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Best Chinese Restaurant St. Louis 2010 - Lemay Wok

Lemay Wok

Lemay Wok

4530 Lemay Ferry Road

South St. Louis County, MO 63129

314-487-8834

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Readers' Choice: Chinese Noodle Café

Lemay Wok isn't the biggest or the flashiest Chinese restaurant in town. If there is a "secret menu" of "authentic" Chinese fare, then it is a very, very secret menu. What this modest storefront wedged into the middle of a south-county strip mall does offer are tasty renditions of the Chinese and Chinese American dishes Americans have come to love: hot-and-sour soup, General Tso's chicken, potstickers, lo mein, mu shu. The sauces are the key. Neither too thin nor too cornstarch-thickened, they balance sweet and savory, spicy and sour. They don't swamp the other ingredients: You can taste the subtle sweetness of the chopped carrots in the kung pao chicken, a hint of ginger in the hot braised pork. The service is exceptionally friendly, but if you really want to appreciate Lemay Wok, order to-go one time and eat it directly from the carton. The burst of flavors from that drab white box will remind you, after who knows how many gloppy, bland Chinese meals, why you fell in love with this stuff.

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Tom Priesmeyer
Tom Priesmeyer

I've been eating at Lemay Wok for years. Couldn't agree more. Great Chinese food, excellent, friendly service, and the prices are reasonable. Glad they are finally getting the recognition they deserve.

Tom
Tom

I've had carry-out from Lemay Wok 3 or 4 times and found it pretty ordinary, but a little overpriced.

johnny o
johnny o

Hands down the best Chinese. Don't let appearances fool you. Make sure to order some crab rangoon too!

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