of your dessert that comes with your meal.

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I live in the area where house of wong is located so I have eaten there many times. The food is descent...
even though they have a lot more American Food then Asian Food on the menu. I prefer the takeout service only...the customer service inside the restaraunt is horrible at best... they are rude, they are slow and more than likely the food arrives warm/cold. You can get a decent meal for the price.

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★★☆☆☆

I live in the area where house of wong is located so I have eaten there many times. The food is descent...
even though they have a lot more American Food then Asian Food on the menu. I prefer the takeout service only...the customer service inside the restaraunt is horrible at best... they are rude, they are slow and more than likely the food arrives warm/cold. You can get a decent meal for the price.

Pros: Take out service works best

Cons: Employess including Management are rude

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Being that my girlfriend is Chinese, she has a high expectation of what Chinese food should be. I on the other hand love all Chinese food. Be it a buffet or something I attempt to cook at home. But we both give House of Wang two fat thumbs down!

When we arrived, the host could of carried less that we just approached her. She never once smiled or said more then four words to us as we were taken to our table. (Which didn?t really bother me too much.) We were taken into what looked like a plain, corporately owned Perkins with a few ?Asian-looking? lights. (But that didn?t bother me either.) (Nor did out poor service from another 17is looking girl.)

It was the menu and the food! I opened my Menu to find that only 1/5th of the menu was Asian food! It?s a Perkins Menu with more choices of desert pies then stir fries!

I ordered a large bowl of Soup ?with special Broth? and pork. I?m not sure if the noodles were Udon noodles or Linguini and the pork was actually honey smoked HAM! Those two flavors do not go very well together!!!!

Don?t go there. Not Worth it. Unless, your looking for a good selection of pie.

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★☆☆☆☆

Being that my girlfriend is Chinese, she has a high expectation of what Chinese food should be. I on the other hand love all Chinese food. Be it a buffet or something I attempt to cook at home. But we both give House of Wang two fat thumbs down!

When we arrived, the host could of carried less that we just approached her. She never once smiled or said more then four words to us as we were taken to our table. (Which didn?t really bother me too much.) We were taken into what looked like a plain, corporately owned Perkins with a few ?Asian-looking? lights. (But that didn?t bother me either.) (Nor did out poor service from another 17is looking girl.)

It was the menu and the food! I opened my Menu to find that only 1/5th of the menu was Asian food! It?s a Perkins Menu with more choices of desert pies then stir fries!

I ordered a large bowl of Soup ?with special Broth? and pork. I?m not sure if the noodles were Udon noodles or Linguini and the pork was actually honey smoked HAM! Those two flavors do not go very well together!!!!

Don?t go there. Not Worth it. Unless, your looking for a good selection of pie.

Pros: Parking & a $2 movie theater right next door

Cons: Not ever an Asian food restaurant!!!!!!!!

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On 8/10/07 I went to House of Wong in Roseville to place an order to go. I
ordered a #3, a mushroom chowmein combo meal. I however wanted
chicken-mushroom chowmein. I explained this to the host and told him that I
would pay extra for the upgrade. As I unpacked my order I realized that the pie I ordered was not included, and instead of giving me chicken-mushroom chowmein
as I had ordered, they gave me mushroom chowmein with a container of COLD chopped chicken. I called House of Wong after I ate, to inform them of the mix-up. I calmly explained to the manager my concerns: missing pie and cold chicken. I was not upset, nor wanted any monetary compensation. She said that she checked that order, asked for my order number, and put me on hold. She returned to the phone to inform me that the person who packed my order did forget to pack the pie (which I obviously already knew). She said that my order read that I had ordered an extra side of chicken. She told me that they had to keep the chicken cold according to Dept. of Health regulations. I reiterated to the woman that I had ordered chicken-mushroom chowmein, not mushroom chowmein with a side of chicken. She repeated to me their procedure for keeping chicken cold. I asked the woman if the restaurant serves chicken-mushroom chowmein "with cold chicken"? She said yes. This obviously is untrue! I became extremely agitated. She was being rude and talking to me like I was an idiot. I tried to remain calm, but this woman's rude
demeanor was wearing thin with me. I told the woman that I myself was a
server at a restaurant, and that I knew that chicken was not served cold.
She responded "Oh yeah, where do you work?" I told her
and she snottily said "I'll keep that in mind". I told the woman I wasn't calling to get any money; I just wanted to let them know I was less than satisfied. She said she had already apologized for the pie. I then told the woman that she had a horrible sense of customer service before I hung up.

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★☆☆☆☆

On 8/10/07 I went to House of Wong in Roseville to place an order to go. I
ordered a #3, a mushroom chowmein combo meal. I however wanted
chicken-mushroom chowmein. I explained this to the host and told him that I
would pay extra for the upgrade. As I unpacked my order I realized that the pie I ordered was not included, and instead of giving me chicken-mushroom chowmein
as I had ordered, they gave me mushroom chowmein with a container of COLD chopped chicken. I called House of Wong after I ate, to inform them of the mix-up. I calmly explained to the manager my concerns: missing pie and cold chicken. I was not upset, nor wanted any monetary compensation. She said that she checked that order, asked for my order number, and put me on hold. She returned to the phone to inform me that the person who packed my order did forget to pack the pie (which I obviously already knew). She said that my order read that I had ordered an extra side of chicken. She told me that they had to keep the chicken cold according to Dept. of Health regulations. I reiterated to the woman that I had ordered chicken-mushroom chowmein, not mushroom chowmein with a side of chicken. She repeated to me their procedure for keeping chicken cold. I asked the woman if the restaurant serves chicken-mushroom chowmein "with cold chicken"? She said yes. This obviously is untrue! I became extremely agitated. She was being rude and talking to me like I was an idiot. I tried to remain calm, but this woman's rude
demeanor was wearing thin with me. I told the woman that I myself was a
server at a restaurant, and that I knew that chicken was not served cold.
She responded "Oh yeah, where do you work?" I told her
and she snottily said "I'll keep that in mind". I told the woman I wasn't calling to get any money; I just wanted to let them know I was less than satisfied. She said she had already apologized for the pie. I then told the woman that she had a horrible sense of customer service before I hung up.

