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Reviewed January 14, 2022

I understand it's under new owners. This explains a lot! This is our last and final visit to this horrible unprofessional sloppy ill-run restaurant. Our last two visits have been disappointing. Each meal is worse than the last. The food has gone downhill tremendously, lacking...in flavor and substance. But today was the straw that broke the camel's back. I came in for a pick-up for a "large" sweet-and-sour pork. When I arrived home and opened the container of sweet-and-sour sauce mix, I was shocked that the container was half empty with two tiny pineapples floating inside, one sad little green pepper and No tomatoes. Not enough for a "large" portion of pork. I immediately called the restaurant only to receive an immature and unprofessional woman on the phone, who just continued to ask me for my phone number and kept placing me on hold, as she spoke in the background with her coworkers. I finally asked to speak to someone who could speak English. Unfortunately, this was no better. Just a young snotty kid who sadly was not the sharpest tool in the shed, and clearly had no business sense or professionalism himself. I was then advised that they were not going to rectify the situation. Unbelievable! I was shocked and appalled, but this only speaks volumes of this restaurant's character and lack of it. This is "not" how you run a business nor treat long loyal customers, or customers, period; and we will not be going back, nor will my family, friends, and co-workers. Shame on you, and that's on you!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed October 23, 2020

My girlfriend and I ordered Walnut Shrimp and Governor Chicken from this place. The shrimp only had 6-7 actual shrimps and the rest of the container was filled with stale deep fried noodles (see picture!). Not only that, the sauce they used was so bad...that we ended up throwing the shrimp out. The chicken was over-breaded and tasted like it was not freshly prepared. This food was also wayyyy overpriced!!! On top of the bad food, I also noticed that the staff was unfriendly when I came in to pick up the food. I am African American and I hate to say it...... but the lady at the front was a lot more friendly with the other customers walking in than with me. This is pretty sad and I wouldn't have expected this type of treatment at a restaurant like this. Don't waste your time or money here. There are a lot of other Chinese restaurants in the area with better food, better prices, and a better atmosphere.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed June 1, 2020 via mobile

This place is so underrated. The food and staff is awesome! The place is super cozy. The service is prompt and everything is so delicious and fresh. The carry out is also very good. The containers keep everything warm!

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed April 27, 2020

House of Szechwan has awesome food! I've going here for years and I really love their Mongolian beef and their beef egg foo young, my two favorite dishes! I always get good service from them and great food!

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed February 12, 2020

We came here for dinner with my parents. Overall the food was very good. The portions were decent and the cost was fair. The service was good as well. We were seated quickly too.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 8, 2019 via mobile

It’s long time establishment continuously service high-quality food. Large menu at fair prices they continue to provide quality. A place for you to try and then it will become a regular for you. Enjoy.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 11, 2019 via mobile

If you like egg rolls look no farther! Danny the owner, has the best egg rolls, bar none ! I personally like the Egg Foo Youn ! The Won Ton soup is always served piping hot and delicious ! Save your coupons each time as...2 coupons equal 1 free order of egg rolls! YummyMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed June 13, 2019

Very nice, comfortable, colorful interior, Chinese themed, sets the pace and expectations. Excellent Chinese and Filipino cuisines, and great soups not to be missed. Lunches are a special deal, with tasty, sizeable egg roll, soup and entree. Use one of their coupons, as they do...advertise. Clean kitchen / cooking area visible from take-out order area. Entrees tend to be large portionwise, but make for a nice second meal at home. Good lunch and dinner values. Craig & Judy Kopstain, Mt. Prospect, ILMore

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 1, 2019

One dish we ordered was bland and tasteless. We were ready to chalk it up and never come back, Our waitress went out of her way to change our first-impression of this restaurant. She had the kitchen re-make the order. The second iteration of the...dish was delicious. We were extremely impressed with their desire to make us happy. These folks know hospitality. We will return.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 8, 2019

Chinese food that the Mrs. and I enjoy is the change in our restaurant experiences and delights. We have had their Chicken Wonton soup along with their shrimp egg rolls always a crowd pleaser

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 17, 2019

What a rellief to find a true Oriental restaurant instead of Thai or the trendy sushi places. There used to be a lot of these types of restaurants in and around Des Plaines. Now this is the only one and, certainly, not to be missed....The service is stellar and the atmosphere is very nice. You must know that the lunch menu does not include all the items that are available. If you want chow mein or chop suey they will make it for you. Just ask. They are very flexible with requests for no salt, MSG, etc. At lunch exceptional egg drop soup is included. And, as always, tea and fortune cookies so you get a three course meal for one price. Try it, you're sure not to be disappointed.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

Food was tasty, order was ready on time. We had a bit of a wait because we arrived early and were given some free almond cookies to snack on while waiting. Serving sizes were plenty and everything was hot. Great meal with the family.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 3, 2019

We've been customers since the restaurant was on 83 & Central in Mt. Prospect. The food and service has kept us coming back ever since. Great appetizers like Crab Rangoon, Egg Rolls. We are are big fans the Pork Egg Foo Young but there's allot...more on the menu that we see going by each time we are there.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

Great, fresh food made perfectly to order. We order for home delivery about half the time and the deliver is always fast, fast, fast. Keep up the great work!

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed July 20, 2018

Chinese designed for American's who have bland taste buds and are okay with frozen vegetables. It truly reminds me of something found in small town America in 1950 - nothing authentic about it. Go to Chef Ping, or Asian Bistro instead.

Date of visit: June 2018
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