3317 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT | Directions 8411540.699338 -111.888192
Neighborhoods: South Salt Lake
Caution! – Although David's kitchen serves excellent food, be cautious when ordering in a large group where each guest serves themselves from small platters (family style). David has overcharged our company on several occasions as much as $20 per person for a lunch that would have cost $8 if each person ordered off the menu. Note that each guest only drank water during their lunch.
Although an attempt was made to discuss the over charges with David, he refused to talk about it. Our company is very dissatisfied with David's inability to provide a fair meal for a fair price and we will not return.
If you like potstickers this is your place – I have been to David's probably 10 times and each time in between my visits I forget how good the food really is! The potstickers are a MUST have. They mix your sauce at your table how ever you like it (medium for me) , the walnut shrimp sweet sauce, candied walnuts and it has a really nice texture, Salt and pepper beef is tender and not too salty and always the genrals chicken sweet and tangy sauce. It's like sweet and sour chicken's gourmet sibling. The soups are also good. I've only had the egg flower and the dumpling they were both really good but I have friends that swear by the hot and sour. The service was good ( my water glass never got less than 1/2 empty) , our food came out quickly and the prices are resonable (especially for the quality. The potstickers are handmade and the shimp are big). Overall great food and good service!
So disappointed!!! – I was completing disappointed in the food and service and smell of David's kitchen. My wonderful boyfriend loves the place, swears by it in fact. So I decided to give it a try. The potstickers yes were very delightful indeed but that was about it. Just walking in the place almost ruined my meal. It had a musty smell of stale cigarettes. Right off the bat I thought interesting way to impress a new customer. Don't order a soda or anything other than water because it is served from the bar in the next room and taste like it comes from a bar tap. Not only are the drinks over priced, but you don't even get a refill and than you have to tip for a soda. So plan on spending $3.00 for a nasty Diet Coke. I took two sips and could not drink any more. My boyfriend who loves the place took a sip and also could not stand the taste! I found my food tastless, flavorless and totally dull! Lacked in texture and the fried rice was nasty! The fried rice was the most disappointing item of all! I mean how can you screw that up! It was under cooked, and had one nasty flavor to it! To say the least I was not impressed with the place. I will never go there again unless dragged by my boyfriend who strangely thinks it's the best Chinesse he has ever had.
best chinese BY FAR in salt lake city – i was told over and over that david's had the best chinese in the state, but never took it seriously until i actually went. their potstickers are to die for. really. i love the walnut shrimp and salt and pepper beef.
Let David be Your Guide – Ordering with David can be different from what you experience elsewhere. He'll steer you through the menu to the things they do best to ensure you have a good meal. He's put together things for us not on the menu just for asking to try something different. That's service and skill.
Entrance is hidden, but actually helps set the mood as it shelters the restaurant from the noise of the area.
They're also good with kids.
Best Potstickers Ever!! – These dishes are the best I've had in any chinese food restaurant, from San Diego to British Columbia: Walnut Shrimp, Seafood Delight, General Chu's Chicken, Sesame Beef, Hot and Sour Soup and of course Pot Stickers.
The only down side is the drink service that comes out of the adjoining bar, rude hateful waitresses serving over-priced, marginal drinks when they deign to serve you.
This is it – I've tried dozens of chinese restaurants around the valley over the years. Nothing compares to David's. I'm a regular--I always come back. The General Chu's is a spicy and not breaded. The sauce is killer. And without question, the best pot stickers I've found. I love the House Fried Rice w/ham, chicken, and shrimp. The sweet and tangy Walnut Shrimp puts other restaurants' versions to shame. Great kung pao, too. The biggest (only?) con is the drink service is through the adjoining bar--and they suck. Expensive and 1 refill limit.
Szechuan specialties, along with the usual Chinese favorites. – The Food
Spicier Szechuan dishes are the specialty, but also look for various Mandarin and Cantonese entrees, which are milder and feature more delicate sauces. Among the specialties are Kung Pao dishes, with smoked red peppers fried until black then combined with the main ingredients, and Szechuan dishes, which use peppers and other spices mixed with garlic. Naturally, there are beef, seafood, poultry, pork, vegetable, and rice dishes, as well as combinations, family dinners, and special lunches.
Great food/Great service – I became one of the many regulars after my friends brought me to David's. The potstickers are wonderful. If you like spicy try the General Chu chicken and get the walnut shrimp to get your mouth down to a cool temperature.
A Real Gem – I've eaten Peking Duck in Bejieng China, I've eaten in Chinese food in San Franciso, Seattle and Washington DC and yet my favorite Chinese food is served by David's Kitchen.
The food is excellent and the service has always been outstanding. Water glasses are re-filled and used dishes wisked away without asking in an unobtrusive manner, so that you can concentrate on dining and friends. If you are unsure of what to eat, recommendations are offered. Of course the potstickers are outstanding, the best I have ever eaten.
I have been dining at David's for a long time, and no matter how busy it is, I get the same friendly service and great food I always have recieved. I recommend David's as a place to eat to anryone who likes great food with great service.
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