Best sesame chicken in Denver
Moongate is one of my favorite restaurants in Denver, with some of the best asian food to be found anywhere. The sesame chicken is superb, nevermind the skeptics who think you can get sesame chicken anywhere. The chicken is tender, the bread coating is light and crispy, and the sauce is spicy and flavorful. While the Pad Thai is, to be sure, not the best, the Chinese foods are superior. Also try the seaweed salad, if you would like to try a different treat. Don't expect that dry crispy seaweed though; its definitely different. Entrees are generously sized, and come with rice (or fried rice and an eggroll during lunch). The vegetables are nicely steamed and crispy, as is traditional. For dessert, try the red bean or green tea ice cream. Both are tasty, although not the best I've ever had. While the restaurant is definitely chilly during the winter, I don't understand why people have problems with the service. Like any place, service is slower the busier they are, and also like anywhere else, if you're polite, they'll be polite also.
Suggestions: Sesame chicken or tofu, any of the specialty dishes, but the Thai food isn't the best. Not bad, but not as outstanding as the rest of the food there. I love fried rice, so lunch is always nice, because dinner comes with fried rice, although if you ask nicely, they may make a change for you for dinner. Service isn't five star, but its nothing to complain about, and the food is superb. You can get many of the same dishes you can get at any Chinese restaurant, but the quality is much better, and I'm always happy to pay for quality...except at Moongate, you won't be paying extra. All in all, an A+ restaurant, which is well-suited to someone who likes good food, but doesn't want to spend the big bucks.