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Big Wong King

67 Mott St., New York, NY, 10013
nr. Bayard St.
212-964-0540

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6
Food: 7
Service: 4
Décor: 3
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67% would go back.

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Food is Excellent & Authentic Environment...If You Are Too Particular About Service Then THIS NOT THE PLACE FOR YOU

By k33pitsimple on 5/7/2013

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

I go here so much I do not even know the amount of times I have went to Big Wong. I am more about food and price. The service is not the best but you have to realize this NOT a fine dining restaurant. It is very causal. DO NOT TRY TO CONFUSE THE SERVER with random requests. I see it done by other first time diners, you have to walk accepting the food as it is. It does not disappoint. FOOD RECOMMENDED: 2 Ginger Scallion Lobster for 2 is $20-$24 (GENEROUS PORTION) Steamed Chinese Veggies 5.25 2 Bowls of White Rice $2 each *This a perfect meal Or All the Cold Dishes are Great!

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36 out of 65 people found this review helpful.

terrible

By YumYumYum on 3/25/2013

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

Returned to NYC (was a Manhattanite for over 25 years) after living in another city for a few years looking forward to some great Chinese food. Yelp reviews stated this was a great place. I wasn't looking for double tablecloths or fancy surroundings, just great food. the food they served was terrible, really bad. I asked for a simple typical dish, and it was inedible. My two sons were extremely hungry so they ate their food, they said it was OK. After one of them was finished, there was a strange object on the plate, i think it was a worm. Seriously. I could not eat mine and told the waiter. He refused to understand so I had to take the dish and physically move it away from me to indicate I didn't like it and would not eat it. He refused to speak to me after that. Finally another waiter came over and he did take the charge off the bill. Those of you who know what real Chinese is, never cross the threshold of Big Wong King.

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27 out of 59 people found this review helpful.

HORRIBLE PLACE TO EAT...OVERPRICED AND DIRTY!

By sharon129 on 5/23/2012

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

This was the worst experience EVER! This was my 2nd time with a group of students and I would NOT recommend this place to anyone. I took 47 students to this place yesterday for a class trip and not only did they not have a record of the reservation that I made over 2 weeks ago with the pre-ordered food choices, but they practically threw the food on the tables, NO WHITE RICE (I never heard of that!), NO tea, fingers in water glasses, filthy bathrooms, and unhappy waiters. They were not attentive, or nice to my group of foreign students. The waiters wouldn't even bring more water unless I asked. I got the feeling they wanted us in and out---take the $$ and get us out of there! The food wasn't even that good either. I thought that when they realized that they screwed up the reservation they would have gone overboard to satisfy a customer who was bringing them of over 500$ worth of business...they did not! Additionally, I was quoted a price of 11.5 a person which I thought was very high for the amount of food we got. I usually order a meal from other restaurants that is about 8$ and eat barely half...This place charged more and gave us less! Go somewhere else if you have a choice!!!!!! I'm, still mad at myself for leaving a tip!

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41 out of 89 people found this review helpful.

The worst server

By Gourman on 12/2/2011

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

Never seem such server who asked customer for 15$ tips for 40$ food order. None of them were severing but chating about tips。 They thought we dont speak their language and rudely commented their tables. I was so surprised that they worte good commets for themself by themself, and they CHEEKY takes about it。

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51 out of 103 people found this review helpful.

Really good chinese food...

By shalimamahadeo on 4/1/2011

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

This is our second visit and the food did not disappoint. Don't go expecting great decor or fabulous service but, I can assure you your order come quickly and the taste is sure to captivate your taste buds leaving you wanting to come back for more. Truly authentic and very fresh. We had the roast duck, spicy salt and peppered shrimp and string beans in garlic. Fantastic!!!

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66 out of 134 people found this review helpful.

Mad Good

By rascalnikov on 2/26/2009

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

It's all about the food at Big Wong--not the decor, not the ambience, not the service. It's loud and crowded but the food is really good and it's cheap too. I eat here at least twice a month and it takes me an hour to get there. If you want a romantic evening at a place where you can just chill then don't come here. Come here if you want to eat.

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122 out of 227 people found this review helpful.

great food. very loud. typical canto restaurant atmosphere.

By bluerose on 8/7/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 4
  • Yes, I would go back!

i grew up on food from this place, and it has never failed me. these days, in a society where so many asian chefs are opting for a more fusion-like, modern cuisine, it's hard to find a good chinese restaurant that just sticks to its hong kong roots. true, the waiters there are not the nicest and some probably can't actually speak english, but i think they make up for it with their food.

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108 out of 226 people found this review helpful.

Amazing

By saifedean on 3/31/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 4
  • Yes, I would go back!

The food was great and the service was very fast. Their lychee-sauce duck was one of the most delicious meals I've ever had. Their apetizers are great as well. Highly recommended. The only bad things about this place are things you shouldn't worry about if you're really after a really good meal.

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119 out of 229 people found this review helpful.

Know what to expect, and enjoy!

By enneit87 on 2/13/2007

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 3
  • Yes, I would go back!

Big Wong is a neighborhood fixture, known by locals for its great food and great value, not its friendly service and decor. Eat: Any of the BBQ meats (the 4 basics: BBQ Pork, Roast Pork, Soy Sauce Chicken, Roast Duck) hanging from the window served over rice or noodles, Noodle soup with wontons, Beef chow fun, the varieties of Chow mein, Congee (fish congee is wonderful) with a stick of fried dough to dip into it, etc. Rule of thumb: simpler/cheaper is better; i.e., scrambled eggs with pork is not the best dish, because omelettes are not a fundamental element of HK/Cantonese cuisine. Please don't order the same things you would from a Chinese take-out place! The fact that 2 offshoots of the "Wong" label have sprung up from Big Wong's well-established roots over the past 2 decades (Fu Wong on Hester&Grand, Wing Wong on Mott) is testament to Big Wong's enduring food quality. One caveat: Dine-in portions have gotten smaller over time, with marginal increases in price as well. Take out, if possible.

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