|85 Commerce Dr, Henrietta NY, 14623|
|Daily: 10:00AM to 9:30PM|
|Dim Sum Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00AM to 2:00PM|
|585 334 6262|
|2014-03-20 Democrat and Chronicle|
The restaurant serves traditional dim sum for breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday only. Servers push dishes around on carts, and you select what you'd like when they stop at your table. At other times, you can order dim sum from the menu.
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2008-12-02 11:49:44 great, great restaurant. we had 3 dim sum appetizers- the crab leg (comes with two pieces), shrimp dumplings, and scallion pancake. all were delicious. we split the tofu mushroom soup (chicken broth) and the spicy shrimp entree and both were quite good. Best dim sum in the area! And the prices are right- our meal was about $24 for the 2 of us. —CleverG
2009-08-26 22:49:57 My favorite Chinese Restaurant in the area! The dim sum is delicious! —Jessica
2009-10-01 21:23:22 Easily the worst Chinese meal we have ever had. Despite the lack of people dining at lunch time, the service was practically non-existent. Vegetarian options were minimal. No brown rice or vegetable soup. Tofu dishes we were served looked like something you'd have to eat if you lost a bet. We left the soups and food on our plates barely eaten. Waiter didn't even question why. Horrible. We will never return. —BrettKinsler
2009-11-01 16:07:26 I live nearby Cantonese House, and I can honestly say ... they used to be very good. But lately, the quality has fallen, and I most likely will never go back. The problem is that the primary vegetable in their dishes is now celery. About 80% of the vegetable matter was celery! Yuk. It has been like this the last three or four times I have purchased food there. Used to be (and every other Chinese restaurant still uses) carrots, broccoli, baby corn, peppers, mushrooms and NO celery. Very sad. —Paige
2009-11-13 00:27:10 The food is authentic chinse, Dinners and weekend dim sum are the best. I eat there often and did not find any issue with too much celery. As a matter of fact I found just the opposite, fresh vegatables and unique vegatables that you do not get at other chinese restaurants. I know for a fact that the owners drive to New York every week to get the most authenticate chinese vegatbles possible. My advice is to ask for the chinese menu. —CharlesBaldo
2009-11-24 13:08:27 This is definitely one of the better Chinese restaurants around even for us Chinese people! I think that says a lot... —Liren
2009-11-24 14:07:50 How are they on the vegetarian items especially dim sum? —RxScabin
2010-01-18 21:55:14 By far the most authentic chinese in town. If General Chicken (candied chicken in my mind) is what you are looking for , look elsewhere. Seafood is especially treat and well prepared. —KevinFalzone
2010-10-11 09:19:54 Arrived around 12:30 on Sunday for Dim Sum, found a pretty crowded parking lot. Checked in w/ the hostess, got a number, was told it would be about 15 minutes and we waited maybe 10 minutes. It was only 2 of us but they gave us a large round table that can seat perhaps 8, and unlike some other restaurants, they didn't make us wait for a smaller table while seating later arrivals of larger groups before us. The majority of the diners were Asian, many of whom were speaking Chinese which I think is a good sign at a Chinese restaurant in terms of food authenticity. We had rice porridge, siu mai, shrimp dumpling, sticky rice, bean curd skin, turnip cake, spare ribs and baked custard buns. Of course it's not on par w/ SF, Vancouver, NYC, Toronto but it was a good dim sum experience unlike my previous one at Golden Port downtown. —KairakuShugisha
2010-10-11 11:36:30 Does anyone know of the vegetarian friendliness of the New Cantonese? —RxScabin
2011-02-04 17:14:51 They have some delicious vegetarian dishes, but these are mostly off the main menu for dim sum. I.e. they are not off the dim sum menu. As far as dim sum, I think the one dish they have is the scalion pancakes (tasty). Their entrees are tasty though and, if you ask the first waiter you see for a regular menu, you can get served not too long after everyone else picks out dim sums. They have a Buddhist Delight (tofu and mixed vegetables), Mar Pal Tofu — tofu in a brown sauce with green peas, etc. I have been getting a sauteed greens (bok choi usually) to be served with the dinner and that adds a nice nutritious thing alongside everyone else's food. —MishaCohen
2011-02-04 17:16:11 I wonder what their holiday is like for the Chinese New Year. I hear they have lions that come out and do the lion dances, maybe in the restaurant? Maybe in the parking lot? I wonder if it was only on the 3rd this year or if it will be throughout the weekend. —MishaCohen
