Burien >Food & Dining > Wah Kue Cafe
13434 1ST Ave S, Burien, WA | Directions 9816847.481738 -122.333389
Mon. CLOSED;Tue. - Sat. 4pm - 9pm;Sun. 3pm - 9pm
We usually dine here. Tonight I ordered food to pick up. It was awful! I just paid way too much for fried brown rice. Hardly any meat or anything. Why do they treat dine out customers different than dine in? What a rip-off. I will NEVER return. The only customers they care about are the ones who bounce off the walls while leaving the bar.
the absolute best! – Been going to wah kue for 35 years - never disappointed- great food.
They took my review off – We haven't been back in well over a year, maybe even more. They use to be very good at Wah Kues. I really loved the sweet and sour ribs. But the last time we were in, prices went up so high and food went down in quality. The eggrolls that we got were sour, really nasty. Our waiter didn't want to hear about it, just said he would bring out something else and hurried away. We couldn't finish the food and left. I paid for our soup and drink, they should not have taken our money, but they did, even after we tried to tell them about the problem we had with the food..didn't want to hear it.
Last time there and will not go back.
This is NOT chinese food........ – My husband loves this place, he grew up going there. He also never had REAL chinese food before. This restaurant family if robbing the people of burien BLIND! This is the most expensive chinese food I have ever had. Safeway has better chinese food than this. Everything is loaded with starch filler (like buffets), and comes pre-made by food service supply companies. The "bbq pork" must of come from arkansas. The "chow mein" has NO FORM of noodles. Gelatinous muck. Everthing is horrible. I would imagine the proprietors are laughing all the way to the bank.
nothing compares to wah kue!!!!! – the nice wonderful elderly lady and her husband that owns wah kue, she is constantly smiling angdworking . they always know your name and what u want... my family has been going there since the 1950's and has been passed from one generation to another and so on, there food is nothing like anything else, once u have it u will CRAVE IT FOR LIFE!!!! the # 3 is the best almond chicken with the best gravy ever, pork fried rice and its not the average tasting fried rice it has a special taste that is addicting, chow mein yummy, and the BEST sweet n sour spare ribs in the world!!! if u want to taste HEAVEN then get in ur car and go there now, trust me u wont regret it... thank you wah kue for the unforgetable addicting yumminess u give to all of us.
Best Chinese Food this side of China – My family has been going to Wah Kue's since the early 60's. Everytime guests came to visit Wah Kue's was on the list of to dos. I have been all over the country and nobody compares to the food there. I will be coming home in June and the 1st stop is Wah Kue's then of course Spuds. The brown sweet and sour sause is as close to heaven as you can get. I would take it home in a bucket if I could. The Chow Mein is to die for!!. Can't wait. Last time I was there I had to make a delivery in St Louis on my way back to Detroit. I am now in Vegas and nobody compares!!!!
Best food in town for American style Chinese Food. Food better 4:00pm or after 8pm or when not busy. – If your cheap and look first at price you are not going to be happy.
Been going here since mid 50's and food is always good. Better from 4-4:30 pm or after 8 pm. If its crowded the food tends to be overcooked and greasy. My favorite basic selection is #3 family style with special order of boneless almond chicken and Cantonese style chow main with a side of shrimp with lobster sauce. Get the pork spare ribs with the bone that comes with the dark sweet and sour sauce not the breaded boneless with the red sweet and sour sauce. Then depending how many people are in your party order more sides as you want. If you don't buy any sides you have to order white rice since it does not come with the family style numbered dishes but there fried rice is the best. (put the dark sweet and sour sauce on the rice) You can order no MSG but if it is real busy it might be a big hassle. Best to eat in the non-booth side of the restaurant next to the bar.
$27 for soup and chow mein? What the heck?!?! – I ordered takeout from Wah Kue tonight without the aid of a menu (and, consequently, a price list) - BIG MISTAKE. I ordered a large won ton soup and regular chicken chow mein, thinking it would cost somewhere between $15-20 for the two. When my husband went to go pick it up, imagine both our surprise when the bill came to $27!
Pricing aside, the food's alright - the won tons were big and plenty in the soup, but the broth was a bit flavorless. As for the chow mein? Slightly better than what you'd find in the Safeway deli, but not exactly outstounding. The servings were decent, but certainly not worth $13 or more each!
In the future, I'll stick with restaurants I know to present a good value, like Mayflower of China in Southcenter...
It's the absolute best! – Anyone who lived in the Burien area during the 50s, 60, 70s knows about Wah Kue! I was raised on their food. This not food which was bought, prepared, ready to heat, from a food supplier! These people are using the exact same recipes they used during the 50s. I love the crisp noodles, and the Egg Foo Yung! We always have bought #1 dinners - Pork Chow Mein, Egg Foo Yung, Barbeque Spare Ribs, and Fried Rice. This restaurant is well known for take-out dinners. One of the things I respect about the owners is that it is strictly a family business. They haven't cloned the business in other locations or changed their recipes to make the business more profitable. They still prepare the food the exact way that we loved it in the 50s! The one thing that I would consider negative about this restaurant is that it is not open for lunch.
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