Would not have expected to like this place -- but we did! Need to get past the entry way which smells Cumin-y and funky. There's a fish tank at the door with nearly frozen but live little fish swimming around. Our table wasn't ready, and when we were seated it didn't look particularly clean. Our waitress barely spoke english, and they were totally thrown off by the alcoholic drinks we ordered from THEIR drink menu. We were told they were out of alcohol, and there was enough for only 2 (out of 5) Mai Tais. Ummm. Okay. You provided the drink option. And when they were served, neither had any alcohol in them. Going forward, skip the drinks!
The service is meh. Staff is confused, disorganized and overall not very pleasant. We were clearly out of our dining league here, and WuEr needs to work on being more helpful with menu options and making diners feel more comfortable. If they offer alcohol, then at least stock it or stick with bottled beer .
But ... the place was crowded with many authentic locals who came for this destination only. The double sided menu had things like pig's blood, Aorta something or another, intestines and other body parts that I'm sure were delicious but sounded disgusting.
We ordered more traditional options ... bok choy with mushrooms, Dan Dan noodles, sesame chicken, pork belly, steamed clams, scallion pancakes. Everything was hot. highly seasoned, and made with style, commitment to the cuisine, and surprisingly awesome!
We will come back again, and go for one of the hot pots. Perhaps the crab for two. Lots of options we are curious about, and lots of stories to tell if we actually get brave enough to try them.