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China Garden in Irvine... very disappointed

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China Garden in Irvine... very disappointed

jroxybabe19 | Sep 14, 2007 10:01 PM

I don't like to talk bad about any restaurants but maybe I went into this restaurant not knowing enough about the cuisine or what to order. So here was my first night at China Garden, We sat down and there was tea on the table. Our waiter didn't bring over water or warm hand towels. (We would have requested it but after ordering our waiter was no where to be found) We ordered steamed dumplings and then our 2 entrees, a seafood hot pot and orange chicken. After waiting about 10 minutes the hot pot came out. It smelled like rotten seafood and the calamari was so over cooked i couldn't even rip it apart with my teeth. !
10 minutes later the orange chicken came out. Then about another 10 minutes later the dumplings came out. I might be confused, but aren't appetizers suppose to come out first? I ended up not eating my hot pot and we picked on the orange chicken. I heard only great things about this restaurant and had high hopes. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but the service we had was very poor and even if I ordered not the best dish they had the service would have made up for it.

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