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Golden Swan Restaurant

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5380 Victoria Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5P 3V7, Canada
+1 604-321-6621
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Richmond, Canada
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1,102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like so many Chinese restaurants the Golden Swan closes daily between 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. We attended early for dim sum and the offerings were much superior than when we last visited. Yes, of course we'll make it a point to return soon.

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Thank Renegade225
Vancouver
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Today, Sunday, the place was packed by 10.45 when I arrived. Reservations are theoretically possible but not practicable--the place is too popular! The Golden Swan won Vancouver's 2007 prize as best place for Dim Sum, but the competition has grown in the past nine years. We found the variety of Dim Sum options was greater than in most Chinese-Canadian establishments.... More 

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Thank Ciceronian
richmond, bc
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217 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

authentic chinese restaurant for quality good at a reasonable price. this is not your run of the mill Chinese chop suey type of food. You can go quite authentic and pricey if you are into the chinese fine dining. The prices are not cheap, but you get what you pay for and it's not overpriced...

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Thank solaris_pete
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

Pretty good food with late night hours. Had dinner late one night. The food was fast & hot. Everything was tasty. Have had their dim sum in the past & found it to be quite good as well. Typical dim sum items.

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Thank caroljim3
Vancouver, Canada
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100 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

Every time I come here, the place is flocked. It takes about 5 minutes to get a table if you are unlucky. The food here is good and the carts that they push around are very convenient. Although, some things like congee and curry cuttlefish (which is good) you need to order. The food tastes good but there is a... More 

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Thank vedwardh16
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Eventhough I made the reservation we still waited about 40 mins. Very typical Chinese restaurant. Love the traditional carts pushing around the tables. But too many people, I had to walk to the carts to ask for them to send over. Overall, like the dim sum

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Thank Jessica C
Richmond, Canada
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118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016

Golden Swan has been at this east end location for many, many years and that's tough in a competitive town for Chinese food. The ambiance is pretty much as expected, that is to say, noisy, crowded and most importantly, full of Chinese people. That means that the food is not geared towards tourists, it is authentically Chinese. Food is quite... More 

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Thank tony c
Surrey, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

Went with 5 co-workers and had a nice time, yummy food and really enjoyed the fact they still have the food carts. We were there Saturday morning so of course they were very busy, we did make reservations, so that is definitely the way to go. They do not have much parking, however I managed to park just 1 block... More 

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Thank 2013foodie
richmond, bc
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

did our family dinner there. usually go to restaurants in Richmond but thought try something different. parking is the only complaint since the parking lot is full and usually can't accommodate more than 15 cars, so have to park on street. Food is actually not bad. We took the set menu for 6 people and that was more than enough... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Service has gone downhill....food quality has followed it. The food looks good but is pretty bland. Used to go here quite often and I'm not sure what has happened but the food has taken a nose dive. Service is typical of a Chinese restaurant, so don't expect anything great...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Chinese
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5380 Victoria Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5P 3V7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: +1 604-321-6621

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