Wah Kue Cafe

★★★★☆

About Wah Kue Cafe

Hours
Mon. CLOSED;Tue. - Sat. 4pm - 9pm;Sun. 3pm - 9pm

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I just found out yesterday that there under new management and the food is even better that before \r
The chow main veggies are even more crispier than ever and the prawns batter is not greasy \r
So this restaurant will remain open !!!!!!

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★★★★★

I just found out yesterday that there under new management and the food is even better that before \r
The chow main veggies are even more crispier than ever and the prawns batter is not greasy \r
So this restaurant will remain open !!!!!!

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This local icon will be closing on 12/31/14. If any of you out there enjoy this hidden gem as much as my family does I suggest you pay a visit soon. It will be a sad sad day when those ddoors are closed forever :0(

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★★★★★

This local icon will be closing on 12/31/14. If any of you out there enjoy this hidden gem as much as my family does I suggest you pay a visit soon. It will be a sad sad day when those ddoors are closed forever :0(

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Been 40 years since I was here just gets better. Great service and the best food c

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★★★★★

Been 40 years since I was here just gets better. Great service and the best food c

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We usually dine here. Tonight I ordered food to pick up. It was awful! I just paid way too much for fried brown rice. Hardly any meat or anything. Why do they treat dine out customers different than dine in? What a rip-off. I will NEVER

3
★★★★★

We usually dine here. Tonight I ordered food to pick up. It was awful! I just paid way too much for fried brown rice. Hardly any meat or anything. Why do they treat dine out customers different than dine in? What a rip-off. I will NEVER

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18 miles from home . but worth it in my opinion

3
★★★★★

18 miles from home . but worth it in my opinion

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Best Chinese food. don't be fooled by the negative comments here. This place has been in business for 60 years, same owners, same cook, same recipies. This is Burien's little secret. The waiters are darling.

Fried Prawns are large, light and fuffy. Good with mustard and sesame seeds.

BBQ Pork Fried rice is wonderful and does not have peas and carrots. Straight forward, green onions, egg, pork, sprouts.

Egg rolls are huge, and literally rolled in thin layers of egg like a crepe and filled with bean sprouts, BBQ pork, and no stinky cabbage.

Sweet n Sour sauce is dark and delicious. We recently had the SnS chicken, and wiched we had a dbl order. Pork spare ribs are bone on, no breading.

Try ordering the Almond Fried chicken BONE IN. Way different that the boneless. No one else offers it this way.

Egg Foo young is perfect. I recommend the family style combo that has the whole 9 yards. It's a ton of food, plenty to take home in the traditional Chinese pails. It is well worth the price and will not go to waste.

5
★★★★★

Best Chinese food. don't be fooled by the negative comments here. This place has been in business for 60 years, same owners, same cook, same recipies. This is Burien's little secret. The waiters are darling.

Fried Prawns are large, light and fuffy. Good with mustard and sesame seeds.

BBQ Pork Fried rice is wonderful and does not have peas and carrots. Straight forward, green onions, egg, pork, sprouts.

Egg rolls are huge, and literally rolled in thin layers of egg like a crepe and filled with bean sprouts, BBQ pork, and no stinky cabbage.

Sweet n Sour sauce is dark and delicious. We recently had the SnS chicken, and wiched we had a dbl order. Pork spare ribs are bone on, no breading.

Try ordering the Almond Fried chicken BONE IN. Way different that the boneless. No one else offers it this way.

Egg Foo young is perfect. I recommend the family style combo that has the whole 9 yards. It's a ton of food, plenty to take home in the traditional Chinese pails. It is well worth the price and will not go to waste.

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Been going to wah kue for 35 years - never disappointed- great food.

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★★★★★

Been going to wah kue for 35 years - never disappointed- great food.

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Best chinese food in burien. I have been going to Wah Kues for 40 years and would recomend it to any one who loves chinese food. The staff is great and the owner is usually always there working.

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★★★★☆

Best chinese food in burien. I have been going to Wah Kues for 40 years and would recomend it to any one who loves chinese food. The staff is great and the owner is usually always there working.

