Best Chinese Take-Out/South Miami 2009 - The Chinese Restaurant
There's no "bamboo," "lotus," "moon," or "panda" necessary in the name of this beloved Kendall institution. And you won't find lizard kebabs, barbecue scorpions, or any kind of weird Beijing street food on the menu. The only thing this take-out restaurant, nestled in the Crossings shopping center, serves up is simple American Chinese carry-out classics that come hot and plentiful. Years of doing it right have earned this spot a small, suburban cult following. Try the honey chicken, egg roll, and spare ribs combination dinner that comes with pork-fried rice and your choice of won ton or egg drop soup for just $10.50 plus tax. Or sample one of their recession-friendly (all under $7) lunch specials that range from tender shrimp in a creamy lobster sauce to moo goo gai pan. An abundance of lo mein, foo yung, chop suey, and vegetarian dishes is also available. But be forewarned: Like the Seinfeld episode that shares this eatery's name, it's difficult to pop in for a quick bite before a movie; placing an order in person can be a timely ordeal. So don't wait — order your chow now.
I used to live in the Crossings in Kendall and the kids and I loved going there for dinner. We became good friends with William and had dinner there at least once a week. Now I live in Pompano Beach and any trip we make to Miami/Kendall, we definitely go to the Chinese Restaurant and William is always there with a welcome back greeting and great food. Nothing here compares with the awesome food there. The prices are most excellent for the amount of food you get. Thanks William and congrats!! :D