My husband's Yelp friends recommended this place, Wong's Kitchen in Arleta, CA. So far, on every single website I've checked, people like this place a lot. We both disagreed. It's true that the food here is very cheap. I mean, we got all the food below for $18. They also have these "Quick Lunch Combinations" that start at $3.95. For example, one of the combos is pork chow mein, egg foo young, and pork fried rice. All this for $3.95. That's a pretty good deal.
So my husband went to pick up the food. He said this place was located in a kinda poor area with nothing around. When he went inside, the decor was like 1970-80's and no Asians at all.
If you are looking for good Asian food, always make sure the restaurant is packed with Asian customers!
tiny mushy white rice
eggrolls 90 cents each
Supposed to be chicken in it, but from what I see in my eyes, I couldn't tell if there was chicken meat in it at all. I also couldn't tell what kind of meat I was eating. Somehow my husband liked it, but I hated it. I couldn't eat it after two bites.
chicken chow mein $4.55 PLUS $0.50 for noodles
I never heard of a place charging extra for noodles for chow mein. Also the meat was cheap dark meats. It's got a few broccoli and carrots, bean sprouts, and cheap parts of chicken meats. Noodles had some sweet flavor. Since I only like chicken breast, I had to put most of the chicken meat in the trash.
Wong's special beef $6.15
The box is even not all the way full.
shrimp fried rice $4.25
There were shrimp, green peas, and a little bit of egg. Because we didn't like this at all, we actually added more eggs ourselves, and also made a gravy to cover the nasty taste.
It's hard to tell from the picture, but there was some gray color thing on the rice. Maybe from a dirty wok.
Overall, we were extremely disappointed by this place and we started feeling like we really can't trust other customer reviews that we read online. You just have taste yourself, that's the only way you can find out if it's good or not.
Rating (food): 1 / 5
13209 Osborne Avenue
Arleta, CA 91331
Tue - Thurs & Sun:11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Fri & Sat:11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.