10450 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9003434.028723 -118.412005
Monday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Sunday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Palms, West LA
I've grudgingly converted – Utter lack of ambiance, slightly low-rent Palms location, and very limited parking initially turned me away from this establishment. After two visits, however, I'm willing to concede that the food is both high quality and high value. The menu is nothing too ecclectic, but this place is really about standards done right. Service was friendly and reasonably fast on both past visits. Caution on the orange chicken: it's very orange. We're talking actual pieces of orange rind. Bottom line: not a place to impress a date, but if you're in the area and looking for really good basic Chinese grub, try Hu's. If you can find a place to park.
The Kung Pao is Superb! – I use Kung Pao sauce as my Chinese food barometer and their Kung Pao sauce is amazing. Different than any I've had, it's just about perfect. I order it with white meat chicken, since I've never been a big fan of the lower grade chicken customarily used by Chinese restaurants in Kung Pao.
Very disappointed (avoid) – After reading a few positive reviews on this website my wife and I decided to give Hu's a chance. Unfortunately, not only was the food sub-par, but the service was downright awful. We waited over an hour and a half for our food, which arrived luke warm and was an absolute dissapointment. If I had to guess I'd say they just reheated old food.
Don't be frightened off by the sketchy storefront. My friends and I have started referring to Hu's, with tongue only slightly in cheek as the "Best Chinese Food in Los Angeles". It's one of few Chinese restaurants where each dish isn't a carbon copy of the stereotypical norm. Everything is an original here. The ambiance leaves a little to be desired, but the waiters are on top of your every need, there's nothing to complain about price-wise. You absolutely must try the Shrimp with Schechuan Hot Sauce. Hu's is also the only restaurant I know of that doesn't skimp on the meat. If you order a shrimp dish, you're getting a big pile of shrimp...
It's MINE and you can't have it! – My wife discovered this comfortable little hole-in-the-wall. Their food and service beat anything and everything in this price range -- we once accidently left our doggy-bag on the table and our waiter ran out into the rain to give us our leftovers. I challenge you to beat that for service. Get the soup (any soup), and the Eggplant
Woo Hu's should be it's new name!!! – I love this place. Inexpensive and decadently yummy. Parking sucks and the 70's decor is a little less than to be desired...but the food makes up for it. Order the sizzling rice, orange beef or chicken (i like the beef better), shrimp noodle, and some white rice. The food is sooooo damn good! This is a top 5 of chinese restaurants west of Monterey Park.
Why is this so highly rated? – I've been living in my neighborhood for 7 years and my neighbors used to rave about Hu's so often I finally gave in and tried it myself. The food was truly terrible. The wonton soup was so salty I couldn't finish it. Thinking that perhaps it was an off night, I gave it another try about a month later. Nothing improved. There are plenty of good, clean Chinese restaurants on the westside that deserve this place's rating.
User review by mandajacki – Mediocre Chinese food. The base ingredients all seemed of decent quality, but the preparation was poor. In general the sauces are too sweet and not nearly spicy enough for Szechwan cooking, with little depth or distinctiveness of flavor. The orange peel beef was the least mediocre; the Yu Hsiang chicken was tender but otherwise uninspired and again, too sweet. We were so disappointed with the Ma Po Tofu, which was too soupy and utterly bland, and if the ground pork was there we couldn't find it, that we complained to the waiter. To their credit, they took the Ma Po Tofu off the bill.
There is always the possibility that you might have better luck if you specify spicy and ask for authentic Chinese, but in general, nothing about the meal justified a return trip.
very disappointed – the beef noodle soup was good but other than that the food wasn't that good. the sweet and sour pork had crust that was a mile thick around a tiny morsel of meat. everything seemed to lack taste. however service was prompt and the portions were big. do not be fooled by the high ratings.
Grossly overrated – I just cannot believe the 9.3 rating and the Best of awards. I understand that it is suppose to be the most bland kind of American-Chinese food without ounce of authenticity and refinement, but please they can't even make the most basic dishes taste good. Sweet and Sour pork was a disaster -- unchewable hard meat, flaky thick crust and the sauce tasteless. The only saving grace was the eggplant dish. I will not recommend this to any people who at least have some decent appreciation for authentic Chinese food. You can get equally cheap but well-made authentic Chinese food from other places. People really, don't fool by the ratings. I shudder to think that people mistaken THIS is what *good* Chinese food is like. Really there's no need to settle for low quality like this.
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