Class 302 Taiwanese Cuisine
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Member Reviews (16)
- Class 302 Taiwanese CuisineMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jan 10, 2014
The cutest Taiwanese restaurant in the area. Tables consisted of school desks with cubby holes, which fit my purse inside of it. Wide variety of Taiwanese dishes, tea drinks and desserts. Shave ice is the one single thing everyone orders here. It's a must-try! Try the best seller with mango and strawberries, or the green tea flavored shave ice (pictured in my postcard). Parking is plentiful in the shopping center lot. Be prepared to wait 30 minutes to an hour for a seat. Order to-go if in hurry.
- Class 302 Taiwanese CuisineMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Nov 06, 2013
I am almost convinced this is as good as it gets when it comes to shaved ice. If I had an actual dine in experience rather than take out, it might well be a 5 stars review. Unfortunately, the 1.5 hours wait on a Sunday afternoon was a luxury we could not afford.
Like others had mentioned, these shaved ice are not your typical sugary syrup on ice. The shaved ice itself is made with flavored milk/tea. The texture is feather-like flakey almost like fresh snow powders. Toppings are still the standard fresh fruits, red beans, mochi and condensed milk.
The menu offers a great combination of flavors. Can't go wrong with anything strawberry and mango. Green tea and red bean is a bit too plain. Even though the shaved ice is flavored, it is still not strong enough to enjoy alone so do budget your toppings.
Tables are very limited and 302 seems like a super popular place. Would I have waited 1.5 hours for it? Probably not. Would I come here again for a quick take out? Most definitely. I wish they have nicer container for the take out orders so my shaved ice would look as appealing as those served to the tables.
- Class 302 Taiwanese CuisineMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Aug 28, 2013
So where do you go when the weather is unbearably hot? Why to Class 302 of course!
It's kind of small inside and was fully packed so since we had about 12 of us, we were relegated to trying to eat at one of the tables on the patio out front. There still weren't enough chairs because all the others were taken so a few of us ended up standing as we ate but it's all good.
What you get here is something called "shaved snow". It's different from shaved ice in that the ice they use is already flavored and the machine they use to shave it makes it come out in kind of flat sheets so there's a more creamy texture to it.
We ended up ordering about 5 of the special shaved snow desserts which were:
* 2 Strawberry and Mango
* 1 Strawberry
* 1 Mango
* 1 Green Tea Shaved Ice with Red Aduki Beans and Bananas (Correction: haha I thought they were bananas from the pics but Wan L. reminded me they were actually mochi ; )
I really enjoyed all the different flavors but particularly liked the Green Tea with the beans and bananas. I thought it was really delicious and refreshing especially on a warm day like it was. I've only had shaved snow one other time and that experience wasn't so great so I'm glad I was able to try it and enjoy it here.
I'd like to try some of the regular food next time I come which will be soon because I liked the dessert. I just wish there was one closer to the Westside though. Hopefully, one day...Recommended for:Foodies
- Class 302 Taiwanese CuisineMay 12, 2013
Me: Our we there yet?
(5 mins later)
Me: Our we there yet
(30 minutes later)
Me: Our we there yet?
(1 hour later)
Friend: Hey they called our number....
Seriously, the wait line here is ridiculous. It's a good thing I brought a frisbee and a football. You could also wander through the 99 ranch market. XD. First off, cash only, and there is a $3 minimum per person.
Starting with the decor, it's all classroom style with chalk board and wooden tables and chairs. In my opinion, it's kind of cool minus the wobbly chairs (it's like asking a lawsuit to happen). Here are a couple of things we ordered:
grape fruit honey tea- sweet with a bitter after taste, I like it- $4
mango shaved ice- amazing, it pretty much melts in your mouth (drools)- $7
beef broth udon noodle soup- it's okay, nothing to write home about- $7
rice with shredded pork and peanuts- sweet and salty, it's not too bad- $6
Ultimately, the only thing worthwhile here is the shaved ice. However, it is not worth an hour wait. If you are up for waiting, I recommend you bring something to entertain yourself with, like uno cards... or monopoly..... XD
- Class 302 Taiwanese CuisineApr 07, 2013
This taiwanese small restaurant is a hot spot for taiwanese locals who crave for the taiwanese meal taste. However, I was just so let down when I tried to order one of the beef noodle soups. After one bite, I immediately noted the difference between how they made it and how the ones in Taiwan taste. So after that, I never ordered food from here again. Though their shaved ice/snow ice is pretty good - the snow ice is the one that has a softer texture (almost like new fallen snow). Although good, I still don't think I would come back and wait a long line to sit in the small and tightly packed venue. I can see why people rave about it but there's better.
