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Wah Kue Cafe - 20 Reviews - 13434 1st Ave S, Burien, WA 98168-2625, Seattle, WA - Cafes Reviews - Phone (206) 242-5454

Wah Kue Cafe

13434 1st Ave S, Burien, WA 98168-2625
Seattle, WA 98168
(206) 242-5454
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Been going to wah kue for 35 years - never disappointed- great food.


We haven't been back in well over a year, maybe even more. They use to be very good at Wah Kues. I really loved the sweet and sour ribs. But the last time we were in, prices went ...

Editorial review from Citysearch 2/11/2014

We usually dine here. Tonight I ordered food to pick up. It was awful! I just paid way too much for fried brown rice. Hardly any meat or anything. Why do they treat dine out customers different than dine in? What a rip-off. I will NEVER return. The only customers they care about are the ones who bounce off the walls while leaving the bar. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 6/1/2013

18 miles from home . but worth it in my opinion more

the absolute best! 3/6/2012

Been going to wah kue for 35 years - never disappointed- great food. more

They took my review off 7/6/2009

We haven't been back in well over a year, maybe even more. They use to be very good at Wah Kues. I really loved the sweet and sour ribs. But the last time we were in, prices went up so high and food went down in quality. The eggrolls that we got were sour, really nasty. Our waiter didn't want to hear about it, just said he would bring out something else and hurried away. We couldn't finish the food and left. I paid for our soup and drink, they should not have taken our money, but they did, even after we tried to tell them about the problem we had with the food..didn't want to hear it. more

This is NOT chinese food........ 6/28/2009

My husband loves this place, he grew up going there. He also never had REAL chinese food before. This restaurant family if robbing the people of burien BLIND! This is the most expensive chinese food I have ever had. Safeway has better chinese food than this. Everything is loaded with starch filler (like buffets), and comes pre-made by food service supply companies. The ""bbq pork"" must of come from arkansas. The ""chow mein"" has NO FORM of noodles. Gelatinous muck. Everthing is horrible. I would imagine the proprietors are laughing all the way to the bank. Pros: Fried Rice, if you are desparate and hungry enough. Cons: Everything they serve...../ Price/ Authenticity more

nothing compares to wah kue!!!!! 5/19/2009

the nice wonderful elderly lady and her husband that owns wah kue, she is constantly smiling angdworking . they always know your name and what u want... my family has been going there since the 1950's and has been passed from one generation to another and so on, there food is nothing like anything else, once u have it u will CRAVE IT FOR LIFE!!!! the # 3 is the best almond chicken with the best gravy ever, pork fried rice and its not the average tasting fried rice it has a special taste that is addicting, chow mein yummy, and the BEST sweet n sour spare ribs in the world!!! if u want to taste HEAVEN then get in ur car and go there now, trust me u wont regret it... thank you wah kue for the unforgetable addicting yumminess u give to all of us. Pros: # 3 is the best Cons: wish they were open on mondays with delivery more

Best Chinese Food this side of China 3/27/2009

My family has been going to Wah Kue's since the early 60's. Everytime guests came to visit Wah Kue's was on the list of to dos. I have been all over the country and nobody compares to the food there. I will be coming home in June and the 1st stop is Wah Kue's then of course Spuds. The brown sweet and sour sause is as close to heaven as you can get. I would take it home in a bucket if I could. The Chow Mein is to die for!!. Can't wait. Last time I was there I had to make a delivery in St Louis on my way back to Detroit. I am now in Vegas and nobody compares!!!! Pros: worth waiting for Cons: Long line Fridays more

Wonderful 3/6/2009

I have eaten at Wah Kue's since I was in third grade and moved here from Texas. (I am now 39 years old) The... more

Wonderful 3/6/2009

klarkin Provided by Partner
I have eaten at Wah Kue's since I was in third grade and moved here from Texas. (I am now 39 years old) The same family has run this place the en... more

Wonderful 3/6/2009

klarkin Provided by Partner
I have eaten at Wah Kue's since I was in third grade and moved here from Texas. (I am now 39 years old) The same family has run this place the en... more

Best food in town for American style Chinese Food. Food better 4:00pm or after 8pm or when not busy. 4/13/2008

If your cheap and look first at price you are not going to be happy. Pros: Good Food Cons: Price is a bit high but worth it. more

