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“Good lunch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hunan Restaurant

Hunan Restaurant
318 4th Street, La Crosse, WI 54601
(608) 784-7878
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Ranked #73 of 164 restaurants in La Crosse
Cuisines: Chinese
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I'd say Hunan is probably one of the best places for Chinese food in La Crosse. I recently went for lunch with a friend. I hadn't been there in years. The decor is not that great, but the food is good. Our food came out quickly. I had egg drop soup, and it was good, though I'm not used to having mushrooms in my egg drop soup! My entree was good. Just the right amount of food -- not too much, not too little!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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WEST SALEM
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

This is the BEST Chinese resturant in the area. Excellent service and food is ALWAYs great. The Lemon Chicken and wonton soup was the very tasty!

  • Visited December 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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Wisconsin
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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Disappointing, gloppy sauces”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

We tend to try this restaurant about once every 6-8 months just to see if it's gotten better, but this last trip helped end that trend. The service is fine--curt and efficient, never overly warm. The atmosphere is sort of sad--think fluorescent lighting, magenta carpet, and gray walls. The food tastes canned, and the meat is often unidentifiable. There were three of us on our last visit, so we ordered the "dinner for three," which came with almond chicken, sweet and sour pork, and Mongolian beef. The three sauces were different in color, but all had that cloying, viscous, salty undertone with the metallic taste of canned Asian food. We didn't finish the meals and brought leftovers home but couldn't bring ourselves to eat them.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Good food, service okay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Decent food in downtown. Prices are okay. The service could use some work as could the decor. But, overall, a good meal.

Visited August 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Most authentic Chinese in La Crosse”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

It's been a while since I've tasted relatively authentic Chinese food in America (Teahouse in Plymouth, MN, anyone?). But Hunan Restaurant gets pretty close. Their tofu & mushroom dish is particularly spot on and the hot and sour soup is excellent.

Visited May 2012
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