I have been eating here for 25 years easily, and like the owners. Their waiters quality vary over the years, but if you become a regular, and trouble yourself to get to know them, they will take good care of you. Have always felt like they care about the customers, and it is my daughters favorite place to eat; they practically adopted her after watching her eat "hot and spicy" at her second birthday dinner. I love the fresh entrees, they are a great deal for the price. Again, get to know the menu, and you will find which sauces you like best. Not crazy about the appetizers; the wrappers on the egg rolls and rangoon are too thick, and the soups too generic for my taste, but probably just right for someone who is not an adventuresome eater. Dinner seems to have the better chef; it is priced slightly higher. Once the delivery people know where you live, you will get your food hot and crisp. This is not gourmet food, but a great place on a budget, and a wonderful neighborhood establishment. Hope they never go away.
In an unassuming building on Independence Ave, with a rather American name, Steam Bowl Chinese Restaurant is serving some of the best Chinese food in this area. One might think twice before entering this establishment, given the area and the outside appearance. Once inside, the place is very clean and we were greeted by smiling, friendly face. We were the only ones seated in the dinning room, but carryout customers came and went throughout our meal. Obviously the great food is no secret to people in the neighborhood. The food was very fresh, well seasoned and the portions big enough to split an entree. The dumplings were some of the best I've had in this hemisphere. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting a great meal at a great price, served by people that definitely take pride in their food. Two thumbs up!
My family was told by a nurse working at St. Luke's that if we wanted Chinese 'that is the place to go'. I generally am not impressed with most Chinese restaurants, but now my standards for Good Chinese food have been raised. The China Wok had clean fish tanks to look at when walking in the door. The staff greeted us immediately, and were very friendly, the place itself was very clean and had ornate casings with items on display. The food came quick and was some of the best if not the best we have ever had. And our glasses were never, I do mean this- never, half empty. They came around every few minutes to make sure you weren't thirsty. The portions were perfect. The soup was hot. Not many other Restaurants have all their stuff together, but this is definitely one of the few.