Friday, October 21, 2016

Cranberry Township, PA Edition: Jimmy Wan's Restaurant & Lounge

Jimmy Wan'sI was in the Cranberry Township area for work, and I decided to grab a quick lunch. A quick Google search turned up high ratings for Jimmy Wan's, a pan-Asian restaurant with a sort of loungey feel.

Jimmy Wan'sI arrived as soon as they opened, and the front desk was already swamped. They were on the phone fielding take-out orders while I kinda stood around awkwardly. Finally, though, they were able to tend to me, and I was led nice seat right in the center of the dining room.

Jimmy Wan'sI had read that they were known for their Iron Chef roll, which has shrimp tempura and spicy tuna, topped with seared salmon, avocado, scallion, teriyaki, and tobiko ($19). I ordered one of those, as well as the crab meat rangoons ($6).

Jimmy Wan'sShortly thereafter, my two dishes came out. The rangoons came out first. The crispy wontons were filled with a bit of cream cheese and lots of crab meat. These were not bad, but not the most flavorful I've ever had. The two dipping sauces were a sweet & sour, while the other was a hot mustard. These were quite a bit greasy, but they certainly had more crab filling than I'm used to.

Jimmy Wan'sThe main sushi roll was fine, too. I think it was fairly mild tasting, but the flavor itself was good. It was not something I'd want to pay $19 for again, I don't think. But it was good enough and no major complaints.

I think service is a bit off; I think it's rude to make customers who are in front of you wait while you take phone calls. I also had servers come through at random times to take the second plate from my table. I could understand at the beginning of the meal - but 3/4 of the way through - why bother? And, the food was good - not great. Not a bad lunch.

Grade: B
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