Mencius' Gourmet Hunan

Mencius' features possibly the most charming staff we've ever encountered. The waiters were on top of everything, yet hardly noticeable. The attentive manager even brought over a pair of "Austinite" chopsticks - rigged with rubberbands and a napkin for easier handling - for a dining companion who was having trouble using hers. The ambience is not what you would expect from its location in a strip mall. Beautiful, framed paper cuts adorn the walls, depicting colorful scenes of festivals, fables, and traditions from the owners' hometown of Taipei, Taiwan. Opt for a quiet dinner and avoid the heavy lunch crowd from nearby USAA. - Xelena Gonzalez
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