Food was very fresh, meat was excellent (the beef tier was worth the price), and the mala soup base was great. Very nice service - it wasn't super crowed on the week night that we went, so we could stay at our table until closing time. The servers were all friendly and very nice to us tourists - towards the end, they were trying to help clear our messy plates but also reassured us it was ok to sit and chat, no need to rush. Really nice experience.
My 2 friends were the ones eating the spicy crab dishes, they thoroughly enjoyed it. I had shrimp friend rice that was very good too.