Inexpensive Chinese cuisine
The wonton soup at $2.95 with 8 wontons and decent broth is not the best but ok, filling, and, of course, cheap. Singing chicken hotpot for under $8 is, again, a bargin and tasty. It is a hole in the wall but the people are friendly and service is good. I wouldn't go out of my way to come here, although if in the area, I may pop in to try one of their super cheap and large lunch specials. For large plates and cheap Chinese food it's hard to do better.
My co-worker and I went to this place today for lunch, after I had read some positive reviews about this place. For some unknown reason, a review for this restaurant from a day or so ago got deleted?
This place is really a hole in the wall. It's quite small, probably not more than seating for about 25 people in total. If you want to use the washroom, you have to actually walk through the kitchen to the back of the place.
As for the food, prices are quite cheap. We ordered 2 orders of wonton soup for $2.95 each and the lunch specials of bbq pork and shrimp fried rice and beef with pan fried rice noodles. The lunch specials are $4.50, which is pretty cheap. The wontons were okay. For a place to call itself a wonton house, I would assume that their wontons would be great. The soup had a brown tinge to it, possibly from soy sauce?
The fried rice and rice noodles were good. Portions were pretty small though, but for $4.50 a plate, what do you expect. It wasn't too greasy and had a nice wok flavour to it. Service was decent, the guy brough us tea and water when i asked for it and re-filled my water when he saw that my glass was empty.
After tax and tip lunch came to $18 total. I probably wouldn't come here again, as you can get better chinese food with bigger portions at a slightly higher price at New Lakeview restaurant on 6th street.
I've lived 2 blocks from Wu's Wonton House for the last 13 months and I've been a regular since day one. I tried them on the first day in my new apartment and I've been a loyal customer ever since. I order their food probably 1-2 times per month.
When I visit I usually order sweet and sour pork, bbq pork fried rice and beef chop suey. I've tried a couple other items on the menu but I'm not too adventurous. In the last year I've only had 1 real problem with 2 of the dishes which is pretty good. One time the sweet and sour pork was all sour and the bbq pork fried rice was completely under seasoned (had to give it a quick fry with some soy sauce to bring it back to life when I got home.) With that aside the sweet and sour pork is crispy, the sweet and sour sauce is well balanced and the pork isn't too fatty. The bbq pork fried rice is as good as I've had from any take out chinese restaurant, if not better than most. The beef in the beef chop suey is tender and the vegetables are fresh (one downside is the amount of liquid in the dish can cause a big mess if you're not careful taking them home.)
Now on to the service, which is by far my favorite part of Wu's Wonton House. After ordering maybe 3-4 times over 2 months I had become a regular in their eyes. At this point they know my order by the sound of my voice and they joke about me needing to try other items on the menu and they've occasionally slipped in samples to entice me. Oh I forgot to mention: the service is QUICK. I call from my apartment 2 blocks away and I can have my food back home and being devoured within 15 minutes of placing the order. That's impressive fast.
Anywho, if you're in the area I highly recommend you give them a try.
ps: their spring rolls are not fantastic. Greasy and usually overcooked
I have been going here for 7 years! Same owners, awesome people. Very friendly, welcoming. Not the most appealing place, but very clean, a little bit older. Always delicious tasteful food, the best! Always fresh, and very satisfying! The price is amazingly cheap for the quality of the food. I give it an over all rating of 9 out of 10, other than the ambiance of the place, it isn't the most appealing place. Although you wont regret going here!