First Time and in Love!!!!!. I was craving chinese food and searched on line for different chinese restaurants in Salt Lake. I grew up in the San Francisco bay area and once you have had Chinese food there nothing else compares. OMG, everything I ordered is absolutely amazing. I am vegetarian but not a big fan of tofu. After ordering the tofu with greens I love the tofu at Hong Kong Tea House. I will be going back there for sure.
CLOSEST TO SF'S CHINA TOWN IN SLC!.
Well -- if you've ever been to San Francisco's China Town - then you know what Dim Sum is -- well needless to say -- being a native of the Bay - getting homesick for the yummy goodness is easy to do in SLC.
I found HKTH -- and I have fallen in love. Its one of my favorites - not just in UT, but even in CA!! Its amazing. I love it. The service is great, the ladies after they know you are wonderful. They even notice the little things - and know what you prefer as far as drinks and your "normal order"
Its a wonderful place to eat.
I highly suggest it :) As far as the complaints on price -- it really isn't so bad compared to most the places I have eaten at... a full meal for 2 here is about 25 dollars ... back home? At Yank Sing - you are looking at close to 50. Need I say more?
wasn't that good.... I've been here 5+ times over last several years. This visit may become our last... We ordered "snow pea shoots" which we love, however, we got something totally different and we weren't notified. We know what's "snow pea shoots" looks like and taste like... it wasn't snow pea shoots. Their Dim Sum was just ok. They used be good but not sure if we want to go back. They are kinda pricy, too.
Best Dim Sum. Best Dim Sum in all of Utah. This place takes care of our cravings for these delicious mini servings of all our favorite flavors of Chinese Cuisine. Service is just a bit slower but is well appreciated. Dim Sum is made fresh as ordered. Being from Hawaii, the flavors we experienced is just what we were used to. We love that we can now get it right here in Utah. Well worth the drive from Spanish Fork for a Chinese breakfast any weekend. Atmosphere and service was great!
First time successful!.
We visited this restaurant recently after reading the Zagat reviews. It isn't the largest restaurant, nor is it elegantly decorated, but the service was fast and courteous and the food was great. We had the pork steam buns to start and they were cooked fresh. They tasted home made. The wontons in the soup were flavorful and authentic. I've never had wontons that tasted so good. We also had pan fried noodles. Very light and tasty. In other Chinese restaurants, the food is sometimes heavy with corn starch and sauce. Here it didn't need to be disguised in sauce.
We are going back for dim sum soon and can't wait!
Firstly let me say that I love ‘Chinese’ food, both Americanized and Authentic. I was really looking for ward to eating here (based on other reviews). However it turned out to be WORST Chinese meal I have ever had.
I am originally from Great Britain, and grew up eating a lot of Chinese. I have worked in Hong Kong, Beijing, Taiwan and Singapore, so , in my own humble opinion, I consider myself to have a good amateur knowledge of Chinese food.
We went to the restaurant on Valentine’s Day 2010, I choose this because my Wife loves Peking Duck and I had heard that they sell it here.
The restaurant was deathly quiet, I mean there was NO background music and the staff stood near our table the whole time.. I was like speaking in a cave, every word could be heard by everyone at every table. I know that this is not a huge problem, but my advice to the owners (should they ever read this) would be to put on a little music, so people feel a little more relaxed.
We ordered the ‘Sweet & Sour Chicken’ for the kids, a Special Rice to share and the with great anticipation the ‘Peking Duck’..
WHAT IT SHOULD BE: For those of you who have never tried a Peking Duck, here is what you SHOULD expect. It is a whole duck (sometimes you can order half – but NOT here), prior to cooking the skin is separated from the fat and hung for 24 hours to dry. Then it is roasted (sometimes deep fried) for 45mins at very high temps (525 F) until it is crispy on the outside but lovely and tender in the middle. After frying it is de-boned and chopped up for easy eating. It is served with thin pancakes, spring onion, cucumber sticks, and a hoisin sauce. If you are lucky enough to find somewhere that sells ‘Aromatic Crispy Duck’ this is even better and crispier.
WHAT WE GOT: When the duck arrived in 20mins (which should have rung alarm bells, it needs to cook for 45mins!) The skin was very fatty (as it was not separated from fat) and so it was NOT crisp at all. Most of the bones remained and the meat was very pink in places (not fully cooked). It was served with about 10 pancakes a TINY plate of sauce and a TINY plate of onions.
We were determined to make the best of it so we tried to be optimistic. I am sorry to say the taste did NOT overcome our initial reaction. Very bland, undercooked, fatty and lots of cartilage, gristle and bones. I suspect the duck used was very old and sick.. It may have even been a seagull (joke). In total there was only about 2-3oz of edible meat on the duck. When we tried asking for more onions, sauce etc our server informed us that it would be $10 extra more! T he duck, which is billed as a meal for two, and costs $30, a BIG waste of money.
I complained, but to no avail, they refused to help.
The other dishes, well the Sweet/Sour Chicken was about what you would expect from PANDA Express, nothing special at all, the sauce was a little like wallpaper paste. The rice appeared and tasted day old re-heated , you know how rice gets – it get a little hard and the oils separate and so it is oily too.
I am not going to pretend that I was NOT angry, I was and still am. This was supposed to be a special occasion and it was ruined. But this review is honest and I want to warn people about the food quality. Perhaps other dishes are better, or perhaps it is a new owner or chef.
The bottom line is this place does NOT deserve the high reviews that it once had.
Steer Clear of this one.
Not my night. Ordered three dishes including what was supposed to be fresh crab. The pork and eggplant was great, the appetizers and other two dishes flavorless, and the crab was so old the flesh stuck to the shell and was stiff. They expected you to eat off saucers and when we asked for rice bowls due to the saucers being too small, they brought out tiny tea bowls. We also thought they would move us to a bigger table because our dishes wouldn't fit, but they squeezed everything on the table and even moved the condiments we needed to the next table rather than move us. We asked for some sauce for the dumplings and the waitress' response was, "the dumplings already have flavor.". Hope y'all have a better experience there.
Is coming to town for a conference & dim sum!.
I was driving cross country last year and drove into
Salt Lake City, tired and a little homesick. This place
was like running into a lil home slice just when I least
expected it! The dim sum was memorable as was
the tea. What a great find. (This was life before iPhone
linked to Google local for me) See you there again soon!
Best Chinese Food in Utah. I spent some time living in the San Francisco Bay Area. This is the only chinese restaurant in Utah that I feel would survive in the Bay area. The food was authentic and fresh with no added msg. Also a good value for the money.
I have been a long time regular of the tea house and have always been impressed with the food.
For Dim sum i would recommend the BBQ pork bums and the fried sesame ball.
For diner the peppered beef is great. Spicey and savory.
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