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Recommended Restaurant: Tea Leaf II Chinese-Mandarin Restaurant Cuisine. Lacey, WA
There are many times when I just crave a good Chow Mein or a Beef with Broccoli meal. There are a few Chinese places in the Olympia area we have tried, but nothing that makes us want to come back. My family and I were headed out for dinner one evening and didn’t have a specific place in mind to go. We were feeling a little adventurous wanting to try a new place to eat. A friend had told me about this Chinese restaurant that was good, so we decided to try it. It was so unbelievably good we eat there about once a week. The kids love their Mushroom Chicken, Vegetable or Chicken Chow Mein, Cashew Chicken, and Beef with Broccoli. Although I have tried numerous items on their menu I always go back to their amazing Mongolian Beef, as does my husband. We also can’t get enough of their Hot and Sour Soup.
To begin they bring a teapot of hot tea and sometimes a bowl of egg flower soup (which my son gobbles up and will eat his sisters bowl too). The staff is very friendly. The food comes to you quick and steaming hot. The food, especially the vegetables, taste very fresh. The restaurant is nothing spectacular but the food is amazing! It is by far the best we have found in town for Chinese food. We find the prices to be very reasonable for dinner, considering the quality of food and amount of food that is served to us.
The name of the restaurant is Tea Leaf II Chinese-Mandarin Restaurant Cuisine. The address is: 4646 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey, WA 98503. They do dine in or take out. They also have a big banquet room for special events.
In our recent winter storm here in the Northwest of lots of snow, and ice storm on top of all the snow, and 300,000 people without power, Tea Leaf remained opened for a hot meal to enjoy!