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308 Neill St, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
(250) 725-3921
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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 1
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pretty Darn Good!

We had some pretty good Chinese Food here. Fast, hot and plenty of it. I had ginger beef, fried rice and prawns. My hubby enjoyed his sweet & sour pork, chop suey with rice. We will be eating here again before we head home.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Debora T
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Abbotsford, Canada
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Abbotsford, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We had some pretty good Chinese Food here. Fast, hot and plenty of it. I had ginger beef, fried rice and prawns. My hubby enjoyed his sweet & sour pork, chop suey with rice. We will be eating here again before we head home.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Where do you eat dinner on a Monday in early January in Tofino? All the restaurant we wanted to go were closed. Gary's is small, on a back street and not the type of restaurant where you would expect to get anything other than very American Chinese Food. We got our order "to-go" and we're offered green tea while we... More 

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Nanaimo
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Customer service was awful from the moment we walked in the man was very rude to us and to a table behind us with 2 little girls and their dad. At our table of four barely any of us touched our plates as it was so gross. The rice was clearly burnt in the pot and when we brought up... More 

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Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This is the worst restaurant. Rice was burnt and the meat is over cooked and over sauced! Just don't even show up.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Was pleasantly surprised , fast service and exceeded my expectations, would recommend to others, one block up from the main town area.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We went for the soup. I had the Hot and Sour, my wife had the Wor Wonton. Huge bowls, hot and savoury. We also shared some deep fried vegetable rolls. Everything was good, arrived quickly. We thought it was a little pricey until we realized that even the smaller bowls could serve two. There is a lot of soup in... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We have come here before and the food is so good, I had to write a review. Situated on a back street in Tofino, there is no view, so we got take out and had a picnic on Chesterman Beach - which we have done before. Food was excellent and still hot when we got to the beach. The only... More 

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B.C.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This certainly is the best Chinese food and you get value for your money. I have ordered this dish every time I'm in Tofino. The meal consists of prawns, beef, chicken vegi's and noodles. It is soooo good, Mmmm,mm !

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Burnaby
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Excellent location and accommodating staff.Cooked up our catch to perfection, particularly the Salmon in the black bean sauce.

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Kamloops, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Talk about bang for buck......6 years later and we are still talking about our dinner there. I had a three course chinese dinner special.....my husband had the t-bone steak dinner. It was delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 308 Neill St, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Clayoquot Sound  >  Tofino
  • Phone Number: (250) 725-3921

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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