Lance is the best waiter there, ask for him!!
Most of the dishes I have tried are definitely a super notch higher than other Chinese restaurants I have tried.
Love the wonton soup. Bo luc Lac is my friends absolute favorite.
I used to love Kams, it was my favorite chinese restaurant.
The Veggie rolls are yummy, and won ton soup is great.
I love the Orange Beef, probably the best in the city.
My favorite food is General Tso's Chicken and they used to make the best in the city. Until they changed owners and now make it with dark meat. It's now greasy. :(
This makes me not want to eat at kams any longer.
The waiters are all over the place...stick to a group of tables. It seems so unorganized. You can be smoothered by them or they don't check on you for a long time. Again I associate this with new ownership, because Kams has not always been this way.
Let's look at quality not quantity!
Pros: Great Soup, Wonderful Veggie Rolls
Cons: Changed using white meat chicken for dark meat
Frequently I hang out/dine out in Montrose. Its a nice part of town. I have always driven by Kam's and thought that it looked like a classic Chinese restaurant worth trying. A few days ago I took my mind up on this offer.
It was lunch time and the first problem was that we had trouble parking. The parking lot in the back is also shared with a small apartment complex. So one way in is the same way out. We waited, and waited for the cars to get out.. Then we got in.
At first glance the place looks comfortable and welcoming as a restaurant. Our waitress was the same person who seated us. She brought me my Dr. Pepper in a can and we ordered the crab roll appetizers. They were excellent.
The problems started when the server began sitting at the table with another waiter or the manager. We would be there needing things and we were just left there. I ordered the sesame chicken. At first it tasted good. The fried rice wasn't great, but is Chinese fried rice ever great?
After eating a bit more of it, I noticed that the batter was very chewy and over fried. My mom had the chow mein and commented on how she did not enjoy it. The Won Ton soup was excellent and they hand you a huge tub of fortune cookies to take from.
It was a good value for lunch. Large portions, soup, vegetable roll, and meal included for $6.95. But I do not think I will be back.
As the old adage goes, looks can be deceiving.
Cons: Read on.
I love Chinese and have tried at least five other Chinese restaurants in Houston even though I've only lived here a couple of months, and this place is by far the best. Fabulous dumplings - the best I've had anywhere and great orange beef (though I have to admit, I've the kung pao is a little lackluster). Service is really fantastic - great attitude, great manners, and very attentive.
Kam's is a perfect, casual yet intimate Chinese place with good service and good food. Their lunch specials are extremely well priced. I've always had good and friendly service there and think of it first when I think Chinese. The pork dumplings are some of the best I've had in Houston. The General Tso's chicken and Orange chicken are great! There is one kind of weird Indonesian curry dish with tofu that wasn't great, however everything else I've had has been fantastic. Great lunch specials and a great ambiance for dinner too.
Pros: food, service, dumplings, value
I commend the management for the way lunch works here. Prompt seating, and a good specials menu. For a very reasonable price you get soup, a spring roll, and an entree with rice. There are many choices but choosing your lunch is a simple task. Generally, the soup and spring roll are out almost immediately after you order, with the entree arriving just on time. Nice place, fairly clean and quiet, yummy food with no MSG. I like the noodles, veggie fried rice, and most of the entree's i've tried. Overall, thumbs up, esp. for lunch!
Pros: Efficient, good value, delicious food
Cons: Lacks in the "special occasions" department compared to some other Chinese restaurants.
Great place for lunch specials and get togethers. We celebrated a friends' birthday here and the staff was very nice. The food was delicious and hot.
Pros: great food
This is one of my favorite places in houston. They have great, fairly inexpensive lunch specials that are perfect for a quick bite with friends. They staff is so friendly (the waiter knew me and remembered my order after my third visit!) and it's not a bad atmosphere for a chinese restaurant - especially at lunch when it's more crowded. Definately worth checking out!
Pros: great food and service
Cons: parking can be tricky
This is great Chinese food for a great price! Lunch portions are filling and quite cheap! I had the garlic string beans which came with fried rice, and eggroll and wonton soup, which cost under $10 including tax and tip! There aren't many dine in places that you can get great tasting food at such a low price for lunch in Houston. I'm a big fan of the dumplings also - Pan Fried Pork Dumplings are awesome dipped in their homemade ginger sauce. I wish they would open up one in Katy - closer to home for me!
