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Han Dynasty

October 19th, 2008

I had never been to Han Dynasty because the only thing I knew about it was that my dad threw up after eating here once a long time ago.  It may sound silly but Ethan and I noticed they got a new sign and out of curiosity, decided to go check it out.   Besides, I’ve been eating at Pago Pago since I can remember so I’m up for trying anything.
Ethan took this picture during the day but we went on a Friday night and only the lounge is open so we went in there and observed the regulars, table hopping and playing Keno.

I lightened these pictures a little because it was pretty dark in there but it’s a great lounge for…lounging, there are booths also, so we sat at one and started looking over the menu.  I thought since we clearly were not regulars that we might get bad service, especially without ordering alcohol but our server was very nice.
We got a few dishes to split and take home:

Terriyaki Chicken:

Green Beans with Pork:

General Gau’s Chicken:

I don’t know if it was because our expectations were so low coming into this place but everything we got was  pretty decent.  The only disappointment might be the General gau’s because it lacked flavor but everything else we took home.
This place certainly isn’t a replacement for Green Tea II, but I guess it was a pleasant surprise that we didn’t look at each other in horror when the dishes were brought to the table.   I’d also like to add that neither of us threw up 🙂


  1. Han Dynasty is the best

    Comment by sull October 20, 2008 @ 9:37 am

  2. Not sure what all the hooplaa over Green Tea is- I never even heard of the place. Han Dynasty is a landmark- been there for a very long time. The food is probably not as great as it once was, but still decent. The best though still remains Imperial China!

    Comment by Lou October 20, 2008 @ 10:43 am

  3. Han’s is the best for a late night drink — they are open until about 1 or 2 am, and the food isn’t all that bad either! Unless its the alcohol helping lol..

    Comment by Tim October 20, 2008 @ 7:11 pm

  4. I grew up down the street from the Han Dynasty and remember smelling it early in the morning and thought it was disgusting. I went there a few times growing up and didn’t think it was that great, but recently I have had it a few times when I’ve gone to visit my parents and i really like it now! They sure have gotten better over the years. I’m looking forward to having it Christmas Eve for our traditional chinese food dinner that night

    Comment by Amy October 20, 2008 @ 11:00 pm

  5. Amy (above) is my daughter from Missouri! I live right down the street from the Han Dynasty. The Han Dynasty opened somewhere around 1990. Before that, it was “Wallace’s Family Restaurant”. In the 1990s, the Han Dynasty food was BAD. In the past two years, or so, it has gotten much better. I agree, Michelle, about the General Gau’s chicken. MOST of the meats are quite good. The fried rice is O.K.-could be better. Overall, I’d give Han Dynasty’s food a “B”; in the ’90s it was close to an “F”.

    Comment by Rev. Bob Baril October 23, 2008 @ 12:20 pm

  6. really needs a good renovation or cleaning

    Comment by FRANK October 24, 2008 @ 9:44 am

  7. they re-upholstered the lounge chairs and put in new carpet last year

    Comment by sull October 24, 2008 @ 10:40 am

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