Main Moon 2: Chinese restaurant in Racine, WI


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Main Moon 2
4915 Washington Ave Suite I
Racine, WI 53406

(262) 638-9888
(262) 638-9988
(262) 638-1388 (fax)

With two Racine locations, Main Moon serves this city’s most popular Chinese food. This one, a busy strip mall store in the Westgate Shopping Center on Highway 20, is always clean, buzzing, and reasonably prompt, considering the heavy flow of customers, which can jam the place a little at peak hours.

Most of a typical Chinese menu is available here, including Cantonese standards like Chop Suey, Egg Foo Young, and Lo Mein as well as Szechuan Shrimp and Hunan Chicken or Beef. Prices are what you’d expect, the ingredients seem good, and the entrees are tasty enough — but the cooking, advertised as ‘New York Style,’ is more like food court Chinese than a culinary experience. There’s too much oil and salt and sugar, not enough creativity or spice. I have ordered Szechuan dishes as hot as possible, and still could not detect the heat of actual chilis. The fried rice is oilier, tougher, and darker than it should be, and the Orange Flavor Chicken is too syrupy.

Nevertheless, if you’re nearby and just looking for a quick Chinese fix, Main Moon can fill that void. You can order at the counter, then take a seat at a table where your food will be brought to you. The dining atmosphere is all florescent light and fast food bustle, nothing relaxing or exotic, so we prefer to carry out.

Main Moon 2 also delivers, and does catering.

Hours: Mon-Thu 10:30-10:00; Fri & Sat 10:30-11:00; Sun 11:30-9:30.