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We haven't been back in well over a year, maybe even more. They use to be very good at Wah Kues. I really loved the sweet and sour ribs. But the last time we were in, prices went up so high and food went down in quality. The eggrolls that we got were sour, really nasty. Our waiter didn't want to hear about it, just said he would bring out something else and hurried away. We couldn't finish the food and left. I paid for our soup and drink, they should not have taken our money, but they did, even after we tried to tell them about the problem we had with the food..didn't want to hear it.
Last time there and will not go back.

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★☆☆☆☆

We haven't been back in well over a year, maybe even more. They use to be very good at Wah Kues. I really loved the sweet and sour ribs. But the last time we were in, prices went up so high and food went down in quality. The eggrolls that we got were sour, really nasty. Our waiter didn't want to hear about it, just said he would bring out something else and hurried away. We couldn't finish the food and left. I paid for our soup and drink, they should not have taken our money, but they did, even after we tried to tell them about the problem we had with the food..didn't want to hear it.
Last time there and will not go back.

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My husband loves this place, he grew up going there. He also never had REAL chinese food before. This restaurant family if robbing the people of burien BLIND! This is the most expensive chinese food I have ever had. Safeway has better chinese food than this. Everything is loaded with starch filler (like buffets), and comes pre-made by food service supply companies. The "bbq pork" must of come from arkansas. The "chow mein" has NO FORM of noodles. Gelatinous muck. Everthing is horrible. I would imagine the proprietors are laughing all the way to the bank.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband loves this place, he grew up going there. He also never had REAL chinese food before. This restaurant family if robbing the people of burien BLIND! This is the most expensive chinese food I have ever had. Safeway has better chinese food than this. Everything is loaded with starch filler (like buffets), and comes pre-made by food service supply companies. The "bbq pork" must of come from arkansas. The "chow mein" has NO FORM of noodles. Gelatinous muck. Everthing is horrible. I would imagine the proprietors are laughing all the way to the bank.

Pros: Fried Rice, if you are desparate and hungry enough.

Cons: Everything they serve...../ Price/ Authenticity

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the nice wonderful elderly lady and her husband that owns wah kue, she is constantly smiling angdworking . they always know your name and what u want... my family has been going there since the 1950's and has been passed from one generation to another and so on, there food is nothing like anything else, once u have it u will CRAVE IT FOR LIFE!!!! the # 3 is the best almond chicken with the best gravy ever, pork fried rice and its not the average tasting fried rice it has a special taste that is addicting, chow mein yummy, and the BEST sweet n sour spare ribs in the world!!! if u want to taste HEAVEN then get in ur car and go there now, trust me u wont regret it... thank you wah kue for the unforgetable addicting yumminess u give to all of us.

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★★★★★

the nice wonderful elderly lady and her husband that owns wah kue, she is constantly smiling angdworking . they always know your name and what u want... my family has been going there since the 1950's and has been passed from one generation to another and so on, there food is nothing like anything else, once u have it u will CRAVE IT FOR LIFE!!!! the # 3 is the best almond chicken with the best gravy ever, pork fried rice and its not the average tasting fried rice it has a special taste that is addicting, chow mein yummy, and the BEST sweet n sour spare ribs in the world!!! if u want to taste HEAVEN then get in ur car and go there now, trust me u wont regret it... thank you wah kue for the unforgetable addicting yumminess u give to all of us.

Pros: # 3 is the best

Cons: wish they were open on mondays with delivery

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My family has been going to Wah Kue's since the early 60's. Everytime guests came to visit Wah Kue's was on the list of to dos. I have been all over the country and nobody compares to the food there. I will be coming home in June and the 1st stop is Wah Kue's then of course Spuds. The brown sweet and sour sause is as close to heaven as you can get. I would take it home in a bucket if I could. The Chow Mein is to die for!!. Can't wait. Last time I was there I had to make a delivery in St Louis on my way back to Detroit. I am now in Vegas and nobody compares!!!!

