This is one of the funkiest, oddest spots and it's worth going inside, but just don't eat there. Be forewarned - go but only to check the joint out. Order a soda or something safe.
My friend and I went there a couple of times just for this reason, because it's such a fun social study. When you walk in it's like going back 40-years into some seedy Chinese restaurant. We wanted to have some soup and sat at the counter, the nervous waitress (dressed like a nurse) came over and told us that we couldn't sit there. The owner doesn't let people eat at the counter. You can only sit there if you're waiting for "to-go" orders. Okidokie... There is a main jukebox and little jukeboxes at each table, they all have an "Out of Order" sign taped to them. There's a big tree centerpiece in the place and it's dark inside.
There was a sign in reference to their lunch buffet; according to the sign there was a six shrimp limit for the buffet. Wow - I've never been to a buffet that had written rules. Who monitors the customers for excessive shrimpage?
Quite an odd atmosphere. I don't know how they stay in business, it's usually empty when I've walked past the place. I was told that the owner owns the building, so I guess that explains how he is still open for business.
We ordered wonton soup and it was made with a beef broth. A brown broth. I've never had wonton soup with anything but a clear broth. It tasted okay. I was nervous about ordering anything else. I felt sorry for the waitress. I don't understand how she could stand working there. We left her a good tip, I hope the owner didn't take it.
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