Pearl Inn Chinese Restaurant
11815 W Interstate 10 Ste 100, San Antonio, TX 78230
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01/28/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I am a Chinese and moved here from Houston about year and half ago. I love to eat and always looking for good Chinese restaurants. Compare to Houston, I know my chance are not very good. I went to one of the top rated Chinese restaurant to eat last week and the owner told me about Pearl Inn. They will go to eat at Pearl Inn when they want some Cantonese style Chinese food. I thought a famous Chinese restaurant owner come here to eat it has to be good. I am glad that I pay them a visit today. The outside of restaurant need some face lift, but inside are very nicely decorated. It looks much better than a lot of Chinese restaurants I have visited in the past. I heard it is owned and operated by a couple from Hong Kong. Husband attends the Kitchen and Wife does everything else. I found her very pleasant and friendly. It does take a while to get your food, but you know it is freshly prepare by an expert. They serve daily special for $5 include main dish, fried rice, egg roll and ice tea. If you want soup it is $1 extra. It serves until 5:00pm and all day on Sunday. There are a lot of choices. I ordered something off the menu which is Singapore style fried rice noodle so if you like something even is not on the menu make sure ask. I also ordered the fish with Jalapeño and combination fried rice. They are all very good. I thought my fish will be some kind of fried fish nugget but no they are actually big piece of fish fillet. For $5, I can’t believe it. My Singapore noodle is delicious with just right amount of heat. It might be too hot for someone else but I love spicy food. The amount of the food is huge. I ordered three dishes. I got three big Styrofoam containers full of food and all for $20. They can last me for a week. Pearl Inn server a lot of typical dishes plus a lot of Cantonese style dishes and they also have a lot of Hunan and Sichuan style dishes as well. I prefer Pearl Inn than Kim Wah on Bandera and Phoenix on West Ave. Kim Wah is too expensive and they do not give you a lot of food. Phoenix is kind of dirty inside and the foods are nothing special.
12/14/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I agree there is no call for the rudeness exemplifed by the waiting staff very unprofessional. When I questioned the price on the bill I was told that the price posted was not right on the menu and that is the way it is. She wasy very ugly and lacks the key ingredient that all businesses thrive on and that is ""good friendly service"" which not only retains but brings other customers as well. Those that gave the restaurant a good review that is your prerogative. My experience was horrible and I will not be returning no matter how good and cheap the food is....and if asked will let people know....
10/27/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Believe me, I know good Chinese food, and this is GOOOOOOOOOOOOD Chinese food! I now go there so often I don't even have to order...they just bring me my favorite dish. They also --- Mama Pearl, Papa Pearl, Daughter Pearl and Son Pearl --- treat me like family when I go.
06/21/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Show me just ONE other place where I can get all the GOOD Chinese food I can eat for less than SIX DOLLARS!
You CAN'T...and that's a fact!
Decor SCHMEcor! Who the heck cares?
This is a very pleasant, very clean place, and the entire family treats every customer VERY well. That and the prices and the SUPER Chinese food keep me going back again and again!
IIf you're critical of this place, then you're going to be griping about the clouds, the wings and the harp music some place else later on....MAYbe!
04/29/2009Provided by Citysearch -
After reading some reviews was worried about stopping by but we did, the decor is outdated but the person helping us was friendly and the food was great.Big portions.Although it was not busy it seemed their was many to go orders being picked up.Will definately visit again.
03/20/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Fantastic! I don't understand how anyone could give a poor review. They must be on Quack! - moose - Today
I was surprised to see poor reviews for Pearl Inn. The food is quite good, large portions, good price, good service, Family owned and operated. I found them to have good attitudes and friendly service. I go there at least once per month and for several years now.
The poor ratings I have seen here are not justified. You should try it yourself. The decor is modern, clean but granted, not a chinese decor.
You will love the food, the people and the location is not difficult to get to at all.
12/10/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Spotted the restaurant and made our way in which wasn't convenient. From the outside it looks like an authentic Chinese restaurant. Upon entering, the decor was so outdated, it almost made me sick to stay there. Everything is the hue of pink, mirrors with brass trim, tables with pink table cloths and oil cloth coverings; something directly out of the late 70's or early 80's. The silverware and dishes must be original to that time period as well. The service for us was fine, but for other patrons, the service was definitely very rude and agressive. One person actually left after questioning the menu. Others were snickering because they couldn't believe it. We were overcharged on our bill but were not comfortable with bringing it to their attention. We ordered egg rolls not knowing the lunches came with them. Not impressed with scrambled egg added to the egg rolls. The egg drop soup was too heavy on the egg side and very thick, not impressed there. Ordered Sweet and sour Pork and the Golden Delight, spicy. The pork in the sweet and sour was ok, but the sauce was pretty bad and that was poured all over ruining the dish. The other dish was good for the price. We would not return. The food was mediocre at best and the service was one of the worst we've seen.
01/23/2008Provided by Citysearch -
A family run restaurant that serves up amazingly and fresh chinese food that's usually $5-8 for lunch including drink and an egg roll! And it comes out in less than 10 minutes tops. Excellent variety of pork, chicken, beef, and even shrimp cooked however you want it or go with their specials. Great place for fast chinese food - way better than any of the buffets that are around it ! We just stumbled upon it one day and have been going back ever since.
This place has the best chinese food I have ever eaten. I am a very picky eater and have never had a problem. The lady and man who own it are from China and speak little english, and besides their children they are the only people I've seen working there. Everything taste very fresh and homemade. I recommend this place to everyone I know! oh... and they have great lunch specials!