April 14, 2003
It seems like an old establishment. They recently changed the waitress uniforms, but this place still comes from the era of Suzi Wong. Chinese lanterns hang overhead while you eat, and the whole restaurant is decorated with a Chinese motif.
Order their steamed fish, but avoid the deep-fried fish. The Chef's Gourmet Chicken is definitely a must-order specialty dish -- deep-fried, battered chicken filet, cut up and soaked in a sweet honey and spicy sauce, covered with cut up pieces of deep-fried wonton skin. The taste is unique, with the sweet honey taste countered by the mild spiciness, mixed in with chicken with the crunches and flavor of wonton skin.
The food portions are huge, and prices very reasonable. One of the set dinners includes the Chef's Gourmet Chicken at a very good value to feed a family of four. This is a good place for a meal and close to the Balboa Theatre on the same block. Credit cards are accepted.
From journal SFO