5633 Bay Street, Emeryville, CA | Directions 9460837.834697 -122.292349
Monday 9:30 AM - 9:15 PM
Tuesday 9:30 AM - 9:15 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM - 9:15 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM - 9:15 PM
Friday 9:30 AM - 9:15 PM
Saturday 4:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Sunday 4:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Servers Making Excuses... – Yes the ambiance is beautiful. However, the server began our evening by asking, "Just so I know, will you be dining luxoriously or are you in a rush?" Don't ever ever answer this question 'luxoriously' because you'll be waiting a VERY long time to get served. To top it all off, she repeatedly made excuses and said, " I know everything was alright because I've been by here a million times." I wonder if she realized it was only towards the tail end of our meal did we see her come by? The chicken lettuce wraps are really good though.
everything tastes a little off – there's much, much better Chinese food out there. there was just something off about each dish and everything was so salty. our enthusiastic waitress encouraged us to get the "Shanghai street dumplings" which were described to us as pan-fried but the bottoms were pale. the chopped chicken meat inside seemed a little congealed, not like it was (somewhat) freshly-made. we also ordered "Singapore street noodles" which were basically vermicelli, chicken, and veges tossed with a load of (salty) curry flavor. then came the "mu shu chicken" which was supposed to be served in "thin pancakes" and instead came with tortillas that were thick and hard. it wasn't horrible, but it was like Chinese food gone wrong. maybe there's better stuff on the menu, but 3 out of 3...i'm not willing to give it another try when there's much better food out there, and for a better price.
Not a High class Chinese restaurant – I have heard good ratings about this restaurant. However, when we celebrated a friend's birthday on a Friday night, I was very disappointed about the long waiting and the services. The food did not taste anything like the ordinary Chinese food. The main course in Chinese food is the rice. In our case, the rice that we had was cold and hard. When we asked for a piece of napkin or a fork, it took the server at least 20 minutes, and he was making excuses for the delay instead of apologizing. It was the worst birthday dinner I ever had as well as my friends. FYI: the picture shown in the restaurant is not a traditional Chinese painting; in fact, any Chinese can tell that it is a Japanese drawing. For so much effort to be a high class restaurant that serves Chinese food, they are neither.
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