Park Asia, located on Michigan Avenue close to the court house, was recommended to me and although I WAS very loyal to my Chinese restaurant just a few blocks away for years (China City), I decided to give it a try. Oh my! I think that my loyalty has been broken. The food is superior to China City and also the prices and large portions. Although this restaurant does not offer the lunchtime buffet, I find myself requesting a “to go” box every time I eat in. The portions, even the combo meals, is enough for two meals. The staff goes the extra mile by not only bring you a box but fresh rice to take along with you. I really appreciate that when I order take-out that they separate the sauce on certain meals so that the breaded meat does not get soggy. Unlike my previous favorite restaurant, the Sweet & Sour entrees include pineapple and veggies. The service is wonderful and friendly and they will try to accommodate you in any special requests. I might add that their chicken fried rice is GREAT. In other restaurants, they use leftover meat, cubed, to add to the rice, but Park Asia uses strips of meat, even if it is part of the combo meal. Crab Ra-goons are one of the best I ever had. I am making my way through trying entrees on the large menu and found that there is only one entree that I don’t really care for and that is the Almond Chicken (in brown sauce). But in saying that, my sister loved it, so I guess it is a matter of taste. Today, I tried the Teriyaki Chicken entree and loved it but next time I am going to request a little more heat/spice be added, which they will do for you to suit your taste. Inside the restaurant, the atmosphere is nice and quiet—great for date night. So, I, connoisseur of Chinese cuisine, highly recommend this new Chinese restaurant.
I love the HUGE portions for such a great price! Food there is so worth every penny I spend there. I love the appetizers, I have tried almost all of them. The staff are very nice. I can eat their crab cheese and chicken fried rice everyday!!! I am hooked!! The food is always fresh, you 'll know when you taste it. I did hear someone complain about waiting while I was there, but honestly, I've been there so many times that was the first plus the food is so worth the wait it IS SO delicious! Btw, my friend first introduced me to this restaurant, I am glad she did!
There is no Chinese restaurant that can match Forbidden City's menu. The soup is divine, with the clearest and most flavorful broth and the most perfectly cooked ingredients. The staff is absolutely friendly and very professional. They have a "diamond" from AAA, but I believe they should have a two or three diamond rating. Everything is fresh and it shows. There is no better, or even equal, Chinese restaurant in the whole Tri-Cities area. When we eat at another chinese restaurant, we always compare it to Forbidden City.