I agree with all the other posters who miss the old O'mei. It really has gone downhill the last few years. Actually there have been several step-changes for the worse over the last decade or so. When I first started going there 15 years ago the dishes were unique and bold, every thing you tried had its own personality. The sichuan sliced beef appetizer had all sorts of peppercorns and other spices that put your mouth through a journey. The red oil dumplings were sweet savory and delicious. Chili fried rice with tiny bay shrimp and tiny sliced red chilies was another favorite. Rosemary chicken and black pepper beef also. Those were the glory days. The first step change was when they dicontinued the sichuan sliced beef. I think the chef left and took the recipe with him or her. Still there were enough other good things on the menu to keep us coming back. Then some of the small appetizer begatable dishes started becoming more average. Then it was inconsistent, some days were good, others not so much. Finally, about 2 years ago, they got an wentirely new kitchen staff that clearly had no clue how the old staff made the dishes. Items still had the same name (spicy carrot appetizer) , but were completely different. Then there's the mean lady everyone here's talking about, that seems to manage the place now. I guess all good things must come to an end.
Now I go to Shun Feng on River Street in Santa Cruz. Nice lady there, decent prices for SC in this day& age, and a few authentic chinese dishes. Salt and Pepper spareribs are great and they have a decent dim sum menu.