My title pretty much says it all. If you go to First Wok and eat there, you usually get pretty good service and food(most of the time) I wanted to get some take out one time(I live pretty far from their convenient locations) and ordered chicken fried rice, an egg roll, and egg drop soup. I went all the way back home and discovered not only was the egg roll burnt badly on the ends but the soup was not the normal yellow color it always it but it was a lot darker. If you usually get the egg drop soup from First Wok then you know what I'm talking about. So the soup was a lot darker and it was awful. Then the chicken fried rice was burnt too! There were huge clumps if rice and chicken stuck together and it was hard. GROSS. I didn’t take it back, I just called and spoke to the cashier(?) and told her. I wish I could say this was the only time this happened when I got take out but it wasn’t. The second time it happened it was only the chicken fried rice that was awful in the same exact way. Then I drove all the way back because I spoke with the cashier on the phone and when I got there she smelled it and said "it doesn’t smell burnt, let me have the cook look at it." It did not matter what the cook said because I got my money back and haven’t gone there since. This was the First Wok on 44th street.
I've been there numerous times. My extended family also enjoys meeting there to visit while enjoying a meal. There is a good selection of dishes and more diversity than one might expect. Like any restaurant, some dishes don't seem as good as at other restaurants. However it's been my experience that Red Sun strives to improve even dishes I thought were good - & it shows. The only problems have been fruit not totally ripe (a common problem in restaurants in the winter, it seems) & the pastries get stale. Perhaps setting fewer pastries out at a time or finding a better way to cover them would help. On the whole, I always recommend Red Sun. I've even taken people there who claim not to care for Asian cuisine & they were surprised at how tasty the food is.
I went with my mom a few months ago and the food runner brought us our food and set our plates. It was only after my mom took a bite did she realize he brought us the wrong food. Before he could walk away she mentioned that it wasn't our food. He apologized and picked up the plates and we watched as he took the food to the correct table. Eww! My mom had taken a bite amd rather than going to get this couple new meals he fed them food that someone had already eaten part of. We didn't know if we should tell them or not but we did mention it to the manager who didn't really seem to care.
I ordered the Kung Fu chicken, and it was fantastic. The chicken was lightly breaded and fried CRISPY. The texture was out of this world. It is served in a brown, spicy sauce with green pepper, onion, and some Chinese vegetables. Absolutely delicious. I gave the place a shot because of the 5-star reviews, and am now compelled to share this place with others. The lunch special is $5.50 (as of Dec 2015) and comes with a good sized portion of the meal and fried rice, with a crab cheese wonton and a can of pop. Great value.
Ming 10 (located on the second floor) is an exceptionally well kept and delicious Asian restaurant. The staff and owners are all very friendly and also will make you feel welcome. i always do. Depending on what you are hungry for you have lots of options to choose from. Hibachi is my personal favorite, and if i am in a hurry carry out is always my next option. Returning soon for sushi, the buffet and more hibachi!
The food here is very good. If you want to really experience all this restaurant has to offer, you have to visit the lunch buffet M-F 12pm-2pm. For a very economical price you can sample a wide variety of the dishes served here. I certainly recommend this restaurant for those who LOVE Chinese food like I do! My favorite dish is shrimp broccoli and cashew chicken (minus the cashews- I don't like them) :)
The rice was fantastic unlike the rice had flavor and tasted very fresh and the best is that it was a large and it only cost me 4.99 Chinatown is the only restaurant that has that special so I strongly recommend that you come and try it for yourselves
Huge portions, great service! Our favorite server is Q . Funny and helpful.. makes dining there a joy. Food has always been excellent, and staff always accommodating. Surprised to see some of the other reviews here.
Love it. There's a couple choices for chicken, pork, and beef dishes. Several sides and appetizers to chose from and best of all you can get it to go. Just pack up a to go box and get some soup too, I love it.
Came in right at noon for the lunch bar. The service is excellent, the food is limited in variety and some looked a little old, there must be only one cook. At least the prices were alright