Kum Kau

Chinese Restaurant and Food Truck$$$$
Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
  • TheD2Life.com
    "Kum Kau has the best Chinese Food in Brooklyn!"(5 Tips)
    "General tso's shrimp and teriyaki beef sticks are my favorites."(4 Tips)
    Marni S.
    "Chicken corn soup is the best!"(3 Tips)
    "Sesame shrimp is on point!"(2 Tips)
69 Tips and reviews
  • Chinese food
  • General Tso's dishes
  • wonton soup
  • chicken
  • tea
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  • Devonta
    DevontaMarch 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I had Kum Kau last night and it was simply takeout Chinese for but everything tasted GREAT! I would definitely recommend this spot. I had Sesame Chicken, House Rice & Mixed Vegetable!
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel ChangDecember 31, 2015
    I come often for the chicken wings. Also, this is easily the cleanest Chinese restaurant I've ever seen; the kitchen is right behind the counter and it's astoundingly sanitary.
  • Kimble S.
    Kimble SJanuary 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Call in your order B4 you get here, then take your time coming, you will wait for your food. Its faster to just sit down and eat here then do the take-out.
  • Devonta
    DevontaMay 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    It really is the best Chinese Food in Brooklyn and seriously HUGE portions. Comes highly recommend if you're looking for Chinese.
  • Shay H.
    Shay HarborJuly 25, 2012
    Call ahead!!! Saves you time! ...oh and if u get chicken wings, tell them to "fry them hard" THE BEST!
  • Chuck G.
    Chuck GibsonAugust 16, 2011
    Egg fuyoung is killer. Really great quality Chinese food, so good they dont need to deliver - carry out and dine in only.
  • Chris C.
    Chris CooksonJanuary 29, 2012
    Portions here are giant, the place often has beggars by the door but food's good. Don't bother with the restaurant portion, prices are way higher there with same take-out food. Make sure to call ahead
  • drew n.
    drew newellNovember 15, 2011
    Try The Scallion Pancakes !! Thank me later while your sipping on the homemade Iced Tea !!! Nostalgic !!!
  • Rebecca C.
    Take out! Cash only though. Really good scallion pancakes and crab Rangoon with more scallions.
  • Bond Street
    Bond StreetOctober 3
    "Kum Kau is the best of its kind, and has been doing it right since 1971." - Connie Wang, fashion features director - Refinery29 Read more
  • Kisha
    KishaMarch 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Brooklyn's beloved Chinese take-out spot! General tso's shrimp and teriyaki beef sticks are my favorites.
  • Tee
    TeeMarch 5, 2012
    Sesame shrimp is on point! Also tried the sesame beef it was good also
  • JazzE C.
    JazzE CastellanØsAugust 9, 2012
    place is always super packed but the food is yummers....especially the crab,ginger and scallion combo
  • Lelitza F.
    Lelitza FordAugust 25, 2013
    They give you a full pot of strong black tea....i LOVE this tea!!!
  • TheD2Life.com
    TheD2Life.comSeptember 4, 2010
    Kum Kau has the best Chinese Food in Brooklyn! Our favorites are the General Tso's Shrimp, and the Seafood Soup
  • Polish Bar Brooklyn P.
    Yeah we are the pink and brown nail bar across the street from Kum Kau- Gotta be famous for something, why not that. lol. #ShopBrooklyn
  • Denise S.
    Denise SuttonJune 7, 2014
    Delicious Gereal Tso shrimp or chicken or chicken on stick! Yummo
  • Michelle
    MichelleAugust 25, 2013
    The Oolong tea is perfection. You may not need another beverage!
  • drew n.
    drew newellJune 12, 2013
    Scallion Pancakes is tha truth!! I live in Harlem and i don't even order Chinese Food There!!!!
  • SAMMY M.
    SAMMY M.December 16, 2011
    Everything that you get from here is good,and they are not cheap with their food ..
  • ern k.
    ern kJune 25
    Very good food but for fried shrimp take a walk down to hardees.
  • Shonda S.
    Shonda SmallsNovember 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The shrimp wonton soup is my fav during the winter months.
  • Michel Events
    Michel EventsApril 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    They have an all you can eat lunch buffet for $7.95.
  • Victor F.
    Victor Francis Jr.June 18, 2011
    Try the crisp baked duck with plum sauce. It goes hard.
  • Juan P.
    Juan PerezApril 2, 2011
    The Shrimp are REAL Shrimp not sea monkeys like most other Chinese restaurants
    HAILS™ LUXURYMarch 16, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try any one of the home made lemonades. You will not be disappointed. The food goes without saying.
  • Liam P.
    Liam PittmanJuly 9, 2010
    Don't be fooled by the take-out half of the storefront, they're sit-down restaurant is legit.
  • DEEBO A.
    DEEBO All About The TowsFebruary 15, 2013
    Don't forget to summadik it's there specialty!!!
  • Ruben V.
    Ruben Van NieuwenhuyseOctober 6, 2015
    Awesome food, much & cheap!
  • Darius A.
    Darius AlonzoOctober 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Chinese Food in Brooklyn, Hands Down!
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonOctober 3, 2015
    Great drunk food. Not as great sober food.
  • Jose L.
    Jose LopezFebruary 13, 2013
    Very clean fresh delicious chinese take out
  • Rasheda E.
    Rasheda EdnessJanuary 19
    This spot has terribly fallen off. My mom got sick from the soup and my friend said the food was nasty. 10 yrs ago this was the spot but not sure why the food has gone down
  • Polish Bar Brooklyn P.
    don't miss the $7 lunch buffet on Wednesdays
  • Diash R.
    Diash RichardsAugust 28, 2013
    Large portions!!! Ask for doggy bag.
  • NEZ N.
    NEZ NEZ.1January 20, 2013
    Best Chines food in Brooklyn
  • Wendy T.
    Wendy TolentinoMay 30, 2015
    I love the garlic chicken and cheese wonton
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SwanMarch 8, 2015
    I was lured in by the rating but this was terrible... dim sum came out with frozen meat in the middle. Breading on General Tso's was not fully cooked.
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren BApril 6, 2011
    Cheap, quick& delicious!
  • Miyoshi D.
    Miyoshi DeSouzaSeptember 22, 2010
    Best chinese food in Bklyn! Everything is delicious.
  • Q B.
    Q BushFebruary 28, 2012
    If you in the area must go
  • Marni S.
    Marni SabinFebruary 6
    Been here 10+ times
    Chicken corn soup is the best!
  • Marlo W.
    Marlo WOctober 27
    Been here 10+ times
  • Malin U.
    Malin UttamobolNovember 11, 2011
    The General Zhou's Chicken is awesome.
  • Tasha M.
    Tasha M.March 19
    Been here 50+ times
    Best Chinese food in Brooklyn
  • Charmaine
    CharmaineJuly 22, 2010
    Great Chinese food, but even better homeade Lemonades. They're made just rightttt =)
  • Daiji
    DaijiOctober 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazon.com: Big Jimmy's Kum Kau Chinese Take Out: Ted Lewin: Bookshttp://www.amazon.com/Big-Jimmys-Kum-Chinese-Take/dp/0688160271 Read more
  • Fabian P.
    Fabian PalenciaDecember 21, 2013
    Best Chinese food in Brooklyn.
  • Alicia W.
    Alicia WilliamsNovember 15, 2015
    Sesame shrimp and chicken wings
  • Asia B.
    Asia BaldwinSeptember 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Beast chinese in Brooklyn
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