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“Very Very Good Food and Atmosphere”

Hunan Taste Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 89 Restaurants in Denville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 28 August 2018

My wife and had to be in Dover, NJ for an afternoon event with friends in that area. We thought it would be nice to have dinner as a group and they asked us what cuisine we would like. I said you pick and and they picked Hunan Taste. They said it was highly rated and a unique building and atmosphere as well. They were right.

The building looks like something taken out of China (though I have never been) and set down in Denville. When you walk in you realize immediately you are not in a common, everyday Chinese restaurant. This is what I call "old school" Chinese restaurant decor. Ornate ceilings and fish tank walls. Linen table cloths and nicely dressed waiters. But, surprisingly, the menu items, of which there are many, are not overly expensive.

We all ordered what we wanted and then we also shared since the portions are a decent size. My wife and I started out with the soft shell crab appetizer. It was golden brown and delicious. Her entree was eggplant in garlic sauce which was excellent. My entree was shrimp and lobster sauce. The shrimp were very large and the sauce just right. Our friends enjoyed their entrees as well. There was a lot left overs and since we were staying in a hotel that night our friends took them home to enjoy the next day.

The restaurant does have a small bar if you get there early and want a drink.

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Reviewed 19 August 2018

Our Friends took us Hunan Taste. It won lots of awards in New Jersey. Beautifully Decorated with lots of Aquariums.The food was delicious and the service was impeccable.You need to make a reservation.

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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

What a fun place! Imagine finding every piece of Chinese kitschy decor and cram it into a huge colorful building, complete with fish pond outside and "windows" of live fish separating tables. We had a bowl of tiny dumplings which were very good, General Tso Triple Fragrance and Tangerine Beef. All very good, but the General Tsos hardly had any sauce to put on the rice. Of course that didn't matter too much since it was the tiniest bowl of rice anyway. The main negative was the service. It was spectacular in terms of getting whatever we wanted or needed, but it was too fast, a result of them wanting to keep on moving people through so more people could be served. We called it ninja service! Don't go for a slow relaxed meal. We would go back.

Thank francetravel
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

This venue put you right in the heart of China. The atmosphere, environment, and food are very good. I have yet to be disappointed. Visit for a fun, good night out with family or friends.

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Thank DewDougG
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Reviewed 21 July 2018

We had decided to go to Hunan based on reviews and the advice of our hotel concierge. What a huge disappointment.
The food was terrible -- the wait staff was terrible -- the restaurant itself is tired and needs an update. Several dishes were inedible and many of the orders were returned to the kitchen as they were incorrect. The icing on the cake was when the manager insisted we leave a larger tip for the wait staff as they are paid so dismally by the restaurant and depend on their tips to survive. We ALWAYS leave at least 15% - and considerably more if the service warrants it.

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Thank TerriFic12
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