516 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA | Directions 9040134.015496 -118.496297
Neighborhoods: West LA, Downtown
Not a 5 star but great for what you pay – I love this place. I'm a little shocked at the other reviews. True, it is a small less than beautiful room, but when my boyfriend and I want something yummy, easy, casual and cheap this is where we go. The owners are SO nice, truly just very nice people. The place feels very Mom and Pop, and everything we've ever had there has been delicious. We don't eat meat, so I can't speak to any of their meat dishes, but all of their vegetarian dishes are excellent. Beer is cheap, and there's always an open table. What more can I say? Don't go there for a nice dinner, but when you want some good and friendly Chinese, I can't think of anywhere better.
Terrible Customer service – I have got a sweet and sour chicken from this place which was terrible, chicken was not fresh and tasted horrible, they also put lots of untasted vegetables i guess to make it less expensive. It is a family run business (whole family is there). I took a meal to go and after discovering a bad quality meal I called, after me saying that the food was poor quality they hung up the phone! HORRIBLE! i called second time and they hung up again. Completely refused to listen to me.
Fresh, but not yummy. – I can't understand why this restaurant has such a high rating! It's a tiny, uncomfortable ugly room. I am a New York boy and have subsisted on chinese food before I can remember. It must be said that everything was clean and fresh. That said, not a single thing tasted good. EVERYTHING tasted like it was made with too much pepper, a seasoning I do not associate with chinese food. In the pork lo mein, the pork tased like pepper, not pork. They also FILLED this cheapo food with cabbage and sprouts, which NOBODY wants in their lo mein. The eggrolls also tased like pepper, not eggrolls. It was so dissappointing, especially after it's high rating, that I had to write this. Also they don't deliver, something inexcuseable for a low-grade chinese restaurant.
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