Sing High Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 27 W Madison St

    Phoenix, AZ 85003

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  • 602-253-7848

About Sing High Cafe

Hours
Monday To Thursday From 11:00 AM To 09:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 12:00 PM To 11:00 PM Sunday From 12:00 PM To 11:00 PM

Food

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I really enjoyed the simplicity of this place. The flavor of their food is not that overpowering, they also have good tea in here so the whole experience is refreshing.

3
★★★★★

I really enjoyed the simplicity of this place. The flavor of their food is not that overpowering, they also have good tea in here so the whole experience is refreshing.

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Keep the good food coming!

3
★★★★★

Keep the good food coming!

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Yeah I agree too. The food here is always taste great & delicious.

3
★★★★★

Yeah I agree too. The food here is always taste great & delicious.

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No need to read the one star reviews- they aren't even talking about this place. Sing High has been in downtown forever, and they make great food at great prices! The staff are nice, and the family always make you feel welcome. I LOVE the

3
★★★★★

No need to read the one star reviews- they aren't even talking about this place. Sing High has been in downtown forever, and they make great food at great prices! The staff are nice, and the family always make you feel welcome. I LOVE the

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the person below does not know what she is talking about she sound like a very ignorint an stupied person this place is the best i love there orange chicken and the chicken chop suey you dont have to be chiness to think its awsome whitch by the one that person is very racist the food is amazing an i would tell everyone about this place the people are nice an friendly an we got our food fast "THE BEST PLACE EVER"

2
★★★★★

the person below does not know what she is talking about she sound like a very ignorint an stupied person this place is the best i love there orange chicken and the chicken chop suey you dont have to be chiness to think its awsome whitch by the one that person is very racist the food is amazing an i would tell everyone about this place the people are nice an friendly an we got our food fast "THE BEST PLACE EVER"

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The worst chinese food ever. By the way , I am chinese and was born in China (Ni Hao). Ordered the Beef Chop Suey. First I opened the container and instatntly was disgusted. The chop suey looks like the throw up of a drunk man at the bar. It looks like Sing High ate it first got sick because it was nasty then threw it up in my container. There was barely any beef in the chop suey & the beef was white. Looked really old like something to gross you out during halloween. I thought they forgot to include my fried rice and after searching I found it in a small styorafoam cup the kind cup you find in a motel bathroom or crack house kitchen. I know my eyes are small but I can usually smell rice from a mile away. I opened it and it was the most plain and nasty fried rice I've ever eaten. It was also cold & had no vegetables. I forced myself to eat some of the food because I would hate to waste food & money but after clicking publish on this e-mail I will also be throwing up in the container except for I won't try to sell it to you. Inside the cafe they don't have real tables but instead people were sitting on picnic tables and benches with the cloth table covers just like at a park. Of course this place gets customers like lawyers like the other review said, it's only because the court house is across the street and the lawyers don't know what they are getting and probably don't come back after the first experience. I'm going to stop because it's really pissing me off right now!!!!!!! Some people may think the food is good because some people eat sh%$t, just google the word "scat" and you will see the kind of people that eat there.

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★☆☆☆☆

The worst chinese food ever. By the way , I am chinese and was born in China (Ni Hao). Ordered the Beef Chop Suey. First I opened the container and instatntly was disgusted. The chop suey looks like the throw up of a drunk man at the bar. It looks like Sing High ate it first got sick because it was nasty then threw it up in my container. There was barely any beef in the chop suey & the beef was white. Looked really old like something to gross you out during halloween. I thought they forgot to include my fried rice and after searching I found it in a small styorafoam cup the kind cup you find in a motel bathroom or crack house kitchen. I know my eyes are small but I can usually smell rice from a mile away. I opened it and it was the most plain and nasty fried rice I've ever eaten. It was also cold & had no vegetables. I forced myself to eat some of the food because I would hate to waste food & money but after clicking publish on this e-mail I will also be throwing up in the container except for I won't try to sell it to you. Inside the cafe they don't have real tables but instead people were sitting on picnic tables and benches with the cloth table covers just like at a park. Of course this place gets customers like lawyers like the other review said, it's only because the court house is across the street and the lawyers don't know what they are getting and probably don't come back after the first experience. I'm going to stop because it's really pissing me off right now!!!!!!! Some people may think the food is good because some people eat sh%$t, just google the word "scat" and you will see the kind of people that eat there.

