Wondee Cafe

★★★★★
  • 296 Main St

    Hackensack, NJ 07601

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  • 201-883-1700

About Wondee Cafe

Hours
Mon. CLOSED;Tue. - Fri. 11am - 10pm;Sat. 11:30am - 10pm;Sun. 12am - 8:30pm
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Though the name may bring to mind Linda Carter's unmentionables, Wondee's provides a memorable dining experience. The decor is elegant, relaxing, and full of nice little touches (such as the subtly different vases on each table, each with a different flower in it). Even the plates are pleasingly shaped. Service is friendly and efficient. Food is beautifully presented, and the flavor lives up to the promise.

Standard fare such as spring rolls and pad thai are done simply and well. Satay portions are generous and tender. Curry puffs have a delicate, flaky crust and complex flavor.

The vegetable dumplings, though, are an experience. They come in rice flour packaging and without sauce. The seemingly bland exterior, however, hides a surprising filling. A variety of vegetables and spices are mixed together, bound into a sweet, sticky, and somewhat hardened ball by what seems to be a honey-based sauce. It's enough to make your taste buds do a double-take at the first bite, but it makes for an appetizing delight once you get used to the idea.

For dessert, try the anagram ice cream - it's not just fried, it's fired. Although it's not on the menu, you can also ask to have it served plain. A large scoop of homemade green tea, coconut, or vanilla comes in a boat-shaped bowl, with sauce, whipped cream, and a cherry on top. I'm not usually a fan of green tea (in general or as an ice cream), but the flavor is well-presented here. Distinctly (and perhaps even somewhat intensely) green tea, but sweet, full-bodied, and without that oddly dry aftertaste. Rich, quality ice cream.

The one thing that seemed out of place in all this was the music. I'm a fan of classic rock, but listening to Queen's "We Will Rock You" (followed by the Beatles' "Yesterday") while your eyes, nose, and mouth are savoring gentle Thai elegance can cause a bit of cognitive dissonance.

Overall, though, an outstanding experience.

2
★★★★★

Though the name may bring to mind Linda Carter's unmentionables, Wondee's provides a memorable dining experience. The decor is elegant, relaxing, and full of nice little touches (such as the subtly different vases on each table, each with a different flower in it). Even the plates are pleasingly shaped. Service is friendly and efficient. Food is beautifully presented, and the flavor lives up to the promise.

Standard fare such as spring rolls and pad thai are done simply and well. Satay portions are generous and tender. Curry puffs have a delicate, flaky crust and complex flavor.

The vegetable dumplings, though, are an experience. They come in rice flour packaging and without sauce. The seemingly bland exterior, however, hides a surprising filling. A variety of vegetables and spices are mixed together, bound into a sweet, sticky, and somewhat hardened ball by what seems to be a honey-based sauce. It's enough to make your taste buds do a double-take at the first bite, but it makes for an appetizing delight once you get used to the idea.

For dessert, try the anagram ice cream - it's not just fried, it's fired. Although it's not on the menu, you can also ask to have it served plain. A large scoop of homemade green tea, coconut, or vanilla comes in a boat-shaped bowl, with sauce, whipped cream, and a cherry on top. I'm not usually a fan of green tea (in general or as an ice cream), but the flavor is well-presented here. Distinctly (and perhaps even somewhat intensely) green tea, but sweet, full-bodied, and without that oddly dry aftertaste. Rich, quality ice cream.

The one thing that seemed out of place in all this was the music. I'm a fan of classic rock, but listening to Queen's "We Will Rock You" (followed by the Beatles' "Yesterday") while your eyes, nose, and mouth are savoring gentle Thai elegance can cause a bit of cognitive dissonance.

Overall, though, an outstanding experience.

Pros: Excellent food, beautiful atmosphere, great service

Cons: Odd (though not actually bad) music

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This is another local Thai restaurant in my county. I thought Id try this place too since I did go to all of the other ones. It was a good decision. While I didn't think the service was that great, I think the food made up for it. It was clear they have some great chefs working there. The food was plentiful and I left a happy person

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★★★★☆

This is another local Thai restaurant in my county. I thought Id try this place too since I did go to all of the other ones. It was a good decision. While I didn't think the service was that great, I think the food made up for it. It was clear they have some great chefs working there. The food was plentiful and I left a happy person

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My partner and I fell in love with Wondee's the first time we went. The service is prompt, the food is delicious, the portions are hefty, and the prices are reasonable. I ordered the "mock duck" and we loved it so much we went back the next night! If you are vegetarian I highly recommend it as well because they have a separate "vegetarian" menu. They also serve frogs legs, duck, and other kinds of meat and fish. This place rocks. In the past three weeks I've been there 4 times. +++++++

2
★★★★★

My partner and I fell in love with Wondee's the first time we went. The service is prompt, the food is delicious, the portions are hefty, and the prices are reasonable. I ordered the "mock duck" and we loved it so much we went back the next night! If you are vegetarian I highly recommend it as well because they have a separate "vegetarian" menu. They also serve frogs legs, duck, and other kinds of meat and fish. This place rocks. In the past three weeks I've been there 4 times. +++++++

Pros: Great food, service, and prices!

Cons: the restaurant is small and quickly fills up with patrons.

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forget about atmosphere...just go for the food. bring your own wine and feast on delicious thai food. i recommend everything from curry to pad thai to dessert (mango and sweet rice). my favorite is the shrimp curry noodle...yum!

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★★★★★

forget about atmosphere...just go for the food. bring your own wine and feast on delicious thai food. i recommend everything from curry to pad thai to dessert (mango and sweet rice). my favorite is the shrimp curry noodle...yum!

Pros: great food, great portions

Cons: not for a romantic date

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If you don't care about atomosphere, but you do care about foods, you MSUT visit WONDEE'S!!
Price is very very cheap BUT TASTEs are 4 stars!
Wondee's is very local and family stule restaurant.
I have been sty many Thai restaurants but Wondee's are BEST with such a cheap price and big portion.
TRY IT!

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★★★★★

If you don't care about atomosphere, but you do care about foods, you MSUT visit WONDEE'S!!
Price is very very cheap BUT TASTEs are 4 stars!
Wondee's is very local and family stule restaurant.
I have been sty many Thai restaurants but Wondee's are BEST with such a cheap price and big portion.
TRY IT!

Pros: Tastes, Price and Portion

 

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