Houston >Food & Dining > Chinese Cafe
9252 Bellaire Blvd Ste C, Houston, TX | Directions 7703629.705011 -95.546142
Monday To Friday From 11:00 AM To 09:30 PM Saturday To Sunday From 12:00 PM To 09:30 PM
Neighborhoods: Westside, Sharpstown
At this place you can get delicious food with cheap price. It is a self served place that is why the food is cheap so you can not expect good service. Their food are not consistent but most of the time they are good. I notice that they give you less food for to go order. This place used to be visited mainly by Chinese, but lately I notice a lot of American visit there as well. Like I said for cheap and delicious Chinese food, this is the place.
Excellent Taste and Fast – I have been going here for many years with my family, and everytime we go there, I get the same service and excellent taste like I expect. They have been conistent with the foods, and I LOVE the Kung Pao chicken and spicy beef.
I recommend this place for a casual lunch or dinner with great taste!!!!!!!!!
A Bellaire-area original for authentic and affordable Northern Chinese fare. – In Short
Ultra-casual order-at-the-counter, self-serve restaurant for dependable Chinese fare at lunch or dinner. Menu favorites include the hot and sour soup; special fried rice with shrimp, pork and plenty of veggies; kung pao chicken; twice-cooked pork; chicken with black mushrooms and spinach; and beef with broccoli. If you're not sure what to order, the photos on the wall are an accurate representation of the authentic offerings. There's a special diet menu available, and the restaurant doesn't serve beer or alcohol.
Be careful of the Spicy Mickeymousepoop, rude cashiers, and food that has down downhill very fast. – I have eaten at this restaurant since the mid 80's when the food was absolutely sensational. Ever since the mid 90's however, the food quality has gone downhill. Yes, my friends, DOWNHILL! The sauces have gotten way too commercialized to the point that all the dishes taste the same! The food just does'nt have that zip anymore.
And to top it off, recently a few months ago, we ordered a dish and as I was about to dig in, my wife had a look on her face. I said, "What's the matter?" And she points to the dish and says "Look, there's mickeymousepoop on the dish!" I would never have noticed this because mousepoop looks like black pepper but lo and behold, it was there! So I said why don't we just scoop it out and eat? No way. We took it back and thought they would give us something else or give us something on the house for being totally grossed out but no. They just took it back nonchalantly as if it happens all the time.
We will never go back ever. And I'm telling you my friends, before you eat your dish, take a close look just to make sure. With all the multitude of good Chinese restaurants in Chinatown, why eat mousepooh?
Also, the cashiers are rude as hell and $1 for another scoop of rice? Are you kidding me? That's the biggest rip off. And don't get the pickled vegetables. We had some once and it had a foul/rotten smell/taste to it. The biggest proof that this place has gone downhill? It's no longer crowded and you rarely see Asians here anymore.
Authentic Chinese Hole-in-Wall – A colleague from Taiwan first took me here in early 90's. Bold flavors, fresh ingredients, large servings to share and very consistent. Place is more than a little run-down (as proved by the bathrooms!), but the food is so yummy! I can't get away from vibrant twice-cooked pork (I love leeks), green beans with spicy ground pork and the garlicky pea shoots (or spinach). My wife's favorite but blander shredded chicken & snow peas has true shredded chicken breast as primary ingredient. I never feel as though the vegetables are the filler here. There are pictures up by the (sometimes curt) checkout/order window to help with selection, and the place is self-service, adding to the value. Stand-out northern Chinese food.
If you like spicy food, this is the place – My family and I loved the ma po tofu which is extremely favorful, red hot and spicy. It is so spicy and delicious that you can't help but eat it with many bowls of rice. I also liked the green bean and pork. Water and tea are included. This is an order and pay at the counter place and they will bring the food to your table. Ambience is not fancy. Not a place to celebrate special occasions but definitely a place to have a great fulfilling lunch. Will go back there!
Great, Authentic Chinese Food – Chinese Cafe is where you want to go for authentic Chinese food. There are a few "Chinese Cafe's" around town, but this one on Bellaire is the original and it is much better than the others. It's an old location, and a bit of a hole in the wall, but it's worth the time and effort to try this place out. Order the Beef w/Chinese Broccoli and the Kung Pao Chicken, they can't be beat! Value is also a definite plus for Chinese Cafe.
Best Chinese food in town! Definitely try the Double spicy chicken. Woo hoo!!!!
Still lovin' it – I have been enjoying the authentic dishes here for many years. There are some unique dishes here that you can't find anywhere else. You must try the beef with green onion and the double cooked pork. They are EXCELLENT!
I Crave This Food – I've been going to this restaurant for ten years now. I don't know exactly what it is, but I love the food and find myself craving it when I've been away traveling for a while. Especially great is the Szechwan Beef and the Kung Pao Chicken. I've been to all locations, but this one is consistently the best.
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