House of Louie Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 331 NW Davis St

    Portland, OR 97209

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  • 503-228-9898

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This place has gone to the deep end.... management totally missing.... went there on Chinese New Years week... lack of personal to wait on you.... so we , just walked out to fong chongs... which had so much better service,,and good food,

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★★★★★

This place has gone to the deep end.... management totally missing.... went there on Chinese New Years week... lack of personal to wait on you.... so we , just walked out to fong chongs... which had so much better service,,and good food,

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We have eaten at House of Louie for almost 30 yrs....it has become a family favorite and we have celebrated many happy occasions here. After being away from Portland for a few years, we came back to see that the establishment had "shrunk"

3
★★★★★

We have eaten at House of Louie for almost 30 yrs....it has become a family favorite and we have celebrated many happy occasions here. After being away from Portland for a few years, we came back to see that the establishment had "shrunk"

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I've been there when the service was pretty bad, and I've been there when the service was excellent. The variety of food is pretty good, but not completely amazing. It's a good place to go for a tasty meal, but it isn't the best in

3
★★★★★

I've been there when the service was pretty bad, and I've been there when the service was excellent. The variety of food is pretty good, but not completely amazing. It's a good place to go for a tasty meal, but it isn't the best in

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We used to eat here often. Like most Chinese restaurants this one could use a good deep cleaning in the dining room. We were fine until a cockroach crawled across my son's plate. We got up and left. Didn't even pay. Haven't been back since.

3
★★★★★

We used to eat here often. Like most Chinese restaurants this one could use a good deep cleaning in the dining room. We were fine until a cockroach crawled across my son's plate. We got up and left. Didn't even pay. Haven't been back since.

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We really enjoyed our food. We went to the House Louie for Mother's Day, they had the standard service and it was wonderful. The food was fresh and clean, the seafood was wonderful. I would have preffered that the sauces were on the table, however when we asked for them, they were brought immediately.

The variation was perfect, we had lots to choose from and the carts came around regularly. We had several different types of food the Ginger Chicken was fantastic my daughters asked for more of that dish.

We will be back to the House of Louie.

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★★★★★

We really enjoyed our food. We went to the House Louie for Mother's Day, they had the standard service and it was wonderful. The food was fresh and clean, the seafood was wonderful. I would have preffered that the sauces were on the table, however when we asked for them, they were brought immediately.

The variation was perfect, we had lots to choose from and the carts came around regularly. We had several different types of food the Ginger Chicken was fantastic my daughters asked for more of that dish.

We will be back to the House of Louie.

Pros: Food Quality, Price/Value, Service

Cons: Needed to ask for sauces

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We didn't set out to have Dim Sum here but was disappointed by the feel of Fong Chang so we walked into House of Louie. Definitely a great surprise. The previous reviews weren't that glowing. I must say I have eaten dim sum at many places and this rates right up there. The service was prompt and courteous. Even better - the wait staff serving the Dim Sum spoke english so they could clearly tell you what was being served. The food was fresh and of high quality. The only disappointment was that we filled up so fast on the first few carts we were too full to try some of the better dishes which came out later like ginger chicken, fried lobster tail, shimp stuffed pepper..... I am DEFINITELY going back to eat Dim Sum here again.

2
★★★★☆

We didn't set out to have Dim Sum here but was disappointed by the feel of Fong Chang so we walked into House of Louie. Definitely a great surprise. The previous reviews weren't that glowing. I must say I have eaten dim sum at many places and this rates right up there. The service was prompt and courteous. Even better - the wait staff serving the Dim Sum spoke english so they could clearly tell you what was being served. The food was fresh and of high quality. The only disappointment was that we filled up so fast on the first few carts we were too full to try some of the better dishes which came out later like ginger chicken, fried lobster tail, shimp stuffed pepper..... I am DEFINITELY going back to eat Dim Sum here again.

Pros: fresh wide assortment, english speaking

Cons: so much to choose from

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I've been going to House of Louie since I was a little kid and the food is still great. The service is wonderful and the dim sum has a nice variety. It is an excellent place to go at lunch time if you are in a hurry but want good food and good service. They are prompt and friendly.

4
★★★★☆

I've been going to House of Louie since I was a little kid and the food is still great. The service is wonderful and the dim sum has a nice variety. It is an excellent place to go at lunch time if you are in a hurry but want good food and good service. They are prompt and friendly.

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Many great times at the House of Louie! This place is excellent for dim sum and although it can get busy, they handle it very well. I totally recommend it. You will love it!

