Fortune Chinese Cuisine
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10/10/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Fortune is the perfect place to go for a quick bite. The food is good and the service is rocket fast. If you need to get in an out fast and want something more than that last lean cuisine in your office freezer, Fortune is an excellent choice... It just isn't a place to take that special person on your first date!
P.S. There are plenty of gourmet restaurants all around Fortune including Yugean Kang, Pops, Cafe Bizou, Quadrupel and Dish Bistro. However, none of them can get you in and out the door in 20-25 minutes! That said, you won't feel at all like you had a bad meal at Fortune and some of the dishes like the Chicken Chinese Sapad might just surprise you.
07/14/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I happened to see Fortune today while running some errands. I thought I'd try them as I'd been ""jonesing"" for Chinese food. I should have gone to Fushings! The food was so so. I didn't get one of the items that I ordered and when I questioned the bill it was like I'd run over Jenny's cat! Evidently I wasn't the only unhappy customer today as I heard a young lady saying she'd never eat their again as she walked out.
03/09/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I absolutely love Fortune's Chinese Restaurant. It is the best in at least the next 30 mile radius. I almost gave up on finding a good Chinese restaurant until one of my Chinese patients told me about Fortune. The food is delicious and the staff is super nice. :)
12/21/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I have no idea where to begin here. I have never really been prompted to write a review like this before, but this experience was so pitiful that I felt like I truly needed to say something. We waited to even be acknowledged for almost 45 minutes. No, they weren't busy. There was one harried waiter, and one bus boy who spoke no English. This was on a slow Sunday evening; early. Finally, we were able to get the waiters' attention. We asked for Chinese beer. He said "" Only Budweiser or Heineken"".
We waited some more, and some more. Beer came. We ordered steamed dumplings. We waited. When they finally came, the filling was tough and flavorless. We ordered some kind of chicken which came in a ruby colored red sticky goo. The mixed vegetable dish was small, and the broccoli was ""American"". Shame on them. By the time that I noticed that everyone else in the restaurant who came in after we had were already well into their meals, our steamed fish, almost passable, and a beef dish that was thrown onto a hot plate by the side of the table showed up without ceremony or or any thought what-so-ever.
Considering that there are so many amazing restaurants in Pasadena, and if you care to head down the road a bit to Alhambra or Monterey Park, you should pass on this one. I did see a woman hovering behind the scenes, but she never came out to acknowledge anyone. SO not true Chinese hospitality. You can do better than this.
03/02/2007Provided by Citysearch -
The WORST Chinese experience ever!!! The owner is argumentative and disrespectful. The staff doesn't know the menu. The take out takes 45 minutes. They don't prepare the food as asked. When I arrived I asked for another item on my phone order and asked to cancel another item. They said that they could not cancel even though they had not even started to prepare it. They billed me for my cancelled order and for my added item that had only been added at my arrival (when I had also asked for the cancellation). I had asked for mild prep. All my food had red peppers, too spicy.
This place had one couple only on a Friday night at 8PM?!? Why do you think that is??? Because they are worthless. Expensive!!! And cheap
p.s. A side of vegetable rolls $4.95 OUCHHHHHHHHHH!
06/27/2002Provided by Citysearch -
For those of you that work or shop in Old Town, you know that things can get a little pricey. At the Fortune Chinese Cuisine, you can get a great meal at a price that you cannot beat. With their entree's, you get a main dish, soup, egg rolls, and tea that will not break your wallet. If you enjoy chinese and are in the Old Town area, this is one place you should try.
06/17/2002Provided by Citysearch -
Because Fortune will bring non-greasy spring rolls and delectable shrimp and green beans to my door--with a smile, even--rates them high in my book. And the absence of MSG and heavy oils is definitely noticeble. Sure, it's a little basic, but basic is good enough for door-to-door Chinese--especially with the horrors of parking in Old Town.
05/24/2002Provided by Citysearch -
Fortune is just alright--very little to say about the place except that it's Old Town location makes it convenient after shopping or a movie. Even the signature dishes (Cha-cha Chicken, for one), while edible, don't register as having any particular flavor from one to the other.
every dish i've ordered from fortune has been excellent. with fresh vegetables and lean meats, they deliver tasty food that's low in fat and low in cholesterol. star items on the menu include anything with chicken or anything with shrimp. i've had just about all of them and they've never disappointed. some items on the menu are marked spicey, but they're not really spicey at all. if you want something really spicey, ask them to stop messing around and give it to you good. perfect year round, but i'm a fan of ordering a couple of dishes plus hot and sour soup on a cold, rainy day.
Never disappointed with Fortune. The food is always excellent and service fantastic. Try the Orange flavored chicken, steamed dumplings and the house special fried rice. If you order more than two entrees ask for extra rice since they usually only gve you one small container. They get busy some nights so delivery can take a while but it's always worth the wait.