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“Full Chinese menu selection & delicious food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of New Fortune Chinese Seafood Restaurant

New Fortune Chinese Seafood Restaurant
16515 S Frederick Ave, Walnut Hill Shopping Center, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-1221
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Ranked #178 of 293 Restaurants in Gaithersburg
Cuisines: Chinese, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night
Pittsburgh, PA
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“Full Chinese menu selection & delicious food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Plaza location is easy walking distance from the Hyatt House hotel. Take-out required only a short wait.

Visited May 2013
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Frederick, MD
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“We love it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

Kind of scared because of the mixed reviews but my boyfriend and I loved it and we are going back again. We went on a Saturday for the cart service and were so impressed. Food was hot and fresh and cheap. Would recommend to anyone. The only reason it gets four stars is because my only complaint is that we did not get our drinks until we were already eating. Other than that, everything was great.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012


Yes, I must admit some of the food was good, but NOT all.
A lot of the food seemed like it was yesterdays left overs, and just reheated. EWWWW!! and there were flies.
When you enter the restaurant it smells horrid. like dead fish and used oil for frying. and it was a mess there. Boxes and trash every where.
The service is the WORST!
They ate lunch right in front of the costumers.
And it seems like they were looking at you and talking about you in Chinese or something.

OH and it was slow, we asked for a napkin and take out box, and all the servers were busy eating their lunch!!!
and so we just helped out selves to the open cart, and no one seemed to care!

AND it was EXPENSIVE for LOW QUALITY and QUANTITY food. And it was very oily.
I will NEVER eat there again.

YES, i can say im a high maintenance person, but even those who aren't wouldn't want to eat their sloppy food, and be welcomed rude service.

And they got the bill wrong, so we waited for like 30 min for them to do the math BY HAND?!?!?!?!? SERIOUSLY!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Largest selection of dim sum items on the carts”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

This is the last in the list of MD dim sum restaurants we wanted to check out (the others are Oriental East, Good Fortune, and Silver Fountain). It is the largest so far – was told that they can accommodate 600 people comfortably. It’s in an outdoor shopping center so there is plenty of parking. The décor is pretty nondescript inside and out (not as grand and fancy as the ad in the local Chinese newspaper might lead you to believe). The dining room is large and relatively well lit, with tables in a variety of shapes and sizes – a good place for large families of which there were quite a few but plenty of spots for twos and fours. We got there on a Saturday morning just past 11 am and the place was probably one quarter full so there was no wait. First thing to notice was that there were lots of carts going around and an abundance of selections on the carts, more than at any of the other restaurants (you can always order stuff from the menu if you don't see them on the carts but the idea is to be able to pick things off the carts). Maybe it was early in the day but at times there was a jam of 2-3 carts around our table – so much so that at one point, one of the carts with stuff we wanted couldn’t get through so started to turn away and we had to kind of chase after it to get it to come back (alternately we could have waited for the jam to disperse and it would have come back in about 5 minutes but we were hungry…). Anyway, we tried our usual dishes: shrimp dumplings, spring rolls, oil stick, taro dumplings, pork dumpling with chives, BBQ pork buns (the bun was slightly heavier than should be, but not bad, and the filling was very lean meat and the coloration was quite natural – not overly red), egg tarts (very good – the custard was very light and not starchy), fried shrimp wraps, and turnip cakes. All were quite well prepared and delicious, although about half of the dishes were a bit cool and they should have heated them up a bit before serving (some of the carts has that capability to reheat and that would have made a huge difference). The only big disappointment was the turnip cake – it wasn’t the worst, but it was still rather soggy and bland. For some reason it just seems that none of the restaurants can make it right, it should have a stiffer, more “cake” like texture, but instead they are all pudding like. The service was quite attentive – one of the managers kept coming over to ask us how we are doing (about 5 times! Although this might not happen if the restaurant was full) – and certainly it didn’t hurt to have the carts coming around all the time. Overall, we were happy with the experience and I would have rated it a 4-star except for the temperature of some of the dishes. Price wise, it’s comparable with most of the other restaurants - $38 including tip for 9 dishes (ranging from $3-$4@) plus tea (75 cents/per person).

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Dim Sum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

We love the dim sum on Saturdays or Sundays. Excellent service, excellent food, excellent seating. Always an enjoyable treat.

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