This restaurant is located in “downtown” Richmond approximately ½ mile from Richmond Centre in a strip mall that also has a White Spot and a Price Smart store.
No special occasion other than my daughter was working in Richmond and she phoned us for lunch on a Friday. My spouse chose this restaurant because it was close to where my daughter was working and she had to get back to work before 1:00.
We arrived around 11:40 and were promptly seated. Lunch was not rushed and we were done by 12:45. Past 12 o’clock the restaurant started to fill up but there were no waits for seating.
Once we ordered, the dishes came in a timely manner (not all at once).
My daughter is a vegetarian so we ordered only 1 meat dish for my spouse and me and the remaining 4 dishes were vegetarian. See photos.
• Steamed vegetarian buns (2 per order). The only thing I can think of to describe the bun’s shape - like Stewie Griffin’s head (cartoon character from Family Guy) or see attached photo!
• Shanghai noodles (vegetarian) – approx. $10
• Onion pancakes
• Deep fried tofu with vegetables – approx. $10
• Rice noodles (oval shaped) with shredded pork – approx. $10
The Shanghai noodles and the oval-shaped rice noodle taste wise was almost the same; only difference being one was meatless. The meat version could have been meatless as the shredded pork was lacking in the dish.
My daughter commented that the pancakes were a little greasy but nonetheless tasty.
The other dishes were average; nothing spectacular.
The only dish I really enjoyed was the vegetarian tofu dish.
The service was better than average. The friendly server told us that 5 dishes were more than enough. We had leftovers enough for another person.
The total for the 5 dishes including taxes before tips was approx. $42.00.
Overall, I would rate the total food experience 3 out of 5.
Cash only if you spend less than $50.00.
Parking can be hard to find in the parking lot depending on the time of day.
For lunchtime, the restaurant has Northern dim sum that you can order by checking off items wanted on the order slip. The only problem is it’s in Chinese; no English version. Not to worry, the dim sum items are duplicated in their menu which is in Chinese and English. The menu selection is extensive as there are more than 10 pages.
See my reviews on another Shanghai restaurant for lunch and dinner - Shanghai River restaurant. This restaurant is located less than ½ mile from Top Shanghai (across the street from the Richmond Centre – The Bay on Westminster Highway).
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