Village Wok goes downhill
Went to Village Wok for lunch yesterday. Smelled like the back of Dragonstar or Shuang Hur. In a bad way.
The service was friendly and prompt, but the food (Iron Hot Beef, Chicken Satay, Won Ton Soup, Veggies in Black Bean Sauce) was uniformly lack luster and the place seriously needs a cleaning.
There are many better options. This is sad.
I'm going to have to agree with the OP here as well. My last two times have been disappointing, after years and years of consistently great. I'm going to try them again now that school is back in session and see if any of the regular cooks are back, but it will be a big bummer if this doesn't rebound. Always one of my favorites.
Many years ago, Village Wok taught me to love Asian food and, arguably, set my feet on the "Path of the Chowhound".
Have not been in years, but have fond memories...especially of the multi-lingual specials spelled out on construction paper taped to the walls.
(Hope I am remembering the right place!)