It’s no secret that Winston-Salem is home to some really amazing food. And when it comes to authentic and modern Asian dining that is delicious, affordable and offers big-city-ambiance, we have the best of the best in HakkaChow Asian Eats. There are any number of reasons people love this local favorite, but we’ve summed up the top ten reasons you’ll love to eat at HakkaChow Asian Eats.
- The restaurant is family owned.
“The staff was great! Friendly, kind and attentive. Owner was onsite and very friendly.” ~Jenny W.
HakkaChow Asian Eats opened in 2014 and is owned by the Chung family. Patriarch Hai-Fang is the executive chef of the restaurant, while the matriarch, Caroline, is the customer relations manager. Jonathan is the sous chef and handles all the marketing for the restaurant, while his brother Andrew manages business development. This talented and business-savvy family aren’t new to the restaurant business, with prior experiences owning and managing restaurants in Durham, NC as well as Hamburg, Germany.
- It’s all about local, local, local.
“…You’re not going find a better pan Asian restaurant in the Triad area.” ~Spencer P.
The Winston-Salem community is great about celebrating shop small and shop local initiatives. There’s a sense of community pride in the entrepreneurial spirit that is so prevalent in the area. And while HakkaChow may give the illusion of being a part of something bigger, the restaurant is the one and only, locally owned and operated dining experience that adds to the great culinary variety in the community. The emphasis on local isn’t lost on the Chung family either! They appreciate that when money spent is spent at local businesses, more money stays in Winston-Salem. To that end, the Chungs love to partner with local businesses and utilize local resources whenever possible!
- The menu is well-researched.
“The HakkaChow Asian Eats is a great place to get some excellent Asian foods from many different countries and regions. We have been there a number of times, and the food is always wonderful and the sushi outstanding. The manager and staff are always super friendly, and the owner will almost always stop by the table to make sure the customers are satisfied. It is highly recommended.” ~Lou W.
Jonathan Chung has traveled the world, and during his travels, he always makes it a point to sample dishes in other locally and regionally owned restaurants. Not only does it keep him up to date on the latest trends in Asian dining, but it helps inspire new ideas. With the menu comprised of Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, and Korean food, Jonathan’s extensive travels have served to benefit everyone!
- Outstanding food.
“Food was wonderful, and all 6 of us loved our meals! (And we’re from the NYC area and have discerning palates).” ~Jenny G.
The entire Chung family takes high quality food very seriously. While Hai-Fang is the executive chef, everyone in the family contributes to the talents in the kitchen. They are all committed to excellence in the quality of the food they serve, how it is prepared, and the overall presentation of the dish. Each dish has been carefully planned and orchestrated, recipes perfected, and anything less is not acceptable. The Chungs are all extraordinarily committed to extraordinary cuisine.
- The freshest sushi in town.
“…the sushi was amazing. Lots of choices and excellent flavor.” ~Justice R.
When it comes to choosing fresh ingredients, sushi lovers are thrilled with Jonathan’s exceptionally high standards. He’s been known to reject an order of fish because it did not meet his criteria. As a result, HakkaChow’s sushi menu is loaded with delicious options that are of premium quality. It’s a commitment that is evident in every bite!
- A fully stocked bar.
“Really good service, excellent bar staff, and wonderful food. Everyone in my family enjoyed their meals, appetizers, and cocktails.” ~Rad C.
HakkaChow Asian Eats has a fully stocked bar, including large screen TVs for those who want to meet up with friends for a quick drink after work and watch a game. They offer a great variety of wines that pair well with Asian food. And the creativity isn’t limited to the kitchen! Several signature cocktails are available with an Asian flair, including a variety of Mojitos, such as Lemongrass Ginger Mojito, Dragon Berry Mojito, Yuzu Tangerine Mojito, and Lychee Tropical Martini.
- HakkaChow Asian Eats offers regular specials.
“Sunday half-price sushi specials are a wonderful deal.” ~Aaron F.
Sunday through Thursday, HakkaChow offers nightly specials. From “buy one, get one half off” sushi on Sundays to half priced wines by the glass on Thursday, there are plenty of reasons to make HakkaChow an after-work dinner out with your significant other or friends. Other specials include the $5 martini on Tuesday and $6 cocktail specials on Thursdays.
- The service is outstanding.
“I have eaten at HakkaChow Asian Eats several times and am always impressed with the quality of such a diverse menu. Not only is the food superb, the service is just as top notch.” ~Rick B.
Attentive servers who are knowledgeable about the menu and options are important in any restaurant, but for an Asian fusion restaurant, where the menu includes some more exotic options, it’s even more so. The wait staff at HakkaChow know the dishes and can make recommendations based on personal preferences, and if there are dietary restrictions, they can help direct customers to the best options for their specific needs.
- The ambiance is warm and inviting.
“I’ve been to HakkaChow Asian Eats twice now and have been satisfied with each visit. I love the interior and decor, which makes a very upscale, modern, Asian feeling.” ~Ayana S.
When you’re looking for an atmosphere to complement your dining experience, few places can compare to the elegant, modern décor of HakkaChow Asian Eats. The décor is reminiscent of what one would find in a larger city establishment. While the restaurant is family-friendly, it’s a great place to celebrate an anniversary, take a first date, or have a party!
- HakkaChow Asian Eats has received local recognition.
The Chung family are honored whenever HakkaChow Asian Eats is recognized with a community award. They’ve received the Best of Winston-Salem’s 2016 Best Asian Restaurant award, as well as three distinctive awards from the Winston-Salem Journal: Best Asian Food, Best New Restaurant, and Best Sushi.
- Customers love it!
Customers have raved over HakkaChow Asian Eats since they opened in 2014. Still a bit of a hidden gem, those in the know, know the great dining experience waiting for them when they visit HakkaChow. Facebook, Google, Yelp, Trip Advisor, and Open Table are all full of accolades from happy customers who have enjoyed memorable dining experiences and for whom HakkaChow is a family favorite.
As one Yelp reviewer put it, “Consider it a personal failure if you do not get to Hakka Chow within 48 hours of reading this review. This restaurant is like Michael Jordan in his prime: awe-inspiring, heart-warming, and addicting.” An enthusiastic review that is just one of hundreds glowing with praise for HakkaChow Asian Eats!
So, there you have it! Eleven great reasons to visit HakkaChow and make it your own favorite. What makes up your top reason to go?
HakkaChow Asian Eats is located at 615 St. George Square Court, off of Hanes Mall Boulevard in Winston-Salem. Call them at 336.893.8178 or visit them online at Hakka-Chow.com. Be sure to like them on Facebook, or make a reservation on OpenTable.com.