4711 Hiawatha Ave, Minneapolis, MN | Directions 5540644.918029 -93.216878
Neighborhoods: Longfellow, Hiawatha
Bad food – Bad food. I tried this once before and thought I would give it another try. Terrible. The food is very very bland. They take it right out of the bag and reheat it. No spice no cooking at all. We tried two bites of each dish and did not eat it. The plate was on the coffee table and my dog licked the food and even the DOG would not eat it. My house lo mien literally smelled like a dirty bathroom. Don't waste your money and save your bowels.
Fun, Good Chinese – I really like this little restaurant. The staff are friendly, the food is generally plentiful and good. My wife and I like to go here on special occasions. They have a number of dishes for those of us who prefer milder flavoring.
The best, most consistent Chinese food in the Metro – I am so happy to be able to comment on this wonderful family restaurant. There are so many restaurants that are not child friendly but these guys are wonderfully accommodating. The food is consistently good and that is a huge thing for me. I love the people and they have even come to know us by name. The single best cream cheese won tons are made here as well as the best egg drop soup and cashew chicken. BEST BEST BEST...You guys get 5 stars from me!!! Location is a bit tricky to get into.
Great, consistent, nice service, and a very reasonable price! – We've enjoyed Crystal Garden for years...this is the place we go when we want to enjoy a nice Chinese meal with a big portion and great flavors. This isn't a fancy place - it's a mid-tier family restaurant - but it's consistent, the food is always good, the services is great, and prices are reasonable. Two dishes to suggest: 1.) this is the only place I know of where you can get a bowl (and a big one) of Sizzling Rice Soup - veggie or shrimp and veggie. I first had this soup in Davenport, Iowa in the 1980's and have never found it anywhere else. 2.) Garden Sizzling Delight is a hot plate with crunchy rice and then a combination of chicken, shrimp, veggies, and a delicious sauce poured over the top - it's a huge dish and it tastes great.
Two of us usually have soup, appetizer, tea, and a shared entree and it's in the $25-30 range. NEVER been disappointed!
Always good – Crystal Garden is a traditional Chinese neighborhood resturant. The food is always good and the portions are always large enough that you end up walking out with one of those little white boxes. While nothing here will wow you, you will likewise never leave hungry or disappointed..
Best Chinese Buffet in the Metro – The most well prepared chinese buffet I've found in the metro yet. Very clean, reasonably priced. The food is always fresh, and the staff is very courteous and prompt.
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