Pros: none

Cons: Disgusting food, small stingy portions, Picnic Tables

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My favorite chinese food restaurant. This is a classic and we will go out of our way to go here. The decor is old and wouldn't be the same if it changed. Alway order their Egg Foo Young and pork fried rice. The staff are very nice and the prices match. On the weekends we pick up take out and enjoy at home.

4
★★★★☆

My favorite chinese food restaurant. This is a classic and we will go out of our way to go here. The decor is old and wouldn't be the same if it changed. Alway order their Egg Foo Young and pork fried rice. The staff are very nice and the prices match. On the weekends we pick up take out and enjoy at home.

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When I worked downtown, we would have lunch here at least once a week. Now I don't get it as often, but I still get it. The service is fast and friendly. The portions are a good size (I always have left overs) and the prices are definitely reasonble. Get your chinese fix here!

4
★★★★☆

When I worked downtown, we would have lunch here at least once a week. Now I don't get it as often, but I still get it. The service is fast and friendly. The portions are a good size (I always have left overs) and the prices are definitely reasonble. Get your chinese fix here!

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We've eaten in the Chinatowns of Honolulu, Seattle, Vancouver, Calgary and San Francisco. Sing High is the typical, authentic Chop Suey House similar to the restaurants we've been in those cities. We've eaten @Sing High for 25+ years and have lots of fond memories of events we've enjoyed. Harlan and Karleen Lee are third generation owners and one of them always greets us and asks us if we enjoyed the food. The Chop Suey, Sing High Fried Rice, egg rolls and War won ton soup are all top favorites. I realize Americanized versions of Chinese foods with Panda Express, Pei Wei and others give people something different but if we're wanting the real thing, Sing High is consistently fabulous!

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★★★★★

We've eaten in the Chinatowns of Honolulu, Seattle, Vancouver, Calgary and San Francisco. Sing High is the typical, authentic Chop Suey House similar to the restaurants we've been in those cities. We've eaten @Sing High for 25+ years and have lots of fond memories of events we've enjoyed. Harlan and Karleen Lee are third generation owners and one of them always greets us and asks us if we enjoyed the food. The Chop Suey, Sing High Fried Rice, egg rolls and War won ton soup are all top favorites. I realize Americanized versions of Chinese foods with Panda Express, Pei Wei and others give people something different but if we're wanting the real thing, Sing High is consistently fabulous!

Pros: authentic, family-style, delicious

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The food was bland. The egg rolls were not fresh and tasted "old". The chicken entrees were non-existent: there were no more than 2-3 pieces of chicken in either entree. The Cantonese style noodles were undercooked. Overall, it was a disappointment and an unpleasant dining experience...no return engagements for us. The search continues.

Pros: None

Cons: Poor food quality

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★☆☆☆☆

The food was bland. The egg rolls were not fresh and tasted "old". The chicken entrees were non-existent: there were no more than 2-3 pieces of chicken in either entree. The Cantonese style noodles were undercooked. Overall, it was a disappointment and an unpleasant dining experience...no return engagements for us. The search continues.

Pros: None

Cons: Poor food quality

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I was very skeptical after reading all the reviews of people claiming Sing High is horrible, but I also read allot of very positive reviews. Since I work less than a 5 min walk from Sing High, I decided to take the leap of gastronomical faith and roll the dice on Sign High for lunch one day. While the Decor is definitely old school and no-frills, I was greeted promptly and seated immediately. A friendly waitress came and got my drink order, and I was given a nice large, fresh glass of ice tea immediately. On my way in, I glanced at the daily special and saw that it was Yu-Shan Pork. I decided that the daily special should be a good judge of the restaurant and ordered it with friend rice and added a egg roll. The massive egg roll came immediately and was piping hot, fresh out of the fryer. The egg roll was very good, with tasty fillings and lots of meat, albeit that the egg roll was slightly more greasy than I would have preferred. I enjoyed it with the sweet and sour and mustard that was brought with it. Within about 5 minutes, my Yu-Shan Pork was delivered, piping hot, steaming and fragrant. The dish was excellent, with tender strips of thinly sliced pork in a sweet and spicy brown sauce with lots of fresh vegetables, bell peppers, carrots, onions, and several kinds of mushrooms. My only complaint was that the fried rice was very basic and did not appear to have egg , green onion, or peas and carrots as I have come to love. Service was quick and attentive, and I was checked on several times during my visit. My bill came quickly and I was in and out in under 30 minutes, a near record for most downtown restaurants. Overall, a great place and I will be visiting much more often now.

