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“Beyond the best!”

halibut house Family Restaurant
Ranked #190 of 1,196 Restaurants in Victoria
Cuisines: Chinese
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Hillside - Quadra - Downtown Blanshard
Description: Upcoming annual holidays. Closed from JULY 3- 17TH of 2017!
Victoria, Canada
1 review
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“Beyond the best!”
Reviewed April 6, 2014

I have been going to this place for over a year, just about every week. First it is as clean as it can be. Second the first time I ate there the food was incredible. Since then the meals are even better each time we go. Never a bad meal. Third and not least the staff makes everyone feel special. It is hard to explain how great we feel when leaving there. The prices are incredibly low for the fresh meals you get. All with no MSG. See you there this weekend.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Roger A
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English first
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“My new go to for delicious Chinese food!”
Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

Yum! Extremely fresh and delicious Chinese food. Located in a strip mall but don't let that turn you off, the food is amazing. Can't wait to go back and try the dim sum/brunch! Try the spicy green beans!

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2 Thank mstacey33
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Victoria, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Excellent Chinese food in a strip mall”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

This restaurant is located at a pretty busy intersection away from the city centre, and - as others have commented - the decoration is not fancy . But anyone who has dined in restaurants in Asia will know that the best of food can be found in the simplest of locations (think Singapore hawker stalls). It is all about the food and not about the surroundings.

There are some clues as soon as you enter that this will be a great experience. The small restaurant was full of mostly Chinese diners, and the largest blackboard menu was only in Chinese. While I can't read Chinese, I know that Chinese restaurants typically have a menu for westerners and another menu, the "real menu", for Chinese customers. In any case, I am sure they would cook pretty much anything you want.

We had three dishes and were delighted with them, especially with the green beans with black bean sauce (not on the Western menu).

The prices were very reasonable and the service was extremely friendly. We felt very much at home.

  • Visited December 2013
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3 Thank Andrew W
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Phenomenal Food”
Reviewed November 23, 2013

Service was more than friendly. Our waitress was so helpful, and let us know that the best things are the specials, even better than what's on the menu. (Though we selected from the menu and were so pleased with what we had - cashew chicken.) Portions are large, sauces light, vegetables very crisp and fresh, everything we wanted in a Chinese restaurant, and NO MSG.
The atmosphere is non-existant, so if you're out for a very special night, you might prefer one of the fancier restaurants downtown, but for us the food was so good we didn't care at all that there were no romantic tables or arias playing in the background.

  • Visited November 2013
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2 Thank MariaMonks
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
1,771 reviews
850 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 445 helpful votes
“Located Great Chinese Cuisine!”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

We have been in Victoria for just over a year and checked out this restaurant. The eatery did not disappoint, as the food was fresh, tasty & portions are generous. The service is friendly and you can see by the constant phone calls that this is a popular establishment. The wonton soup is a great spicy starter and ginger chicken is to die for! Come early as the restaurant has limited seating inside. Great touch is the complimentary tea with your meal!

  • Visited November 2013
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3 Thank sashakeena
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