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Posted by Julia Scottin on 09/21/2014
I have eaten at many Chinese restaurants, in San Fran, NYC and DC. Mings is definitely amongst the best, especially in terms of freshness and flavor of the food. However, what has impressed me more than anything is the civility of the manager and wait staff. In this fast paced and often harsh world, it's nice to be welcomed and treated with courtesy, kindness, and a smile.
Posted by chris on 03/24/2013
I came with my wife and kids on a DC visit, Ming's was recommended to us. The table was sticky with old grease. Our appetizer plates were crusty with old food. The fried rice I ordered for my children looked reheated and sat in a saturated pool of gloppy grease. The 1/2 "fried chicken" I ordered was cold, and the congealed milky grease on it made it clear it was old. It was also pink and undercooked from whenever it was cooked. The impatient inattentive nature of the staff and manager made it clear they didn't give a flying fig if you enjoyed it or not. Once they saw that we did not want to bring our "food" home, they practically threw the check at us, with no comment. Unappetizing food, poorer service.
Posted by bonnie on 02/22/2013
The quality of the sushi was so poor it had to be sent back. Then they wanted to tack on a $3 charge to have a replacement delivered. The replacement was no better. Grocery store sushi is better than this especially at $35.
Posted by Ric on 06/04/2012
I asked some local people for a good Chinese restaurant to have dinner with some friends. Being from New York I eat in Chinatown often. The restaurant is a little run down, I have eaten in much worse (downstairs at the Golden Mall in Flushing, great food) looking places. We ordered a few basic items. The Hot and Sour Soup was good, The Wonton soup was very light our wontons had next to no meat in them.. but it was still good. The Spring rolls were okay but almost only cabbage, my wife liked them. The food coming out of the kitchen was very fast... too fast in fact for some items to be made to order. Spicy Stir Fried 4 Kinds Seafood, Was not Spicy and the portion was very small for $20 they really skimped on this plate was hardly enough for one. Now for the disaster: Crab Rangoon was so oily there were small pools of oil on parts of the flattened wonton skin, NO crab... just some poor tasting cream cheese mixture. We tried to eat one of the five the gave us but we couldn't... My friend ordered Spare Ribs, Easy right? Wrong! Just the tips were warm, the rest was ice cold. They were heavily covered in this sauce, ugh. We sent them back, said please no sauce... What do you think they did? From the looks of the new dish it was the same ribs washed off and put in to the fryer!! The meat was all dried up and very oily. Along with this we wanted to try the Pan Fried Meat Dumplings. Six pieces for $6, overpriced but I said lets try some. Small Dim Sum sized, only pan fried on one side, again cold on inside, We sent them back. Two minutes later presto! Hot gummy microwaved Meat Dumplings. I eat all over the world, I love to eat, I go to places most people would think twice about. I can say this was the poorest Chinese food I have ever had, the manager did not care one bit about what had happened, I was embarrassed that I took my friends here. Do not believe the people saying this place is good. Try the restaurant next store, It can't be as bad.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/02/2012
My new favorite sushi place. I'm from Seattle and have had great sushi...this is great sushi!
Posted by Demetria on 04/06/2011
This is the best chinese I have eaten in along time. The service is great and all of the staff are very nice and friendly. You will not be disappointed.