07/26/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I've eaten at this place a handful times over the past year, and I'll probably keep going back. The food is not great, but edible, and especially complimentary with drunkenness (probably all the grease).
Its a little expensive for what it is-Junky Chinese food. Their fried shrimp appetizer (which is very good, and similar to the puffy, greasy 'east coast' Chinese batter) yields only 5 very small pieces of shrimp and costs about $7 or $8 :( Same with the egg rolls...Only 4 for $6.
The fried rice and lo mien are standard prices and standard portions (I think $8 or $9).
All the in house meats; beef, shrimp & chicken are a bit on the mystery side, resembling perhaps a distant cousin of its professed meatness, but not tasting quite proper. Rubbery & slimy is the beef, and the shrimps and chicken pieces have weird floury stuff all over it. Strange.
The key is to be drunk while eating this food:)
The service is great-They're fast, and the Big guy who packs up your to-go leftovers is great! Its amazing to watch him get all the food from your plate in the box without spilling any.
The drinks; Scorpion is GREAT. One is enough, and cheap, too, at only $7 or $8 (a scorpion is equal in power to 2 martinis)
I tried a cosmopolitan martini here, and hooo-It was bad.
It was clear with a slight orange tinge, tasting like tap water w/ a splash of vodka. A martini should burn your throat a bit in bitter taste going down...This tasted only reminiscent of any alcohol. The glass had no condensation, either...I think they poured tap water into the glass with a shot of vodka.????
I don't know, but the scorpions are good.
For a place 2 minutes from my house on foot, it's a good choice. OK food, nice people, consistent (even if the food itself is sub par, at least you know what you're getting). Can't go too, too wrong if your expectations are set low before you go.