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“Good, but inconsistent Chinese food” 3 of 5 stars
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Tan's Garden
292 Route 72 E, Manahawkin, NJ
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Ranked #31 of 64 restaurants in Manahawkin
Cuisines: Chinese
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Sunrise, Florida
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“Good, but inconsistent Chinese food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We've eaten here several times. When the owner is there the place runs well. When he isn't there it is better to leave. Also owns Makato next store and seems to take long vacations to Malaysia. Big menu, usually large portions, with some items done well and some terribly. Brown sauce covers up a lot of mistakes. Skip any fish dishes. Pork, beef, chicken and shrimp are usually good. Service is marginal. Can be very quick or agonizingly slow, Meals for all diners don't always come out together, Getting more water or additional napkins is like pulling teeth. Many of the wait staff speak marginal english.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Johnson City, Tennessee
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Good Food and Great Prices!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We were in town for a wedding; and while my wife and daughter were at the bachlorette party, I decided I wanted some good Chinese food. Tan's Garden delivered! Thier prices were reasonable and the food was great. I had the House Fried Rice extra spicey. It was on par with any of my favorite Chinese eateries back home.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tyler Hill, PA
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“Fine chinese dining. Very reasonable prices.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

We wanted to have our niece's graduation party catered, but wanted to taste the food first. We ordered a few things for lunch and were surprised at the great taste of each dish, including the best egg rolls we've had in 10-years. We liked it enough to place an order for 40 people with the owner, Mr. Tan. The food was delivered promptly the next day, and was the hit of the party, well actually my niece was. I had occasion to speak with Mr. Tan afterwards who went out of his way to see that everything was OK. More than OK, it was great. This place is not to be missed!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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