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“Best Chinese Food”

Plum Tree Restaurant
Ranked #66 of 271 Restaurants in Kingsport
Cuisines: Chinese
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

Great Tia Chin. Small restaurant but great food. A diamond in the rough. Hot and sour soup made fresh daily along with all the foid. Dumplings fried or steamed and crab Rangoon fantastic.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Very good food, restaurant is a bit dirty (carpet is sticky), but overall good experience. Would definitely recommend this place.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank SchnauzerMom72
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Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

Arrived about 5:00PM to only one other car in the parking lot. The staff was friendly and pleasant. Hot and sour soup and egg rolls were good to very good. My wife’s chicken dish was well presented but tough and bland. My sweet and sour pork was either considerably undercooked or bad. Tasted like raw chicken. I couldn’t eat it. They took mine off the bill without me asking.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank N2gy
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

A friend took my wife and me to dinner there yesterday. The food was excellent and service was good.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed July 22, 2017

Sometimes Plum Tree is as good as anything one can get anywhere in the country, when it comes to American Chinese food. Other times it can be quite bland. Not sure if it's a change in chef factor, or simply how busy the kitchen is...but when they're on, they're ON.

No buffet, this is a sit-down/take-out Chinese restaurant. The staff are always very friendly and engaging, but often are in the position of having to do too many things at once, which slows down service.

Takeout is a breeze and generally very good. Just double check to make sure you got everything you ordered. Again, it can be hectic in there and the staff can just do so much. Hopefully they can afford in the future to hire another person to take the load off the existing staff.

The inside really needs to be updated. It doesn't look like it's been painted or refurnished since it opened. I know restaurants these days operate on a very low margin, so investing in infrastructure can be prohibitively expensive but sometimes as a business owner you have to bite the bullet and just do it.

If they could get the quality consistent, streamline the workflow and spruce up the inside, they could be the premiere Asian restaurant in the Tri-Cities. Some signage and advertising probably wouldn't hurt either. :-)

(The Tai Chien Chicken (their version of "General Tso's") is nearly always perfect. Not excessively spicy, and the chicken is lightly breaded in a very light sauce. Highly recommended!)

Date of visit: July 2017
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