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Comment Archives: Locations: Food and Drink: Chinese

Re: “Chinatown Restaurant

In a town where great Chinese food simply does not exist, Chinatown is pretty darn delicious and the closest we've got.

We ate here for lunch today after 18 months of living in Nashville. How it took us so long, we'll never know! We came after an intense workout and were HUNGRY, so we were able to sample quite a few items on the menu and enjoyed nearly everything we ate.

I chose the Mongolian Chicken lunch special, which came with brown rice, egg drop soup and a chicken spring roll. It was a great deal for less than $7, and while the portion was small, everything that came with my lunch was freshly prepared and piping hot. The soup was nicely flavored and not too salty, but the Mongolian Chicken was greasier than I like, especially because I asked for the dish to be prepared with as little oil as possible.

The fiance ordered Black Bean Chicken - a favorite of his from his lifetime of living in NYC - as well as the steamed dumplings. He very much enjoyed his chicken, though remarked that something was missing that made it different from what he's used to. However, he did like the nice pop of spice that Chinatown added to their recipe and said he'd order the dish again. The fiance was also excited for the steamed dumplings, which he thought might be similar to the soup dumplings he misses so much from NYC. They were indeed similar, though smaller and less soup-filled than the ones he loves. Again, though, he'd order them upon returning to Chinatown.

Though we both enjoyed our food, we were a little put off by the service we received. We found our waitress to be flippant and unfriendly, and we never received the soup noodles, oranges, or fortune cookies we saw other tables receiving when ordering similar items. Considering we ordered from both the lunch and dinner menus and paid a nice (though reasonable) price for our lunch, we were disappointed that we didn't receive the same treatment as the other customers in the restaurant.

Regardless, for Chinese food that actually tastes like Chinese food, we'll be coming back soon for more.…

Posted by Nashman on 05/18/2015 at 12:15 PM

Re: “E Hur Wei China Bistro

Nice chinese restaurant. Definitely worth trying their traditional chinese menu.

Posted by Rt on 02/20/2014 at 6:48 PM

Re: “Chinatown Restaurant

Terrible service. Waited over 45 minutes for our food. Food had little flavor.

Posted by Nashville Diner on 03/02/2013 at 12:27 AM

Re: “August Moon [Closed]

I am sorry the previous reviewer had such a bad experience, but we like August Moon. It's not phenomenal, but it's good. One of our favorites is the pork with black bean sauce. We get take-out from there a few times a month.

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Posted by Nashville on 02/19/2012 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Chinatown Restaurant

This place sucks... last time I ordered Beef and Broccoli and got this soupy mess that was watered down. The rice tasted pretty bad as well. I would definitely head down to brentwood and go to No. 1 Chinese instead.

Posted by ilikefood on 02/06/2012 at 9:49 PM

Re: “Chinatown Restaurant

Best Chinese Food in Nashville. I live in East Nashville, but every time when I crave for Chinese Food, I drove all the way to Chinatown in Green Hills to satisfy my craving. Food quality is consistent every time, service is NO.1, price is very reasonable for upscale Green Hills. I know many of my friends who live in East Nashville eat at Chinatown at a regular basis. There is just no other good Chinese restaurant in East Nashville

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Posted by king1961 on 10/18/2011 at 10:36 PM

Re: “Chinatown Restaurant

This is my favorite Chinese restaurant. Not only is the food great and reasonably priced, but the service is even better (if that is possible). I would recommend this place and I will certainly be back myself.

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Posted by Anna on 09/01/2011 at 5:50 PM

Re: “Chinatown Restaurant

The food was delicious. The prices were great. I left very satisfied and well taken care of. Enjoyed the experience and will be back.

Posted by Mark Chandler on 08/29/2011 at 7:27 AM

Re: “Watanabe

I thoroughly enjoy Watanabe for the service and the food. I always order panoply of sushi. I usually order too much, but I like having my own personal buffet. Their fish is top shelf! It’s the only sushi restaurant in Nashville that has real crab and Copper River Salmon. Even the more expensive sushi houses in town don’t offer real crab on their menu, and that automatically warrants a “B” review for them. I’ve indulged in some delicious daily specials – shrimp wontons with mango sauce to duck breast with cabbage in a red wine sauce. The drinks are amazing, with as much flare as Patterson House. The bartenders know how to make any drink you can think of; plus all the classics. They make their own syrups and also have an excellent sake selection. I’ve always had excellent service at Watanabe, and the bartenders are the friendliest in town.

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Posted by Bridget on 08/15/2011 at 10:54 AM

Re: “August Moon [Closed]

Well, my search continues for the best Chinese in Nashville. I thought that from their awards and other reviews I had read that this may be it, but I was saddly dissapointed. I don't judge a place on looks so I will leave that alone, but the food was not up to standards. As it was my first venture at this place, I started with the staples: General tso's, fried rice, egg drop soup. The other three in my group had similar standard items. NONE of us came close to finishing our meals. The sauces tasted as if they had scraped the bottom of a 5 gallon drum of generic sauce they bought from Walmart. Egg drop soup was equally disappointing. Even the ice in our drinks tasted gross. Needless to say, I will never go back.

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Posted by Live to Eat on 04/14/2011 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Khan's Mongolian BBQ

Good Price and Good Food

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Posted by Downtown on 01/27/2011 at 10:37 PM

Re: “Pei Wei Asian Diner

love shrimp teryaki mmmmm so good!

Posted by john lang on 08/29/2010 at 9:53 PM

Re: “Fulin's Asian Cuisine

u need to be open on holidays so more people can visit ur restraunt gosh
Rating Detail:
Food: 4
Service: 3
Atmosphere: 4
Value: 2
Overall: 3

Posted by savrina on 12/25/2009 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Watanabe

The atmosphere and decoration of Watanabe are nice and new looking. The service was not bad, but it wasn't necessarily good. The food and drinks came in good time, but the server just seemed to be dreading his time there. The food was bad. I have pork fried rice in February. In that rice were fava beans and corn. Those ingredients lead me to believe they are frozen. It was underseasoned, and just did taste like a nine dollar bowl of fried rice. Potstickers were okay, didn't appear to be made in house.
Rating Detail:
Food: 1
Service: 3
Atmosphere: 4
Value: 3
Overall: 2

Posted by Ryan on 05/16/2009 at 9:10 PM

Re: “Miss Saigon

just wanted to comment. i started eating at kien jiang yrs ago and when ms saigon opened i went back and forth between the two. my fave is pork vermicilli and the fresh spring rolls. personally, i like mine the best, but preparation is time consuming. having chosen ms saigon a while back because they have many vegetables, mint and lean pork, alas, they were tonite. tried kj again. fatty pork, no bean sprouts, and almost no mint. love saigon, and they have recently totally renovated their interior............beutiful and warm.!!!!!!!!
Rating Detail:
Food: 4
Service: 4
Atmosphere: 4
Value: 5
Overall: 4

Posted by Rhonda Hamilton on 12/23/2008 at 10:54 PM

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