2
★★★★★

I was very skeptical after reading all the reviews of people claiming Sing High is horrible, but I also read allot of very positive reviews. Since I work less than a 5 min walk from Sing High, I decided to take the leap of gastronomical faith and roll the dice on Sign High for lunch one day. While the Decor is definitely old school and no-frills, I was greeted promptly and seated immediately. A friendly waitress came and got my drink order, and I was given a nice large, fresh glass of ice tea immediately. On my way in, I glanced at the daily special and saw that it was Yu-Shan Pork. I decided that the daily special should be a good judge of the restaurant and ordered it with friend rice and added a egg roll. The massive egg roll came immediately and was piping hot, fresh out of the fryer. The egg roll was very good, with tasty fillings and lots of meat, albeit that the egg roll was slightly more greasy than I would have preferred. I enjoyed it with the sweet and sour and mustard that was brought with it. Within about 5 minutes, my Yu-Shan Pork was delivered, piping hot, steaming and fragrant. The dish was excellent, with tender strips of thinly sliced pork in a sweet and spicy brown sauce with lots of fresh vegetables, bell peppers, carrots, onions, and several kinds of mushrooms. My only complaint was that the fried rice was very basic and did not appear to have egg , green onion, or peas and carrots as I have come to love. Service was quick and attentive, and I was checked on several times during my visit. My bill came quickly and I was in and out in under 30 minutes, a near record for most downtown restaurants. Overall, a great place and I will be visiting much more often now.

Pros: Service, Food, Price

Cons: Ambience/Decor

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It was my wifes birthday, she asked for chinese food so I looked up this restaurant in city searc to find it was rated very high. We chose this to be the birthday place.
We were very disappointed, the food was bland and colorless, the PU PU platter was full of grease, and the 4 different entrees we ordered were a disaster.
The restaurant looks like an old Denys from the 40s and hasnt been updated since.
Bad food, bad atmosphere, service was nice (when she wasnt dropping things)
We will never return.

1
★★☆☆☆

It was my wifes birthday, she asked for chinese food so I looked up this restaurant in city searc to find it was rated very high. We chose this to be the birthday place.
We were very disappointed, the food was bland and colorless, the PU PU platter was full of grease, and the 4 different entrees we ordered were a disaster.
The restaurant looks like an old Denys from the 40s and hasnt been updated since.
Bad food, bad atmosphere, service was nice (when she wasnt dropping things)
We will never return.

Cons: everything

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I knew there was a "higher being" involved in my selection for jury duty in downtown Phoenix - ah yes - Sing High! I also knew that there had to be a very good reason why day after day there was a line of people WAITING to get into this place at the lunch hour rush. Bankers, lawyers, business professionals alike - the expense account crowd. Trust me, no expense account necessary to enjoy this blast from the past - thank God. I had my doubts having read some of the poor reviews here and at City Search, but don't be dissuaded by those cry babies that obviously don't understand the concept of "regional Chinese" cuisine. Just like in America, different parts of the country prepare different kinds of foods very differently. Luckily for those of us who enjoy both traditional as well "over-priced gourmet" Chinese food, Sing High stands out tall and proud. After all, YOU CANNOT SURVIVE FOR 70+ YEARS IN THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS BY PUTTING OUT CRAPPY FOOD - PLAIN AND SIMPLE.

