Since I've met my GF, we have been going out to eat late night dinner 3 to 4 times a week. Mai Lai Wah is one of the best spots in Chinatown. We went to several other restaurants past midnight and the crowds are usually small. The news is out that Mai Lai Wah has the best crowd and good food at the most reasonable prices. Every time, we are there at either 1am or 2am, there is still a big crowd. We feel right at home and the staff recognized us after our 10th visits in 3 weeks. Our favorites are the clam with X.O. sauce and soft tofu sauteed with Chinese vegetable. Highly recommended! N. Tien
This place is a very nice place to go to if you're hungry and you want to eat some good food. Plus, it doesn't take long for the food to be done, even if you place a large order. The food is so good and I come here almost 2 times every week. Its very cheap and well worth the visit. The atmosphere is friendly and you get treated very well. They also offer good deals like "Spend $20, get a free 2 liter of soda." Its really hard to choose what to spend you $20 on because it is so good and you also get a good amount of food. The portions are excellent.
Their food is No.1 in philly; I couldn't find any other restaurant that can compare to them. I ordered a chicken chow mei and General Tso's chicken once, they made the foods taste exactly what i wanted. A lot of time restaurants make the General Tso's chicken too hard or too soft, but they made it crispy and juicy. It is also easy for elder to eat. Moreover, the white sauce that they use on the chicken chow mei it tastes so good, not too much sauce or too dry. They're the best chinese food I have ever tasted.