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The Deluxe Chinese Restaurant: Deluxe Dim Sum

The Deluxe Chinese Restaurant lives up to their name. This modern looking restaurant is located in Richmond on the corner of Browngate and No. 3 Road. The ultra tall ceilings, well-appointed interior, and multi-panel large screen tv are the first things that hit you when you enter. Arriving around 10:30am on a Sunday, there were a moderate number of diners here but we managed to secure a table (there was a lineup by the time we left).
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King’s Chinese Cuisine: Not Your Fancy Dim Sum Place

Despite never eating at King’s Chinese Cuisine before, our visit was a bit of a throwback for me… mainly because this place really kicks things old school.
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Dragon View Chinese Cuisine: Dim Sum

Dragon View Chinese Cuisine is located on the second floor of Continental Shopping Centre in Richmond and has a pleasant looking interior with interesting chandeliers that, to me, resembled the round leaves of a money tree (lunaria annua). There’s also a large floral mural on one wall made up of tiny metallic and glass tiles.
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Ban Dao Pearl Seafood Restaurant: High End Dim Sum

Have you ever been to Peninsula Seafood Restaurant? You know, that somewhat overpriced Chinese restaurant located in Oakridge Mall? Well, if you drive about 10 minutes down Cambie, you’ll find their sister restaurant… Ban Dao Pearl Seafood Restaurant in Marine Gateway. Yes, it’s a bit confusing because Ban Dao is Chinese for Peninsula.
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Dai Tung Chinese Seafood Restaurant: Dim Sum

Dai Tung Chinese Seafood is a long-standing restaurant tucked in a tiny mini mall on Kingsway. We stopped by for dim sum in early September and found that it wasn’t very busy.
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Kongee Dinesty: Chinese Comfort Food

This past winter has seemed to be sooo cold! And nothing soothes a cold winter better than comfort food…
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Sun Sui Wah (Richmond): Dim Sum

Due to the large number of dim sum restaurants in the area, it’s not unusual for us to go for years before returning to a restaurant that we’ve previously tried before… even one that we’ve quite enjoyed. Sun Sui Wah used to be one of the more popular dim sum restaurants in Vancouver/Richmond (they have locations in both cities) but I had heard that the food quality had declined recently.
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Come Along Seafood Restaurant – Dim Sum and Dinner

Come Along Seafood Restaurant is a busy Chinese restaurant along the same Kingsway block as Phekda Chinese Restaurant. I’ve been here both for dim sum and also for dinner with very different service levels.
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Chong Lum Hin Seafood – Dim Sum

Chong Lum Hin is your typical old-school Chinese restaurant located in New West.  Given that New West doesn’t have a big selection of dim sum places, Chong Lum Hin is a pretty good alternative.

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Grand Dynasty Seafood Restaurant – Dim Sum

It always seems like there is a noticeable dead zone of places to pick up a decent breakfast near the Costco on Still Creek.  There is, however a dim sum restaurant located at the Grand Villa Casino that we’ve been to before (check out our last visit).

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Star Anise Restaurant – Dim Sum

Star Anise opened up recently in April in the old Samosa Garden location on Kingsway.  I’m not entirely sure if our visit was representative of their regular service or if it’s just because they were still working some of the kinks out so you may want to take this review with a grain of salt. Read the rest of this entry

The Jade Seafood Restaurant – Dim Sum

Despite the countless number of dim sum places in the Lower Mainland, we usually wind up going to the same restaurants (especially if it’s convenient and the food is good).  Recently, we’ve been trying to expand our horizons…  it’s always a good thing to have a stable of go-to places in case a fav restaurant closes out. Read the rest of this entry