We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Dim Sum and more”
Review of New Cantonese

No photo provided
Got a photo?
Add it.
New Cantonese
Ranked #650 of 1,294 Restaurants in Rochester
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Chinese
Restaurant details
Pittsford, New York
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Dim Sum and more”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

This is another example of a restaurant that sits in a strip mall and looks like a run-of-mill place but serves food beyond its appearance.

They have both the standard fare and great Dim Sum. The lunch menu is limited but very inexpensive. The dinner menu is much more extensive and more in line with similar restaurants. You will need to ask for the Dim Sum menu as they do not bring it to all guests,

  • Visited July 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank David_M48406
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

13 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    5
    5
    2
    1
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“You're not going to believe it...”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Ok, you're not going to believe it but, while we were here for dinner last night, our first time here, the only other party in the place ( a party of two with an infant child) CHANGED THEIR BABY ON ONE OF THE TABLES. I was shocked and amazed. No one from the restaurant said anything to them and neither did we. Oh yea, the food was ok but we're never going back.

  • Visited April 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Fred D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Victor NY
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Eat the Dim Sum”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

Better than most so-called "Chinese" restaurants in the Rochester, none of which serve really fine Chinese cuisine, which is a shame as Chinese cooking is one of the finest in the world.
And especially "Cantonese" food from Guangzhou, Guandong Province.

Unfortunately what is served in 99% of American restaurants is" Chinese Food For White People." And that is pretty much what you get here..but it is still better than most..
(I am a white people.)

That said, the dim sum is pretty good.. and genuine. So that's what I would recommend...

  • Visited November 2012
    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Fritz M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New York
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Cantonese House vs. Chef King (Bushnell's Basin)”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

How far is too far to go to upgrade your Chinese dinner? I tried Chef King in Bushnell's Basin,
which ends up being a 6 mile straight shot from Cantonese House. We ordered soup (Wonton/ Egg Drop mixed) Hunan Beef, egg rolls, and some fried rice....a pretty typical choice for us.
The Chef King meal was not very good. Edible, yes. Good, no. The wontons weren't quite cooked through, and the Hunan beef was tough and sinewy. I compared it to a place we use
fairly often, Cantonese House, and for a similar price you get a highly upgraded meal with
tender meat, more flavorful soup, and very fresh vegetables.
For info purposes, Chef King is take-out only. Cantonese House is restaurant & take out.
At Cantonese House you may have to put up with their little boy who is occasionally
there and wanders all around, table to table, however, we think the food makes up for the small fry entertainment.

Visited November 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank Mimzoo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rochester, New York
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best Chinese food in Rochester”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

We've been to many Chinese restaurants in the area and have yet to find better food. By far the best chicken fried rice anywhere. To name a few others, the crispy garlic chicken, chinese veggies, and dim sum are all outstanding. But so is everything else we've ever ordered. And the family is very friendly too.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank J N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed New Cantonese also viewed

Henrietta, Finger Lakes
Rochester, Finger Lakes
 
Rochester, Finger Lakes
Rochester, Finger Lakes
 
Rochester, Finger Lakes
Rochester, Finger Lakes
 

Been to New Cantonese? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing