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“Best Chinese Food In A 50 Mile Radius!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Gourmet House
Ranked #83 of 149 Restaurants in Michigan City
Cuisines: Chinese
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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Best Chinese Food In A 50 Mile Radius!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014

We have been coming to Gourmet House for the last year or so. The food is awesome! Our favorite dishes are the Chicken with Garlic Sauce. Simply the best flavor anywhere. Unique to Gourmet House is the way it is prepared and the exceptional taste. We have tried this at other Chinese restaurants and it just doesn't measure up to the quality and taste here.

Also, the Pan Fried Dumplings are to die for. The taste is superb and the fact that there are 8 of them included with an order makes it a great value!

While the exterior of the building looks a little bit disheveled, the interior is pretty nice, although the bathrooms could use some much needed cleaning and/or updating.

The staff is kind of interesting. There are a couple of servers that are quite good and very responsive. On the other hand, there are a couple that are not very customer centric and give the impression that you are disturbing them. But, it doesn't matter. Go for the tasty food and you won't be disappointed!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Beverly Shores, Indiana
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“NOW, BEST CHINESE in Michigan City, IN”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

For many years we had, as most people, our fav Chinese restaurant! Yes, in Michigan City there are at least 3-4-5 if you include buffet types. We settled on Peking Restaurant and trying Oriental Pearl Restaurant! Oriental was a TOTAL disaster and like really good Chinese on Micro-Wave, while Peking went down the drain in terms of FOOD QUALITY! Like a LARGE order of S&S Shrimp had all of THREE shrimps!!! We had to find something better or drive to China Town in Chicago!!! Well we found this NEW establishment and that was GOURMET House on Franklin!!! We tried it now FIVE times! It is owned by a young Chinese family, but with a lot of old family along! The REPORT is:
1. The normal EGG ROLL does not hit the mark! After our first visit, we did not order EGG ROLL again! While really nice, it had nothing inside but cabbage!!! Maybe a fluke??
2. APPETIZERS are to die for, other than above! We LOVE the FRIED JUMBO SHRIMP, that you can get 5 or 10, and they are really Jumbo. We also love SHRIMP TOAST, but in our est. it was too OILY!
3. SOUP! My GF loves EGG DROP and I like HOT and SOUR, both are the best!!!
4. They have a VERY EXTENSIVE MENUE, but the SINGLE ITEM IS FOR TWO PEOPLE, not ONE! They really need to control the portions or they are going to go broke! We have now ordered at least 10 diff items from the main menue! ALL WERE OUTSTANDING, but LARGE!
5. MY GF loves all, but thinks that the chef may put a little too much FIVE SPICE powder on some of the dishes.
6. For all of those that do not like MSG, they claim not to use it and do all of the cooking in veg oil only!
Hey, for the lunch menue you can PIG out for less than McD, any family type spred is like CHEEEEP for what you get!!
LOOK!!! JUST THE BEST IN MICHIGAN CITY!!!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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