Kirkland >Asian Wok
OMG - old cook must be quitted..
I had to say, I liked the place and recommended a lot of my friends.
but last 2 times, I couldn;t stand the food. Last take out, I almost returned the foods. Was AWFUL. I never want to go there again. nobody should! PERIOD!!!!
Great Food! Great Atmosphere.
Like others have said, don't let the outside fool you.
Once inside my family and I were welcomed by very friendly staff and did not mind sharing suggestions about what to order.
We ordered the bbq pork fried rice, honey prawns, cashew chicken and shrimp chow mein.
All the food came out with large portions. Pricing looked a bit on the high side until you see the portions it is well worth it. The food came out in a timely manner and was still steaming hot!
Everything came out great, nothing we ordered was anything like the traditional americanized chinese food you find at safeway, panda express, etc.
The flavors and aromas worked harmoniously together as each plate was finished off by my wife, 2 kids and myself, leaving no left overs.
This was our first venture here and we will always drive the extra 10 minutes for some better than your average chinese restaurant!
Great Menu Good Food.
Honey Prawns Beng Beng Chicken
classic dishes done right.
don't let the outside fool you.
We you have been serving Kirkland this long your doing it right. Perfect spot between Kirkland and Juanita this eatry has reviews posted in the entrance and to go is as good as dine ine. Yum!!
Avoid at all cost. I totally agree with indigenous' comments! I live less that a block from here & went only 2 times when I first moved into the neighborhood. It's overpriced for the greasy, crappy (both commenting on the food & how your body reacts to it after eating) food. The place outside really needs at very least a new paint job, but in my opinion needs an "Extreme Makeover: Restaurant Edition" type renovation. The outside should be give the prospective diner reason to pause before entering. If you really enjoy good Chinese food avoid this place at all cost!
excellent Chinese restaurant in Kirkland. This is our favorite Chinese restaurant in the Seattle area. We drive 20 minutes, past at least two other Chinese restaurants to get to it. The same friendly staff have been serving us delicious food for nearly 15 years! The lunch buffet has only about ten selections so the food turns over rapidly and is always fresh and hot.
The reviews here are overly generous.
This is one of those Chinese restaurants that are split in two sections with a bar on one side and a restaurant on the other. The bar is a blue/white collar drinking bar, not a trendy Eastside lounge. That's not a perjorative, there is clearly a role for these establishments. My guess is that the restaurant is open to satisfy the provisions of the liquor license.
The food is not heinous, but chances are if you take your family or group there for "the Chinese restaurant experience" you'll find the fare a major disappointment, and by the time the fortune cookies arrive whoever chose Asian Wok will be the your group's outcast.
I live within walking distance and love Chinese food. Yet after giving them a fair chance with repeated visits, I will now drive right past them without a second thought as I head to the many better restaurants in the Kirkland area.
The truly sad part is that Kirkland has a great representation of virtually every ethnic food - but they don't have a good Chinese restaurant, so Asian Wok misses a huge opporunity, ostensibly satisfied to live off their bar revenues.
Asian Wok - Great all around.
I always recommend this restaurant to new people moving to Kirkland, co workers or people visiting from out of town. It will become your family restaurant. The owners are nice, service is good, attentive and pleasant and the food is always consistent and with large portions.
Go there! Tonight!
Mediocre at best. The food was disappointing after the good reviews I'd read on CitySearch. The food wasn't bad but it certainly wasn't anything to write home about. However, the fried donut dessert was superb. Regarding the service, the waitress was very nice and attentive.
Consistently good Chinese.
I have been going to this great (if very traditional) Chinese restaurant for a few months now. It is my new favorite (though i still go to Noble House for dim sum) The portions are generous and the service solid. It's not stuffy, or fancy but you can take your friends or family and never be embarrassed. The flavors are bright and I have yet to be disappointed by any thing I've ordered. The won ton soup is comforting and really tasty: delicate intensely chicken-y broth, tiny shreds of BBQ pork, and amazing wontons. They serve the best egg rolls and egg foo yung I have every had. With the terrific egg rolls, fried prawns and potstickers, I wonder what their dim sum would be like if they only had it....?
They have the added draw of a full bar. Sometimes the crowd around the bar might be looking a little scary, but walk right through to the best dinner you've had for a while.
Best Chinese Food in Washington State.
I moved here 15 years ago from New York City - "the chinese food capital" of the world. I was so disappointed in the chinese food in the Seattle area- until I found Asian Wok in Kirkland. Beware the imposters that call themselves Asian Wok - it is only the one in Kirkland on Market Street that I give the 5 star review for. For 15 years I have been going there. The service is fantastic. The wait staff always has a smile and are very friendly. The food is very reasonably priced and the tast is fantastic. I have two kids and since they were preschoolers they have loved the chicken and vegetables!!! It comes in a dark brown sauce that I have tried to make but can never figure out all their ingredients. It is absolutely fabulous. (and my kids love it!!)
There are big round tables in the back with a lazy susan on the table. It is a great spot for lots of friends or families. The rest of the place is red leather booths and a few tables. A couple of big fish tanks that entertain the kids too. The ambiance is not upscale at all, but very friendly. Don't be put off by the bar that can be noisy and smoky. When you first walk in the bar is on your left - you just enter to the right for the restaurant and the noise and smoke from the bar go away and you will eat the best chinese food in the whole state!
You are so lucky if you live in the neighborhood. I used to but now I live 45 minutes away - but it's still where I go when I want good chinese food!!!
It's the best.
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