Let's call it what it is, okay? It's a diner. Sure, a Chinese diner, but still the same. It won't be mistaken for anything else.
Perfect for a first date. If there's a second after this, then it's a keeper.
Inside is reasonably clean, there's been a bit of sprucing up, but really, it's more or less the same place for, oh, must be getting on close to 30 years now. Service? Ha! Fast, efficient, yes. Friendly and chatty? No, forget it. You're not here to socialize with the waitresses. (Or rather, they don't give a damn about you).
The food? Real goodness here. We had a hankering for the typical "roast meats + rice" dishes, so we went for a simple dish of gai-lan plus the soy chicken, roast duck and roast pork with rice. So fast, maybe even faster than McD's and absolutely delicious!
Yes, it is a diner, but you know what? We've been to the finest restaurants in town, but no non-Chinese restaurant can beat the soy chicken or roast duck here. (Heck, even Sun Sui Wah was really, really bad at a couple of wedding banquets we had this year). Cheapy restaurant or not, it's got food at a quality you can't get at most fancier places, so damnit, it's worth 4-stars. I mean, I guarantee, plate the chicken or duck nicely at Cioppino's or Lumiere (we've eaten at both, BTW) or somesuch, and the main stream critics would be falling out of their chairs at the taste and texture. (Just be aware, any novice Chinese food eaters should know that it will always come with bones, so you'll have to know how to deal with it)
So cheap too. Tax and tips can still easily bring you under $10 per person. It's survived this long for a reason. Decent, clean food (all the cooks were eating their own food right there and we felt absolutely fine afterwards, no MSG thirst or bloatiness). Would be back if I ever had a craving for this type of stuff. Not sure if this is better than HK BBQ Master, would have to do a back-to-back.... but you can't really go wrong here.