North End Chinese Restaurant
1806 W State St, Boise, ID 83702
Parking: Free, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Asian, Take Out, Chinese
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Below Average
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07/09/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I wasn't expecting much when I decided to have lunch here. But it was close to work and looked like I could get back within the hour I had for my lunch break. I had hoped to find a neighborhood gem. Not the case. The waitress was very kind and prompt. However, the dead moth I found floating in my soup was not a good way to start off my meal. I wasn't too upset because, hey, stuff happens and they can't control for everything. But what really bugged me (yes, pun intended) was that I had to pay for my meal. Wouldn't you think a restaurant would want to comp the meal after you found a dead insect in it? Apparently not. I guess they really needed the $5.99 they charged for the meal. I won't be going back.
02/26/2011Provided by Citysearch -
It's so easy to complain isn't it? They must have had a bad day 8 months ago but the HUGE SLAM at the top of the collumn lingers eh?
I like North End Chinese very much. It's been a consistant satisfier over the years though I probablly only go once every six or eight weeks.
They have ALWAYS (in my opinion) had good and friendly staff, and have provided consistant foods that are unusual and tasty.
I very much like their Hot & Sour Soup and ""Special Fried Rice""
I guess I'd really have to be put out to SLAM a place but I'd want to make sure it wasn't just a bad day before I do. The restaurant business is tough unless you're a chain.
North End Chinese is definitely not a chain and instead is a good local business I'll continue to support.
(PS, always bring a scale to a restaurant so you can measure percentages of eggs in the rice - LOL)
06/29/2010Provided by Citysearch -
We ordered from North End Chinese because it was close to home, but NEVER AGAIN!
The food was absolutely terrible! I would expect to find this food at a bad buffet or sitting in a grocery store deli - but even those are better. The crab rangoon was orange and clumpy on the inside. The sweet and sour pork was soggy. The shrimp and pork fried rice was 90% rice, 7% veggies, 2% eggs and 1% meat. The almond chicken was slimy. Even the fortune cookies (which we had to ask for) were stale.
My boyfriend spent the better part of the night in the bathroom after eating here and I had to stop after two bites to take Reglan (for nausea) just to get it down.
If you want to pay high prices for poor quality food and a stomach ache, get your dinner here! If you want Chinese food that is edible, don't look to these guys.
09/01/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I live in austin tx and visited idaho for a wedding and had to find a chinese rest. and happened upon this one. we were just hitting closing time and the satff convinced us that we were not inconveniencing them. so we ordered togo. the service was awesome(accomodating) and to be frank the food was perfectly chinese and exactly what we were looking for. The Gen. Tso's tofu better than most i have had.
05/29/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I went through the drive through last night and order fried rice, mandarin chicken and fried shrimp. The wait was not long, but the woman at the drivethru window was less than friendly. I got my food and left. A block away I peeked in the bag, realizing that I had no sweet & sour for my fried shrimp. I like dipping my fried shrimp in it. I went back through the drivethru and explained that I had forgotten to ask for the sweet and sour. The woman informed me it would be 53 cents. Well, money is money, and every other Chinese restaurant in town that I have been to gives you a side of sweet and sour for nothing with fried shrimp. On principal, I did not get the sauce. The shrimp was very, very oily. The rice was sticky and dense, with little flavor and only a few pieces of onion and small bits of ham to spruce it up. The chicken was just short of inedible, consisting of approximately 2/3 breading with tough, stringy chicken inside. The sauce was bland, but was the most exciting thing about the meal. I spent a good 10 minutes trying to figure out how they got it to be so incredibly red. I would not recommend this restaurant to a friend.