U Garden Chinese Restaurant
2725 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: (612) 378-1787
Fax Number: (612) 378-1787
U Garden Restaurant
Parking: Lot, Private
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Asian, Caterers, Family Style, American, Take Out, Chinese
Alcohol: Full Bar
Bike Parking: Yes
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Specialties: Weddings, Meetings, Bridal Events, Parties
Price Range : Average
01/25/2012Provided by Citysearch -
My partner and I decided to re-visit this Chinese buffet during the early evening around 6 p.m. I have had good experiences at this restaurant in the past and have also had experiences where the food was mediocre and the restaurant very crowded. However, this time there were only about three or four occupied tables and the food was very fresh and delicious. On this evening, there was only one buffet bar being used. Generally, there were the basics: kung pao chicken, vegetable lo mein, egg rolls, egg flower soup, hot and sour soup, fried dim sum, sesame chicken, etc. This time around, the buffet offered wonderful sole in ginger sauce, shrimp with vegetables, beef with red and green peppers, szechuan green beans, and fried squid with onions. Usually the egg drop soups at most buffets are simply awful: very salty with a unappetizing texture. However, the egg flower soup offered at this buffet was excellent: it was substantial with a good medium texture. The food was kept fresh and the staff was friendly and courteous: they kept our drinks replenished and picked up our used dishes in a very timely manner.
06/06/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I've been to a number of Chinese buffets in the Twin Cities before, including many in the south metro area. U Garden was definitely nothing special, and was actually below average. There's a massive amount of seating available that dwarfs the 2-3 buffet bars they had available, and during the lunch rush that seating was well-utilized.
When I went, they had a collection of Chinese dishes fairly typical to those found throughout the USA. The food bars had an average selection of food, with at least two dishes duplicated on both the hot bars.
The selections I tried, though, failed to impress. The Egg Foo Young quite bland and the gravy failed to add any flavor other than runny starch. The Won Ton Soup tasted okay but unfortunately was the best thing I tried.
Since it's just down the road from a number of good Asian food restaurants in Stadium Village, I'm not sure what the draw here is.
11/03/2006Provided by Citysearch -
The U Garden is an outstanding Chinese restaurant. We have found non finer in food and service. We always take our out of town guests to the U Garden, and they ask to go again when they visit! Huy and the group serve only the best. Family takes great pride in their service.
06/28/2006Provided by Citysearch -
They just completed a new addition to the building and the place has doubled in size. Very spacious and roomy.
Besides their great buffet selection, the private party menu selections were fabulious!!! We were guess at a wedding reception there and service was excellent. U Garden caters to large and small private parties.
03/02/2006Provided by Citysearch -
U Garden is our favorite restaurant for our selves and out-of-town company quests. The lunch buffet is absolutely the best and freshest. The serving folks are very friendly and the food reliable in great quality. They have wine and beer which is nice to have as an option. It is near the Univ. of Minnesota Mpls campus so there are many places to eat. We still pick U Garden. Others must too! They always seem to be adding on.