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Old 02-16-2010, 10:41 AM
 
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MSG HOUSE is as good as it gets if you want that gloppy sauce infested old school NYC China Town Cantonese style food. The home of the never ending tea pot and endless egg rolls.
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Old 02-16-2010, 03:53 PM
 
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I can't personally vouch for it - - yet - - but Man vs. Food went to Hot N Juicy Crawfish on Spring Mountain Rd. as part of its Las Vegas episode, and the place looked great. I also looked at yelp, and there are 125 individual ratings there with an average rating of four stars (on a scale from 1 to 5). So, it is definately a place that I'm going to check out when I move here in a couple of weeks. Here's a link to yelp:
I do not look too much at yelp as there are several posters who trade good reviews for free food and vice versa.

However, I stumbled across Hot N Juicy Crawfish on my last trip to Las Vegas. It is an unusual place reminding me of some of the small town crabhouses in the Chesapeake region.

Whee you enter, they place a disposable tablecloth on the table and give you a bib.

You order your crab, shrimp, crawfish, etc. by the whole pounds and a few minutes later, they bring it to your table in the type of sauce that you chose.

Their menu is very light on side dishes. Most people order crawfish and beverages although you can get pottoes and the like.

It was fun the night that I was there. However, the price per pound adds up as crabs and crawfish have an enormous amount of waste. You would do better at a casino buffet that served those dishes IMHO.

My tab for 1# of blue crab, 1# of crawfish and a coke was $26 with tip.

Hope that helps.
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Old 02-16-2010, 04:49 PM
 
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We like Joyful House which is on Spring Mountain by Buffalo IIRC. It's been the closest one to what we're used to in DC.
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Old 02-16-2010, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I'm also new here -- less than a year -- there's a Chinatown here?

Yes, and this coming weekend they will be celebrating the Chinese New Year. It's fun. You should go. Chinatown started as an Asian shopping center and has pretty much taken over a good portion of Spring Mountain Road from I-15 to ...what? Jones or beyond? It's pretty big now.
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Old 02-16-2010, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I haven't been there in a while, but Cathay House was the best at one time, but there is indication that they have new owners and it's not as good as it once was. Still might be worth a try.

Las Vegas Weekly : Cathay House (http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/places/cathay-house/ - broken link)
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Old 02-16-2010, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Yes, and this coming weekend they will be celebrating the Chinese New Year. It's fun. You should go. Chinatown started as an Asian shopping center and has pretty much taken over a good portion of Spring Mountain Road from I-15 to ...what? Jones or beyond? It's pretty big now.
Chinese New Year's was actually last Sunday. I guess they didn't want to compete with Valentine's Day so they moved the celebration to a week later. The casinos had their events (concerts at MGM Grand and Orleans) last weekend.
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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gung hay fat choy



or something like that
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Old 02-17-2010, 01:53 AM
 
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My fav is Orchids Garden on Lindell and Sahara for Dim Sum (sundays only). Cheap too.
Someone mentioned Cathay House and that place has gone down hill. I went there a few times in the past year or so and it wasn't as good as it used to be.

Food Express on Decatur (by the Fantastic Swap Meet) is pretty good.
Avoid Sam Woo BBQ.... I found BOOGERS between my napkin and my plate... gross... someone threw change on the table for tip and stormed out of there that day as well.
Avoid Grand China III on the NW side of town (Durango/Farm) my sister in law and her work crew has gotten sick eating there, I got sick eating there, my BF got sick eating there, and all on separate occasions.
Michaels is pretty good, but also pretty pricey chinese food. They used to be in the Barbary Coast, but since the change, I believe they are in South Point now. I haven't been but I'm sure it's still delicious. Best peking duck I've ever had in this town.

Anyway, hope this has been helpful.

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Old 02-17-2010, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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Went to Sam woo...Asked the waiter for chop sticks....he looked down his nose at me and said " Do you KNOW how to use them?"

I said...."On second thought, don't bother." and got up and walked out....went to the Great Wall on Charleston near Rancho....looks like a dump from the outside but the food is fantastic....the service is great....it's a mom n pop place run by the guy that used to be the Chef at Lillie Langtries in the Nugget [when it was GREAT]
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Old 02-17-2010, 01:22 PM
 
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There is a restaurant on Ft. Apache called "New York Chinese" which claims to have NY-style Chinese food. I think it's between Flamingo and Desert Inn.

Just looked it up, they have two locations: - New York Chinese Restaurant (http://www.n-y-c-r.com/Home.asp - broken link)

We tried that place once & the food wasn't good.

LVRJ Wednesday Restaurant Report (Keeps me from eating out too often. )

New York Chinese Restaurant, 3545 S. Fort Apache Road, received 30 demerits Feb. 2. Violations included reusing cardboard boxes and rice bags to store food. GRADE: C
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