5
★★★★★

Many great times at the House of Louie! This place is excellent for dim sum and although it can get busy, they handle it very well. I totally recommend it. You will love it!

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We figured we'd try the slightly garish House one afternoon for dinner. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful; when I asked if they have shrimp in their wontons the waitress went and asked the chef just to be sure! The eggrolls (which are really spring rolls) are outstanding. The tea was delicious as well, and we were sure we were in for a treat. Sadly, the food was all downhill from there. The soup was average at best, the rice was bland and smooshy, the pork was dry, the chicken was greasy. It was edible, but you can get similar quality at a fast food type Chinese place. If we're ever in the mood for spring rolls while we're in Chinatown we wouldn't hesitate to stop in, but we'd be very leery of the rest of menu. The price was decent, though, the two of us ate for about $20 with soups and appetizers. We've just had better Chinese food elsewhere.

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★★★☆☆

We figured we'd try the slightly garish House one afternoon for dinner. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful; when I asked if they have shrimp in their wontons the waitress went and asked the chef just to be sure! The eggrolls (which are really spring rolls) are outstanding. The tea was delicious as well, and we were sure we were in for a treat. Sadly, the food was all downhill from there. The soup was average at best, the rice was bland and smooshy, the pork was dry, the chicken was greasy. It was edible, but you can get similar quality at a fast food type Chinese place. If we're ever in the mood for spring rolls while we're in Chinatown we wouldn't hesitate to stop in, but we'd be very leery of the rest of menu. The price was decent, though, the two of us ate for about $20 with soups and appetizers. We've just had better Chinese food elsewhere.

Pros: the staff is very friendly and helpful, the prices are good

Cons: the food is sadly average

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My best friend and I were out for a day in China Town. Ending here after working up quite an appatite. The food was spectacular... Until we found a METAL SHAVING in her food... An inch long and spiraled like cast-off from a lathe. Scared the heck out of us. We tell the waitress who tells someone else (never identified themselves) and she comes over to look at it then asks her 'well what do you want me to do about it?' Offered us more food but at that point neither one of us are touching something out of that kitchen. A piece of a spatula breaks off, some small piece of plastic no one notices, even a hair I wont get sick at... But a piece of METAL!!! We went in there because they had a plaqard naming them as 2005 winner of best chineese in town. Never going back. Not only was it a spooky experience but the staff was rude once we pointed out the dangerouse material lurking in her chowmein. They gave us 50% off the tab. AFTER asking us 3 times 'well what can I do about it" in a very snotty tone. Never going back. I'd rather try one of the other 50 places in the same block than go back.

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★☆☆☆☆

My best friend and I were out for a day in China Town. Ending here after working up quite an appatite. The food was spectacular... Until we found a METAL SHAVING in her food... An inch long and spiraled like cast-off from a lathe. Scared the heck out of us. We tell the waitress who tells someone else (never identified themselves) and she comes over to look at it then asks her 'well what do you want me to do about it?' Offered us more food but at that point neither one of us are touching something out of that kitchen. A piece of a spatula breaks off, some small piece of plastic no one notices, even a hair I wont get sick at... But a piece of METAL!!! We went in there because they had a plaqard naming them as 2005 winner of best chineese in town. Never going back. Not only was it a spooky experience but the staff was rude once we pointed out the dangerouse material lurking in her chowmein. They gave us 50% off the tab. AFTER asking us 3 times 'well what can I do about it" in a very snotty tone. Never going back. I'd rather try one of the other 50 places in the same block than go back.

Pros: fantastic food

Cons: dangerous garbage in food and HORRIBLE service

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House of Louie gets really busy. Service was a bit slow, but the dim sum carts came fairly frequently. Prices were fair and the food was good, not great.

3
★★★☆☆

House of Louie gets really busy. Service was a bit slow, but the dim sum carts came fairly frequently. Prices were fair and the food was good, not great.

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House of Louie has the best dim sum. Dim sum is just dishes served in small servings because you order quite a few dishes so you can try them all. I'm pretty adventerous when it comes to food but they do serve chicken feet which I will not try. Now they have the best humbao (BBQ pork wrapped in dough) and shu mai (pork wrapped in a wonton wrapper). They have serve a lot more and they service is quick. The downside of dim sum is you have to be seated in the right area so the cart the servers push around will get to you before everyone else.

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★★★★☆

House of Louie has the best dim sum. Dim sum is just dishes served in small servings because you order quite a few dishes so you can try them all. I'm pretty adventerous when it comes to food but they do serve chicken feet which I will not try. Now they have the best humbao (BBQ pork wrapped in dough) and shu mai (pork wrapped in a wonton wrapper). They have serve a lot more and they service is quick. The downside of dim sum is you have to be seated in the right area so the cart the servers push around will get to you before everyone else.

