Smyrna >Food & Dining > House Of Chan
2469 Cobb Pkwy SE, Smyrna, GA | Directions 3008033.891827 -84.477163
Lunch: Mon - Fri,11am - 3:30pm; Sun,noon - 3:30pm. Dinner: Sun - Thu, 3:30pm - 10pm; Fri, 3:30pm - 10:30pm; Sat, 5pm - 10:30pm
Over the years, about 20 to be exact, we have enjoyed the food at this restaurant along with excellent service. In fact we think the food there is the best Chinese food in the Vinings/Marietta area. We normally do not go there when it is very busy, so it might be possible that the service could be taxed during busy times. However, we find the service and the friendliness of the wait staff to be very acceptable. Moreover, when we have company or family in town, they all want to have at least one meal at the House of Chan because they too have experienced consistently good food at the restaurant. We have to rate it tops!
Warning! I ate lunch there and was so sick the entire day and night afterwards. Possibly food poisoning. Luckily I did not eat much of my entree as it was so sugary sweet (I had the cashew chicken). Would NOT recommend this restaurant. Completely over rated.
Amazing! – The fun is insanely good! Fresh and yummy! All they need now is a full bar!
Terrible food, terrible manager and staff! – We had dinner there and experienced staff who were extremely rude and food with absolutely no flavor or taste. The duck sauce tastes like nothing, the egg rolls are completely bland with just white "stuff" inside. When asked to see the manager, she arrives with a huge attitude and acts like we are the problem since they have been in business for 40 years. I explained to her the flavorless food and instead of apologizing and offering me something else she argued that they have been in business 40 years and that the server will have to pay for the food. What kind of house policy is that?
Must have picked a bad night. – I really hate giving this low of rating as this place has been good over the years. However after 1 bad experience I had no choice.
My girlfriends meal was fine but I had ordered the Peking Beef and it was nothing close to peking beef. It was some sugary crunchy mess that was inedible. It was suppose to be sliced tenderloin with spicy and pungent sauce. The response I got was "yep, that is what it is". Really.....
I will call owner/manager to see what his response is but not to hopeful. It is sad as this use to my favorite Asian place in Smyrna.
Edit: I did call and was informed that the recipe is 39 years old and I shouldnt choose it next time. I wanted to suggest that they include the super sweet and sugary, inedible part on their menu and was not looking for a refund. Needless to say the customer service is horrible. I will keep the 2 stars because the tea was good and the water was cold. Will never be going back.
Great Sauces, fresh ingredients... – Some of the best Chinese Food in ATL outside of Buford Hwy. We go 1-2 times a week for 8 years. Lunch specials are great value. We always have leftovers from the dinner portions. Some of our favorites are Tangerine Chicken, Kong Pau Chicken, Egg Foo Yong, Double Cooked Pork, Moo Goo Gai Pan... their Hot & Sour Soup is To Die For! Fresh ingredients are very evident.
I'm from New York so I think I know good Chinese food – I'm from New York and have been searching for about 3 years for great Chinese. I have travelled all over Atlanta in search of it. I went to House of Chan's because of all the positive reviews. I ordered the General Tso's Chicken and it came with fried rice. My boyfriend ordered 10wings and vegetable rice. I can honestly say they have the freshest and lightest tasting chicken i've had in Georgia. But honestly I will say the food isn't as great as everyone says. I will say the Chinese is about as good as you can get in Georgia. The chicken is awesome, But the chicken wings were salty but they were fried well and they tasted great-minus the salt. The rice was very light and tasty but they had NO salt on it. I would recommend this place. All in all the food was great. But I content on believing that the best Chinese comes from China, New York and California. Everything else is second to it. I will surely eat there again. Maybe they had an off night. hope this helps
Good entrees, bad egg rolls, overbearing hostess – My husband and I no longer eat at House of Chan. This makes me very sad, b/c despite the fact that their egg rolls and crab rangoon were never very good, they had the best sesame chicken and beef/broccoli and we actually loved their free hot tea. We ate there a few times a month, and the small staff there started to recognize us.
The hostess is very nice, I swear. But it slowly escalated from greeting us warmly, to chatting for a moment when she sat us, to stopping by to chat while we were eating, to sitting and talking with us until our food arrived ... until the last time we went, when she pulled a chair up to our booth and talked to us the whole time we were there. We provided one-word answers to her questions, didn't ask any of our own, referred to it as our "date night" ... all to no avail. It was just too awkward, so we stopped going.
Anyway, the entrees are really amazing, so I highly recommend House of Chan ... just don't be too friendly with the staff, I guess.
Fresh ingredients, good service – The House of Chan isn't your average strip mall Chinese restaurant. It's been family run for over 20 years. The food was good, different than your average fair. I had the egg drop soup, which was slightly less salty than some versions. I also had the fried rice, which was not as greasy as some; it tasted lighter. My only complaint was that the rice did not have many vegetables in it.. My dining companion had the house special of shrimp, beef, and tofu. I enjoyed a few pieces of his tofu, and the soy based sauce was quite good. Service was pleasant and very prompt. The hot tea that is included with the meal is very flavorful. It is a few dollars more than most Chinese restaurants, but the fresh food is worth the price.
Love Chan's – I sure do miss House of Chan. Living in Florida now and sure wish I had my Dragon House Chicken. Food is "refreshingly" fresh and excellent quality. Yumm!
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