Sing High delivers time after time - serving up some of the best tradional Chinese food in Phoenix. If you are looking for spicy regional preparations such as Hunan or Schezuan, then go somewhere else. But, if you are looking for a steaming hot plate of traditional dishes like lo mein, chow mein, chop suey, moo goo gai pan and many many others, THIS IS THE PLACE. The food is delivered to your table so hot that it actually stays hot during the entire meal - unbelievable. The rumaki appetizer and chop suey take me back to the 60's and 70's growing up in the midwest, where adventurous mothers introduced this "new" cuisine at the dinner table in order to stiffle the boredom of the traditional evening meal of meat and potatoes! Bravo Mom and bravo Sing High.

Go, try, and enjoy this classic albeit nostalgic gem in downtown Phoenix before some developer knocks it down and puts up yet another parking garage or high rise.

Thank you for sending in your review. The community appreciates your feedback.

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★★★★★

I knew there was a "higher being" involved in my selection for jury duty in downtown Phoenix - ah yes - Sing High! I also knew that there had to be a very good reason why day after day there was a line of people WAITING to get into this place at the lunch hour rush. Bankers, lawyers, business professionals alike - the expense account crowd. Trust me, no expense account necessary to enjoy this blast from the past - thank God. I had my doubts having read some of the poor reviews here and at City Search, but don't be dissuaded by those cry babies that obviously don't understand the concept of "regional Chinese" cuisine. Just like in America, different parts of the country prepare different kinds of foods very differently. Luckily for those of us who enjoy both traditional as well "over-priced gourmet" Chinese food, Sing High stands out tall and proud. After all, YOU CANNOT SURVIVE FOR 70+ YEARS IN THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS BY PUTTING OUT CRAPPY FOOD - PLAIN AND SIMPLE.

Sing High delivers time after time - serving up some of the best tradional Chinese food in Phoenix. If you are looking for spicy regional preparations such as Hunan or Schezuan, then go somewhere else. But, if you are looking for a steaming hot plate of traditional dishes like lo mein, chow mein, chop suey, moo goo gai pan and many many others, THIS IS THE PLACE. The food is delivered to your table so hot that it actually stays hot during the entire meal - unbelievable. The rumaki appetizer and chop suey take me back to the 60's and 70's growing up in the midwest, where adventurous mothers introduced this "new" cuisine at the dinner table in order to stiffle the boredom of the traditional evening meal of meat and potatoes! Bravo Mom and bravo Sing High.

Go, try, and enjoy this classic albeit nostalgic gem in downtown Phoenix before some developer knocks it down and puts up yet another parking garage or high rise.

Thank you for sending in your review. The community appreciates your feedback.

Pros: Steaming hot food, nostalgic surroundings, many regulars

Cons: Downtown location

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Our family has been going to Sing High since the late 70's and it's always been my absolute favorite Chinese restaurant in Phoenix. Some family friends of ours brought us here for dinner shortly after we moved from New York and we've been going there ever since. My favorite dishes have always been the chow mein, the egg drop soup and egg foo young. No, it isn't the fanciest place and it doesn't have ridiculous, upscale dishes like at P.F. Changs, but if you are looking for some good food with big portions and reasonable prices, this is the place. They have really good and large lunch combos and the ala carte portions are huge if you just want one item. Most of the waitresses have been there for years and are very nice, we miss Linda, who was there it seemed forever, she was our favorite server! And every so often, you'll see Harlan, the owner, or his mother, who seems to have a never ending pile of pea pods, sitting at a little single table next to the register counter. And we've always loved the gentlemen who sit out in the parking lot day after day keeping an eye out on the vehicles and making sure everything is ok. Very nice people and we appreciate their service and food.

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★★★★★

Our family has been going to Sing High since the late 70's and it's always been my absolute favorite Chinese restaurant in Phoenix. Some family friends of ours brought us here for dinner shortly after we moved from New York and we've been going there ever since. My favorite dishes have always been the chow mein, the egg drop soup and egg foo young. No, it isn't the fanciest place and it doesn't have ridiculous, upscale dishes like at P.F. Changs, but if you are looking for some good food with big portions and reasonable prices, this is the place. They have really good and large lunch combos and the ala carte portions are huge if you just want one item. Most of the waitresses have been there for years and are very nice, we miss Linda, who was there it seemed forever, she was our favorite server! And every so often, you'll see Harlan, the owner, or his mother, who seems to have a never ending pile of pea pods, sitting at a little single table next to the register counter. And we've always loved the gentlemen who sit out in the parking lot day after day keeping an eye out on the vehicles and making sure everything is ok. Very nice people and we appreciate their service and food.

