East Garden, a new Chinese restaurant serving authentic Cantonese dishes, opened earlier this month off Cary’s Walnut Street.
Manager Meiling Chien said Thursday that the restaurant offers a traditional Chinese-American menu as well as authentic Cantonese dishes. The latter includes Peking duck, lobster salad and grouper cooked two ways (stir-fried fish and the bones braised with tofu in a hot pot). One of Chien’s favorite dishes is the house special mei fun, which includes pickled mustard greens, Chinese mushrooms, shrimp, scallops and rice noodles.
Lunches are $8.99 with rice and soup. (Photos of lunch special, congee and soup menus posted above.) Dinner entrees are $15 and up. The restaurant also has two live seafood tanks in the dining room: one for lobsters and another for sea bass. Dim sum on the weekends will be added soon, Chien said.
The 150-seat restaurant has two private dining rooms that can seat up to 17 people. And they offer 11-course meals for parties of eight to 12 people and range in cost from $388 to $588.
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The restaurant is located at 1104 Ledsome Lane (near the Hot Point Deli and the intersection of Buck Jones Road and Walnut Street). Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for lunch on Monday-Friday and 3-10 p.m. for dinner every day.
Info: 919-322-5558, facebook.com/eastgardennc88/info/.