i chose to go here because someone personally referred me and the reviews on here seemed positive. We started off with their wontons - crab rangoon version w/real dungenous crab...it was pretty good. I had the honey walnut prawns (one of my favorite Chinese dishes) and they were good. They had leechees along with the pineapple chunks, which i had never had before. Instead of being served w/rice it was served on a bed of fried sweet potato sticks. The potatoes had a little too much batter on them for me, but my husband liked them. My husband had something called Black Sea (I think that is the name) and it had lots of fresh seafood (scallions, clams, shrimp, squid) served in sauce on black rice. It was very good. The portions are large and are served family style to share. For dessert I had their peanut butter gelato and it was AMAZING!! It truly does taste just like peanut butter cookie dough. Its a good thing I don't live in Tacoma or I might end up eating their daily! They also had other falvors like espresso, blueberry, chocolate, etc... We went to eat at 3:00, an off hour, but there were other groups of people there. They refilled our drinks often and our served was served very quickly. They also have a few different "rooms" for small groups/parties. The only negative thing I have to say (and the reason I didn't give 5 stars) is that I made a reservation, with a person, for 5:30pm on Tuesday at 11:00pm on Monday. Someone called me to confirm my reservation Tuesday morning and left a voicemail asking me to call them back. When I called them back, they just said "ok" They said everything was okay, but it just seemed odd and like there was a lack of communication on their side.
Pros: food, service, location (by musuems, UW), peanut butter gelato - everything!
Cons: strange reservation confirming, must pay to park