Great authentic Chinese food served in clean attractive surroundings. The wait help was happy to describe the dishes to us - there are so many noodle dishes their suggestions were both necessary and welcome. After he had gone over the menu selections our waiter listened to what we wanted and found some pan fried noodles that met our meet our needs with just a little tweaking. I am very partial to the skinny noodles that can be difficult to find in Arizona. Seafood seems to be a specialty of the house. They have tanks of living seafood in the restaurant, so you're guaranteed it is fresh. The roast duck was cooked to a turn and had very tasty crisp skin. We also ordered a medium spicy eggplant dish that was delicious. The house fried rice had BBQ pork, chicken, shrimp and vegetables in it - yummy. At lunch carts loaded with dim sum tidbits circulate throughout the restaurant. The servers will spend time describing the dumplings and other goodies to you. Everything we tried was wonderful. The tiny custard pies were the perfect way to finish off our meal.
I have been eating at Abacus Inn for the past 20 years. In that time, this restaurant has gone through several owner ships. The food is of superb quality, and of very large portions. Their prices remaining in a lower level range with the economy ( reasonable ). They have had a considerable staff turn over in the past couple of years. But for good reasons. To answer the below reviews, The food can be prepared anyway you like it. This being said, ( extra veggies, spicier, more wontons in the soup, more sauce, sweeter , just about any way you prefer it . Just ask your waiter. The restraunt is very clean, and the owner will listen to any legitimate complaint . He also takes care of them. Try Abacus Inn, You will not be disappointed. Also, they have the best Chinese soup in the city of phoenix. Especially their Hot and Sour soup. Their delivery service is tops. Just remember to ask and thou shall receive. Twains3007
Canton Wong 2 is hands down the best inexpensive Chinese restaurant I've ever been to. The food is fantastic and more authentic than similar Chinese restaurants. It has been under the same ownership for several years and the family really values their customers. Since the current owners have been there Canton Wong 2 has not been affiliated with the other Canton Wong restaurants in Phoenix- something I learned the hard way (the others are not as good) Service is always friendly and efficient. The little Chinese lady who works out front is constantly cleaning and mopping with a mop that is bigger than she is so the place is always clean. Delivery is prompt and reliable. You really can't beat this place.
Since the last review from 2005, this establishment has closed. I went by there today (July 19, 2008) and there was a For Sale sign and hand written note on the door. Sorry We Closed. Someone had put up another sign for another chinese resturant 5 miles west (also on Bell Road), but because the other establishment had a diffrent name it was most likely another business trying to profit from another's closing. It is sad for me because I had eaten at China Star for 10 years and the food was usually good, but of late had gone down a little in quality compared to its very high standards when it opened. The food was exceptional for the bargin pricing. My children and I will miss China Star.
I live in the neighborhood, but even if I didn't, I would travel back to this place. I ususally get a "to go crate" and I stuff it full of as many as I can of the wide variety of authenic tasting Chinese dishes. The cost had never been more than $6.50 for all this, and I think it's well worth it. Buffet is about $8.00 which is cheap by my standards. They always have several types of beef, chicken,shrimp, and fish that are all excellently prepared.
The waitresses and staff are so friendly and helpful here! I have been celebrating my mom's birthday here for three years and the back room is ideal to reserve! We even had "Happy Birthday" song in Chinese! Choices of food is great and served well. Place is so clean and it is only three years old so I don't think the next reviewer was really there, as the carpets were brand new then and still look brand new.
I've been going here since I wad a little girl, my parents love this place! I take my kids here now. They have very good service, the food comes real quick. I've never tried delivery though. The food us great! It's better than panda express ;) I recommend this place to a lot of people. I even took my tata here right before he passed away & he loved out. :D
We have been to this restaurant many times, at different times of the day and days of the week and it is always exceptional food. The dishes are prepared fresh when ordered and are very flavorful. This is one of the best asian restaurants I have found in the city. Service is great, the family running this restaurant is warm, friendly and very customer focused.
Cheney95 should move back to NY ,Typical loud mouth from the rotten, rat infested city. I've been to China town many times and it gets worse every time .... jade is the real deal and happy it's close by my home. Have tried basically every dish there and never been disappointed ����. Wish they delivered for those sick days����
THE LEMON CHICKEN AT CANTON WONG #3 IS TO DIE FOR, WHILE THE "BEEF AND BROCCOLI" SIMPLY rocks! THE RESTAURANT ITSELF IS SMALL, AND LACKS ATMOSPHERE, BUT THE DELIVERY IS FAST AND ACCURATE. PRICES ARE REASONABLE, SO I CAN'T SEEM TO GO MORE THAN A WEEK WITHOUT MY CHOW MEIN OR FRIED RICE. I'M ADDICTED FOR SURE!