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“Good Food, Great Prices, Fast Service”
Review of Hunan Garden

Hunan Garden
Ranked #87 of 302 Restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
Description: Has won best Chinese resturant in Rochester for many years, small and family run. Phone number 507-285-1438
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Description: Has won best Chinese resturant in Rochester for many years, small and family run. Phone number 507-285-1438
Salt Lake City, Utah
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190 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Good Food, Great Prices, Fast Service”
Reviewed 13 March 2014

We went at lunch, and had way more food than we could eat, even though 3 of us split two dishes.

The soups were as expected: the hot and sour and egg drop did not disappoint, nor did they wow. The pork fried rice was tasty and the Chicken dish we had was nicely done, and did have some spiciness. Brown rice came with the chicken dish, which is a nice addition.

Service was mostly very good, with the exception of needing to ask twice for chili garlic sauce.

Prices were very reasonable, and we packed enough take away for a dinner. For a city whose cuisine is not at the cutting edge, this is very decent and it fits the midwest style I've noticed in other restaurants. When you factor in the price, it will do for most people or families, as long as you are not expecting gourmet.

If you are from a big city, or are a foodie, overall Rochester restaurants will disappoint more than wow you. Most people are either from the region or are here for world class health care, and having a meal is the important part.

  • Visited March 2014
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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“Really good "midwest Chinese"”
Reviewed 12 January 2014

As several reviewers have noted, if you are looking for what you ate in China or Singapore, then don't come to Rochester :). The complaints pointing out a lack of authenticity are valid, but for midwest style Chinese food this place is really really good. The service was great, portions were big. Cost was reasonable (around $8 on average for many main dishes) We had a group of 5 and had the group special, sharing 5 entrees with drinks and appetizers included. Everything was quite delicious. I travel all over Asia and eat with Chinese friends there, its not like this, but that doesnt mean that the food at Hunan Garden isn't delicious. My favorite was the big crunchy egg rolls.

  • Visited January 2014
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Hong Kong, China
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Hunanese copy cuisine”
Reviewed 10 January 2014

Well, the dishes are by far to big. It doesn't taste like Hunanese food…not authentic…
The shrimp soup tastes like a tomatosyrup.
The tables are by far too small for 4 people to eat comfortably.
If this is the best in town, possibly, but it must be the only one in town then.
The menu card is full of nice dishes, but what you get is different…
We tried also to eat the Beijing duck, except the sauce the duck was nowhere near an original one.

  • Visited January 2014
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La Crosse, WI
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100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great food great prices”
Reviewed 6 December 2013

My absolutely favorite dish is the Sesame Chicken, where the chicken is lightly bread but yet crispy. The main dish is served on a bed of always fresh lettuce. If I'm in the mood for something else, I highly recommend the Mushu Pork, which has never disappointed me. I love the crab rangoons and the pot stickers.

The restaurant is super casual and most of the staff are friendly and attentive. For a great dinner at a great price, I highly recommend Hunan Garden. One of my favorite places to go whenever I'm in Rochester.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank jennelliott14
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Dodgeville
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247 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Good Food and Generous Portions”
Reviewed 12 November 2013

Hunan Garden has an extensive menu with a few surprises. The chef is Cambodian. Try the "Lort Cha", an excellently prepared Cambodian dish. There is also Pad Thai, and of course, plenty of Chinese food. There are several Hunan dishes as well as the usual variety of Chinese-American cooking. Our waitress was from Cambodia and she provided superior service. Prices were most reasonable with full dinners for under $12.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Paul4ejjr
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