New Hunan Restaurant

Meadowdale Shopping Center,150 S Kennedy Dr,Ste 12
Carpentersville, 60110
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New Hunan is hand down my favorite chinese restaurant. You wouldn't think much of the place from just looking at its cheap outdated interior but seriously, these guys can cook. They have excellent lunch specials providing abundantly huge portions that aren't over-riced and yet still only cost around $6. I've never had a bad experience yet. The service is quick and food hot and tea is nice. The sesame chicken and general tso have top be my favorites. NOTE*** They no longer have a liquor license though.
Cute joint, good egg drop soup. But my orange chicken literally had NO chicken in 50% of the pieces. The sauce was amazing and the portions were huge. But really? No chicken in my orange chicken. It was just fried bread with orange sauce. :(
If you notice there is a theme in all the reviews, which is pretty consistent. If your looking for fancy, elegance, romance and ambiance this place is not it. Because of this, this place is probably rated lowered than it deserves. If your shooting for great food, healthy portions at an affordable price, then this is it. I would not call it a dive either because while it is not fancy, it is clean. If your on a budget with a family, this is the spot. And what the reviewers have said about the staff knowing their customers by name and favorite foods is spot on. After two visits they already knew my family. It certainly is the best Chinese food in the immediate area - I would not say Chicago though. China town has some pretty amazing spots. That said, this is the only place for Chinese cuisine for us in this neighborhood.

(847) 428-3331

Chinese

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Tamazula Tacos

91 S Kennedy D
Carpentersville, 60110
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(847) 428-3087

Mexican

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New China Restaurant

72 N Kennedy Dr
Carpentersville, 60110
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Nice staff, prices are good, and the food is decent. It is not exactly gourmet, but when the entire family can eat for around $25 bucks (and bring home leftovers), what do you expect? If you dine in the tea they bring out is actually really good. For what i expect going here, or any Chinese restaurant like this, it is good.
This is not an authentic Chinese restaurant...it's not even a good Americanized Chinese restaurant (I'd rather go to panda express instead). I ordered their beef with green peppers and tofu with veg. Both dishes pretty much had the same sauce on them with just different things in them. Both dishes were extremely salted and the sauce was overly thick with corn starch. Each piece of vegetable or meat required 2 spoonful of rice to be edible. They didn't have chopsticks at the table so I asked them for some. The waiter brought some out but they tasted extremely strongly of bitter bamboo that I couldn't even use them. Their mango slush was pretty good, though I'd skip the tapioca (it was tasteless and the cold slushy made it hard instead of soft and chewy).
A wonderful place to eat. Good food, good prices, and good decor. Prices are great and portions are large.

(847) 428-2228

Chinese

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Chopsticks

2307 N Randall Rd
Carpentersville, 60110
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First Chinese place we tried since moving to the area 2 months ago. Not disappointed. Moderately-priced dinner entrees (I should have taken advantage of lunch specials!). We ordered beef & broccoli, s & s pork, and general tso chicken. Everything very tasty! But the crab rangoons were the best - creamy & crispy! Will order again
Me and my fiancé ordered Spring Rolls, Beef with Mushroom, String Bean, Hot and Sour Soup, and Bubbles Milk Tea for delivery. When we ordered the food online, it was quoted an estimate time of 1 hour for the food to arrive. We didn't get our food until a full two hours later. The beef with mushroom and the string bean dishes were really tasty. I thought they were fairly authentic and we've been looking for a good chinese restaurant around the area for a while. We'd order these two dishes again. They also came with little boxes of rice which were cooked just right. The spring rolls weren't actually spring rolls...they were vegetarian egg rolls. We wouldn't get these again, they were a little bland. The Bubbles Milk Tea was okay. The tea itself was not bad but the boba/tapoica/bubbles were over cooked. The Hot and Sour Soup was pretty spicy (a little too hot for me but some people might like it). It was lacking in the sour department though, mainly just spicy. I'd skip this in the future. We'd probably order delivery from them again, but just order 2 hours before we wanted to eat.
Under new ownership. I found the lunch special were very reasonably priced at $6.50. The portions were huge and the quality was above average. My beef was not chewy and I found the veggies very fresh. It didn't suck and I'll go back for sure. Good service too.

(708) 581-6326

Chinese

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Taco Bell

1000 Kennedy Dr
Carpentersville, 60110
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(847) 426-7572

Fast Food, Tex-Mex, Mexican

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Honey Fluff Donuts

98 N Kennedy Dr
Carpentersville, 60110
Reviews:
These are my favorite donuts!!! Even better than Dunkin Donut's. My only complaint is that I wish they had more bagels but I guess the bagel's don't sell much or they'd make more. Otherwise, I highly recommend this place and I go there all the time ( I live about 5 minutes from this place.)
Large variety of donuts to choose from all day. All the donuts we tried were delicious and fresh. We went after 1pm and there's a dozen special for only $6.99 in the afternoon.
Yeah, the place isn't much to look at, and it does have that 'shuttered' feel, but don't let that put you off. Its been in business there for a looong time, and there is a reason... GREAT donuts. My favorite is the Old Fashioned. Its crispy/crunchy on the outside with a great tasting cake center and a little powdered sugar on top. (I have not run into the issue with the powder sugar another reviewer seems to have encountered)

(847) 426-5327

Donuts

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White Castle

40 S. Western Ave
Carpentersville, 60110
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Anyone walking through the doors of a White Castle knows what he/she is getting into -- A razor thin slice of beef from unknown origins, steamed on a bed of reconstituted onions and water atop a grill with an unusual brown patina and a slice of pickle on a warm yet soft square bun. That's it. Period. If you are expecting anything else, then you are out of luck. It takes about 12 of the above described sliders to curtail even the slightest of hunger pangs. They taste great going down, but three hours later, you begin having second thoughts that only a bottle of Pepcid and a porcelain throne can address. Yet we continue to go back, over and over again. This particular White Castle is relatively new. The facility is in good shape and the kitchen always seems to be clean and in order. Occasionally, I catch a waft of bleach in the air, which for me, is a good thing, so long as it isn't in the food. On the service side of things, they are HORRIBLY SLOW! I guess you get what you pay for, but how long does it take to cook up a few sliders? I've waited 10-15 minutes at the drivethru before on a relatively quiet day. That's not acceptable. I've also waited an equal amount of time by going in to the counter. Bottom line is that the staff at this White Castle does not operate swiftly or efficiently. Most likely, a management issue, but how does one complain when you are there for a 10 pound tray of food for which you pay $8? It's just not worth it. From a food perspective, everything they have served up is exactly what I have come to expect from a White Castle.
Rarely I review fast food.. however, when I saw white castle I had to stop since they closed them all in ne ohio. .. this place must be pretty new. . Staff was great, food came quick, and was just like I remembered. .. hope the maid left some extra tp @the Marriott
It's generic White Castle food wise. Kinda hard to get to if you're not from around here. You have to turn into Aldi's parking lot. They're not 24/7, which I didn't know existed. Frustrating, but whatever. Finally stopped in during the day today and they were super nice at first, but when the order came up they had it as sit down instead of to go. Again, no big deal. Except when the worker turned around she started bitching to her coworker. Not sure if they thought we couldn't hear or what, but we could, and it's very rude.

(847) 851-8742

Burgers, Fast Food

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China Garden

326 W Main St
Carpentersville, 60110
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(847) 836-0600

Chinese

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Popeyes

2180 Randall Rd
Carpentersville, 60110
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(847) 551-1843

Chicken Wings

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Golden Pollo

75 S Kennedy Dr
Carpentersville, 60110
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(847) 836-6400

Mexican

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