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Looking for Good Chinese Resturant in Boca Raton

I have a family of 5 with 2 adults and 3 teenagers. We tried PF Changs last year and hoped to find a better place this year. It was okay at best.

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  1. Our favorite is Uncle Tai's at Boca Center off of Military (used to be Crocker Center). It is a little on the nicer side (it is Boca after all!) and maybe a few more dollars/dish but worth every penny.

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    1. re: StephSky

      I second that, I love their whole fish at Uncle Tai's.

      1. re: StephSky

        I agree! Wonderful!! I had the soft shell crabs there, and I am still dreaming about them. They put a wonderful twist on them.

      2. Another popular place is Gary Woo on Federal Hwy.

        http://garywooasianbistro.com/

        1. Also look at Tony Woo in Delray Beach.

          http://tonywu.com/default.asp

          1. It's not in Boca but many here consider Hong Kong City BBQ, on 441 near Commercial Blvd) to be heads above anything else in S Florida. Not fancy, but authentic and delicous.

            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/508402

            Check out how many of your fellow diners are Asian, that will be a clue for you.

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            1. re: CFByrne

              The same goes for Silver Pond, IMO the best. Although the Garlic Shrimp at HKC is unbelievably good.

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              Silver Pond Restaurant
              4285 N State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319

              Hong Kong City BBQ
              5301 N State Road 7, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33319

              1. re: CFByrne

                Glad you mentioned this as my husband and I were trying to figure out where to go last night without the hustle bustle of VDay and once again Hong Kong City provided an excellent meal.. Having said that, we've eliminated most of their barbeque from our order list as the last few times it's disappointed...too fatty or dry.

              2. BTW, you may want to go to the Chains board and search PF Changs just for fun. People can be quite vocal about it :)

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                1. re: c oliver

                  Personally, I have been addicted to PF Chang's Kung Pao Chicken for about 10 years now. I need to have it about once a month or serious withdrawal sets in. I am convinced it may be spiked with opium or some addictive drug :-)

                  The Mongolian Beef is not bad either. Whether this is "Chinese food" or not, I am not interested in. All I know is I like it.

                  And BTW, wife and I can now go to Pei Wei and get two pretty darn good meals for about $18 bucks. IMHO Pei Wei is one of the best bargains around.

                  1. re: CFByrne

                    There's a current thread going that discusses (and now is into rant mode!) about what constitutes "Americanized" Chinese food. I thought it was interesting --- for a while. I've eaten at PF Changs, when in a city where there wasn't much in the way of Chinese and my brother insisted on it and I thought it was tasty and a fun place.

                    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/594747

                2. Are any of these Szechuan joints?

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                  1. re: aynrandgirl

                    Nope. Hong Kong style.

                  2. +1 on Uncle Tai's. As close to my mom's cooking as I've ever had in a restaurant (and she teaches Chinese cooking).

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                    1. re: fishandveggiesplease

                      Silver Pond, or HK city bbq. My parents and i eat there all the time. There used to be another great place down in tamarac for dim sum but it burned down a while back.