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“No white men chinese food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Beijing Bina Cooking House - CLOSED

Beijing Bina Cooking House
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
Neighborhood: Central City
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Central City
Kelowna, Canada
Level Contributor
38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“No white men chinese food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2012

OK, let's be honest, you should not go there if you are looking for basic spring rolls and fried rice. However, Bina has a wide variety of other real authentic dishes that takes you off the beaten paths. Portions are generous and service is "made in China".
The decor and cleanliness should be improved but this is not why I keep going back there. I am extremely pleased with the various options, allowing me to discover a different aspect of chinese cuisine that only Vancouver can offer.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank encamping
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Kelowna, BC
Level Contributor
29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Extremely RUDE Service!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2012

Won't be going back! First the service was slow. Then they got the order wrong. Since they don't speak English very well, we were understanding and still gave a tip just over 10%. Then they came back to us and rudely accused us of not tipping enough. Unbelievable. Unless you like being treated like dirt, don't go here!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
4 Thank 123HelloOutThere
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Level Contributor
61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Awesome and authentic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2012

Very authentic tasting and spicy chinese. Surprising to find such good quality in Kelowna. Don't go if you expect brocolli and beef-but if you like Gailan and black bean sauce, chili chicken and other true chinese dishes go for it!!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Tony G
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Kelowna
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Won't be going back”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2012

Was horrible, wont be going back. Good price, but you get what you pay for.
Soup was horrible.
Spring rolls are better out of a box at your grocery store.
Sweet and sour pork was like it came out of a box.
Ginger beef was probably the worst which tasted like diced string and put in a deep frier.

Save your money, go somewhere else.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
3 Thank KelownaRestaurants
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Kelowna, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Authentic, original, try it out!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2011

Every person I have taken to this restaurant loves it! The prices are extremely reasonable: $6.95 for a lunch buffet!! The food on the lunch buffet looks like the food you get other places, but tastes completely original. The dinner dishes have names you recognize, but they are totally different from what you get in the average Chinese-Canadian restaurant. Evening food service is not buffet, but Hong Kong style (i.e., no combo A, B or C). Highly recommended. And enjoy the luminous paintings created by the owner's husband.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Joanne H
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