I've eaten at Chef Chen multiple times over the last 6 months or so, and each time has been fantastic. Their lunch specials run between $5 and $6 and include fried rice, soup and an egg roll. I've had the Mongolian chicken, which was the best I've ever had, and General Tso's chicken at lunch. Each time the food was piping hot and delicious, and they are quick with the refills on beverages.
I've been there three times for dinner. They have an outstanding dinner special for $11.95 per person that includes fried rice, egg roll, crab rangoon, and your choice of soup. The first time I had the General Tso's chicken. The chicken was mounded in the middle of the plate, with a bowl of the fried rice on the side. Thin half-moons of orange slices were attractively arranged around the rim of the plate. My brother in law even took a picture of his dinner, as it was so appealing. The egg rolls and crab rangoon were both fried to perfection without being greasy. The hot and sour soup is perhaps not the best I've ever had, but is pretty close, and is loaded with mushrooms and thinly sliced carrots in a delicious broth. On other occasions I've had the chicken in garlic sauce with vegetables, and the spa chicken which is served with steamed rice, and vegetables, with a special sauce on the side.
My favorite dishes are the Mongolian chicken and the General Tso's chicken. My 8 year old niece is addicted to their egg drop soup, and can down a quart of it in one sitting with no problem. Service has always been attentive - they remember us, which is both good and bad.....because the only downside I can think of is about this place is that there are never enough people in this restaurant! Many times there are only 1-2 other tables occupied, and this place is so good, that I want to help them succeed, hence this review. I was encouraged when I ate there for lunch a week ago and heard a table of 6 telling the waitress that they would be back "as usual"
The decor is not fancy, but is very comfortable - several high-backed booths, wood floors, and a number of tables and chairs along the side wall, with pleasant lighting levels. A tv plays discreetly at one end of the restaurant. Much nicer atmosphere than many other Chinese restaurants in the area.
In sum, this is my new favorite Chinese restaurant in Atlanta. I've also dropped in for take-out, and the food is consistently of very high quality, flavorful, plentiful, and all around delicious. I think it's an excellent value, and I hope people will try them out.
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