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★★★★★

My family has been going to Wah Kue's since the early 60's. Everytime guests came to visit Wah Kue's was on the list of to dos. I have been all over the country and nobody compares to the food there. I will be coming home in June and the 1st stop is Wah Kue's then of course Spuds. The brown sweet and sour sause is as close to heaven as you can get. I would take it home in a bucket if I could. The Chow Mein is to die for!!. Can't wait. Last time I was there I had to make a delivery in St Louis on my way back to Detroit. I am now in Vegas and nobody compares!!!!

Pros: worth waiting for

Cons: Long line Fridays

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I have been going to this restaurant for over 40 years. My entire family has always gone to this restaurant and loved it. They know us by our first name and always greet us when we come in. It is a great place for take out also. Best Chinese food around!

5
★★★★★

I have been going to this restaurant for over 40 years. My entire family has always gone to this restaurant and loved it. They know us by our first name and always greet us when we come in. It is a great place for take out also. Best Chinese food around!

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This place is really good. You can dine in or take out. They have a great bar. The service is the top of the line. If you order the meals for groups, order one less than you need because the helpings are huge.

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★★★★☆

This place is really good. You can dine in or take out. They have a great bar. The service is the top of the line. If you order the meals for groups, order one less than you need because the helpings are huge.

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My family and I have been going to this restaurant for over 30 years. They know our names and even know what we like to eat. Sometimes it can be a year before we go again, but they always remember us. Their food & service is excellent!

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★★★★★

My family and I have been going to this restaurant for over 30 years. They know our names and even know what we like to eat. Sometimes it can be a year before we go again, but they always remember us. Their food & service is excellent!

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If your cheap and look first at price you are not going to be happy.
Been going here since mid 50's and food is always good. Better from 4-4:30 pm or after 8 pm. If its crowded the food tends to be overcooked and greasy. My favorite basic selection is #3 family style with special order of boneless almond chicken and Cantonese style chow main with a side of shrimp with lobster sauce. Get the pork spare ribs with the bone that comes with the dark sweet and sour sauce not the breaded boneless with the red sweet and sour sauce. Then depending how many people are in your party order more sides as you want. If you don't buy any sides you have to order white rice since it does not come with the family style numbered dishes but there fried rice is the best. (put the dark sweet and sour sauce on the rice) You can order no MSG but if it is real busy it might be a big hassle. Best to eat in the non-booth side of the restaurant next to the bar.

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★★★★★

If your cheap and look first at price you are not going to be happy.
Been going here since mid 50's and food is always good. Better from 4-4:30 pm or after 8 pm. If its crowded the food tends to be overcooked and greasy. My favorite basic selection is #3 family style with special order of boneless almond chicken and Cantonese style chow main with a side of shrimp with lobster sauce. Get the pork spare ribs with the bone that comes with the dark sweet and sour sauce not the breaded boneless with the red sweet and sour sauce. Then depending how many people are in your party order more sides as you want. If you don't buy any sides you have to order white rice since it does not come with the family style numbered dishes but there fried rice is the best. (put the dark sweet and sour sauce on the rice) You can order no MSG but if it is real busy it might be a big hassle. Best to eat in the non-booth side of the restaurant next to the bar.

Pros: Good Food

Cons: Price is a bit high but worth it.

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I ordered takeout from Wah Kue tonight without the aid of a menu (and, consequently, a price list) - BIG MISTAKE. I ordered a large won ton soup and regular chicken chow mein, thinking it would cost somewhere between $15-20 for the two. When my husband went to go pick it up, imagine both our surprise when the bill came to $27!

Pricing aside, the food's alright - the won tons were big and plenty in the soup, but the broth was a bit flavorless. As for the chow mein? Slightly better than what you'd find in the Safeway deli, but not exactly outstounding. The servings were decent, but certainly not worth $13 or more each!

In the future, I'll stick with restaurants I know to present a good value, like Mayflower of China in Southcenter...

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★☆☆☆☆

I ordered takeout from Wah Kue tonight without the aid of a menu (and, consequently, a price list) - BIG MISTAKE. I ordered a large won ton soup and regular chicken chow mein, thinking it would cost somewhere between $15-20 for the two. When my husband went to go pick it up, imagine both our surprise when the bill came to $27!

