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“last minute dining decision” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jimmy Wan's

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Jimmy Wan's
Ranked #539 of 2,141 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, Sushi
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Downtown
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
85 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“last minute dining decision”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

This past Friday we were looking to head to the Shadyside part of Pittsburgh for a good meal. The problem finding a place to park and the sudden snow put an end to that. We started driving home and decided to take a different route because of the weather. We passed Jimmy Wans and decided to stop since we have been to the Cranberry location a couple of times. We expected a wait since it was nearly 7:00 on a Friday night but that was not the case. We were seated within minutes. I had Gen Tso's and I cannot remember what my wife had, but she enjoyed her meal and mine was very good as well. Our server was busy but our glasses were kept full and our order was taken quickly.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Better than most”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Jimmy Wan's is a typical American Chinese restaurant with a lot more class. Their atmosphere & decor is fresh and inviting and the staff is alway eager to assist.

There are two Jimmy Wan's, one in Cranberry and one in Fox Chapel. They both have great food, a sleek sushi bar, and an excellent wine selection. They also have outstanding lunch specials with very fair portions.

I would highly recommend Jimmy Wan's for someone looking for a little nicer spin on typical American Chinese food. They are a good choice for business meetings or a romantic dinning experience.

Visited December 2013
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Bradfordwoods, PA
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196 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Standard American Chinese fare”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

This restaurant had good points and not so good points. Service was subpar. Waiter seemed confused about our drink order and when it was not prepared properly he didn't understand that we wanted a new one (he was American). They didn't charge us for the drink so that was OK.

We ordered sushi and 2 traditional Chinese menu items. The sushi was lousy. Tasted like it was prepared a day in advance. Fish was brown instead of pink, which means it was sitting around for a while.

On the good side, the moo shu pork and sesame beef and hot & sour soup were delicious. Prices were reasonable. I would return and stick to the Chinese.

Visited October 2013
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Pittsburgh, PA
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153 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Nice place for a drink and dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

We're regulars here; the only reason I don't give it five stars is that the experience can vary depending on who is cooking that night and whether your server is experienced or new. Levels of spiciness are unpredictable, bit in general the food is good. They have brown rice and a fair number of vegetarian dishes. They are also quite flexible about substituting tofu in just about any dish, and can do steamed or fried tofu. Sushi is of the elaborate anything-goes sort that has become popular recently (though traditional is also available) and is usually fresh and flavorful. The owner, Jimmy Wan himself, is charming and attentive and usually on hand. Drinks are good and fairly strong. The bar is separated from the dining room by a windowed wall so the noise level is contained, but you can sneak glances at the TV to check the score.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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94 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“EXTREMELY FRIENDLY/GREAT FOOD”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

went here on a thursday...sat at the bar..bartender very engaging...was greeted warmly at the hostess station even though i breezed by....very good chard...ordered edamame first... good but could of used some more salt....person i was with ordered some sushi with that crazy sauce...i just dont like sushi drown in sauce, but it was well prepared and exceptional..just my personal preference....had pork dumplings and beef with broccoli..omg! very good!..most Chinese places the broccoli becomes water logged...this was al dente and crisp...very very good...would return and beautiful location/interior...

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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