Pros: good food, prices, portions and service

Cons: Don't get to eat there as much as we'd like!

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Cookie4xo is exactly right. I only wish I saw her review before I went there. AND CITYSEACRH should be shot for having this place listed as a "Best of" place (#10). Are You F-IN Kidding Me! I have eaten in many bad restaurants but this one wins hands down. I ordered what I consider to be the easiest Chinese dish - chicken and broccoli with white rice to go. If you cant get this right, I?m not coming back. It cost me $7.50 and 30 minutes. Unfortunately, I work a few blocks away. When I got back to my office and opened the bag, I nearly threw up. It smelled like a sewer and the taste was just as bad. I can swear it wasn?t chicken. It was some sliced meat with broccoli and carrots all floating in some grey liquid. It looked like dirty mop water. Needless to say - straight to the trash! Now, I know that not every item on the menu needs to be perfect but a place that is rated as a 9.0 and is in the top ten best places should have food that is edible! Also, the rice was served in a Styrofoam coffee cup. Amazingly enough, that and the fortune cookie were the only things I ate. After that I went to Duck and Decanter and ordered some real food. PLEASE save your money and go somewhere else. It doesn?t matter where, just somewhere else.

P.S. You could get mugged in this part of town. BAD AREA You've been warned...

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★★★☆☆

Cookie4xo is exactly right. I only wish I saw her review before I went there. AND CITYSEACRH should be shot for having this place listed as a "Best of" place (#10). Are You F-IN Kidding Me! I have eaten in many bad restaurants but this one wins hands down. I ordered what I consider to be the easiest Chinese dish - chicken and broccoli with white rice to go. If you cant get this right, I?m not coming back. It cost me $7.50 and 30 minutes. Unfortunately, I work a few blocks away. When I got back to my office and opened the bag, I nearly threw up. It smelled like a sewer and the taste was just as bad. I can swear it wasn?t chicken. It was some sliced meat with broccoli and carrots all floating in some grey liquid. It looked like dirty mop water. Needless to say - straight to the trash! Now, I know that not every item on the menu needs to be perfect but a place that is rated as a 9.0 and is in the top ten best places should have food that is edible! Also, the rice was served in a Styrofoam coffee cup. Amazingly enough, that and the fortune cookie were the only things I ate. After that I went to Duck and Decanter and ordered some real food. PLEASE save your money and go somewhere else. It doesn?t matter where, just somewhere else.

P.S. You could get mugged in this part of town. BAD AREA You've been warned...

Pros: No teeth marks on styrofoam rice cup

Cons: Everything else: Food, Atmosphere, Location

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I moved to Phx 2 1/2 years ago and still cannot find good ole fashioned midwest/eastcoast Chinese food. I LOVE CHINESE FOOD!!!

I tried this place after a coworker told me about it and I read the reviews on here...This is the worse chinese i've had in my life but let me just comment on what i ordered. I paid $9 for a sweet & sour chicken combo with lo mein and egg foo young plus an egg roll ($1.50). The batter on the chicken made it taste like dirt. i swore what i was eating was not chicken, but maybe it was just very very bad batter. it was absolutely awful. not only that, the plate only came with THREE (3) pieces of chicken!!!!! The lo mein and the crunchy noodles took up most of the combination plate (isn't that supposed to be the side dish?). The gravy on the egg foo young was slimey and clear looking. The chicken was so bad that I didn't eat any of it, and i didnt taste the lo mein. I ordered the combo for the sweet and sour chicken, it was so nasty i couldn't even eat the 3 little pieces it came with. i didnt bother trying to eat the fried rice. the chicken left a nasty taste in my mouth for several minutes. OH AND I NEARLY FORGOT about the egg roll. It cost so much because it was the size of a taco bell burrito. being that i love egg rolls, i decided i might as well try to eat at least that. i bit into it and it was just slimey and gross. i wasn't surprised, just again very disappointed. I got my food to go and wound up leaving it in the car while i went to another chinese restaurant near my house to order again. I wanted to give it to some starving transient but I didn't see one. While I'm writing this review I'm eating my food from this new Chinese restaurant, SIU WOK on Central Avenue. I dont like their egg rolls, but at least they have the sweet n sour chicken part down packed. DONT GO TO THIS PLACE, WHAT A WASTE OF A MEAL. It was almost like I expected to be on a hidden camera show. I wanted someone to come to the parking lot with my real meal.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I moved to Phx 2 1/2 years ago and still cannot find good ole fashioned midwest/eastcoast Chinese food. I LOVE CHINESE FOOD!!!

