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“'Meh' food, okay service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of House of Gourmet

House of Gourmet
484 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (China Town)
416-217-0167
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Ranked #1,143 of 6,800 Restaurants in Toronto
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: China Town
Houston, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“'Meh' food, okay service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

I went with my wife for dinner. The food here is just so-so. Service is fast, but the server has no patience and is definitely not polite. They have a large variety of dishes, spread across 2 menus, so I guess if you're looking for something specific this might be the place for you. I wouldn't go again.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Hamilton, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Tried and True”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Review; House of Gourmet
Upon entering this traditional Hong Honk style Chinese restaurant one is served up a plethora of sights and sounds. The usual BBQ with its pork, sausages, and this time a huge squid, are all on display. The restaurant is busy and noisy with a multi cultural crowd. After I was seated, the staff gathered at another table for their meal, and they conversed with an energy that conveyed their enthusiasm for their own food.

The decor is decent and the washrooms are newer and clean enough. A unique feature of the place is the view into the side ally where the walls are painted with cool graffiti that tourists were photographing.

I ordered a simple combo #1 which was Beef and Greens Black Bean Sauce on Rice. It came with Won Ton Soup and a Spring Roll. The Spring Roll was fresh out of the fryer and crispy. The Won Ton Soup was basic and lacked the usual rice noodles; but that is expected for a simple combo.

The entre was tasty with tender melt in-your-mouth beef, and the greens were crunchy green peppers. The black bean sauce had an soy flavor to it, and not too much MSG, or none at all. And it all came with a pot of Tea. The House of Gourmet serves all kinds of dishes, such as seafood, and other entrées. It is a change of scenery and culture that fills out the whole dining experience.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Buzzing, fast service, delicious food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Very good set menus at amazing prices. Authentic, if slightly rustic atmosphere, but that was the price paid for delicious food at bargain prices. Frequented by plenty of oriental people, at all times of day and night, so must be a good recommendation

Visited July 2012
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Boca Raton, Florida
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223 reviews 223 reviews
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
“Authentic, but average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

We went here for dinner. Restaurant was packed with Chinese patrons. Waitress was very gruff with us and difficult to understand. We ordered the spring rolls, General Taos chicken, beef with ginger and onion, etc. service was good, but food was not memorable.....

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“20 year customer- I keep coming back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

The best Chinese restaurant in Canada, by far! 20 year customer here!

Cheap, fast food, crap service, but heh, did you see how fast they move? Order #187, the best value meal on the menu!- especially if you like shrimp!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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