If you're expecting to grab a plate, stand in line at the buffet, and pick and choose your favorite "Chinese" dish, think again. This is a family-style restaurant sporting food of quite a different flavor than every other Asian restaurant I have had the pleasure to dine in. You will sit, and the food will be brought to you. Think fogo without the loss of $50 from your wallet. The staff is amazingly accommodating and you will find yourself having a hard time saying no to a second or third helping of pork chops or sweet and sour chicken! This place screams small town diner. The ambiance is quite nominalistic, but in the end, isn't it the food and service that keep people coming back? Bring your friends and enjoy yourselves as you need not worry over a menu or constantly getting up to refill your plate.
The service is great, even with just two waitresses, who know us well. I stopped at the sixth chamber bookstore first, while my husband went in. My coke was brought out without him ordering it. I got my usual, garlic chicken. I have never seen anything like this on other menus. It's loaded with onions, shredded carrots, bamboo shoots, sliced chicken, and what seems to be jarred garlic, gently tossed in a light sauce.It's not a saucy dish. I love it so much I don't add rice. I only eat a few onions, and they are so tasty that I take them home to use in other dishes. My husband got his usual, kung pao shrimp, always good. One note, they have some of the best egg foo young, served in a delicious gravy.
This is seriously the best Chinese take-out place in the cities. Great quality and quantity for the price. The owners are super friendly and it's always a great idea to eat here. I've actually recommended this place to so many friends that I once walked in to order and spotted two friends in line in front of me! The only thing is that they don't have noodles on their menu that I am aware of. But what is a tiny flaw like that when compared to awesome food, pricing, and service? HIGHLY recommend you check it out. Like now. No, I really mean it.
This is the only place to order good fast Chinese in the area. We tend to order the same things most the time but when we have tried other items they never fail. Shrimp Toast, small simple fried goodness!! Customer service is good, sometimes there is a slight language issue but I expect that when I call anywhere for Chinese. This place is great and price is good. I have never had a mis-meal here and highly recommend this place for fast good delivery. Dine is is also great.
So I found this place while I was attending century college in 2004 and my friends and I can't get enough of pagoda. The food is always amazing and so fast and to top it off the service is always friendly and prompt. The real star of the show is the chef and owner. His willingness to cook outside the box and make you something thats not on the menu there is one dish that is out of site and what I tend to order it's called SIZZLING RICE whats in it is shrimp, beef, and chicken
Five stars for what this place does well.I have never had better peking duck than what I have been served here. It is available in one, two, or the full three courses. They have other food here as well apart from the usual American popular Chinese "junk food." They are kings of the bamboo steamer. If you come in here and have some dumplings, pork bao, and the duck with a couple of friends, you'll see why I gave them five stars.
Ii enjoyed the food,very much. I found the decor,to be both cozy,and welcoming. The service was attentive, and the prices competitive. This would be an ideal place to take your date,on a Friday or Saturday night. I ordered the sweet&amp;sour chicken, it was very tasty! There were good chunks of pineapple, tomatoes, and bell peppers, with chicken, in a sweet/sour sauce. It even came with white rice. A very solid meal!
Take-out only but by far the best fast-food Chinese I have had anywhere! I've never had to wait longer than 10 minutes so I don't even bother calling ahead. The portions are very generous and the cost is very reasonable. My personal favorite is the chicken chow mein and either the chicken or pork fried rice. The sweet and sour chicken is also very good, but best if you don't have a long commute home.
Big eaters delight as the Buffet is a real bargain at under $8.00 for lunch. As far as selection? The food is plenty and varied and it is a fantastic bargain. While the place does not need to hide behind fancy decor it serves very good food and I am likely to return for this lunch buffet. Just east of Hamline on the very trendy Grand Ave.
I had never been to this place - I was driving around looking for an alterations shop and just got super hungry, but I'm seriously glad I did. I tried the black bean chicken and it was hands down the best thing I've ever eaten - and I'd never even heard of it before. I wish I could go there every day...actually I might try :)