Hong Kong Noodle
901 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Hong Kong Noodle Inc
Parking: Lot, Free
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Asian, Caterers, Chinese
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
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03/24/2011Provided by Citysearch -
If you are only looking for food, then maybe go to hong kong noodles. There are way better places in the twin cities to go for authentic asian food. Check out the restaurants on university.
The service was horrible. I could have gotten better service at McDonald's. The owners were rude and hurried us through our whole meal. I have never had such a horrible experience in my whole life. It was like they just wanted us out of the restaurant as soon as possible. They badgered my cousin about paying her bill because she was still eating!
I will ever go there agian. Worst experience ever!
03/20/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I love Hing Kong Noodles! I have always had food that was hot and delicious!
I recommend the pan fried noodles with beef, egg rolls (they're the best I've ever tasted!) and the fried dumplings. Absolutely fabulous.
I'm not quite sure why these people are all complaining about service?? They clearly have not been to Asia. The service is just fine. I don't go to an authentic asian restaurant and expect four star service. It just doesn't happpen. I'm caucasian and have always been treated very well. No doubt that they are VERY busy and people are standing in the doorway to get a table, sometimes even watching over you. This is very typical in Asia.
It's well worth the wait!
01/15/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Hong Kong Noodle definitely focuses on the food. They have a large menu of authentic-sounding dishes. I've been there a number of times and haven't had anything I disliked. Like Hong Kong itself, they serve dishes in a variety of styles from around Asia, from Korean to Chinese to Thai. I can recommend the Thai Style Seafood Soup and most of the lunch specials.
Their service lacks what their food has. They focus more on making the food and cycling customers through than making the customers happy, though I must admit it seems to work, as we keep going back and they seem to have no lack of customers during lunch hours.
Dedicated free parking around back is a luxury in Stadium Village. During the summer months, they have a makeshift patio outside where you can enjoy the Washington Ave. traffic while enjoying your food.
07/07/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I WILL NEVER GO BACK THERE AGAIN!
I've been to Hong Kong Noodle several times before, and all those times I've always known that the service there was horrible, but this is the LAST STRAW!
-When being seated, menus are thrown on the table at you.
-Your water cups are brought and just put down in a cluster on one side of the table.
-When your order arrives, it's already been taken to several other tables before they realize who the order belongs to.
-Your meat dish arrives before the bowl of rice that is supposed to come with the dish at the same time
-When you ask for a take home box politely, they mumble something in their language and stammer ""SURE""
This is what really threw me off on this visit....
I went with a group of friends (Table for 5). Every time I've been there, we've always been able to pay for our meals individually. I went to pay for my part of the meal first, I CIRCLED my total, pointed it out with the pen and said ""I'd like to pay for this one here"" handed her my card, and she charged me the whole bill! I asked her if she could cancel the charge and only charge me for my order and she told me she didn't want to do it.
I was so frustrated and angry that she wasn't willing to cancel the charge. A pre-tip charge was also added which came as a surprise to me b/c I had never had that before there.
All I have to say to her is She must be a freakin idiot with no common sense to not know why I circled a price & deaf for not being able to hear what I had asked of her.
Even ordering take out they give rude services. When I stood at the counter waiting to pay for my meal, someone had come in to pick up their order. She threw the take out on the counter knocked the toothpick holder which shot out at me. At least she said ""sorry"" I guess. But she just slammed his receipt at him.
I'm ASIAN and I get treated like sh!t there. It doesn't matter if you're White or Asian you're going to get treated like sh!t b/c in the end they know you're there for their food and they're going to continue providing horrible services until people decide to start boycotting. And trust me, from now on I am boycotting that place!
But overall, from what I observed every time I've been there, White people have always been served more kindly, probably because they think they can pry more money out of white people.
I am generally a very kind person. I always say thank you's and please and because I have been a waitress before I am always extra patient and kind when dining out at restaurants. But this place just makes your bl00d broil!
-We also never got our tea or our Sriracha Hot Sauce
04/15/2009Provided by Citysearch -
i was there for lunch with my co workers and we ask for some water, the waitress came around said some in her language poured our cup and left our table angry. my recomdation to the manager or owner invest on your services and send your employees to Fogo dechao tol earn manner and services from them.
