|This entry refers to a departed business that has closed or left town. All information here is for historical reference only.|
|207 3rd Street #110 (nearly across the street from Ali Baba)|
Mr. Chan's permanently closed in Sept/Oct 2006, and has since been replaced by Yummy Guide Cafe.
Mr. Chan's is a small fast food restaurant located just off campus near the Death Star. Until 2002(?), Hong Kong Restaurant occupied the building. The food is features the basics: beef & broccoli, sweet & sour pork, fried rice, chow mein, etc. However, it's inexpensive and the owners are really friendly. Really.
For something quick and filling, this place is okay. Typical cheap Chinese food. It's probably better early in the day, before it's been sitting for hours.
So, is there really a Mr. Chan?
Don't mind giving out a ton of personal information to shady credit card people? Then you might be able to catch a "Free Lunch" here when the credit card goonies are out — they often offer a "free lunch at Mr. Chan's" if you agree to sign up for their particular credit card. Be careful, though.
It appears that the following six comments are fake, posted by one person (potentially an owner or employee of Mr. Chan's, as they note that the credit card company has been changed). All of them appear to be from new accounts created for this purpose. If you wish to vouch for any of these, please do so. ( Note that Matthew Qu has posted a reply below, and these may well be legit ).
- 2006-04-25 19:23:12 the food taste very good and the price is cheap!!! if u want more rice or noodle, the owner will give it to u for free —ZidaneDavidgoal
- 2006-05-01 22:37:03 The food is great and the service is superb. Cheap and Delicious meals, what more can you ask for? —MatthewQu
- 2006-05-01 22:42:32 Great value, considering how much food you're getting for what you pay. You can almost split one combo between two people. More healthy than conventional American fast-food restaurants. —AndrewLiu
- 2006-05-01 22:47:35 the food tastes great and its cheap. ive never had stomach problems eating here.. ohh just to let you all know.. they don't have those credit card companies come in no more so you'll don't need to trip about it. —FannyYu
- 2006-05-01 22:52:20 One of the better chinese fast food restaurants ive eaten at. In my opinion, 5/5 for price 4.5/5 quality and freshness 4.5/5 taste and filling. And the owners are nice —KatieMiles
- 2006-05-01 23:04:32 I was starving one afternoon last month and craved Chinese food. Mr. Chan delivered it was soo yummy and great service. Ive been a regular there and only felt sick once because i ate too much spicy chicken ibecause its soooo tasty!! their other dishes are really good also and so are the tapioca drinks A+ I LOVE MR CHANS!! =D —ChrystoriJohnson
How facinating that Mr. Chans' most positive comments all happen to come at once via several people who just happen to all have one or two of the same IPs.. —JosephBleckman
- Different IPs, but yeah... awfully coincidental. — jw
2006-05-01 23:13:57 And the last 5 comments were also made by brand new users to the Wiki —DavisWikiGnome
From JosephBleckman's page:
It's worth noting that in all of the comments, which at surface reading have different writing styles, "it's" is written as "its" and "I've" is written as "ive." It's certainly possible they were all written by different people, but it does not seem very likely. — JosephBleckman
I was the one who noticed them, because they came from the same 2-3 IP addresses at the same times, with basically the same message in all of them. If anyone is at fault, it is Me. However, upon further review of the page, I saw that ChrystoriJohnson has the same IP as Matthew Qu, and KatieMiles with FannyYu. Additionally, the Comments JoesphBleckman removed were only the duplicate Comments added by MatthewQu, and AndrewLiu. On the final note, MatthewQu should not go about deleting other peoples posts and comments about his(or his friends') comments, and that they were legitimately under concern because of the IP addresses, and credit card information. I feel that it is more important to keep the comments of all parties, the support and critcism, and let more people decide, because there is a difference between vouching for comments and Stifling Debate. -MaxMikalonis
2005-11-24 20:03:47 I'm not a big fan, but it's good if you're running short on cash and time. —ClaytonRehmus
2005-11-24 20:09:08 I received an afternoon of stomach problems from eating their food... —CarlosOverstreet
2005-12-16 10:27:17 I will never eat here again. I got the worst stomach aches plus more from here. Yes the service is good and it's cheap but my stomach and other insides scream "NO" to me. —JoAnnaRich
2006-01-10 18:55:43 While their fast food offerings can be iffy, their rice combos listed on the whiteboard behind the register are freshly prepared and slightly better tasting. —AndrewChen
2006-01-30 13:35:07 Cheap and fast. But quality is BAAAAAAD. —KiwiSelina
2006-03-09 14:58:53 The one time I went (one being the operative word), the food was very cheap; however, the food was so flavorless and awful that it wasn't even worth the small price I paid. Ick. Go to Hoa Viet if you want tasty, inexpensive food close to campus. (mmmm...Hoa Viet...) —JulieEickhof
2006-05-03 21:47:52 Those 5 comments that were banned were from me and my friends who have ate there and came across this page and decided to support the restaurant. notice the differnt IPs. please put those comments back where they belong because they ARE all made by different people who have ate at the restaurant. —MatthewQu
- We respect your right to vouch for these people/IPs, but please do not stiffle the debate over legitimacy at the same time. They may be returned to the comment area in due course. For more of my opinion, look at my other comments on the matter and I'd prefer it if we left Joseph out of this, because it was at My noticing. Thanks. —MaxMikalonis
- They aren't banned — I know, I'm the one who called them out. If you note, they say that they just appear to be fake, and concludes by asking "if you wish to vouch for any of these, please do so". All of them were posted at almost the same time, all under new accounts, so it's reasonable to question if they are real. Also, none of you have user entries. Are you students? Employees of the restaurant? Owners? Random people driving through from Reno? It's not that anybody doubts you personally... it's just the sudden appearance of a bunch of new accounts that only post good things to one single entry looks suspicious. — jw
2006-08-16 13:58:58 If you're not willing to go far off campus, and you want a ridiculously large amount of food for a low price, this is the place. I went with my vegetarian friend and got a special order vegetarian Ma Po Tofu with half noodles and half rice. It came out as a mountain of food. Don't expect much more than a full stomach though. —WinstonLee
2006-11-15 22:57:31 I've been to Mr. Chan a couple of times and I actually like it. The times that I've been there, I wouldn't choose the items that were already made and they would make it for me in the back. Maybe that's why my experience was more pleasant than others. —LenaLim