Pros: Inexpensive, Friendly Service, Quick for lunch
Cons: Only one Kam's!
Very friendly owner and staff. Nice and dark with candles and dark wood, great for taking a client or date to. Try starting with the pan-fried pork dumplings and dip them in a mixture of red chili oil and soy sauce. For your main course, go with the Young Chow Fried Rice, add red chili oil, black pepper and soy sauce, and you're good to go! I agree with an earlier reviewer that the food isn't strongly seasoned, but I wouldn't say it's bland, either.
Pros: Great service, Great ambiance
Cons: Few parking spots
The reviews got me excited, but I was let down.
We got eggrolls, soup, kung poa, and lo mein. All were very bland and not really exciting whatsoever. The food was fresh and hot, and the service was very warm and welcoming though. Not bad food, just not what I crave when I want some chinese since it just doesn't have enough flavor.
Cons: Bland Food
Our party of 4 recently had dinner at Kam's. The prices seemed higher than other chinese restaurants we have been to recently. When the food was served the summer roll appetizer was totally tasteless with a peanut dipping sauce that tasted like diluted peanut butter. Our main courses were no better. My orange beef was so sweet I thought I was eating dessert. My wife's duck was dry and w/o flavor. The other 2 entrees were called "blaah." The good news was that the portions were small so that we didn't have to suffer too much.
This isn't a bad restaurant but it surely isn't the jewel that the other user reviews would suggest.
BTW the ladies were not impressed by the unisex bathroom.
I've been living in Houston for 2 years and tried alot of Chinese/Vietnamese places. I went last night and ate at Kam's at the recommendation of a good friend. Needless to say, I was definitely NOT disappointed. I'm only sorry it took me this long to find a good place. Delicious food and attentive but not intrusive service. Everything that was ordered was fresh, hot and true Cantonese cuisine!
We eat here at least 2 times a week and are NEVER disappointed! The food is awesome- the pork dumplings worth the trip alone! Awesome veggie options- eggplant rocks! The prices are great- the service is always right on target !
I cant say enough good about this place! Go EAT THERE!! You'll go back again and again!
Pros: location, always open!, FOOD!
Cons: parking, crummy bathrooms
Kam's is the best place for Chinese food in Houston. I go there at least once a week after work or call in for a take out order for lunch. The pan-fried pork dumplings are out of this world! I recommend the Ho Fan or Ginger Beef dishes, but every dish is great. The service is quite enjoyable and prompt.
I eat at Kam's almost every week. They have consistently good food. I've tried many of the dishes on their menu and like almost all of them. My favorite is the Singapore Vermicelli.
The service is usually pretty good, but can be a little slow if it's very crowded.
Decor is nothing spectacular, but the food speaks for itself.
Now this is food with flavor. The service can be spotty, depending on who's on staff that day/night, but more often than not, I enjoy my time there. Definitely have the pan-fried pork dumplings and young chow fried rice. Try adding some soy sauce with red chili to each, and you will not be disappointed.
Pros: Tasty, Inexpensive, Nice atmosphere
Cons: Parking limited
The best dumplings in town! The make your own sauce is really tasty, a really neat way to eat!
This is a lovely little restaurant off of Montrose. It is the perfect place for a romantic dinner or a large get together with friends. The dishes are all wonderful. I always go back for the Ho Fan dish here. It is absolutely incredible! And the pan fried pork dumplings go perfectly with the homemade ginger sauce they make if you ask for it! This place is ten times better than any Kim Son and the servers actually try to do their job. A MUST try if you're in the Houston area!
Pros: Has Take Out
Love this place. Always glad to pass by 10 other Chinese places on my drive from the Heights to Montrose/59 to get there. Well worth it. My impression of the waitstaff is that they are eager to please and the food is outstanding.
This montrose establish serves very authentic but more importantly fresh, hot food. The service at times lacks a sense of urgence, but the interactive and very friendly waitstaff more than makes up for any slugishness. Its consistency and upbeat staff makes this a favorite evening snack.
Pros: fresh hot food, consistency, value..portions
Cons: unattentive service, decor