09/28/2008Provided by Citysearch -
We go regularly and we are white and they are incredibly kind to us, they give my kids free drinks and when they have time they talk to me.
These are my suggestions;
1. If you have been there you may have noticed that they are incredibly busy and yes they screw up the smoothies but in other countries it is okay to screw up and it isn't a horrible crime, just part of the ambiance.
2> If your waitress isn't insanely busy ask them a question that isn't culturally insensitive, it usually leads to a nice on going conversation over the next few visits.
3. Understand the fact that most of the waitresses speak English as a second or third language and that it is easier for them to communicate with customers that speak their first language, so at times it may make you a little less popular.
4. Also be compassionate. In speaking with some of the waitresses I've found out they are raising families on their own, sending money home and working 12-16 hour days in order to do so.
5. They enjoy seeing familiar faces and being that the food is so darn good we have become familiar to them and find the visits very homey and pleasant.
05/01/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Don't let the tacky pink awning at the entrance or the unassuming location in Stadium Village fool you. Or the disgustingly grimy, well-used laminated menus (just wash your hands after ordering). Hong Kong Noodles has marvelous, authentic, Cantonese-style Chinese dishes crafted from quality ingredients and dished out in generous portions. We're originally from Hong Kong, have been in the Chinese restaurant business for 30 years, and eaten all over from NYC, Frisco, DC, HK, mainland China. Three of us came, saw, and ate for $40 total. The sauteed spinach with garlic was fresh, juicy,and tender with the right amount of garlicky heat...and enough on the plate for probably 4 people. The seafood with chive stalks and bean sprouts was overflowing with yummy fish, large shrimp, creamy scallops and tender squid, balanced by the fresh crispness of the vegetables...enough for 3 people on one plate. The roast duck in our wonton soup was sinfully rich and meaty with the right amount of sweetness and salt. The beef brisket and tendons in our wonton soup were equally delicious and cooked to perfection with beefy goodness. The wonton soup THIN noodles were tasty with good bite. However, the thicker FUN noodles seemed a little dry and texture was off. Also, the pork/shrimp wontons in our soup seemed on the medium-rare side, so we considered asking to have them cooked a little longer...but were enjoying our main dishes so much we forgot about eating them.
The dishes we ate here were delicious and skillfully made with and fresh, quality ingredients (exception would be the thick fun noodles). We ate here because a relative of ours was graduating from the University of Minnesota, but we ended up pleasantly surprised and a few pounds heavier. We will eat again at this place before we fly back to the East Coast.
04/07/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I agree with most of what people have already been saying. The food is great and decently priced. HOWEVER, the service is some of the worst I have ever experienced. The staff disappears after the food is dropped off. My boyfriend and I really like their mango smoothies but they never get them to us before we're asking for the check. Either dine in and don't expect any extras with your meal (aka: refill on water, any beverages, dessert, attention from waitress, etc.) or order to go like we've started doing and enjoy your meal the same without the hassel of trying to figure out if the waitress should even be tipped. The key with this place is to order TO GO! In, out, and enjoying the food without the miserable service.
PROS: great food, smoothies, Japanese fried rice
CONS: worst service ever
04/01/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I am a student at the UofM and an afficionado of Asian food. I tried to eat there a few times and ended up leaving after waiting for over a half hour for a seat. They sat multiple Asians before me and my friend, and there was no sign of us ever being seated. Both times we ended up going to Village Wok. Finally we went on a Tuesday night around 11 and the place was empty. We were seated and served: however, after we got our meal we could not get any service. They would not get us water and I couldn't even track them down. The food was some of the best Asian food I have had on campus and the prices were decent with the dinner specials. I liked food enough to go back when it is slow. Oh well, even if the Asians don't like Americans or college students the food is still good.
03/26/2008Provided by Citysearch -
It makes me feel sad to read the negative comments about this restaurant as I had been lucky enough to have great experiences with HK Noodles. It is one of my favorite restaurants in the Twin Cities. Having lived in HK for 7 years, I find their food to be the best cure for my hankering for Cantonese dishes. Their chou fun and Singaporean rice noodles (vermicelli) are THE BEST! They accommodate to my vegetarian request by substituting beef with tofu upon request, which I truly appreciate.
My husband finds that dinner usually tastes better than lunch (could there be a difference in the cooks?)
A little overpriced, maybe, but the food is great.