This hip uptown nightspot offers guests a multifaceted menu that fuses traditional Chinese, Korean, and Japanese dishes into flavorful harmony. Heat up taste buds with classic appetizers of egg rolls ($5) and crab rangoon ($5), or move straight to the main course with savory entree selections such as Mongolian beef ($9 regular, $11 large) or piquant mango shrimp ($11 regular, $13 large). Though today’s Groupon does not cover alcohol, the fully stocked bar is also equipped to provide craft beers and signature drinks to parched patrons or socializing goldfish. Located on the second floor of the historic Ivey's Department Store building, Wok Bar greets visitors with a comfortable yet social atmosphere ideal for a midday lunch, intimate dinner, or late-night brunchfast. With exciting events and frequent live music, bar-goers can savor sophisticated dining while people-watching and water-balloon-dropping on Tryon Street below.
Feeding the discerning palates of the local community for more than 25 years, Great Wall of China South earns its longtime success with a sweet and savory smorgasbord of meat and vegetarian dishes. Inside the eatery, grandiose fish tanks and candles emit a soft glow on tables, from which plated Chinese fare wafts its spiced decadence and helps customers make decisions from the extensive menu offerings. Culling tastes from land and sea, chefs top pepper steak with onions, dunk chicken in sauces such as teriyaki, and marry dishes of shrimp and broccoli under the watch of their proud parents. Lavish Sunday lunch buffets line up the eatery's popular dishes in a sampling of eats that give guests ideas for what to order on their next visit.
Large wooden doors—not unlike those used to secure Medieval-era tree houses—grant entry to a multilevel, pagoda-style building designed to resemble a Chinese temple. Within its walls, classic furnishings reflect Chinese traditions, including decor that celebrates the Chinese New Year and elegant curtains that drape among the small, softly lit dining areas. This is Wan Fu Quality Chinese Cuisine, where cooks curate more than 100 dishes—most of which are made in-house from scratch. A mixture of traditional, contemporary, and health-minded creations populate the menu, such as the restaurant's signature pineapple chicken.
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