Hong Kong Garden
1807 Columbia Avenue, Lancaster. 717-394-4336 or Hongkonggardenpa.com
Hours of operation: Tuesday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 12-10 p.m. Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Children’s
Family-owned and operated, Hong Kong Garden is the oldest Chinese restaurant in Lancaster County that has stayed at the same location, under the same business name and managed by the same family for nearly four decades. The restaurant’s success is attributed to its consistency and family involvement.
The restaurant is found within the Wheatland Shopping Center and seats 120 customers. Owners Steve and Susan Quan, who were given the reins from Susan’s mother and father, who opened the eatery in 1980, say they serve the “basics” of Chinese food at Hong Kong Garden.
Some of those basics include fried rice and chow mein. Top sellers include Hot and Sour soup, General Tso’s chicken, and egg rolls that are hand-rolled and filled with vegetables that are sliced on-site.
Every meal is prepared fresh to order, which allows for custom requests to meet special dietary needs or to increase or decrease the spiciness of a dish. Vegetarian and vegan dishes may also be requested. However, some items on the menu don’t change, such as the restaurant’s hot sauce that’s made from a family recipe.
The lunch menu offers more than 130 items; both the lunch and dinner menus include a variety of soups, appetizers, entrées, chef specialties and more.