The proverbial hole in the wall with no bells and whistles to jack up the price or distract you from the reliable menu, U-Lee offers some of the best Chinese food in the city for the cost of parking at other places. Locals in the know, and visitors lucky enough to find it, come back again and again for hot and sour soup, General Tsao chicken, beef with asparagus, and pork fried rice. U-Lee’s is also known for succulent, juicy pot stickers the size of your fist. Portions are huge, so bring your appetite. And make sure to bring cash; it’s all they accept. Because parking is almost impossible around here, take the cable car; it stops right outside.
- Erika Lennert