After years of walking by this place my wife and I decided to try it. We were attending symphony that evening and jwongs is located very conveniently to both Abravenel hall and Capitol Theatre. Only a couple reviewers are accurate though. This place doesn't come close to best of Chinatown restaurants in NY, Boston, San Francisco and London. (except in atmosphere) In terms of food taste it is average for Salt Lake area. We started with the lettuce wraps which were very fresh but overly seasoned with a soy reduction leaving them much too salty. For the main course we ordered the Honey Walnut Shrimp which was delicately seasoned. (Not as phenomenal as same item at Asian Star in Midvale/Sandy, but not as sweet/rich either which can be a good thing depending on your tastes). We also had the house specialty Tangerine Chicken. This dish was served far too cool for our preferences. The waiter did not enquire on our satisfaction with the dish until 10 minutes after serving us the main course or we would have sent it back (limited time window due to our later plans at the symphony). When He did stop by to inquire on satisfaction with meal we let him know. Management was very friendly about it and explained that they had waited for honey walnut shrimp dish to be ready before bringing out the chicken and that was why it was cold. They also insisted on bringing us out free dessert which was nice. My wife's banana and ice cream consisted of a single slice of banana about 3/4 inch long and 1/3 inch thick wrapped in crunchy won ton wrapper that had the appearance of a piece of tissue paper wrapped around a dum-dum sucker to look like a ghost. (with 2 tablespoons of ice cream on the side). My chocolate bundt cake was much more substantial and I shared it with my wife so she could enjoy a little more dessert than her small amuse-bouche. To be fair the somewhat bland tangerine chicken grew on me after a while and I would give them a second chance to sample their Peking Duck or panang (curry) salmon. However, the wait must continue for excellent Chinese in the Salt Lake valley.
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