Do not go here. This chinese was not really good. As someone else stated, it is an awkward dining room with muzak. Servers were ok, but the food was just really sort of ick! I could have whipped up my own chinese better than this. About 5 minutes driving from here is Freshwok on Nicollet and 46th and i was headed there originally and then stopped at red pepper to try it out. I wish I hadnt!
Bland Food. This is my first review - I have eaten at many chinese places over the years and after the disappointing food here, I wanted to share my thoughts. The service was decent, but the food was NOT GOOD. My chicken lo mein was very bland with hardly any flavor, and my date's general tso's chicken was neither spicy (even I could eat it and I can't do the least bit of spice) nor tasty - he said it didn't taste like any general tso's he'd ever had. Also, prices were surprisingly high. We will definitely not be eating here again.
um., no thanks..
The service was decent, the atmosphere friendly, But the food was awful.
Everything that you got that was fried tasted like fish, didnt matter if it was chicken or cheese puffs or shrimp toast, it was all fishy tasting (telling me they have not changed their oil in a long time, and that they are frying everything together) The fried rice was cold and horrible. AND the prices they show on the internet are NOT the prices on the menu, they have raised prices and they are high. There were two of us and we got a normal meal, with appetizers and drinks and spent $48. NOT WORTH IT AT ALL. DONT GO THERE UNLESS YOU LIKE EVERYTHING TO TASTE LIKE OILY FISH!!
Horrible Experience. I picked up take out during last weekend's snow storm. They sent me home with the wrong order - and when I phoned to try to get a refund, the manager refused to provide one unless I brought the food back. No other solution was offered to me. The last thing I wanted to do was go back out in the storm but, for me, it was the principle! I drove back, returned the food, was issued the refund, and got stuck in the snow on my return home. The only other vehicles on the road were the plows -- and thank goodness one friendly driver took the time to stop and help me. The pizza I had ordered was delivered in the meantime and was waiting for me when I returned home. The manager was downright rude on the phone. She interrupted every time I spoke and basically blamed me for taking the order that was handed to me -- my fault for the mistake. This was the second consecutive time that they had messed up my take out order. I won't be going back!
Best Chinese food in the Twin Cities. I have eaten Chinese food all around the Twin Cities, the east coast and Chinatown in San Francisco and the Red Pepper gets my vote every time. The shrimp fried rice is the best I have had as are the egg rolls. I have never had a disappointing dining experience at the Red Pepper whether I was eating in or getting take out. The only Chinese food that I have ever had that compares favorably to the food served at the Red Pepper was at a Chinese restaurant called The Peacock in Chinatown back in 1969.
Richfield Chinese restaurant is a local lunch favorite..
The interior looks like the most generic hotel dining room, with Muzak and all. But the hordes of workers who flock there for lunch don't seem to mind. Like most Chinese restaurants, it has an enormous menu, with a separate page for house specials. This includes the Red Pepper beef: thin beef slices fast-fried into crunchy slivers. There are also family dinners for two or more people.
Finally, a decent chinese Rest.
Being from out of town, I had a heck of a time finding a respectable Chinese rest. Living in Burnsville doesn't help. Anyway, we tried them all down here and they were terrible. (Who eats at these places?) I read about Red Pepper in here and I've been there 3 times in the first week.
The lunch specials are great. We like the capital beef a great deal so far. The egg rolls are amongst the best I've ever had. The hot-n-sour soup is also quite good. And with entries you can choose fried rice without extra $$$.
If you are ever in Winona, MN try "The Great Hunan" I've had a lot of Chinese(or Hunanese?)but they are the best(I've been to other "Great Hunan's and they ARE NOT the same)
Best Edina lunch!.
For about 6 bucks you get a great lunch entree with two sides, rice, and tea. I have been hitting the Pepper alone and with colleagues for six years now, and still go at least once a week. Say hi to Allan your waiter when you go.
All together now: 1 from A, 2 from B, white or fried. And never forget: soup always good!
Best Fried Rice.
They have the best fried rice in town! Not to mention everything else is great, too.
It has a nice atmosphere, we enjoy dining in and taking out! This is a 10 for sure!!
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