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“Not the Dim Sum I'm used to”

Kwong Tung Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #833 of 1,180 Restaurants in Victoria
Cuisines: Chinese, Seafood, Asian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Downtown
Tacoma, Washington
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109 reviews
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“Not the Dim Sum I'm used to”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

This is the second time I've been to this restaurant for dim sum, and while the food is good, what's listed on the menu isn't always available. I like when the waiters push around little carts with food, so all you have to do is point. No worries about language barriers. At this restaurant, you order the dim sum off a menu (no pictures). Wait staff was willing to describe the menu items, which I appreciate, but after we ordered, it was very hard to get the attention of the servers.

  • Visited September 2012
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
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“Kwong Tung AKA "Shanghai City" 0 out of 10.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012

Avoid at all cost!
Overpriced + Under-delivered.

The BIG neon sign outside says "Shanghai City"
Restaurant is upstairs on the second floor.

I live in Vancouver, BC. Absolutely love various types of Chinese cuisine. Tend to be very easy going.

Ordered two dishes. Beef and Gai Lan + Szechuan Scallops

These are dishes I've ordered many times before in other places and have always been happy with them.

When served, what was most surprising is how much food WAS NOT on the plates.

There were about 8 pieces of Gai Lan ($19) and 5 small slivers of beef.
Similarly, the Szechuan Scallops ($20) were thinly sliced up to disguise the few that were served with the meagre portion of vegetables.
When I brought this to the waiter's attention, he asked where I live and then proceeded to tell me some lame Bull S**t that things were "more expensive" on Vancouver Island because of shipping costs.

Absolutely no excuse to gouge, and gouge they do!

Visited July 2012
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