All I can say is that this restaurant would not have made it if it was in a city with bigger Chinese population. You may like this restaurant if your favorite Chinese dish is Sweet and Sour or General Tsao's Chicken. If you are looking for a more authentic Chinese restaurant (tough job in Indy), you may want to try Si Chuan (in Carmel) or the Taiwan Tea House just a few blocks away. I do like the atmosphere and the services. Both are usually lacking in authentic Chinese restaurants. However, you don't have to take my opinion seriously. After all, I'm a Chinese born and raised in Shanghai and Hong Kong. I can assure you, you won't find Chinese food like that in China.
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