i recently moved to the annex a few months ago in search of some savory chinese food and stumbled upon mencius while hitting up the local hardstore store. so i decided to check out what my fellow kw folks had to say about this place on good ol' trusty citysearch. after reading all the great reviews about mencius (honestly feeling a little skeptical), i decided to give this place a try myself, keeping faith in my new fellow neighbors. to my surprise, all the reviews are true! this place is truly unique. within a short time during my meal, the owners stopped by to check up on us and from there i quickly learned that this restaurant is a family owned business that has been here for over 2 decades! the owners btw, are the sweetest couple ever! it's easy to see why mencius has been around for 20+ years... the food, esp the specials (thai chicken & bacon wrapped shrimp) were amazing and creative - none like i've had any where else before! i had just met the owner and felt like i'd known her forever - she was a doll and i think she made the meal even better. great food is very important but great service is just as critical and this couple gets it. it's hard to find a place now a days that really cares about the quality and service they provide, but i genuinely felt it here. i hate to sound so cliche, but i will definitely be back!!! and for anyone who is a bit skeptical like i was myself, the only way to find out the truth is to go and see it for yourself.
Pros: service, unique creative dishes