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Review: I'd been to House of Hunan once several years back and don't really recall much about the experience beyond them not being any different than most Chinese restaurants where I can likely get steamed veggies and rice. Thankfully, I stumbled across a little review online that stated the restaurant had expanded their vegetarian menu. My husband and I decided to give them a try and were pleasantly surprised. We were greeted quickly and cheerfully and the server was very good. They have an entire vegetarian menu in the back of their full menu with options including soy based mock chicken and mushroom based mock beef. They also offer brown rice. My husband ordered the orange 'chicken' and I ordered the 'beef' with broccoli. The portions are huge and we had leftovers for several days! It sure isnt health food, but it was darn tasty. A week or so after that we returned with my entire family to celebrate a birthday. This time my husband ordered the General Tao's 'Chicken' and I ordered the 'Beef' with mixed vegetables. The food was even better the second time around! To top it off, the serving staff was excellent, despite us having 11 people in our party and the rest of the restaurant staying busy. The manager spent quite some time helping out and bantering with us. The rest of my family ordered non-vegetarian items and were also very happy with their meals. I will give one warning- don't get this restaurant confused with the House of Hunan in Cape St. Clair. I tried food from the Cape location in between my two visits to the Riva location and the food was VILE. I had to throw it out and was afraid I was going to get food poisoning it was so disgusting and undercooked.