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The only upside is they charge 40 for tea rather than other places that charge 1.00
Did a comparison jaunt with House of Louie and Fong Chong.
Ordered the Pork Shue Mai and the Steamed BBQ steamed bun.
The BBQ steamed bun arrived well, but upon tearing into it, it turned into the consistency of shredded pulpy paper.
I've never seen anything like it.

Left after 10 minutes, and only 5.00 for two dishes and tea.
The servers are quite lovely, and have genuine smiles on their face.

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★★☆☆☆

The only upside is they charge 40 for tea rather than other places that charge 1.00
Did a comparison jaunt with House of Louie and Fong Chong.
Ordered the Pork Shue Mai and the Steamed BBQ steamed bun.
The BBQ steamed bun arrived well, but upon tearing into it, it turned into the consistency of shredded pulpy paper.
I've never seen anything like it.

Left after 10 minutes, and only 5.00 for two dishes and tea.
The servers are quite lovely, and have genuine smiles on their face.

Pros: cheap tea, good shue mai

Cons: pulpy papery steamed bun

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My wife and I were married in the far east. So we know of what we speak. On our recent and first visit to Portland we visited among other things Astoria, OR and the Spruce Goose. House of Louie was the highlight of the trip and is what we still talk about. It is very charmng, authentic and the food was great. I had sweet and sour pork and it was loaded with pork. It really reminded us of our experiences in Japan.

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★★★★☆

My wife and I were married in the far east. So we know of what we speak. On our recent and first visit to Portland we visited among other things Astoria, OR and the Spruce Goose. House of Louie was the highlight of the trip and is what we still talk about. It is very charmng, authentic and the food was great. I had sweet and sour pork and it was loaded with pork. It really reminded us of our experiences in Japan.

Pros: Authentic

Cons: There was a dessert that was a roll with sweet butter down the center. Don't get more than one.

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I t must seem suprising but igot to say i were you i go to other places to get your meal.First the food is tiny and dont have as much stuff in it as back than before they ve changed the owner. Second it tast so bad and people i pay for the food dont i deserve something better. Ok, even though it taste bad the prices are just too high for the kind of food they serve!!! I f i were u i ll go to some other places. I am not trying to be mean but i m just telling the truth. If they change their envirerment i might still got back however is that even possible???

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★☆☆☆☆

I t must seem suprising but igot to say i were you i go to other places to get your meal.First the food is tiny and dont have as much stuff in it as back than before they ve changed the owner. Second it tast so bad and people i pay for the food dont i deserve something better. Ok, even though it taste bad the prices are just too high for the kind of food they serve!!! I f i were u i ll go to some other places. I am not trying to be mean but i m just telling the truth. If they change their envirerment i might still got back however is that even possible???

Pros: near bus stop,dim sum

Cons: food, prices, service

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Check with environmental health before eating here.

We had undesired visitors to our table. City search does not allow using words like c*ckr*aches.

This Restaurant has been closed in the past for these problems.

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★☆☆☆☆

Check with environmental health before eating here.

We had undesired visitors to our table. City search does not allow using words like c*ckr*aches.

This Restaurant has been closed in the past for these problems.

