My wife and I went here early on a Saturday evening. It was not busy yet, but was before we left. Service was excellent, with our drinks never getting low. Food was great, with lots of vegetarian options. Unlike most Chinese restaurants, they will do anything on the menu as vegetarian. They also offer items for vegans. The Egg-Rolls were fresh, crisp and well made, and the Kung-Pao Tofu was really good. Definitely a place we will return to!
Magic Wok is a cozy little Chinese place located in a cozy corner of Glendale. It has an elaborate menu yet they usually alter the dish to my husband's taste. My husband usually like extra ginger and garlic in his Chinese food. The ambiance is home-like and the waiters are easy and friendly. It's a quiet place so don't expect the hustle-bustle that you might find in restaurants located on the Brand. But it's ideal for a dinner with the family!!
Yes, it's always crowded but it's worth the wait. Some of the best dim sum and noodles I've ever had in my life. Stand outs include the mixed spicy wontons, chicken with flat noodles, shrimp and pork shumai and of course, the juicy pork dumplings. They also serve a few terrific sauteed veggie dishes such as the mustard greens and the kale. I like to wash it all down with iced cream green tea with sea salt.
Koreanized Chinese food or is it Chinese Korean food? More like the second one. The black bean noodles are excellent as well as the funky fried chicken. The kimchee there is very gingery. They have all the classic Chinese dishes made for Koreans. But you don't need to be Korean or even European to dig this place. With a name like House of Joy!
This place is good but doesn't live up to the hype. A few good-to-great dishes, but a sterile atmosphere and a few duds on the menu, including a tofu dish so overpowered by Szechuan peppercorns that everyone at our table was palate-wrecked. May go back after they have some time to get their act together but not in any hurry.
food was delicious! wait was not long at all, but we also came before the dinner rush started. dumplings and noodles were delicious - try the juicy pork dumplings (soup dumplings) as that's what they're known for. so glad i don't have to drive out to arcadia for this now!
The food was just as good as the Arcadia ones, and of course it's just as crowded as the Arcadia ones. If it's too crowded, you can order ahead to pick up, park in front and pick it up in 15 minutes. Great location. Highly recommended!!!
I love this restaurant! It offers a lot of authentic dishes like Ma Po To Fu, and spiced beef tendons etc. I have been a loyal customer since they opened in Chicago's Chinatown. Highly recommend to anyone who wants authentic Sichuan food.
Great ambiance, and almost the same selection as the ones in Arcadia, where I first found this chain. I think the pricing is the same, but the food is more authentic at the Arcadia locations. Pricey, upscale Dim Sum.
Never disappoints. Delicious food, great variety, wonderful for sharing as a family, work friends, etc. Unless you go there before 11.30am for lunch, be prepared to wait -- because it's that popular!!