I tried this place after a coworker told me about it and I read the reviews on here...This is the worse chinese i've had in my life but let me just comment on what i ordered. I paid $9 for a sweet & sour chicken combo with lo mein and egg foo young plus an egg roll ($1.50). The batter on the chicken made it taste like dirt. i swore what i was eating was not chicken, but maybe it was just very very bad batter. it was absolutely awful. not only that, the plate only came with THREE (3) pieces of chicken!!!!! The lo mein and the crunchy noodles took up most of the combination plate (isn't that supposed to be the side dish?). The gravy on the egg foo young was slimey and clear looking. The chicken was so bad that I didn't eat any of it, and i didnt taste the lo mein. I ordered the combo for the sweet and sour chicken, it was so nasty i couldn't even eat the 3 little pieces it came with. i didnt bother trying to eat the fried rice. the chicken left a nasty taste in my mouth for several minutes. OH AND I NEARLY FORGOT about the egg roll. It cost so much because it was the size of a taco bell burrito. being that i love egg rolls, i decided i might as well try to eat at least that. i bit into it and it was just slimey and gross. i wasn't surprised, just again very disappointed. I got my food to go and wound up leaving it in the car while i went to another chinese restaurant near my house to order again. I wanted to give it to some starving transient but I didn't see one. While I'm writing this review I'm eating my food from this new Chinese restaurant, SIU WOK on Central Avenue. I dont like their egg rolls, but at least they have the sweet n sour chicken part down packed. DONT GO TO THIS PLACE, WHAT A WASTE OF A MEAL. It was almost like I expected to be on a hidden camera show. I wanted someone to come to the parking lot with my real meal.

Pros: Good parking, prompt service

Cons: Gross food, bad chicken batter, egg roll disgusting and size of burrito

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I went here before the Suns game and it was very good. The egg foo young reminds me of the best restaurants back home in Baltimore. That may not be a good indicator of their food, but I liked it a lot. Don't expect anything fancy. Just great food for great value at a great location (right down the block from US Airways Center.

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★★★★☆

I went here before the Suns game and it was very good. The egg foo young reminds me of the best restaurants back home in Baltimore. That may not be a good indicator of their food, but I liked it a lot. Don't expect anything fancy. Just great food for great value at a great location (right down the block from US Airways Center.

Pros: Taste, Tradition, Price

Cons: Parking, Crowded at times

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The Cantonese Chow Mein is a true Chinatown Chow Mein, it's not for you "picky" chinese food eaters...It a true bit of Americana, since Chow Mein is a Chinese American Dish...The noodle soups are one of the only true ones you can find in Phoenix...You can see why it's a Phoenix mainstay for over 7 decades!!!

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★★★★★

The Cantonese Chow Mein is a true Chinatown Chow Mein, it's not for you "picky" chinese food eaters...It a true bit of Americana, since Chow Mein is a Chinese American Dish...The noodle soups are one of the only true ones you can find in Phoenix...You can see why it's a Phoenix mainstay for over 7 decades!!!

Pros: Simple Food, Service, Friendly

Cons: Parking at night

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This is the worst Chinese food I have ever eaten. Myself and two colleagues left 2/3 of the food that we ordered. If you are in the mood for a good Chinese lunch, take my advice and look elsewhere.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is the worst Chinese food I have ever eaten. Myself and two colleagues left 2/3 of the food that we ordered. If you are in the mood for a good Chinese lunch, take my advice and look elsewhere.

 

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