2011-02-04 18:22:35 They will be doing a Chinese New Year Party on Sunday February 6 2011, 5pm Lion will march around inside building. Its a lot of fun we have gone last 3 years. Order the peking duck its the best this side San Fran Chinatown. Call ahead for reservations and peking duck —CharlesBaldo
2011-02-04 20:21:07 Ah that sounds great, charles. —MishaCohen
2011-04-17 18:38:46 While it's not like having dim sum in a typical NYC chinese restaurant, they do have have decent selection of dim sum dishes. They have a tasty shumai, ha gow, and phoneix claws (chicken feet!). They also have a fantastic beef tripe and bean curd roll. Their steamed meatball however, wasn't very flavorful and seemed quite rare to what I'm used to. They also offer other dishes such as fried tofu, bacon wrapped shrimp, and cha siu baos. As for sweets, you have your typical egg tart, red bean paste buns, and egg custard bun (which is quite yummy btw). The only criticism that I have is that you have to specially request any sort of rice noodle roll (beef or shrimp), as they won't bring that around in any cart. While the pricing for the dim sum dishes might be a tad expensive, this is probably the best place in Rochester where you can get a close to authentic dim sum experience.
There's usually no heavy amount of wait on Saturday's, however I've seen the place come close to capacity during the warmer months. —chunkylover53
2011-11-21 16:27:07 This is a review I originally posted on Yelp:
I really can't add much to what has already been said about the food at this place. It's Cantonese food, done in a true Cantonese style, which means mild, often pungent, and always served hot and steamy. Don't order non-Cantonese dishes here-they just make them for the clueless Americans who ask for them. Try something different and you'll be amazed.
On the weekends, they serve dim-sum in the classic style-on carts wheeled around the room. If you want to try interesting and different things, try to sit near the kitchen doors (especially when there are a lot of Chinese diners present), because the good things go fast. Sometimes the server tries to discourage westerners from trying some of the more unusual (to us, at least) dishes, so keep your mind open and try things.
Oh, also be advised that they do NOT serve any alcohol. Drink tea, instead.
2011-12-04 14:18:42 dim sum was a mixed bag. Loved the taro puffs and the egg and pork congee, not that big of a fan of their other items like crystal shrimp dumplings or the bean curd wrapped pork. Big hit of MSG for some items. Will go back to try their normal menu —jberna
2012-11-14 10:10:13 Very nice place to go for lunch. Fast service, good prices, huge portions, and they bring you tea and crunchy noodles. General Tso's is reasonably tasty, and made with WHITE MEAT, which is a huge plus. —timcrist
2013-08-14 14:13:10 Looks like the sign is off the building and there's an available sign in the window... Did they move or actually go out of business? I will be so sad if they're no more! —AdrienneDahler
2014-05-18 14:48:28 The Canton House Is Back! As a NYC foodie and raised on some of the best Chinese food anywhere, I am very happy to have a quality Chinese Restaurant in Rochester, Henrietta to be exact. There are two kinds of Chinese restaurants, Americanized Chinese food and Chinese food the Chinese community eats. I realize in a town like Rochester, many prefer the safe Americanized food. However if you want the true incredible flavors that you find in a Chinatown NY Chinese restaurant, The Canton House is for you. If you are like me, you don't want Americanized Chinese food, you want the real McCoy. This does not mean they have lots of weird stuff. Actually there is nothing on their menu weird. It's the preparation and Flavors that makes the difference. It's like comparing a common hot dog to a real plump juicy German hot dog. I can try to describe true Chinese food but the only way you will understand is to eat at the Canton House. They did go south for a while but have come back strong and better then ever since it has moved to its new location. While you are there, visit the adjacent Chinese grocery. ENJOY! —AlanGurwitz
2015-07-06 19:39:54 New sign on the building says "Canton House," although the credit card machine is still printing "New Cantonese" (and the slips the waitstaff use to track purchases still say "Cantonese House".
We were there early Sunday afternoon. Entryway had a funky odor, getting seated seemed chaotic, getting the attention of waitstaff (for plates, drinks, chopsticks) was a struggle. We were also served the best dim sum we've had since visits to HSF in NYC many years ago. We'll be back. —markjackson