Rating: 1

sleepy20520 8 Flavors

all i know is ive eaten here twice and i will never order from them again. first time i got lo mein (delivered) and specifically asked for some soy and duck sauce. my order came and there was no sauce... i just sucked it up and figured oh well people make mistakes and ate my dry noodles which woulda been great with some sauce on them.

2nd time we ordered there, we got general tso's and lo mein ... i specificaly asked for sauce again and even said what hapened last time and could you please make sure we get some in the bag. well the delivery came and i asked the driver if there was sauce in there he just said "oh...no. sorry." i called the store and the guy who answered was the same guy who took my order. he just acted like he was "sorry" but didnt want to do anything about it. I said can you please bring some? i didnt want to endure another meal of dry noodles... he said he would. 30 min later i got some sauces.... to be fair they did bring the sauces back but what chinese place doesnt put sauce in the bag with your order??? i thought this was standard and not something i have to beg for. regardless, i dont want to deal with the hassle again... so ill be using King Buffett or peking or whoever else. oh and another thing, the general tsos is nasty!!!!

Rating: 1

impaul4 8 Flavors

Absolutely terrible. I will make a bullet list to keep your attention and to make the point clear. I wish there was a no star option. Keep in mind this is not the original 8 flavors. They need to change the name because they are not anywhere close to the quality 8 Flavors was. This new management has ruined this establishment and it should be illegal to use the same name. Here's what's terrible:

  • I got the General Tsao's Chicken. This was probably the worst dish I have ever ate. I can only describe it as a eating a wet chicken nugget. It was not crispy nor was it cooked all the way through. The inside had the consistency of mashed potatoes. The sauce was bland and had no taste at all and was not spicy the least bit.

  • The fried rice, although a large quantity, lacks in the flavor department. The egg in the fried rice is old and seems like it was prepared the day before. The rice itself tastes like it came out of a cooker that has not been cleaned in months.

  • The price is waaaaaaay too much. With Will and the old 8 flavors for $8.50, I could get General Sesame Chicken w/ upgrade to fried rice, crab rangoon and a drink. At the new 8 flavors for $13 you get nasty wet General chicken, nasty dry and funny tasting fried rice and no rangoon and no drink. How do you justify a $4.50 increase for less food that is of horrible quality.

  • The wait is also 15-20 minutes instead of 5-10 like Will could do. How does it take 3x as long to cook worse food?

I really wish the original 8 Flavors was open they were simply the best. I would rather go to Tryyaki that is how bad the new 8 flavors is. They really need to change the name because that is the only way they are getting business is from people who went to the original. It's sad to say it's dead, but it is. I don't see them making it to the next Chinese New Year.

Randy Erickson replies...

I wonder if General Tso would enjoy the dish named after him? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zuo_Zong...

impaul4 replies...

0/1 on trying to look cool. 1/1 on looking like a douche. It's how they spelled it at the restaurant, I know what the dish is.