Crappy ambience aside, if you ask your waiter for recommendations/specials, you will get excellent dishes for a very good price. Their crystal spicy wontons are the best I've had in the US -nearly as good as Taipei. Their ""small dishes"" - in the refrigerated case as you walk in- is what is traditionally served at many taiwanese restaurants. Admittedly, if you stick only to the american-chinese dishes on the menu, you will find very average food. Try the crab roe tofu, spicy beef hotpot(you can get it less spicy), and three cup basil chicken.
Pros: Good taiwanese food, inexpensive