|2013-02-20 City Newspaper|
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2007-11-10 14:05:02 This has become my favorite Chinese take out place. The hot and sour soup is always steaming hot and delicious and their Mongolian beef is particularly tasty. They always have the food to my house in under half an hour. —CatMagro
2008-07-20 17:30:11 Sometimes, you simply need 6 orders of crab rangoon delivered to a house party at 2 a.m. on a Sunday. For emergencies like this, there's Yummy Garden.
(the food's good) —ZachSmalt
2008-08-12 10:11:11 Pros: Great food, Open late
Cons: I live in Rustic Village, and they charged me a $5 delivery fee (five dollars!!!) I only order for pick-up from now on. —JenC
2008-08-12 19:31:38 can't beat this place for after midnight chinese food. —EugeneCain
2008-10-19 00:23:40 Update on their new hours: M-Th Close at Midnight; Fri&Sat Close at 1am.
It would have been appreciated if they had put it on their voicemail (or door/advertisements) 3 months ago when they made the change. Also beware, they do tend to close early during the week and weekend up to an hour before the new closing times. —JenFromDC
2009-06-11 13:45:00 Love the food! Just be careful online - check that the ACTION attribute of their credit card form submits with HTTPS not HTTP! It appears secure but unless the form action is HTTPS as well, its not! If you order online, pay with Cash. —SamLarison
2009-08-06 13:28:24 since moving down to the monroe ave/park ave area this is the only place i order take out from. ther food is not greast or oily. and its delicious and fresh and pretty cheap as well. —limeylimer
2010-02-05 01:08:53 Pretty good food—my boyfriend thinks their sweet and sour chicken is very good. I love how late they're open. Their electronic payment form was secure in my browser tonight... maybe it was made secure only recently? —NickMorley
2011-04-16 14:23:18 A strong caution to allergy sufferers! I have anaphylaxis to peanuts and an allergy to tree nuts. Both my two friends and I explained this to the person taking our order over the phone...that peanuts could not have even been in the same pan or cooking oil. Low and behold, I took one bite of my egg roll and knew immediately that something was not right. I am very fortunate that I have two up-to-date epi-pens, as well as an ER doctor for a mother. I do not want to hurt this business in anyway...otherwise I would have sued them the next day and filed a complaint with the BBB. This is simply a caution to anyone who has a known allergy to peanuts or tree nuts that Yummy Garden does not make for a good option. (my friend has anaphylaxis to dairy and eats here all the time!) —varadew
2011-09-15 21:43:46 ordered from the ridge rd location tonight cause i was lazy and had a menu in my mailbox. overall, pretty good for generic cheap chinese takeout. i like that the sauces don't seem as gooey as many other similar places. the hot and spicy chicken was really weak, spice-wise, but otherwise tasted good, just not very hot at all. the dough was too thick on the pan fried dumplings and the fried rice had only a few little bits of carrot in it, i wish it had more veggies. the hot and sour soup was good though, no complaints. overall, pretty good, i'd order from them again. —portia356
2011-09-19 18:43:15 Takeout isn't bad, but not terribly good. HOWEVER, avoid their new Hot Pot location on Henrieta rd! Nastiest hotpot i've ever eaten. The meat is presliced and frozen, tastes freezer-burnt. The veggies were good quality, but the hot pot seasoning was non-existent. Total ripoff on the price too. —jberna
2011-11-17 20:56:04 Tried out the HotPot location with a groupon. Glad we did! The secret is definitely in making different combos of dipping sauces, which you use once you cook your food in the broth. While I have had hot pot before, my one suggestion would be that the staff guide newcomers into what to order or how to eat it. Without me, my dining partner was clueless and we watched a couple struggle to understand near us.
Other than that, we had a great meal and will definitely be back.
For those vegetarians out there, you can request a veggie hot pot which comes with a veggie broth and assorted vegetables. —pdx87
2012-02-29 01:28:00 The general tso's wings were insanely good. —MikeC
2012-06-15 17:55:36 Found a LARGE BUG in the fried rice from the Lake Ave. location. Money was refunded, but they refused to give back the tip and were not apologetic at all. Never ordering from any of them again. —CaitlinBrennan
2012-08-13 18:10:25 This used to be my favorite Chinese take out place, but the food quality is inconsistent now. It is still open late, so that's a plus. I usually take-out from the Meigs location. I don't know if they changed cooks or something, but the food is not as good as it was a couple years ago. However, the Hot Pot location in Henrietta is AWESOME. You can request a vegetarian broth if you are a veggie, like me, and the rice sticks and dumplings are tasty. —kaelynrich
2012-08-16 13:19:35 I want to be fair to all involved; I placed my order with Yummy Garden, through GrubHub.com because I like online ordering, because I feel it *should* reduce the chance for errors that can happen with telephone orders. GrubHub provides an online menu I could order from and sends the order to the restaurant; apparently, there was an issue with the accuracy of the GrubHub menu, my order only contained about half of what I ordered.
I ordered a three person dinner which was supposed to come with two quarts of entrees, among a number of other things, but the entrees and a few of the other extras were not received, but I did receive the pork-fried rice and vegetable lo mein. I called the restaurant about the problem and the woman I spoke to, at first took the position that I incorrectly placed the order, additionally, she claimed that the "B3" that I ordered was $27.95 and not the $21.95 and so they decided to not put in the entrees or some of the other extras, to correct, what they perceived as my errors in placing the order.
I appears obvious to me that the menu on GrubHub was not accurate or up to date (GrubHub claims that their agreement with restaurants, requires that the restaurant contact them with up changes to menu or pricing). My basic problem with this interaction is, if I am the restaurant and I feel that there is a problem with an online order I have received, I am not at liberty to change the order how I want, in order to correct for the perceived error but I must contact the customer to alert them that there is a problem. In discussion with the woman at the restaurant, she offered to "fix" the problem by allowing 15% off my next order, but I'm unsure that I trust a business that fails to keep accurate menus online, arbitrarily changes orders they feel are in error, and then proceeds to tell the customer, that the customer placed an order incorrectly on a web-format ordering process that the restaurant is ultimately responsible for (in their agreement with GrubHub), with a second order. Trust is important in business, and my interaction with Yummy Garden, failed to meet my desires for trust, such that I am not comfortable with placing a second order at Yummy Garden.
On a side note, the food that I did receive was tasty and well made; so it's a shame that a local business that makes good food, and is technologically adept enough to have the capacity for online orders, would fail (for me) in the department of customer service and customer satisfaction... some-where in all that, I imagine that there is an owner, that knows how to hire good cook staff, and how to develop good technology support, but who has perhaps entrusted management to a lack-luster manager... which can happen in family restaurants, when family-ties are preserved at the expense of the well-being of the business.
My interactions with GrubHub was much more positive, they applied the 15% offer of the restaurant, retroactively on my order, which means, I am not obligated to make a second order in order to recoup my losses from the initial interaction, and they offered me $5 toward any other order I might place with them. Since I really don't like the food-products of chain/franchise restaurants, it looks like I'm going to be ordering pizza from 2 Ton Tony's pizzeria and I'll be avoiding Yummy Garden delivery, but I don't think I'd be opposed to going to Yummy Garden as a sit-down restaurant... as I said, the food that got delivered was above-average in taste and quality.
I wish Yummy Garden the best of luck in business. I hope that all of their customers will have complete satisfaction in the future. —Jacob
2013-10-04 10:24:40 Was always impressed with the restaurant quality and cleanliness at the East Ridge location. Called in an order and got the RUDEST treatment EVER from a restaurant. You are too busy to take my order?? I am too busy to eat here ever again. —amyLa