Health violations and horrid food.
The food is invariably gloppy, greasy, heavy, and disgusting, and everyone I know has gotten food poisoning here.
Literally. Eat here long enough, and you WILL get poisoned. Hopefully it doesn't happen your first time.
Not a surprise, as it's well-known in the Chinese community as a poor business and objectively speaking their health department record is horrifying. From roaches to rats to employees never washing their hands after using the bathroom. They've been fined more times then they've brought out the wrong dish and yelled at the customer for sending it back, and that's saying something.
Love the Sweet and Sour Soup. During my college years I used to frequent this place every other day for the dinner plate specials and their sweet and sour soup - best in town IMO. We don't get up to the cities often, but it's still the same when we do.
Overrated but not too bad.
I've been there twice. My first experience wasn't that good.
I went with my friend and she ordered a lunch special with sweet and sour chicken and I got wonton soup and cream cheese wonton.
soup did not have enough dumplings, thought it was sweet I would rather go to Korea restaurant for dumpling soup.
My friend's fried rice was hard and stale. A disgrace to fried rice and the chicken was too greasy!!
I had to try to absorb all of the grease away when I was trying it.
The second time I went, my friend ordered the kong pao shrimp and it had more peanuts than shrimp.
I tried the Cantonese beef, it was good except for the fat.
Yes fat can give a dish additional flavor but I absolutely HATE eating fat!
I am Chinese and this was more americanized Chinese food. SOrry but I want real chinese food and do not mind walking a few more blocks to hong kong noodles instead, even in the cold.
the Village Wok forever. So I used to eat here on a weekly basis....every Sunday night I would usually get the Sweet and Sour Chicken which is great or as the drunk girl sitting next to me one night said to the host " It's the whitest chicken I've ever seen." I think they have good basics and their Iron Hot and Spicey Chicken is great, but be prepared to get a stomachache once and a while. I would say 1 out 4 meals here result in a stomach ache, but the food is so good, espeically in the late hours, that you just can't help yourself. So dine in or take out, but beware of the evil tasty treats.....so good.
I'm not exaggerating here..
My girlfriend is Cambodian and I am Caucasian so we've been trying several different Asian restaurants lately around Minneapolis/St. Paul.
We went there in the afternoon a couple weeks ago and I ordered the Cream Cheese Wontons for an appetizer, Chicken Chow Mein with rice for me, and Beef Chow Fun for my girlfriend.
The Wontons were very hard with very little cheese in them. They actually hurt my teeth to eat, so we put those aside and didn't finish them.
The Chicken Chow Mein came with the hard noodles covered over the chow mein and it looked delicious. But when I went to take a bite, the hair on my nipples froze up and snapped off. The noodles were VERY hard like they've been sitting in the open air all day and the chow mein was soggy and tasted disgusting. I had 3 bites and I asked for a box to take home; I didn't even eat it after I got home.
My girlfriend's Beef Chow Fun was nothing but salt. She is not a picky person at all, and I've seen her eat some disgusting things and like it, but she couldn't even stomach this slop. We use a 1-10 rating system with each other and at first she gave it a 2, and later, after a stomach ache, she actually gave it a 0. I felt bad for bringing her there even though she really wanted some Chow Fun.
Never again. Horrible. I'd rather smuggle an Xbox 360 into China using only my rear end.
Outstanding food and excellent service. Savory chow and the green tea is killer! I highly recommend this joint to anyone who love Chinese Cuisine!
Great Value and Great Food.
This will be one of my really good value restaurants in the cities. Its a nice cozy place, great food and prices are very reasonable. One of the most authentic tastes you can have as i have traveled to Hongkong and most parts of Asia. Service is great too and lots to choose from their menu. Going to the restrooms is a bit tricky though, its like a maze.
Bottom line = Great food, good service and really great value for your money
It's really not what it used to be.
I used to frequent the Wok all the time years ago. I have great memories about their sweet and sour soup. It used to be pungent and spicy. I've gone back several times looking for my favorite soup, but they've changed it. It's sad.
They have a bigger, better, prettier menu, but I don't care about looks and selection; I care about getting the best Chinese. I'm no longer going to tell people that the Wok has the best Chinese. I think I'll start suggesting Cheng Heng in its place.
Pleasantly surprised considering the previous reviews. This was my first time at Village Wok. The menu was huge...which makes me wonder if everything is made fresh? With that in mind I ordered something off the first page of entrees thinking that would be the freshest. I had the mango shrimp. The shrimp was rubbery. Not very flavorful and not very hot. However, the people that I was with had much better items, including the sweet and sour chicken and mock duck. These were fried, so I guess if I braved it again, I would get something fried.
Eww..... I haven't been in there since college (3 years ago) but I tired some left over chicken from there and it was still terrible. The food is disgusting. I don't care if it's cheap.
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