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Posted by Pisces on 08/02/2011
My first time in San Francisco and what a disappointment! It is one of the biggest RIP OFF I have ever experienced in restaurant. Even as I entered the restaurant, I was curious why there were no Chinese people but only tourists/foreigners, and furthermore there was a chinese lady luring people into this TRAP! The food tasted horrible, the portions were very small. The dim sum is $2.95 and up per the menu ... each actually costs about $8 - $10. The seafood platter for $16 had a few shrimps, artificial crabmeat, and bean sprouts. A party of 4 -2 adult and 2 kids, we paid $100 for lunch and we are not big eaters! I can't believe such a rip off place still exist in this world today and they are still in business as they only deal with tourists. I think the city should do something about this!
Posted by Jenn on 03/07/2011
A great restaurant for Chinese food in Chinatown! My husband and I loved that they had Dim Sum in the evening, because there's no other place to get any after 3pm, and it was steamed fresh after we ordered it. We also ordered the Peking duck and it was so tasty we finished the whole thing! Not only do they serve Cantonese cuisine, but they have a whole separate Sichuan menu, and since my husband loves spicy foods, we also ordered the Boiled Beef and it was very delicious. The service wasn't bad either; they were very attentive and even gave us a 20% discount that was offered at the door. I'd recommend this place to anyone that's visiting Chinatown and need a decent place to eat at!
Posted by Tammy H on 08/12/2010
A group of us were convinced to visit this resteraunt by an employee on the street corner. She gave us 20% off coupons (for select entrees) and they gave you 2 potstickers and gree tee ice cream, when you used the coupon. When we arrived, about half of the tables were occupied. We had a party of 7 and ordered a variety of items. Two of us shared a Dim Sum platter, three ordered entrees (using the coupons) and the last ordered spring rolls. We were very specific that the spring rolls and Dim Sum were our meals. The spring rolls came out about 20 minutes after ordering, the Dim Sum 5 mintues after that, one entree 15 minutes later and the last two entrees 20 minutes after the other one. By the time the last two got their food, the first three were done eating. We asked numerous times where the other food was and got rude, poor excuses...including that fact that they thought the Dim Sum was an appetizer for the table. Hmmm, did I mention we specifically noted when ordering that it was to be our meal? Almost every table around us truned over and was served before the last two members of our party got their meal. When we got our check, they had the audacity to charge us 18% (because we were a party of 6 or more) even though their service was horrible. Oh, by the way, you may get 20% off your meal, but, you pay for your white rice, to go with your entree, so, they come out the winner. Like I said, the food was great (I had the Dim Sum) but the service was so bad that I will NEVER eat here again and will warn everyone I know to avoid this establishment.
Posted by DT on 03/07/2010
This place was not all it was cracked up to be, FREE POTSTICKERS WHOO PEE! Rude staff, dishes spaced out too far and not enough food, My family is hungry 2 hours later! They were supposedly celebrating their 91st Anniversary?!?! How can a place like this last for 91 years? Tourists like myself. Sucked in by the greeters with the promise of good food and free potstickers and desert. Green Tea Ice Cream, more like green tea sludge. Anyways Avoid this place, small portions and bad service and way too much $$$!
Posted by StudentofGalileo on 09/06/2009
My family and I (9 ppl) went there to eat at night. The waiters were rude and rushed us with the bill while we were still eating. We ordered the $188 "Wo Choi" and the dishes were only enough for 4 people. The fried rice was enough for only two and they charged 9 dollars for rice. We had to pay 18% tax and $25 dollar tip... the desert was barely anything. that place sucked so bad
Posted by Stephanie on 06/07/2008
We went to this restaurant after being lured in by a woman promoting it on the street, even though it was close to closing time. Not too much else was open at 10pm, so we gave it a try. They were pushy and rude right from the beginning, from rushing us to order (and after I had only ordered one entree and one appetizer for two people to share I was told there is a $10 minimum per person and I had to order more), rushing us to pay when we had barely gotten our food, and closing down the restaurant while we were still eating. As a waitress, I try to tip other servers well, but the service was so bad here I really wanted to leave NOTHING. Unfortunately, they have probably had this happen all too often and therefore add 15% gratuity to the bill - EVEN FOR 2 PEOPLE!!! Oh, and the mongolian beef tasted like it was pure fat, not beef. I was completely disgusted with this place.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/14/2007
I completely agree with Erik. I have been to China and I understand how Chinese tourist traps work. The green tea ice cream was nice but thats it. Tourists who are ignorant will fall for it but a traveler will not put up with this restaurant's overpriced food, nickel and diming and deceiving service. We heard about it and thought that it would be good from its reputation but as soon as the lady started to guide us, fishiness was detected. Their clientelle was all American and all seemed to love it; the Chinese community definitely knows that this place should be avoided. We were so frustrated that we forget to force them to waive the service charge of 16% which is any customer's right. The food was decent/average but the prices are unjustified.