My parents first took me to China Gate when they first opened--I was not quite a year old. We have been returning over the last 27 years, not as often as we used to, but it's still the best. I've since lived all over the state and can say with pride China Gate is still my favorite Chinese restaurant. The hot and sour soup here just does it for me--I have yet to find one better elsewhere. The dishes are simple and sometimes a tad greasy, but hey, it's amazing. Out of the hundreds of times I've been here, I've not once ever had a bad experience. I recommend the paper-wrapped chicken appetizer, the mu shu, anything with chicken, pork, beef, or shrimp. You really can't go wrong. I've been here alone and with groups of 20; they're very accommodating.
Pros: consistent food, friendly staff
Cons: parking sometimes a bit difficult