This place has been a favorite of mine for many years. As the number of traditional wonton and barbecue restaurants in Chinatown has shrunk almost completely away, Kam Gok Yuen is a survivor.
The food is generally all pretty decent, and some things on the menu are really outstanding for the value. They employee good cooks and are consistent with the standard of the dishes.
My favorite reason to come here is for the roast pork which I think is better than any other I have had the opportunity to try. A dish of roast pork on steamed rice served here is a fatty, crunchy, flavorful treat no matter how often I order it. The servings are generous, the meat is flavorful and creamy, and, like all their barbecued meats, great value. The duck and barbecue pork are also excellent.
The wonton soup is much better then most places. And another favorite is the beef and greens chow mein.
But come here and try the roast pork on rice.
They close at about 7:45 each evening and are usually sold out of the pork by 7.