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This is the worst Chinese food I've ever had. I made the huge mistake of trying it for the first time with someone who had never tried Chinese food before, and I was horrified. I didn't mean to traumatize my already food-timid friend, but if anything could, it would be this food. The spring rolls were pale and dry on the outside, gummy through the middle, with scraps of damp, limp lettuce inside---all in all, tasting of light greasy dishrag. The sauces on our chicken and pork dishes were gelatinous and flavorless. Hers was a ghastly, unnatural orange. Even the rice was disgusting: cold, and not cooked properly. Any frozen food aisle Chinese dish would beat out this place by leaps and bounds.
I couldn't do anything but apologize to my friend, who had a hard time believing me that this just happened to be the most wretched Chinese food anywhere (what were the chances?) and thought maybe she should pretend to spill her drink on her food so the people who ran the restaurant wouldn't feel bad. They wouldn't have felt bad anyway, though. They barely paid attention to us at all. I thought the location and cute exterior would guarantee at least passable Chinese food. I was even hoping it was a little Americanized, for her taste buds. But this was beyond. In addition to being the worst Chinese food I've ever had, it is also (or at least ties as) the worst restaurant food of any kind I've ever had.
Go anywhere other than here, even if it's to a corner store for an energy bar. But if you happen to be looking for Chinese food in the Chinatown section before 8pm, there's a place that, ironically enough, is the polar opposite of this just a block and a half away, toward Burnside. While House of Louie has a cute outside and revolting food, Good Taste has an off-putting exterior, but some of the best Chinese food I've ever had.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is the worst Chinese food I've ever had. I made the huge mistake of trying it for the first time with someone who had never tried Chinese food before, and I was horrified. I didn't mean to traumatize my already food-timid friend, but if anything could, it would be this food. The spring rolls were pale and dry on the outside, gummy through the middle, with scraps of damp, limp lettuce inside---all in all, tasting of light greasy dishrag. The sauces on our chicken and pork dishes were gelatinous and flavorless. Hers was a ghastly, unnatural orange. Even the rice was disgusting: cold, and not cooked properly. Any frozen food aisle Chinese dish would beat out this place by leaps and bounds.
I couldn't do anything but apologize to my friend, who had a hard time believing me that this just happened to be the most wretched Chinese food anywhere (what were the chances?) and thought maybe she should pretend to spill her drink on her food so the people who ran the restaurant wouldn't feel bad. They wouldn't have felt bad anyway, though. They barely paid attention to us at all. I thought the location and cute exterior would guarantee at least passable Chinese food. I was even hoping it was a little Americanized, for her taste buds. But this was beyond. In addition to being the worst Chinese food I've ever had, it is also (or at least ties as) the worst restaurant food of any kind I've ever had.
Go anywhere other than here, even if it's to a corner store for an energy bar. But if you happen to be looking for Chinese food in the Chinatown section before 8pm, there's a place that, ironically enough, is the polar opposite of this just a block and a half away, toward Burnside. While House of Louie has a cute outside and revolting food, Good Taste has an off-putting exterior, but some of the best Chinese food I've ever had.

Pros: the exterior, the location, and I suppose the name interesting

Cons: the food (all of it was foul), the service, the interior

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When you see native people in any ethnic restaurant dining and making majority of customers , that will be pretty good sign that you have found an authentic eatery .
It is sad how many ?Chinese? restaurants got lost in translation , and yes that is case with House of Louie .
We ordered a Szechuan dish which is supposed to be spicy , but nothing was bearing heat in this dish! The pepper paste on the table must have been old as well because the many tablespoons we added to our food had no effect. The Chinese food seemed very Americanized. Very disappointing for a restaurant in the heart of ?Chinatown?.

Cheers

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★★★☆☆

When you see native people in any ethnic restaurant dining and making majority of customers , that will be pretty good sign that you have found an authentic eatery .
It is sad how many ?Chinese? restaurants got lost in translation , and yes that is case with House of Louie .
We ordered a Szechuan dish which is supposed to be spicy , but nothing was bearing heat in this dish! The pepper paste on the table must have been old as well because the many tablespoons we added to our food had no effect. The Chinese food seemed very Americanized. Very disappointing for a restaurant in the heart of ?Chinatown?.

Cheers

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Food lacked spice, flavor

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H of L has been a standby for me since it started mumble, mumble years ago. I eat lunch there regularly. The food is good, the prices reasonable and the service is at least average. Given the rather good volume, the Dim Sum is usually varied and fresh. They might spend a bit replacing worn bits of decor, however.

2
★★★★☆

H of L has been a standby for me since it started mumble, mumble years ago. I eat lunch there regularly. The food is good, the prices reasonable and the service is at least average. Given the rather good volume, the Dim Sum is usually varied and fresh. They might spend a bit replacing worn bits of decor, however.

Pros: food, prices, Dim Sum

Cons: nothing serious

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Service? This term has reached a new low at House of Louie. My boyfriend and I sat at our table for 20+ minutes and not one person asked to take our order. In fact, I had to get up and inform the host that we were ready to order. When our food finally arrived, I asked the waiter for a pair of chop sticks but he forgot all about them and so I had to eat my meal with a fork. And to top it off, the waiter got my order wrong and served me a SPICY dish instead of the dish I requested. Overall, this place is OKAY. It might be great via Portland standards (voted best chinese restaurant) but moving here from Los Angeles, this place is mediocre at best.

1
★★★☆☆

Service? This term has reached a new low at House of Louie. My boyfriend and I sat at our table for 20+ minutes and not one person asked to take our order. In fact, I had to get up and inform the host that we were ready to order. When our food finally arrived, I asked the waiter for a pair of chop sticks but he forgot all about them and so I had to eat my meal with a fork. And to top it off, the waiter got my order wrong and served me a SPICY dish instead of the dish I requested. Overall, this place is OKAY. It might be great via Portland standards (voted best chinese restaurant) but moving here from Los Angeles, this place is mediocre at best.

