The Third Ward is known for a number of different and dynamic dining options. However, one of the more hidden secrets of the area (both literally and figuratively) is Jing’s restaurant. It is located on the south side of Buffalo Street just east of Water. The restaurant is somewhat hard to find as it is situated within the lobby of the Marshall Office Building. Don’t get discouraged, there are a number of signs, so pay attention and you shouldn’t have too much trouble.
We ate at the restaurant once, and have ordered delivery on several occasions.
The restaurant itself is very conservative in nature. It is a friendly atmosphere but it does a feel a little stale. The service during our visits has been very good. We have never had to wait overly long for drinks or food orders. Also, the food seems to come out very quickly. It is clear that the owners take great pride in providing diners with a very pleasant experience. They even mention on the menu that if a particular Chinese dish is not listed, they will gladly prepare it if they have the necessary components.
During our visit, we tried the Spring Rolls (2 for $2.00) as an appetizer. They are pretty standard fare and served with a side of sweet and sour sauce.
We also tried the Chicken Fried Rice ($8.95) on multiple occasions. Again, this was good. Nothing overly spicy but rather simple and well executed.
For dinners we have tried a number of different items. The Sesame Chicken ($10.95) is a solid dish. It has a nice sweet flavor and is served with broccoli and topped with Sesame Seeds. One of the better dishes we had was the House Beef ($12.95). The dish consists of sliced tenderloin and is served with a black bean pepper sauce. While it may sound like a spicy dish, it is not overpowering at all. The Sweet and Sour Chicken ($8.95) was another favorite during our visit to Jing’s. The chicken was fried to perfection. Sometimes this dish can be a little soggy at other places, but Jing’s managed to pull it off wonderfully. Finally The Kung Pao Chicken was one of our favorite dishes . It had a good kick and was very fresh.
Jing’s offers delivery and on every occasion that we have ordered, the food has arrived within thirty minutes. I don’t care how close in proximity we were to the restaurant, having food delivered in under a half hour is very impressive. Not to mention, the food delivered matched the quality of the meals served at the restaurant.
The prices are slightly higher than some of the other Chinese restaurants in town, but food is worth the additional cost. If you are looking for good take out or delivery, Jing’s should be on the top of your list.