J & J Wonton Noodle House dishes up a wide variety of quality, authentic Chinese cuisine.
We tried this on Christmas eve when not much else was open. The portions were smaller than I expected so a hungry son wolfed down all the food that I had hoped to take home for the next days (as a snack before the turkey you understand...)
I was a bit peeved at being charged $6 for plain white rice, but the foods we had were extremely good and came in quick succession so we were able to put more than one food on the plate at a time. Authentic? How would I know. I know they had chopsticks at each place setting and if you wanted to use a fork you had to ask for it. The kitchen was clearly in view from the dining area so it was nice to watch someone else working hard - the place was clean and efficiently run. Decor was the normal slightly tacky Chinese restaurant style and the outside does not do the place justice. All in all - it was a very good meal so I do recommend it, even given my finicky tastes.
We'd parked near this restaurant earlier in the day and read the newspaper review posted in the window (closed after lunch until 4:30). Finding ourselves hungry but not knowing what we wanted we headed in to see if we could find some war wonton soup - a staple for us when we're in this "don't know" mood. The restaurant was busy but not full and we were seated quickly. We ordered the soup and said we would order other dishes if we were still hungry. The soup was good and full of vegetables, won tons and meat though the broth wasn't as flavourful as the soup we order at home in Calgary. Trying to decide on more food, the waitress asked what we liked, made some suggestions and said they could make just about any variations we liked. We ordered some special chop suey, pork and shrimp with pea pods and rice. Everthing was plentiful and tasty. Service was efficient and the surroundings pleasant. We might eat there again if in the area but probably wouldn't make it a "destination" dinner.
Im not a huge fan of chinese food, but I thought this place was very good and consistant and everything always tastes fresh! by far the best thing on the menu to try is their own springrolls with little shrimp and peaches(sounds odd but it is mouth watering...) a MUST TRY
I am a true fan of this restaurant and probably account for a big proportion of their business. I would however agree that there with the last reviewer that their was a period of decline. I think it has returned to being as fantastic as ever. I go there about three times a week sometimes twice a day and have been going about 10 years. You have to try the Imperial prawns-they can not be beaten!!!! I like the onion and ginger chow mein, although the portion is a bit small. Their ribs when they are on special are very good. Their soups are wonderful-spicy chicken is my current favourite but house special is a very good deal as is the wor wonton. You can add a sauce to the house special and that can change the flavour in a very good way. I like the spicy ginger beef or chicken as well. When they have cod or halibut on speical order it as well as their oysters on speical. I don't think that there is any other chinese restaurant that even comes close.
I've been eating here for 6 years! This used to be my favourite chinese food restaurant... In 2006 something changed. The noodles aren't as good, and the overall quality seems to have gone down a notch. For instance the green bean dish - I don't know what they're putting in it now, but it tastes bad, maybe it's the sauce and the beans aren't crisp and fresh like I have come to expect. The ginger fried beef is hard and dry, not crispy anymore. I've been let down every time I've eaten there in the past year. Very disappointing, but still better than a lot of chinese food places in town - I would keep recommending it, just not as much as I used to.
Serving sizes are smaller, but the prices haven't gone up.
J &J has better than average Chinese food and I have eaten there several times. However there is no ambiance to speak of and the dining room looks like an old kitchen. Seating is cramped. The portions are smaller than most Chinese restaurants as well. They seem fairly popular nonetheless, so the quality of the food must be the draw.
My girlfriend, her parents, and I decided to give J and J Wonton Noodle House a try.
The first thing we noticed on entering the restaurant was how good it smelled. You can see the kitchen staff working from the dining room. They all looked efficient, clean, and good at what they were doing. Some may not like it, but the decor was to my tastes, simple, utilitarian and clean. The restaurant was fairly busy for a Tuesday night, always a good sign.
The food did not disappoint after a 15 minute wait. It was delicious, looked delicious, and was not overly expensive. We all left happily fed.