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“Ah Fooey”

Cheng's China Bistro
Ranked #109 of 361 Restaurants in Tyler
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Tyler. Texas. USA
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“Ah Fooey”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

This week, June 14, was the first time I've eaten here and definitely the last time. In summary, the building inside was exotic and beautiful. The food was common and after lunch it felt like a lump in my stomach. The fried rice was tasteless and lomein was not offered as a choice if one did not want rice. The vegetable (broccoli) offered with the entre was not steamed, it was cold and completely raw. Raw zuchinni and carrot were used to decorate the plates. The service was excruciatingly slow. This restaurant is supposed to be owned by the same people who own The China Cafe, a Chinese buffet on the loop. China Cafe's food and service are exceptional. The two eateries appear to come from not just two different countries but two different universies.

  • Visited June 2012
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English first
Tyler, Texas
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21 reviews
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“Surprisingly Impressed”
Reviewed May 26, 2012

We were headed for a quick and light lunch and had Corner Bakery mind, but chose Cheng's (next door) instead. What a renovation job from when it was Juanita's Mexican restaurant! The service was prompt and courteous, the surroundings spotless, the fried wanton chips were addictive and both my friend and I enjoyed our selections very much. Sesame Chicken and Kung Pao Chicken were both great, and good-sized portions. To top it off, our lunch was just $15.54 total. Really? What a refreshing addition to Tyler's restaurant scene! I rarely rate experiences at Excellent all the way, but I don't know what to grade off.

  • Visited May 2012
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