Pricing aside, the food's alright - the won tons were big and plenty in the soup, but the broth was a bit flavorless. As for the chow mein? Slightly better than what you'd find in the Safeway deli, but not exactly outstounding. The servings were decent, but certainly not worth $13 or more each!

In the future, I'll stick with restaurants I know to present a good value, like Mayflower of China in Southcenter...

Pros: Ready for pick up, decent servings, lots of fortune cookies in the bag.

Cons: Insane prices, completely unremarkable food, horrible value.

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Anyone who lived in the Burien area during the 50s, 60, 70s knows about Wah Kue! I was raised on their food. This not food which was bought, prepared, ready to heat, from a food supplier! These people are using the exact same recipes they used during the 50s. I love the crisp noodles, and the Egg Foo Yung! We always have bought #1 dinners - Pork Chow Mein, Egg Foo Yung, Barbeque Spare Ribs, and Fried Rice. This restaurant is well known for take-out dinners. One of the things I respect about the owners is that it is strictly a family business. They haven't cloned the business in other locations or changed their recipes to make the business more profitable. They still prepare the food the exact way that we loved it in the 50s! The one thing that I would consider negative about this restaurant is that it is not open for lunch.

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★★★★★

Anyone who lived in the Burien area during the 50s, 60, 70s knows about Wah Kue! I was raised on their food. This not food which was bought, prepared, ready to heat, from a food supplier! These people are using the exact same recipes they used during the 50s. I love the crisp noodles, and the Egg Foo Yung! We always have bought #1 dinners - Pork Chow Mein, Egg Foo Yung, Barbeque Spare Ribs, and Fried Rice. This restaurant is well known for take-out dinners. One of the things I respect about the owners is that it is strictly a family business. They haven't cloned the business in other locations or changed their recipes to make the business more profitable. They still prepare the food the exact way that we loved it in the 50s! The one thing that I would consider negative about this restaurant is that it is not open for lunch.

Pros: The food is original recipes - family recipes from the 50s - VERY GOOD

Cons: Not open for lunch, many times there is quite a wait for a table

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HORRIBLE!!!
Whoever heard of a chinese restaurant serving chicken noodle soup (from a can I am sure) with their combo dinners??
ABSOLUTELY OVERPRICED FOR THE QUALITY!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

HORRIBLE!!!
Whoever heard of a chinese restaurant serving chicken noodle soup (from a can I am sure) with their combo dinners??
ABSOLUTELY OVERPRICED FOR THE QUALITY!!!

Cons: Too many to list

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Wow, my girlfriend and I are totally dissatisfied with our experience there. For a chinese restaurant in Burien, this place is WAY overpriced. $10-13 dollars for basic chinese dishes like fried rice and chow mein, are you kidding me? They have american dishes too but $8 for a basic egg and cheese sandwich on wonder bread? My pork chow mein had way more bean sprouts than noodles, I could hardly see any in that swimming sea of sprouts. I wanted a noodle dish mofos, not a bean sprout dish!!! I ordered BBQ pork chow mein and got some grey chunks of mystery pork in it as well, sheesh. This place is a disgrace to chinese food, I was actually offended. How could this place be so popular? I guess all the white people I saw there don't know their chinese food.... Well, we're never going back....

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★☆☆☆☆

Wow, my girlfriend and I are totally dissatisfied with our experience there. For a chinese restaurant in Burien, this place is WAY overpriced. $10-13 dollars for basic chinese dishes like fried rice and chow mein, are you kidding me? They have american dishes too but $8 for a basic egg and cheese sandwich on wonder bread? My pork chow mein had way more bean sprouts than noodles, I could hardly see any in that swimming sea of sprouts. I wanted a noodle dish mofos, not a bean sprout dish!!! I ordered BBQ pork chow mein and got some grey chunks of mystery pork in it as well, sheesh. This place is a disgrace to chinese food, I was actually offended. How could this place be so popular? I guess all the white people I saw there don't know their chinese food.... Well, we're never going back....

Cons: bad service, mediocre food

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They have awesome almond fried chicken, and the BEST pork fried rice in the city. I've tried other chinese restaurants, but none compare! The service is always great, and the same friendly faces have been serving me since I was little. Parking can be a little tough if it is busy.

