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1130 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
250-871-8808
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Your average 'mall' food

The restaurant we wanted to try was closed since it was Monday, so we ended up here. Had the buffet ($16), with all the usual dishes (chow mein, sweet and sour pork, won ton soup, crispy spring rolls, etc), mass distributed from wholesalers, just like 'Chinese' food in your local mall's food court... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
K. S
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English first
Courtenay, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We ordered an assortment of dishes for take out, all but one vegetarian. They messed up one of our orders and gave us a random meat dish instead of the vegetable dish we'd ordered, which would have been ok had the rest of the food been tasty. The one meat dish we ordered was lemon chicken, which was greasy, deep... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The restaurant we wanted to try was closed since it was Monday, so we ended up here. Had the buffet ($16), with all the usual dishes (chow mein, sweet and sour pork, won ton soup, crispy spring rolls, etc), mass distributed from wholesalers, just like 'Chinese' food in your local mall's food court. Not for foodies desiring anything authentic but... More 

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Powell River, British Columbia, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Lousy weather so we decided to have our food brought to us at the hotel - and we were not disappointed. Good menu and the food was great. Portions were over-sized as well. Would definitely repeat this experience

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Abbotsford, Canada
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55 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Great restaurant for groups or families. Not fancy, but reasonably priced food with something for everyone. Wide variety of several Asian cuisines including seafood, sushi and desserts. Lots of turnover so food fresh and hot. Appear understaffed for busy times so can be difficult to get beverage refills or tables cleared.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I just grabbed take out...... Lady on phone and the one who was working the cash were great, very nice and personable.unfortunately the food really lacked flavor tho , maybe it's better when eating in but I won't be back to test that theory!

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Vancouver, Canada
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31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We had a great experience here. I asked them to recreate a dish pictured in the menu even though it wasn't actually listed anywhere; BBQ pork on top of noodles, served with Gailan. Wonderful!

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Nanaimo, Canada
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26 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Pros : roomy dining area , attentive staff ( more in cons ) , and the nicest sink in a bathroom I've seen, lots of water refills Cons : buffet is small , and not impressive. If you don't do fried food or sushi, you are pretty screwed. After pointing to a picture on the menu of a dish I... More 

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Courtenay, British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

They always prepare allergy aware dishes for me. They understand food allergies and the first restaurant to be Allergy Aware..

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Courtenay, British Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Love the food, good service, great variety and of course tastes GREAT !!! We come here atleast once a month sometimes more. My Grandson has been going since he was a baby. He is now 5 and it is his favorite restaurant.

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Campbell River, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Have been twice & enjoyed it. The lunch buffet has a fairly good choice & all the dishes are tasty with distinct flavors for each dish (something our local buffet doesn't have). The price is not bad also. Even though it's more than 1/2 hour drive, will go again. Will have to try the dinner buffet.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1130 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Comox Valley  >  Courtenay
  • Phone Number: 250-871-8808

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?