Pros: Cheap Eats, Close to the Metro

Cons: SERVICE!

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Went to the restaurant for lunch on the recommendation of our realtor. The decor is pretty drab, which would be tolerable if the food were good. Bland Americanized Chinese cuisine is the summary for the food here. The new locus of Asian restaurants is in the booming SE area. Go there for authentic Chinese food.

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★☆☆☆☆

Went to the restaurant for lunch on the recommendation of our realtor. The decor is pretty drab, which would be tolerable if the food were good. Bland Americanized Chinese cuisine is the summary for the food here. The new locus of Asian restaurants is in the booming SE area. Go there for authentic Chinese food.

Cons: Parking, Food

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I remember how popular House of Louie would be for dim sum and even dinner. My, how quickly all of that has changed. The interior thankfully still has the royal look about it, tastefully decorated with spacious tables and clean carpet. Foodwise, this place is on a downward spiral, as my dim sum was cold and dry. The noodles I ordered during dinner time on a separate occasion, were roughly the same. And its a real shame the service is too, cold and dry. I used to praise their variety, but they have done some cutting or trimming down on the menu as it has dwindled down significantly from before. I hope it rebounds to become a powerhouse in Chinatown again, without it the place is a near ghost town.

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★★★☆☆

I remember how popular House of Louie would be for dim sum and even dinner. My, how quickly all of that has changed. The interior thankfully still has the royal look about it, tastefully decorated with spacious tables and clean carpet. Foodwise, this place is on a downward spiral, as my dim sum was cold and dry. The noodles I ordered during dinner time on a separate occasion, were roughly the same. And its a real shame the service is too, cold and dry. I used to praise their variety, but they have done some cutting or trimming down on the menu as it has dwindled down significantly from before. I hope it rebounds to become a powerhouse in Chinatown again, without it the place is a near ghost town.

Pros: Location, Decor, Prices

Cons: Food, Parking, Service

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House of Louie is one of the best places in Portland to get Dim Sum. Every time I have been there, I have been treated great. The service was excellent. My wife and I would try to finish a few dishes of dim sum, and they would already be back asking if we wanted more. We love this place and will always be back for more dim sum. I'm even taking my grandmother there tonight for her first dim sum experience.

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★★★★★

House of Louie is one of the best places in Portland to get Dim Sum. Every time I have been there, I have been treated great. The service was excellent. My wife and I would try to finish a few dishes of dim sum, and they would already be back asking if we wanted more. We love this place and will always be back for more dim sum. I'm even taking my grandmother there tonight for her first dim sum experience.

Pros: Great Food, Great service, Cheap

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Stopped in for carry out when the restaurant was about empty on a Friday late afternoon. The menu was huge, but still missing Orange Chicken (my personal favorite). I felt like I was bothering the hostess, and while I waited for my food I saw people sitting at their tables unsuccessfully trying to locate a server. About $20 for two people, and the servings were large with a lot of meat. I'd recommend it for take-out, but I doubt I'd ever eat-in.

1
★★★☆☆

Stopped in for carry out when the restaurant was about empty on a Friday late afternoon. The menu was huge, but still missing Orange Chicken (my personal favorite). I felt like I was bothering the hostess, and while I waited for my food I saw people sitting at their tables unsuccessfully trying to locate a server. About $20 for two people, and the servings were large with a lot of meat. I'd recommend it for take-out, but I doubt I'd ever eat-in.

Pros: Good Food, Large Menu

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I've been going to both House of Louie for 4 years now. It's always consistent. You know what you're going to get and it's good food. The service isn't great but that's par for the course at a Chinese restaurant. The salt and pepper shrimp and fried squid are highly recommended.

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★★★★☆

I've been going to both House of Louie for 4 years now. It's always consistent. You know what you're going to get and it's good food. The service isn't great but that's par for the course at a Chinese restaurant. The salt and pepper shrimp and fried squid are highly recommended.

Pros: Good Food, Quick, Good Value

Cons: Service

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great selection of dimsum, love the duck and the garlic chinese broccoli too!! i come here for lunch with friends and it's usually packed but i never wait long. good location and great service/prices.

2
★★★★☆

great selection of dimsum, love the duck and the garlic chinese broccoli too!! i come here for lunch with friends and it's usually packed but i never wait long. good location and great service/prices.

Pros: food, service, prices

Cons: decor needs attention, better wonton soup

 

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