Raleigh >Food & Dining > Beansprout Chinese Restaurant
We have been going to Beansprout for years even if we've moved to North Raleigh. We love their food, best fried chicken wings in town. Everything we order is hot and delicious and no MSG, gotta love the beansprout!
UNDERCOOKED & POOR SERVICE. received COLD sesame chicken takeout, got home 2 blocks from restaurant. The chicken was cold and undercooked- i thought "do i really need to microwave this? I JUST ordered it!!" I took it back and requested/demanded a refund but was DENIED by the worker, and his boss whom he called on his cellphone. I was not even OFFERED a replacement! Worst customer service ever!! I took 2 bites out of it and they said they could not refund me!! if you want UNDERCOOKED CHICKEN & POOR SERVICE, go to BEANSPROUT ON HILLSBORO.STREET
This is the place.
Foodies, with the demise of the Red Palace a few years back deciding how to satisfy my fix for Chinese was depressing. For a while we ventured to Fortune Palace: no complaints. But Beansprout is a plum. Very good no frills well-crafted fresh ingredient Chinese.
Mapo tofu is as good as you'll find in Raleigh. Chicken dishes use fresh meat and the sauces hit the right notes. Eggplant dishes use Japanese eggplant without seeds. Garlic sauces taste just made. For the budget-minded. Recommend take out.
Don't get me wrong, the food is good, best sesame tofu I've found... and despite my sister getting food poisoning last time she ate there, I went today. The food was better then I remembered (it had been a few months)
HOWEVER, I was almost done eating when what appeared to be a baby cockroach crawled across the counter near me... I flicked it away and tried to tell myself it wasn't a roach, that it had to be something else, but my fears were confirmed when its much bigger brother ran by 5 minutes later. EW!!!
Really, just not good. I drive past this little place very often and finally decided to try it last night. I wasn't expecting much but it seems to be pretty busy so it couldn't be too bad, right? Wrong. I ordered sesame chicken and the chicken wasn't cooked very well. Awkwardly crunchy. The sauce was fine and would have been better if there was more of it. The rice was very bland. The egg roll was not too bad, probably the best part of the dinner. The sweet tea had that plastic container taste, probably from sitting in it all day long. Worst of all, I looked around for the sanitation grade but couldn't seem to find it. Overall, not recommended.
Overcharged, twice.. I love Beansprout as much as the next person. It's been my ideal quick chinese spot for the past four years. However, the last two times I have been, the charge on my debit card has been more than my actual bill. The first time the bill was $7.88 and my card was charged $9. I let it go because I love the food so much, but twice is just silly. The second time the bill again was $7.88 and this time my card was charged $9.45. I'm not saying I'll stop eating there, but I will only be using cash from now on. Like I said, the food is great and even better one meal is a perfect fit for two people but be cautious when using your debit card. Apparently they dislike when people don't tip.
AMAZING food! My fave in Raleigh!. This is my favorite Chinese food place in all of Raleigh. I was so sad when I moved back from Fayetteville and had to leave my regular place behind (the only good thing about that town lol). I never thought I would find a place close to it. Most places make Mu Goo Gai Pan with a chicken broth and its thin and bleach. Here it is made perfectly! I'd eat it once a week if they offered delivery. Thats prolly the only fall back of this place. Haven't had a thing from it that has not been amazing!
Love this place!. An unassuming little gem of a place.Always polite(even when I went there with a very rude person.) Great food ,generous portions,great price. I moved far away and I am planning a a trip to Raleigh...and Beansprout is on my list of must-see landmarks. Definitely try thier veggie entrees. Delicious!
fantastic americanized chinese!. I've lived in Raleigh for about 10 years and in the midst of 4 moves (each taking me a little further away from Beansprout), I always keep coming back for more. This is my favorite take-out chinese restaurant in town. Favorites are the classic sesame chicken (I haven't found another chinese place that makes it like this), sweet 'n sour chicken, and wonton soup. The cost is very reasonable; usually I share a combination dinner with my husband.
Huge Portions, GREAT PRICE, Friendly Service. Awesome vegetarian dishes (ask to be made with no chicken broth on some dishes) and they give you huge portions, so bring a friend ! Cheap, fast and easy. Nice People, I Love this place! I wish they delivered!
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