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“GREAT FRESH ASIAN”
Review of Tan's Asian Cafe

Tan's Asian Cafe
Ranked #179 of 831 Restaurants in Tallahassee
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
Dining options: Delivery
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Dining options: Delivery
Reviewed 26 February 2014

Everything is cooked to order, hot or mild have it your way. Very reasonable prices. Generous portions. Go there hungry

Thank David W
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

Tan's has been consistently rated in the top Asian restaurants in Tallahassee and has been at the top of my list. I don't know what happened tonight. We went early on Friday evening -around 5:45--and it was not busy inside. We ordered appetizers and our meal. The appetizers arrived fairly soon--within 15 minutes--and the spring rolls were crispy, piping hot and absolutely flavorsome. The crab rangoons were equally delicious with moist creamy centers contrasting to the crunchy batter on the outside. Our orders were Spciy garlic chicken and fried tofu. So we waited. And waited. And waited. Others who had ordered after us had gotten their meals. The waiter disappeared from our table. Finally we snagged one of the staff and she said they were very busy in the kitchen but she would check. She came back and said our order would be next out. Mine was lukewarm and as bland as I've ever tasted. No spice. Very little seasoning and not very good. The rice was also bland and tasted like it had no salt. The tofu had just been taken off the grill and was good.
It almost seemed like two different cooks were in the kitchen between the appetizer and main course. My daughter said Tan's contract with a company that does a lot of home deliveries and she thought that was why service was so slow.
So---maybe I'll go back and maybe not,-- but definitely not at night. It seems to be a conflict of priorities when in-house diners wait for take out orders can be completed. Unfortunately, Tan's signature of taste excellence got lost somewhere in the mix.

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Thank lovey8
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

We went to Tan's after church on Sunday based on a friend's recommendation and were pleasantly pleased. We thought the egg rolls were the best and freshest we had every had. We order the Gen. Tau's Chicken and Kung Poi Chicken. Both were served hot and fresh and the Kung Poi Chicken came with plenty of freshly cooked vegetables.

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Thank Rosie504
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

good food at good prices. The sesame chicken, chicken fried rice and egg drop soup was very good. Food was prepared quickly. Convenient to the north side of Tallahassee.

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Thank joakley815
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

The restaurant is in a shopping center alongside a gardening store but worth the searching. Handwritten menus pasted on the wall, the 10-15 tables filled up quickly and there was a constant stream of people arriving to pickup takeout orders. Only one waiter but the young man really worked and handled all the guests pretty well. Besides Indonesian foods on the menu they also serve your typical Chinese dishes. I ordered the curry and worried that it would be too hot but worried for nothing. Beware that the portions are large so you will be taking some home for later. Great food and I suggest you stop by.

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Thank Steve H
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