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“Nothing Special”
Review of Hunan Balcony - CLOSED

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Hunan Balcony
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: Chinese, Japanese
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Good for: Child-friendly
Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
Highland Park, IL
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92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Nothing Special”
Reviewed 20 June 2013

The food was nothing much and the service matched...you can do better. Nice window tables though with view of Broadway pedestrian traffic..

  • Visited June 2013
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Miami Beach, Florida
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97 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“UWS Asian gem”
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Both Chinese and Japanese fare, well prepared and presented. Plenty of seating, great wines and beers. Had chinese dishes this time. Excellent taste, not oily or over cooked. Fast and friendly service and very reasonable prices.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank gent1970
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Santa Cruz, California
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“more nabes chinese”
Reviewed 29 March 2012

Hunan Balcony on 98th and Broadway is one of those restaurants that could only improve if they were located on Mott Street. they have a full bar, pour a generous drink and their hot and sour soup is excellent (an acid test according to a very lovely woman architect of chinese descent friend of mine). Service is prompt (particularly if you wave) and the food is just super. And they deliver! Heaven.

Visited March 2012
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Thank jetlagged123
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New York City
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“As solid as it's ever been”
Reviewed 25 August 2010

I've been coming here for just under 30 years, and have not at all witnessed this horrible decline mentioned by the other reviewers.
The food has remained high quality at very reasonable prices. The staff, while not overly eager, I have found to be very accommodating and pleasant.
While the atmosphere is certainly not good for a "special date," it is clean and orderly enough that I have actually used this place for business meetings for 2 - 7 people - really, for no reason other than it's an all-around solid restaurant.

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Thank SideOBeef
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NY, NY
1 review
“Really Gone Downhill -- Last straw was seeing a small rat”
Reviewed 19 February 2009

I have been going to Hunan Balcony for a while, but its quality has declined steadily. Last week was the last straw. Two of us were facing the back of the restaurant, on the right hand side. We saw a small rat run from the kitchen to the back of the bar. We told the waiter, but he said we were wrong (the thing is, we BOTH saw it). We just paid the check and left. Needless to say, we won't be going back. The other reviewers are also right about the service -- they don't care whether they get it right or not.

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Thank ivanco
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