A friend of mine recommended this place to me awhile back and in the mood for some Asian cuisine for dinner tonight, I decided to check it out.
Boy am I glad I did and my friend was spot on with the recommendation!
You know how when you're trying a new restaurant for the first time and sometimes on those whims or recommendations you pull into the parking lot during dinner hour and there's just a couple cars in the parking lot and few patrons inside? Not so with Teriyaki House. I was already feeling pretty good about the place by the time I approached the counter and was asked what I'd like to order.
Since this was the first time trying this place, I went with a classic, Broccoli Beef with a side of egg rolls. The way I see it, if a restaurant can't fix a classic right, then I'm not about to waste my time with their house "special." The cost was a bit over $11 for my take-out meal, which is a bit higher than typical for such a place, but "sample the food before judging," I told myself and sat down while my dinner was prepared.
Referencing again that word 'typical' - that's what the Teriyaki House appears to be - one of those small little oriental places in a strip mall, a Mom & Pop operation. But this place is a cut above the typical, the restaurant was clean and orderly, the lady who took my order greeted me warmly, she even asked me if I wanted some ice water to drink while I waited for my order. The aromas when I walked in were fantastic and everything just had a nice feel to it. There were smiles on customer faces and employees alike.
It didn't take long at all for my made-to-order wok order to be filled, I hardly had time to review my Facebook account on my phone before the lady at the counter was asking me if I wanted any additional sauces to go with my meal. She neatly wrapped things up for me and I was on my way....
This meal was excellent. I've done A LOT of Asian take-out over the years and this was well, damn good! The portions were large, the beef was tender, the veggies were tender crisp. Everything was seasoned well and prepared to perfection. While I balked a little bit at the price initially, the size of the portions and the deliciousness of everything I sampled dismissed that notion outright. From the egg rolls, to the rice, to the entree and YES, there were even pot stickers!..... This meal packed value and flavor!
Teriyaki House gets 4 out of 5 Bachelor on the Cheap stars. I've had better Asian take-out, but not in Wichita. I think I've finally found my Asian cuisine go-to.
Spend Wisely My Friends.....