Though some past reviews have complained about service, the amount of frustration and abuse that this staff deals with from drunken college kids is undeniable. The fabric table and chairs had tears in them and the waiter was not pleasant. Decided to try the roast duck with the wide egg noodle. Stopped in yesterday because I was looking to get some soup on a cold day. The interior and service were also no-frills, in keeping with the theme.
I was the only person sitting at the counter at 11am, a few people came in after I did. You can choose the type of noodles you want in your soup, so I went with the flat egg noodles. The pic in this review is all the sauce I got. Under normal circumstances, I would have been disappointed but this just cleared the way for us to continue on to Ivy Wok! The server, who was much younger, was very nice and didn't rush us out the restaurant like they used to. I got the fried rice which was quite dry and the bubble tea. Ivy Wok, on the other hand, had plenty of available tables, so we opted to try it out instead.
I used to go here in high school when it was called Ivy Noodle and not much has changed aside from the name. On the walk there, I'd be lying if I had to admit that Maison Math didn't catch our eye. The cold sesame noodles are a tasty treat, as is the fried tofu. The service is impersonal but efficient. After perusing the menu, I knew that I was going to get something with roasted duck in it and settled on the roasted duck with rice.
My aunt and uncle also enjoyed their soups and finished off their bowls, even though they were much bigger than they expected. Don't say thank you, don't smile, don't acknowledge their presence. If you can look pass the attitude, the food is affordable and good. This place has pretty solid Chinese takeout style food. Standard canto service that will be perceived by westerners as rude. I gave this place another shot still doesn't understand extra sauce Update tried yet again screwed up my entire order and when I called to try and resolve I was hung up on.
I've heard complaints from some Chinese friends about the quality of this food, but I also have Chinese friends who love it here. I'm not very culturally literate when it comes to Chinese food because I'm so used to Americanized cuisine. I ask for well done general tso extra spicy extra sauce I get barley cooked normal amount of sauce and not spicy. It's like a reverse psychology thingy. Our app of the dumplings came out after our soups.
They also forgot my egg roll and that's just this delivery this is the 3rd time and last. For some strange masochistic reason, they will respect you more. The dumplings were a little bland with thick wrappers, and I like my scallion pancakes with more fluff. In sum, Ivy Noodle is exactly what it purports to be--a no-frills, late-night Chinese American joint. I really love their food but they keep screwing me over. After a quick Yelp search of the area, we decided to give Ivy Wok a try.
The food is really really good but sometimes it can get very greasy. Avoid turning the handle all the way up or you could get splashed! Still edible but greasy enough to notice, but because I've never had a bad expierience here in formerly Ivy Noodle currently Ivy Wok so I rounded up to 5 stars. . I've many a conversation with a couple employees about their kids and or where they are from. You can sit at the counter and order there for a quick bite, or you can sit down or take out depending on your preferences.
The roast pork with veggies was pretty liquidy, but I did like how much was in the order and the variety of veggies. I'm a huge fan of duck and they know how to do it well. After having a dumpling each and our own entrees, we were just the right amount of full and had to pack up the rest of the dumplings. Stopped by this weekend after not coming here for years and it was an eh experience. I also enjoy their tea and iced drinks. Everything else here is good too just sometimes it can get greasy just saying. The dumplings themselves were plasticky, while the stingy portion of pork inside them was rather tough and chewy.