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“Really great food at a good price!”
Review of Jade Garden

Jade Garden
Ranked #445 of 1,071 Restaurants in Sarasota
Cuisines: Chinese
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

I have tried a lot of the Chinese take out restaurants in Sarasota, and by far, consider this the best. I ordered General Tso's chicken with white rice, two egg rolls, and vegetable mei fun today for delivery. The General Tso's was very lightly breaded, with just the right amount of sauce, not too much or too little. I hate getting General Tso's at other restaurants where it is mostly cornstarch breading, heavily fried, and can barely taste the chicken. Jade Garden's was delish, my only wish was that it was a little bit spicier, but that is my own opinion. My kids loved how sweet it was. I tried a bite of an egg roll, which was crispy on the outside, and had a good amount of vegetables and pork on the inside. My vegetable mei fun was very tasty, piping hot, and had a good mix of eggs and vegetables with a yummy cooking sauce. Next time I order, I will probably ask for extra veggies, but again, that is my personal taste. Delivery was within the time limit that I had been quoted, and the price was great! A little under $19 for enough food for my two boys and myself, and we barely finished half of it. I will only be ordering my Chinese food from here in the future!

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3  Thank 166AngelaM166
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Reviewed 14 May 2013

I had the combination meal. The won ton soup was good. The eggs rolls were crisp on the outside but very mushy inside like they had been frozen for quite some time. The crab rangoon was bad - the cream cheese filling didn't taste quite right and it had a very off-putting texture. The sesame chicken was so bad that after two bites I had to pitch it. It didn't taste like chicken and was tough and very odd tasting. The sauce was cloyingly sweet and oily and the rice was so old and was inedible. Worst food I've ever eaten. The kitchen was walled off so when you visit it's only a small room with a counter. When I arrived to pick up my food it was sitting on the counter and no one was there which was a little disconcerting. The area is not so great - it's sandwiched between a coin laundry and a discount package liquor store.

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Thank Lily J
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Reviewed 30 August 2012

I actually stumbled across Jade Garden while looking for take-out to bring home, and having their menu online made it easy for my wife and I to make our choices from two separate locations. The business is tucked away on the side of a large shopping center, and is easy to miss (we've been in the area 23 years and never noticed it). Don't be dissuaded by the simple storefront and counter area; the food more than makes up for the lack of extravagance.

Every dish that we have tried so far has been suprisingly better than the last. Ingredients are fresh, seasoned just right and never under- or over-flavored. If you are unsure about how spicy you would like a dish prepared, they will even include extra sauce that you can add yourself later. Portion size is overly generous, and if the food wasn't so good we could easily split one of the combination dinners. Pricing is also exceptionally reasonable, probably due to the fact that in the present location, and with no dining area or waitstaff, overhead is kept to a minimum.

The owners and their family are very friendly. In fact, several times I could have called in an order for delivery, but I enjoy talking to them while the order is quickly prepared. We've told friends about Jade Garden, and one has already become a regular. All in all, it's a hidden gem that deserves a try if you'd rather eat at home than dine out.

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Reviewed 10 May 2013
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