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“Not so great.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Christina Wan's

Christina Wan's
644 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (Victoria Park)
(954) 527-0228
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Ranked #419 of 1,150 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Victoria Park
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“Not so great.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

This place was recommended to us as the best chinese in town.
The hot and sour soup was a disappointment. The flavour lacked subtlety and there was a lack of variety in the ingredients (hardly any chicken, no peas...)
We shared a whole Peking duck which was good but not heated enough. The large pancakes were served cold and although they were reheated for us, the restaurant was not equipped to keep them warm. Our assorted vegetables never showed up and thankfully were also absent on the check.
Service was friendly.

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  • English first
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English first
Miami, Florida
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135 reviews 135 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“NEVER DISAPPOINTS”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Christina Wan's serves the best Chinese food in South Florida. We've been eating there for years and wouldn't think of going anywhere else for Chinese. The hot and sour soup is the best, and everything else is always fresh and delicious. We've brought out-of-town friends and relatives here, and they've all loved the great food and the friendly atmosphere.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Lauderdale
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“Our New Go-To Place for Chinese Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Since moving to the Fort Lauderdale area last year, we've been looking for a quality Chinese restaurant...It looks like Christina Wan's will be the place. The sunset menu includes soup, spring roll, entree, and rice all at an affordable price. Service was efficient and friendly, with drinks being refilled frequently, and the waiter being quite friendly. The food was excellent, and portions large enough for us to take home leftovers. A great Friday night dinner!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sunrise, Florida
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“Used to be the Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This is used to be the Best Chinese restaurant in Broward County, but the quality is lipping and there is one waiter there that is so rude I almost got into a fist fight with him. I told Christina about him several times, but she just shrugs her shouldser, so I take my business somewhere else.

Visited June 2013
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“There's Just 1 *Great* Chinese Restaurant in Fl - this is it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

By discovering Christina Wan's, we have found a reason to stay in South Florida! We have felt deprived of quality Chinese food since we moved here 6 years ago. Having tried dozens upon dozens of mediocre Chinese restaurants throughout Palm Beach and Broward counties, we are so joyful to have finally discovered great Chinese! The sauces are delicate, the flavors are robust and varied, the menu reflects depth, the prices are reasonable, the service is quick, the food is hot, the restaurant is clean, the owner is welcoming--simply put, Christina Wan's is a terrific find for us. You know it's great food when the leftovers don't make it until morning. (Round two happened at home when we each enjoyed our final serving of Moo Shu Chicken and Steak Kew upon walking in our home. In fact, our leftovers did not make it until morning.) We are no longer deprived - we have arrived!

Families: They offer booths and tables. The owner noticed we had a tired kiddo with us and suggested we take a long booth so our daughter could lie down - child friendly, yes!

Setting: Don't let the strip mall facade scare you off. This is a 3rd generation restaurant and the recipes reflect pride, quality, and refinement. This is not fast food Chinese. This restaurant offers a pleasurable dining experience that can be enjoyed for a special occasion or after a busy day at the office. Casual or dressy - you decide. (We wore jeans and went on Father's Day.) Another table was "dressed" for a birthday celebration. Each to his own - anything goes.

Style: The sauces aren't thick and goopy, rather they are delicate and robust. There are plenty of Mandarin, Szechuan, and even Cantonese choices. If you like New York variants of Chinese food, this is your place! The menu is very broad and the dishes are all unique to one another.

Accommodation: There is a menu section that even caters to low-carb eating (so sugar/no cornstarch) and guests are encouraged to articulate their preferences or ask about an item not appearing on the menu. (We had a special order of Moo Goo Gai Pan made for our son. It was not listed on the menu. It was made for him to perfection!)

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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