Had the first opportunity to experience what my friends had been raving about -- Chow Time!! I was not disappointed. The value, volume, variety -- AND the taste was a pleasant experience for my purse and palate! I and about 40 of my family members celebrating our family reunion during the July 4th weekend, descended upon Chow Time on Sunday afternoon following our worship service. The food, beverages and professionalism all outlasted us. I have already taken my sister and her family, visiting Memphis from Hawaii. They too were impressed. I think the melding of Asian and Home Cooked/Soulfood cuisine makes you want to write home to "Mama!"
This place has served Memphis the most authentic Chinese food for the past decade. What a blessing to Asian community. If you have ever had REAL Chinese food, you would certainly enjoyed this place. Authentic Cantonese food with daily dim sum and new addition of Taiwanese specialties. The place was closed for a few months during the summer 2010 due to relocation. It just re-open on Summer ave. on August. The daily dim sum, freshest seafood, unusual fresh Taiwanese bubble tea. This is certainly our favorite Chinese restaurant. We move to Memphis from Taiwan and Asian Palace has been such a blessing.
My mother-in-law to me to Chow Time a couple of weeks ago during the week. The foold was delicious. I truly didn't expect it to be as good as it was. I didn't want to try the Chinese food, but she asked me to try some of the Mongolian beef and OMG it was so delicious and flavorful. Before I knew it, I had eaten 3 plates of food. The southern food was delicous, especially the fried fish and shrimp. I went back the following Sunday after church and it was just as good as before. The waiter was very nice and professional and the environment is wonderful. It's an experience in itself.
Best Vietnamese food in Memphis! For the last 28 years this Saigon Style Cuisine has been my local favorite. No other place tastes like Joe's cooking. Small, intimate, this place haa an extremely small staff. The food is cooked to order, never sitting in a pot or tub. Like any cook to order restaurant, wait time is moderate but not excessive. The food is worth the wait. His home grown Vietnamese chile peppers have a trade to be found nowhere else in town. Treat yourself to this hidden treasure. 40 years and going strong!
The food is abundant and fresh but the service was not great. The hostesses did not show friendly faces or professionalism. If they would add to the dessert menu this place would be so much better. They have a big variety in food but dessert lacked taste, choices, and culture. You would think that since soul food is on the menu that peach cobbler, banana pudding or chocolate cake would be also. Maybe I'll give them a call and suggest it! Oh ya, the decorations are FABULOUS.
Chow Time is the best buffet that I have ever eaten at. There was a wide variety of food selections and the food tasted great. I think the idea of having a Chinese buffet on one side and a soul food buffet on the other side is great. I do not like Chinese food, but my husband does; therefore, you get the best of both worlds under one roof. I was surprised that the soul food tasted like down home southern cooking.
Love this place! It is my new go-to for after work drinks (great specialty cocktails!), small plates, dinners with friends, or dinner as a couple... everything. Everything I've had to eat or drink there has been wonderful and the ambiance is nothing short of gorgeous. This place is really something special and a nice addition to the Memphis dining scene.
I just had a to-go order from this restaurant. I ordered the General Tso's combo with chicken fried rice and a spring roll. The chicken was absolutely amazing!!! They gave me a good portion of food also. I could only eat half. The building itself isn't pretty on the eyes outside, but the food makes up for it. I would recommend this place to anyone!!!
I have drove past this place thats just a few miles from my house. I went in tonight for the 1st time while my partner is out of town (they are not a fan of Chinese food), but I know I will be taking them there as this is not just Chinese food... This location brings a little for everyone and over all, it was all good. I will go back!
I have been going to this restaurant for as long as I can remember. They hands down have the very best chicken fried rice, egg rolls, and wonton soup. Do not get in a hurry here the food is made fresh and they are always packed. It is worth the wait no matter how long it is.