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440 1st Ave, Ladysmith, British Columbia V0R 2E0, Canada
(250) 245-3433
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice little evening smorgasbord.

The service was quite good. Decent Chinese food and they also offer a Vietnamese menu as well as western selections

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Vancouver Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Where else do you get chinese food and vietnamese pho and have a name like the "Wigwam". It is famous in this town. Lunches are ridiculously cheap and dinner very reasonable. They have all you can eat buffet or order from good men of either Chinese or Vietnamese. You have to try their french fries! Best in town. The place... More 

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Chemainus, Canada
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Sorry but this food was greasy, not like any chinese food I had eaten. The place is old and in need of repair. The condiments had not been cleaned and the staff did not understand me (english speaking) and brought me truly the worst chinese food I have attempted to eat.

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Vancouver Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The service was quite good. Decent Chinese food and they also offer a Vietnamese menu as well as western selections

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San Tan Valley Az
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We had left Calgary in June and were looking for a decent place for our Chinese taste buds, this was one of 2 in Ladysmith and the other on the highway was not worthwhile. The food is OK, just OK, not much by way of variety and it could have done with some more spices, I just hate spending over... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Had lunch here - somewhat quirky place in a heritage building, serves Canadian style Chinese food and reasonable Vietnamese food. service was friendly and the other patrons seemed to be locals. Usually a good sign.

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Alberta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

All I can say is if you're a fan of terrible Chinese food, you'll love this place. The lemon chicken is bathed in lemon pie filling and the chicken balls are slathered in dark red sauce which could double as bloos in a horror movie.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

I've gone to this restaurant ever since I was a small child and my mom used to be a waitress there. They have new owners now but it's still great service the only thing that my family misses is the veal cutlets they used to serve it was a traditional thing to go down there and have veal cutlets with... More 

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Ladysmith, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Long time restaurant with reliable quality. Good for take out as well. Speciality Vietnamese prawn in sauce dishes. Very basic 1950's set up.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Best Asian cuisine in Ladysmith...I would never even step foot in the others. Family owned business, very authentic, great people. I have been going here since I was a little girl. Never disappoints!

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Ladysmith, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I have always had good food at this restaurant. It is far from fancy but clean and the people are friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 440 1st Ave, Ladysmith, British Columbia V0R 2E0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Ladysmith
  • Phone Number: (250) 245-3433
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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