I had read a recent Daily News article that the Chef Jan Kitchen recently opened in Grant City. After reading the Daily News' positive review about this restaurant, I was excited to try this cuisine which is Mandarin, Szechuan, and Hunan Chinese food supervised by one of Taiwan's top chefs -- Chef Jan who won 14 gold medals in international culinary competitions. On Sunday, I had the pleasure of sampling some amazing Chinese cuisine. Even though the restaurant was very busy, the staff went out of their way to give us great customer service. Our server, Apple, recommended that we try both the shredded pork in garlic sauce and the jumbo shrimp in garlic sauce dishes for dinner. Each dish was different and special. Chef Jan prepared both dishes with a high level of skill, expertise, and experience. These dishes were aesthetically pleasing to the eye as well as tasteful to the palate. Both dishes had layers upon layers of delicious flavors. In the last week, I have been to this restaurant not once, not twice, but three times because the food is so so good. I am encouraged that they do not use any MSG at all in the dishes we had. I just want to be clear that every ingredient that Chef Jan used to prepare my dish was the best quality and very fresh. Chef Jan's shrimps were the very best I ever eaten. Our bartender for the evening was Tony who is a master at making cocktails that I would highly recommend. For dessert, we had an incredible fried banana that was out of this world. The owners, Alison and Chef Jan himself, visited our table and asked how our dinner was. I explained to them that this was the best Chinese food experience that I ever had on Staten Island. Alison and Chef Jan were very nice and extremely respectful and made us feel at home. They and their staff are wonderful people. The staff of Chef Jan Kitchen are very hardworking people and friendly. And if you want an extraordinary meal prepared by a master chef, then come to Chef Jan Kitchen. I give this restaurant the highest possible rating.
Drove passed this place the other day and wanted to try it out. The prices were good and the place was very clean. For the appetizer, we ordered some spring rolls and scallion pancakes. The scallion pancakes were very light, flaky and multilayered. The spring rolls were crispy and and rich with flavor. I ordered the sweet and sour chicken. The outside was a light golden brown and very chrispy. The chicken was very tender and juicy. The sauce wasnt too sweet and complemented the savory flavor of the chicken. My husband ordered the mongolian beef. The beef was very tender and soft. There was a hint of sweetness which contrasted greatly with the spice and brought the dish to a new level of flavor. It was so good that we ordered another to take home. The service was very nice and all the food was served very quickly. Everything was so fresh. Im going to be coming back to this place very soon.
This is your standard hole in the wall take-out joint. There are only a couple of tables but the people are very nice and the place is clean. I highly recommend it because I have yet to order something from here that isn't really great. Try the chicken w/chinese mixed vegetables. It's awesome. THe chicken is extremely tender, pounded thin til it melts in your mouth. The pork fried rice has little chunks of pork that are actually lean. This is the place for take-out if you are anywhere near the ferry.