$27 for soup and chow mein? What the heck?!?! 11/14/2007

I ordered takeout from Wah Kue tonight without the aid of a menu (and, consequently, a price list) - BIG MISTAKE. I ordered a large won ton soup and regular chicken chow mein, thinking it would cost somewhere between $15-20 for the two. When my husband went to go pick it up, imagine both our surprise when the bill came to $27! Pros: Ready for pick up, decent servings, lots of fortune cookies in the bag. Cons: Insane prices, completely unremarkable food, horrible value. more

It's the absolute best! 7/8/2007

Anyone who lived in the Burien area during the 50s, 60, 70s knows about Wah Kue! I was raised on their food. This not food which was bought, prepared, ready to heat, from a food supplier! These people are using the exact same recipes they used during the 50s. I love the crisp noodles, and the Egg Foo Yung! We always have bought #1 dinners - Pork Chow Mein, Egg Foo Yung, Barbeque Spare Ribs, and Fried Rice. This restaurant is well known for take-out dinners. One of the things I respect about the owners is that it is strictly a family business. They haven't cloned the business in other locations or changed their recipes to make the business more profitable. They still prepare the food the exact way that we loved it in the 50s! The one thing that I would consider negative about this restaurant is that it is not open for lunch. Pros: The food is original recipes - family recipes from the 50s - VERY GOOD Cons: Not open for lunch, many times there is quite a wait for a table more

AWFUL!!! 7/2/2007

HORRIBLE!!! Cons: Too many to list more

Why all the good reviews? 11/15/2006

Wow, my girlfriend and I are totally dissatisfied with our experience there. For a chinese restaurant in Burien, this place is WAY overpriced. $10-13 dollars for basic chinese dishes like fried rice and chow mein, are you kidding me? They have american dishes too but $8 for a basic egg and cheese sandwich on wonder bread? My pork chow mein had way more bean sprouts than noodles, I could hardly see any in that swimming sea of sprouts. I wanted a noodle dish mofos, not a bean sprout dish!!! I ordered BBQ pork chow mein and got some grey chunks of mystery pork in it as well, sheesh. This place is a disgrace to chinese food, I was actually offended. How could this place be so popular? I guess all the white people I saw there don't know their chinese food.... Well, we're never going back.... Cons: bad service, mediocre food more

My favorite chinese restaurant 10/28/2006

They have awesome almond fried chicken, and the BEST pork fried rice in the city. I've tried other chinese restaurants, but none compare! The service is always great, and the same friendly faces have been serving me since I was little. Parking can be a little tough if it is busy. Pros: Great food, good service Cons: parking more

The best I've ever had 11/29/2005

This is not your average chinese restaurant. It is the best. The service is almost always extremely attentive, friendly and sometimes quite entertaining. but what you go there for is the food. I LOVE the sweet and sour sauce and the special fried rice (with tons of fresh seafood and meat in it). Pour the sauce over the rice and you have a very special treat. If you don't like spare ribs (eating around the bones can be messy and to some gross), get the sweet and sour chicken or just order a side of sweet and sour. All of the food is fresh and good. Pros: food, food, food Cons: I eat too much more

Good Value 8/14/2003

Traditional Cantonese cuisine you remember as a kid. Real egg rolls, BBQ pork and sweet & sour spare ribs. They have been doing it right for 53 years. You won't be hungry 30 minutes later. Pros: Service, Quality and quantity, Value Cons: Parking more

Great American style Chinese 1/8/2003

They have REAL sweet and sour spare ribs with the dark sauce. Not breaded with a red candy sauce. The fried rice is not loaded with grease and artifical smoke flavor or MSG. The barbequed pork is served with REAL red sauce, not ketchup. Very consistent and always good. Pros: consistent quality, service Cons: parking is limited, closed Sunday more

Bar-None, the Best Chinese Food in Town 9/23/2002

The Wah Kue Cafe is actually a restaurant & bar that serves the best Chinese Egg Foo Young in town. Everything they serve is fresh and tasty, and they will also make dishes ""custom"" for you at no extra charge! Since it's right outside of Burien, it is a bit out of the way for most Seattlites, but it is well worth the trip. One thing to keep in mind is that there is no defined closing time, so it's always best to go during ""normal"" eating hours. They also serve ""American"" dishes. Kids are allowed in the restaurant. Pros: Inexpensive, Good Parking, Open Late more
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  • Hours:

    Mon. CLOSED;Tue. - Sat. 4pm - 9pm;Sun. 3pm - 9pm