- Class 302 Taiwanese CuisineMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 1Apr 06, 2013
When Class 302 was the only one in town making shaved snow, I waited 3 hours once to get shaved ice.That was pretty ridiculous. I think the wait is still bad but it's gotten a little better, especially for weekdays.
The Taiwanese style food is okay here but it does come in an Asian metal lunch box style like the kind you would take to school. A lot of people says it brings back memories for them but I went to private schools when I lived in Asia and they fed us so I never owned a lunchbox. I guess maybe that's why I don't really care for their food.
Their shaved snows are good but now that there are so many other places doing it, I don't think Class 302 is the best out there. Their fruits are very fresh but they are kind of stingy on their condensed milk. They charge you if you want extra condensed milk, which will come in a tiny sauce plate if you do order it. I would rather go to Salju in San Gabriel where they give me a squirt bottle filled with condensed milk for free so I can put as much as I want.
Unless you're going to order stinky tofu, it's better to sit outside. The entire inside seating area always smells like stinky tofu and even though I occasionally enjoy eating that, it's not really an appetizing smell when you're eating dessert.
The place is cash only so make sure you have cash. There is also a $3 per person minimum. We had a party of 6 and we only ordered 2 shaved snows but they didn't say anything to us about not meeting the $3 per person requirement so that was nice.
- Class 302 Taiwanese CuisineJan 11, 2013
I used to love Class 302's shaved snow, but I made the mistake of going to Taiwan recently and tasting how REAL Taipei-style shaved snow is supposed to be.
After trying Class 302's mango and strawberry shaved snow post-Taiwan, I realize that it's just way too sweet and doesn't have the flaky (but super soft) texture that shaved snow should have.
- Class 302 Taiwanese CuisineDec 29, 2012
I came here and it was a wee bit too crowded, even on a weekday evening. Granted, this place is small itself. I had to wait 30-45 min for a table of two for an indoor table.
For food I had two appetizers plus shaved ice. The shrimp rolls came piping hot but were nothing out of the ordinary. I also had the fried squid which was also not that great.
Now let's move on to this famous Shaved Ice. My friend and I had the Strawberry Chocolate one. It had a nice texture to it but I actually didn't like it 2/5 stars. I think it had to do with preference because I personally do not like chocolate with shaved ice. I know, why did I get it? Well, my friend ordered it! I should of been more assertive for something else. I should maybe try this place again and order another flavor shaved ice like mango or green tea.
As far as service. This place is pretty slow. I ordered a green tea but it came way into the meal. Not cool. Also, I just didn't like how super stuffy it was inside this small place.
- Class 302 Taiwanese CuisineOct 15, 2012
This place is SUPER popular... I had to see what's up with it...
I probably will get crap for this... but there is no difference for me between this place and Guppy House... I love Shaved Ice... but other than the Green Mochi taro asian flavors that Class 302 serves... it's like Guppy House regarding the mango, strawberry chocolate ice.
Soooo busy. I always do TO GO... but it tastes better when you actually sit and eat :/
I don't like the customer service here. That is why it's a low rating... :P
Parking can be pretty bad. I'm surprised because it's at the 99 Ranch Market area. I see people following me as I begin to walk to my car (Sat night)... creepy.
But in the heart of Rowland Heights and across the street from a $15 foot massage place... KEY placement!
The unique flavor ones - green red bean mochi flavor (something like that) was good... but if you're craving the strawberry or mango... go to Guppy House - it'll be LESS busy.