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★★★★★

They have awesome almond fried chicken, and the BEST pork fried rice in the city. I've tried other chinese restaurants, but none compare! The service is always great, and the same friendly faces have been serving me since I was little. Parking can be a little tough if it is busy.

Pros: Great food, good service

Cons: parking

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This is not your average chinese restaurant. It is the best. The service is almost always extremely attentive, friendly and sometimes quite entertaining.

but what you go there for is the food. I LOVE the sweet and sour sauce and the special fried rice (with tons of fresh seafood and meat in it). Pour the sauce over the rice and you have a very special treat. If you don't like spare ribs (eating around the bones can be messy and to some gross), get the sweet and sour chicken or just order a side of sweet and sour.

All of the food is fresh and good.

2
★★★★★

This is not your average chinese restaurant. It is the best. The service is almost always extremely attentive, friendly and sometimes quite entertaining.

but what you go there for is the food. I LOVE the sweet and sour sauce and the special fried rice (with tons of fresh seafood and meat in it). Pour the sauce over the rice and you have a very special treat. If you don't like spare ribs (eating around the bones can be messy and to some gross), get the sweet and sour chicken or just order a side of sweet and sour.

All of the food is fresh and good.

Pros: food, food, food

Cons: I eat too much

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Traditional Cantonese cuisine you remember as a kid. Real egg rolls, BBQ pork and sweet & sour spare ribs. They have been doing it right for 53 years. You won't be hungry 30 minutes later.

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★★★★★

Traditional Cantonese cuisine you remember as a kid. Real egg rolls, BBQ pork and sweet & sour spare ribs. They have been doing it right for 53 years. You won't be hungry 30 minutes later.

Pros: Service, Quality and quantity, Value

Cons: Parking

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They have REAL sweet and sour spare ribs with the dark sauce. Not breaded with a red candy sauce. The fried rice is not loaded with grease and artifical smoke flavor or MSG. The barbequed pork is served with REAL red sauce, not ketchup. Very consistent and always good.

2
★★★★★

They have REAL sweet and sour spare ribs with the dark sauce. Not breaded with a red candy sauce. The fried rice is not loaded with grease and artifical smoke flavor or MSG. The barbequed pork is served with REAL red sauce, not ketchup. Very consistent and always good.

Pros: consistent quality, service

Cons: parking is limited, closed Sunday

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The Wah Kue Cafe is actually a restaurant & bar that serves the best Chinese Egg Foo Young in town. Everything they serve is fresh and tasty, and they will also make dishes "custom" for you at no extra charge!

Since it's right outside of Burien, it is a bit out of the way for most Seattlites, but it is well worth the trip. One thing to keep in mind is that there is no defined closing time, so it's always best to go during "normal" eating hours.

They also serve "American" dishes. Kids are allowed in the restaurant.

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★★★★★

The Wah Kue Cafe is actually a restaurant & bar that serves the best Chinese Egg Foo Young in town. Everything they serve is fresh and tasty, and they will also make dishes "custom" for you at no extra charge!

Since it's right outside of Burien, it is a bit out of the way for most Seattlites, but it is well worth the trip. One thing to keep in mind is that there is no defined closing time, so it's always best to go during "normal" eating hours.

They also serve "American" dishes. Kids are allowed in the restaurant.

Pros: Inexpensive, Good Parking, Open Late

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I love this place. The Garlic wings are awesome as is the Sweet and Sour Pork and Special Fried Rice.

2
★★★★★

I love this place. The Garlic wings are awesome as is the Sweet and Sour Pork and Special Fried Rice.

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Hands down the best Chinese Food in the city.
Almond Chicken and Mongolian Beef are
fantastic!!! Atmosphere is just what you want from a Chinese Restaurant, divey with weird wall decorations.

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★★★★★

Hands down the best Chinese Food in the city.
Almond Chicken and Mongolian Beef are
fantastic!!! Atmosphere is just what you want from a Chinese Restaurant, divey with weird wall decorations.

 

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