Chinese >Golden Wok II
1180 Roosevelt Rd, Glen Ellyn, IL | Directions 6013741.859877 -88.033556
Golden Wok is one of those hole-in-the-wall delights of Glen Ellyn that you discover from time to time. A few decorative overhead lamps and some simple tablecloths are the extent of the decor, but don't let the simplicity convey the wrong impression. The mural of the Great Wall and the lighting fixtures could be from one of 1,000 Chinese restaurants, but that is where all comparisons end.
The Golden Wok has decided to concentrate on preparing excellent Cantonese and Mandarin food, and excellent it is. Something considerably elegant takes place in the kitchen. Golden Wok dishes are of the mild Cantonese variety, but are as good as you'll find anywhere.
This was our favorite Chinese restaurant since 1994... until they changed owners a few months ago. NOTHING was the same. Most food had MSG now. The former owners would always make our dishes without it, as I get headaches from it. The food all tasted alike. We will not be returning.
Best Chinese Ever – When we moved to Lombard it took a few trys to find good Chinese. After a couple of terrible Chinese restaurants we found the Golden Wok II and have never ordered out from any other Chinese place. Whenever my "chinese food buddy" comes to my house, we head over to Golden Wok for the buffet, which is pretty darn good. At the time of writing this they are on vacation and I am totally bummed that I cannot have my Chinese food fix until tomorrow night!
You can never go wrong with the beef fried rice or the Mui's special. I think they have the best crab rangoon that I have ever tasted too. Chicken fried rice is a little dry (the chicken) that is why I switched to the beef, but all around I have never had anything there that I didn't like. Service is quick and everyone there is very nice.
Vest Egg Rolls Anywhere – i started eating at this restaraunt about thirteen years ago, when I lived in Lombard, Il. I have NEVER stopped going there. I travel all the way from Forest Park to eat Chinese food. I can not find any other restaraunt that compares to them. And I have tried to find a closer one, but I can't. So my family and myself have no problem taking that thirty five minute trip at least every other week for dinner. The wait staff are wonderful and very polite. They NEVER push anything extra on you. I always leave there with four extra orders of egg rolls and fried wontons. If you get a chance please try this restaraunt, you will fall in love.
Editorial Review – Serving authentic Cantonese and Mandarin cuisine in a low-lit setting adorned with a wide array of Asian artifacts.
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