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“Large portions for the price!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kent's Kitchen

Kent's Kitchen
Ranked #958 of 3,677 Restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Large portions for the price!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2012

I just picked up Kent's for dinner yesterday and for a rice and 2 toppings, it's lasted me for yesterday's dinner, today's lunch, and tonight's dinner! All for the price of $7!

I had fried rice with eggplant/tofu and deep fried spicy fish. The eggplant dish was really good. The fish was ok. Kind of bland and too much corn starch.

Nonetheless, I'd go back just because one portion lasts me a few meals!

Visited January 2012
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Chinese people eat there all the time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2011

My brother took me there the first time, and I have been there few more times.

Let me tell you about this place. The restaurant is in heart of Chinatown. Like the other person said, the decor is very basic. But let me tell you about the food.

It is a L shape counter. When you walk in, the food close to you is more colourful and more for North Americans or non-asian people ( not so spicy and less exotic) The farther you go down the L shape, the food is less colourful but is also very good and I noticed older Chinese people eat more from that side. The service is good, few people speak English. The ladies maybe do not smile as much but they are nice. The place reminds me more of a place for locals and workers, but in a good way :)

I have also notice that a lot of Chinese people eat there which is always a good sign for a restaurant. The portions are huge- you can share it for sure, you also get a soup ( very light broth) and green tea for free. The lunch will cost you around $7

The place is clean but basic. It is always busy at lunch time, but the line moves quickly so you don't have to wait long. So if you want to try something new, cheap and eat with chopstick this is the place.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Bruce Mines, Canada
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“Delicious Food at a Great Price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2011

This is a very popular restaurant in Vancouver's China Town. If you are looking for atmosphere this is not the restaurant for you. The decor could not be more basic. There is a very long glass display counter along one wall. A bunch of tables and chairs take up the rest of the space. You take a number from the machine when you enter. While waiting for your number to be called have a good look at everything on offer. You can either buy just your favourites or go for the lunch special which seems to be served all day. You can eat in or take out. Because the portions are huge it makes sense to ask for take out, eat what you want at the restaurant and then take the rest home for the next day. We ate there twice while visiting Vancouver and everything we chose was delicious. The food is fresh and well prepared. One lunch special was sufficient for the two of us. Lunch specials include rice or noodles and a choice of two other items. You can help yourself to tea or water. All this for about $7.00 including tax. Enjoy.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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