Ordered here 2 weeks ago - got so many different dishes to try, and they packaged everything up nicely for delivery in a big box, and included a free tea which totally wasn't necessary but was appreciated! The fried chili pepper chicken and dried tofu were BOMB, and we had a ton leftover! Highly recommend eating here for something different while you're ordering in and staying safe!
This place is amazing! Definitely order the walnut shrimp ! The service was excellent and kid friendly!!! Super fast and delicious! Beautiful interior as well! Repeat customer!!!!!
I wanted to try the beef rolls and shrimp sui mai so I decided to check out this place. I wouldn't recommend this place because the beef rolls was really tough eating it. The beef had more fatty than beef so it made it extremely difficult to chew and it wasn't as good. The rolls were a lot smaller and the sui mai only had 3 pieces. The amount of money spent on that food wasn't worth it. I get bigger size and cheaper price in the San Gabriel area than here. They don't honor the check in offer for a free drink when spent $15 or more unless you are dining in, which was ridiculous. Luckily the parking wasn't too hard to find, but if it was on a busy day and time then it would've been a headache. The staff are nice, but I wouldn't come here again. My hunt for delicious beef rolls and dim sum continues. UPDATE on 01/31/20: The owner given me another opportunity by giving me a gift card and free drink. It was very thoughtful of the owner for writing me a letter and wanted to make things right to me. I decided to take my sister here since she was coming to visit me. We ordered the Sui Mai, Xiao Long Bao, Green Tea, and Black Tea. The Xiao Long Bao was good and juicy. The teas were delicious and light. Overall the food was good, but still on the expensive side. The parking was harder to find today as what I expected like Old Town Monrovia. The main reason for one less star is due to price and parking.
Didn't expect to find a decent Chinese restaurant in old town La Verne but here it is! Pretty good variety menu ranging from pan- / wok-fried dishes to dumplings and noodles. Good selections of drinks and teas too. We ordered the beef rolls, Xiao Long Bao, Shrimp Eggs and Chives dumplings, and some greens in garlic sauce. I'd highly recommend the beef rolls and the greens. XLB and dumplings were a 6 if we use Ding Tai Fong as the yardstick (10). But this place wins an extra star for the wall size fish tank in front. Children or those who are mentally immature (like us) would have a blast looking at the colorful creatures. Prices were a bit higher than most Chinese restaurants in surrounding areas (like the small Mecca of Chinese food ：Rowland Heights). However, if you figure you paid for the food plus a mini aquarium tour, well then, it's a bargain ；）
Very impressed with their food. My favorite was the garlic eggplant, so flavorful! Also amazing honey walnut shrimp, and rainbow dumplings! Everything was well cooked, lots of flavor, and nicely presented. Decent amount of food to share, as it is served family style. It is a bit pricey, but the food is very good quality. My only small gripe was that the service did take a while.
I ordered from this place two weeks ago and just got around to putting up a review. The place was decent enough. I ordered the crystal shrimp, but ended up taking the shrimp out of the dumpling, as the taste was a bit odd for me. I also ordered the cheese wontons which were super tasty. Fiance picked up some popcorn chicken and he felt the taste was okay. I think the BBQ pork buns were my absolute favorite.
Cafe Wang is like a combination of your favorite dim sum spot, Ten Ren's, and a tavern. There is nothing traditional about the décor that one would fine in a traditional Chinese restaurant. I like the feeling and feng shui of the restaurant from the lighting and layout. I enjoyed the large fish tank in the waiting area. I was able to see the fish from my table. I was paying more attention to the fish then the game on the TVs. I grew up in SoCal and have never visited LaVerne. They have a cool little downtown area with dining/drinking establishments lined up on D Street. There is parking available directly in front of the store fronts. We got lucky and ended up with Pole Position, it must have been our luck with the Chinese New Year. More than likely you will need to find parking somewhere else. There are plenty of options for beer lovers. I went on Chinese New Year, so the two beer specials were the Chinese and Asian buckets for $10. Each bucket comes with three beers. There are plenty of beers on tap, plus you can add a shot for $3. Soju, sake, and wines available. They do offer some liquor slushies that run about $10/each. Wifey tried the Pineapple Slushie, $10/14oz/7% alcohol. It is the house favorite, I recommend it. The menu is very extensive and there is something for everyone palate. My children are not too adventurous when it comes to food, and they are in their double digits by age now. Popcorn chicken, fries, steamed rice, and plain chow mein noodles satisfied their appetites. I did sneak some of the noodles, because I wanted some for longevity. The noodles were cooked perfectly. I wasn't a big fan of the popcorn chicken; the pieces were very small. My kids enjoyed. I went straight for the Dim Sum and ordered pretty much everything they had to offer. The menu states that it does take 10-20 minutes to prepare, but that wasn't our case. The dishes came out sporadically within an hour. I was cool with it because I like to take my time when eating. The server apologized for the rainbow dumplings taking a long time to prepare because they ran out of wraps. The rainbow dumplings were okay. The pork bun was perfectly cooked, the bread was moist and there was plenty of meat with a sweet flavor. Their Xiao Long Baos were some of the best (IMO) that I have tried. Very meaty and nice amount of broth inside the dumpling. I did get my daughter to try one and she was hooked. The red bean buns were a nice treat and the shrimp and pork shu-mai were very big. I am not a dim sum expert, but I did enjoy the way it was prepared here. Servers were very nice and attentive. When we walked in the host wished us a Happy Chinese New Year when we sat down. It wasn't busy when we arrived about 5pm. By the time we left at around 6:30pm, it was mainly full in the dining area. There is a bar area with high tabletops if you want to enjoy some dim sum and watch the games. If you have some time on your hands and want to enjoy some good food and drinks, I suggest you drop by.
POGIBALLS RATINGS Cafe Wang - Chinese Fusion, La Verne CA Instagram: @pogiballseats @cafewangchinesefusion Facebook: pogiballs eats Twitter: @pogiballseats Overall rating 5 Stars Light dinner before breakfast tomorrow "Spicy Fish Fillet Dry Pot with Tofu" Food 5 Stars Service 4 1/2 Stars Restaurant Cleanliness 5 Stars Restroom 5 Stars Price $$$** This establishment is located in the heart of La Verne University and they serve great Asian food. The Spicy Fish Fillet Dry Pot was delicious. I ordered it medium spicy with additional tofu. The seasoning was just right and the assorted vegetables mixed with the perfectly cooked fish made for an exquisite meal. The establishment is clean and roomy, and holds a dinning area and a bar. I would dine here again.
I love the sour soup there and honey walnut shrimp and veggie chow mien and Korean bbq. I can't wait to try their dim sum next time. They have a variety of drinks but what I ordered...they were out of so I tried their mango and it was a little too sweet for me. They also have yummy orange chicken and fried rice.