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Sang Kee Noodle House
Posted by J Sommers on 02/27/2013
I live a block away and eat here once a week. The service is always efficient and polite. The food is always freshly prepared and tasty. The coconut shrimp and chicken dumplings are great appetizers. Kung pao chicken, General Tso chicken, the Mei Fun, and Szechuan Greenbeans are favorites. The place is always packed and many Asian and Asian-American students eat there, suggesting the food meets with the approval of experienced palates.
Posted by toddi on 03/02/2011
I was very surprised and upset at how poor the service was, it seemed like the waiter had somewhere else to be and what was on his iPhone was much more important than my lunch! I asked if they had Pepsi, he nodded and quickly brought me a Coke, then did not take it off the bill. I ordered Xe Lua noodle soup which was very hard to eat because the noodles were so overdone. The meat in the soup was tough & almost tasteless, the flavor it did have was sort of gamey. The portion size was huge though and had it been more edible, would have been a good value. The Sang Kee in Chinatown is fantastic and ALWAYS so...the people in University City have no clue though and should close the place as it damages the Sterling reputation of the company. STAY AWAY!
Posted by Eleanor on 07/02/2010
A friend and I had lunch here today and it was one of the worst experiences I've ever had. The service was poor and the food was bad to average (non-authentic.) I ordered the lunch special with a salad, lo mein, vegetable dumplings and tofu + vegetables coconut curry. To start off, when our waiter came to take our order, I asked if my side order of lo mein that came with the lunch special could be plain. He said yes, but acted as if I were an idiot for assuming otherwise. When the food finally came out, the runner said that they were out of veggie dumplings so they gave me a veggie egg roll. No big deal, I like egg rolls... only it wasn't a veggie egg roll. The 2nd bite I took revealed obvious chunks of pork. The manager saw us staring and picking at the egg roll and came over. He tried to tell me that it was tofu. I've been a relatively non-picky vegetarian for 5 years and it's not a huge deal to me if I took one bite and got a little bit of meat, but to be he actually stood there and argued with me, exclaiming that it was 'fake meat tofu.' Sorry, but soy beans don't come in the striated variety and the pork in my egg roll was most definitely real pig. I wasn't given a new, veggie egg roll. To top off the being told what is and isn't something I used to eat but haven't in 5 years, the lo mein was actually mei fun and came fried and drenched in soy sauce and the tofu in the curry was cold. The curry base was actually pretty yummy, but because I didn't have anything to accompany it with the entire meal was pretty bad... I ended up eating about 4 bites and just leaving the rest. All in all: the atmosphere is nice, but totally not worth the awful service and poor to mediocre food. We got there at opening (11:30 AM) when they only had 3 or 4 other tables: I can only imagine how bad it is during the lunch rush!
Posted by Meddy on 04/28/2010
I went there because I got 50% off coupon and I'm a big fan of Sankee Peking Duck in Chinatown. The restaurant is very cozy and well-decorated. The price is 20% more expensive than the original price at Chinatown location. This would not be a problem if their food are comparable in quality. I was very disappointed with their food. - Peking duck wasn't crispy as I expected. They served only duck skin (where is our duck meat???). - Thai tea with bubbles was very awful. - Many dishes in the menu are frozen food. I saw them put a frozen bowl into the microwave. The bright side is you can get your order within 3 minutes! It may be a good place for a quick meal but not for a person who likes authentic food.
Posted by roadust on 02/19/2010
I am a bit of a foodie and this restaurant is surprisingly good for being on a college campus. Best Kung Pao chicken I have had in a long time. This is continental Chinese done very well with a nice selection of dishes. Their lunch specials are a great deal. They pay attention to detail when it comes to the food. I cant wait to go back and try some other dishes!