Pros: Food is decent

Cons: People are down right rude!

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My wife and I recently ate at House of Wong. We chose our food from the Chinese menu and were awaiting a fun and tastey experience, until we met our server. Xue yi was her name. Xue yi was rude to us and other paying customers around us, did not keep our drinks refilled, was seen touching our food, did not let us switich from fried rice to white rice after we ordered, and did not offer us dessert that we knew came with at least one of our meals. The food was delicious, I had pork lowmein and my wife had a shrimp stir fry, but our server really ruined our dining experience. There were no comment cards where I could state my reaction to her "service" but I do plan to call House of Wong and inquire about her future job position working with paying customers. This woman should not be allowed to talk to customers as rudely as she talked to us and to a table near us. My wife and I have been eating at the House of Wong for 30 years and have had excellent service from all other servers, but this Xue yi did not make our dining experience fun or even pleasent. If the House of Wong had one less server, if this Xue yi no longer worked there, then everyone's dining experience would be much improved.

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★★★☆☆

My wife and I recently ate at House of Wong. We chose our food from the Chinese menu and were awaiting a fun and tastey experience, until we met our server. Xue yi was her name. Xue yi was rude to us and other paying customers around us, did not keep our drinks refilled, was seen touching our food, did not let us switich from fried rice to white rice after we ordered, and did not offer us dessert that we knew came with at least one of our meals. The food was delicious, I had pork lowmein and my wife had a shrimp stir fry, but our server really ruined our dining experience. There were no comment cards where I could state my reaction to her "service" but I do plan to call House of Wong and inquire about her future job position working with paying customers. This woman should not be allowed to talk to customers as rudely as she talked to us and to a table near us. My wife and I have been eating at the House of Wong for 30 years and have had excellent service from all other servers, but this Xue yi did not make our dining experience fun or even pleasent. If the House of Wong had one less server, if this Xue yi no longer worked there, then everyone's dining experience would be much improved.

Pros: Food selection, food taste

Cons: extremely rude service from Xue yi

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This restaurant came highly recommended by an older neighbor of my folks who remembered his parents getting takeout there as a young boy (it's been there 48 years this year), so we decided to try it. I ordered a specialty lo mein and the rest of the crew ordered their chicken (and other type of meat with veggies, not sure exactly) bowls - everyone agreed that it was pretty tasteless, and I was certainly not impressed with the lo mein - it was skinny rice noodles with tiny bits of shrimp, pork and veggies - and I mean tiny. Yeah, they give you a ridiculous amount, but it's not that good. Also, the lo mein came as a "package deal" - you had to get pie or ice cream for dessert, no substitutions (they wouldn't let me substitute an eggroll instead, for cripes' sake!). So I - and some of the others in my party - got the custard pie for the mandatory dessert, and I'm not kidding you, it tasted like there was absolutely no sugar in it, it was awful (my husband's banana cream pie was decent, though). It tasted like egg pie with all-spice on top, ishta!! But there were a lot of elderly there, so I suppose they must bland it down for them. Overall, not recommended, unless you're there with Grandma who doesn't like anything spicier than a mashed potato.

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★★☆☆☆

This restaurant came highly recommended by an older neighbor of my folks who remembered his parents getting takeout there as a young boy (it's been there 48 years this year), so we decided to try it. I ordered a specialty lo mein and the rest of the crew ordered their chicken (and other type of meat with veggies, not sure exactly) bowls - everyone agreed that it was pretty tasteless, and I was certainly not impressed with the lo mein - it was skinny rice noodles with tiny bits of shrimp, pork and veggies - and I mean tiny. Yeah, they give you a ridiculous amount, but it's not that good. Also, the lo mein came as a "package deal" - you had to get pie or ice cream for dessert, no substitutions (they wouldn't let me substitute an eggroll instead, for cripes' sake!). So I - and some of the others in my party - got the custard pie for the mandatory dessert, and I'm not kidding you, it tasted like there was absolutely no sugar in it, it was awful (my husband's banana cream pie was decent, though). It tasted like egg pie with all-spice on top, ishta!! But there were a lot of elderly there, so I suppose they must bland it down for them. Overall, not recommended, unless you're there with Grandma who doesn't like anything spicier than a mashed potato.

Pros: Clean bathrooms and dining room, diverse selection of foods on the menu

Cons: Bland, bland, bland! Very overrated.

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My first exposure to Chinese Cantonese cuisine was at the House of Wong. While I love Americanized Chow Mein, what House of Wong serves is nothing but the best in a lovely environment with friendly staff and fantastic food!

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★★★★★

My first exposure to Chinese Cantonese cuisine was at the House of Wong. While I love Americanized Chow Mein, what House of Wong serves is nothing but the best in a lovely environment with friendly staff and fantastic food!

 

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