Went to this place on Saturday afternoon and it was jam packed with diners and people getting takeout. The only reason we did not have to wait for a table is because two people sitting at a large table let us sit with them. It was no problem as far as i was concerned.
While it will not replace a trip to Chinatown, we give it an overall thumbs up.
Shrimp and Pork Shumai - these were very large and came as an order of four. Not at all doughy and very tasty.
Roast Duck Noodle Soup = I have had this at both Noodle Bar in NY and Great NY Noodletown. I would say it was comparable to those
Pho - Here's where it got less authentic although it tasted good. The generous portion of beef and noodles, not quite enough broth. The noodles were a little thicker than other Pho places I have tried ' Na Trang and Pho 206 in West Hartford. However, it did come with the bean sprouts and Thai basil. At least the portion size was good for the price.
Other problems were the fact that there was no Sirracha or other condiments on the table anywhere and we had to ask. They looked at us like we were weird. But the people next to us had to ask as well. They brought out a little dish of it, not the whole bottle.
Also, the people next to us found the ice tea to be undrinkable because it was too sweet. It actually looked like a Creamsicle. Later we overheard another lady telling the house manager the same thing. He said he would adjust it, but who knows.
All that aside, we would definitely go back since there is nowhere nearby that has these types of soups. I do recommend the duck noodle soup and the dumplings.