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Deer Lake Wonton House

5107 Canada Way
Burnaby, BC V5E3N1
Tel: (604) 522-9651
  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Price: $ ($15 or less)
  • Service: Takeout, Delivery
  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Hours: Mon - Fri: 11AM - 11PM, Sat: 12PM - 11PM, Sun: 3PM - 11PM
  • Chinese restaurant/wonton house offering fine chinese cuisine or casual dining. Daily specials also offered. Open for lunch and dinner.

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Solid Chinese food for take-out
By lesmark of burnaby (72 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 10:50pm [Dine in]

This restaurant has been around for quite some time. I would often order the take-out/delivery for convenience and this restaurant's business is pretty much the take-out/delivery part as opposed to eating in. However, the times I did eat in the service was great. True there aren't a lot of parking spaces but I seemed to have found a spot each time I was there.

They also have great deals on lunch specials if you're in the area.

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retro
By chasiubow of North Van (675 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, December 12, 2008 - 12:13am [Dine in]

Mrs. C and I were out shopping when we were overcome with hunger. Since we were on Canada Way, we nipped into DLWH for some late night dining. The restaurant was like the kind of Chinese joints you see in small towns today (there is one just like it in Chetwynd), or what you would have found in Chinatown about 30 years ago. I mean a bar covered in brown diamond-pattern embossed vinyl serving as the cashier's station, mirror tiles on some of the walls with the simulated 'old glass' lines on it, wood planks on other walls looking 'rustic', ancient indoor/outdoor carpeting supporting its own ecosystem, booths with Formica tops, and those cool bubble glass ceiling lamps that were popular when Bruce Lee was still alive, etc. You get the picture...

The w/c was of a similar vintage, but it was clean, as was some of the rest of the restaurant. I did note a weird musty smell, but that just gave the place added ambiance.

We ordered beef lettuce wrap and eggplant with pork hotpot, along with some steamed rice. The food was just fine and the service was friendly. This restaurant does huge takeout, and I think they were kind of surprised that we wanted to eat in. What surprised me was how cheap it was, and that was a huge bonus.

I doubt I will ever return, but I might get takeout if I am nearby.

A good alternative until a practical form of time travel can be invented...

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Only one opinion
By epicurious of Burnaby, BC (507 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, March 17, 2006 - 2:53pm [Dine in]

I went to Deer Lake Wonton house last night because a friend always receives flyers from them and wanted to give it a try. My initial thought was, "why?"
My first disappointment was there were no parking spaces available outside the restaurant. Being on busy Canada Way, we had to park a block and a half behind. I thought maybe it's a good sign, if there's no parking, that means the restaurant is busy! I was totally wrong. There was no person in sight. They must have been really excited that someone came in because we were given top notch service. We ordered the gourmet dinner for 4 which came with fish maw soup and crab and a choice of 4 other dishes. Not bad for I think it was only $45. The soup was really bland, and all the other dishes were too salty to enjoy without constant refills of tea. One of us wanted some wonton noodles and being a wonton house, one would think the noodle section of the menu would be extensive. There was only one option of noodle in soup. Wonton. That's it! The wonton aren't very good either, they should have called it all-pork dumpling instead. We couldn't finish half our meal, it was too salty.
The restaurant itself is small and dirty. We had a child with us and almost couldn't put him in the sticky highchair. The service, I have to mention again, was excellent. But not enough to make me go back.
This is just one opinion though. Thoughout the night, they were very busy with take-out and delivery orders.
Another thing, that was why there was no parking. All the delivery boys occupied all the space...what a way to treat your customers! Make them park far away. Maybe that is their gimick, make their restaurant look very busy. It worked for us.

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take out
By hungryI of burnaby (5 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, August 4, 2008 - 9:47pm [Dine in]

We always order the take out from this place. The food is tasty. The service is very fast. We once sat in the restaurant but it is more of a take out place than a sit in place. I don't think they get many people eating in. When you order something with garlic they really put a lot in. Which we like but if you don't like much garlic you must warn them.

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Nothing special
By coopb34 of Buranby (4 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 3:07pm [Dine in]

I think my title sums it all. How I feel about this place overall and in general. I don't know why I come here when there are so many other Chinese places to choose from. Maybe it's like one of those bad habits which you can't drop because you have been doing it for long. The only thing I like from here are their lunch specials. Otherwise I find the prices to high for me. I have a hard time liking their spring rolls, let alone their bbq duck. The broth tastes like nothing! I usually like their fried rice dishes with chicken and pork but they were tasting kind of burnt. Like I said, I don't know why I keep on coming if the food is not good and too expensive.

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our go to for take out.
By aj67 of Burnaby (28 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 5:56pm [Take-out]

We have been ordering take out for Deer Lake Wonton for years. We have tried other local take Chinese take out, but always end up back here.
It is very Canadian Chinese food, but solid food for a solid price.
They do deliver very quickly.

We will continue to order from here.

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Good Delivery if.....
By grubby of New Westminster (11 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, December 15, 2008 - 7:41pm [Dine in]

you order NO MSG! The wonton soup, if you don't specify no MSG, is so salty it's barely edible! Since ordering no MSG (we figured MSG was in all of our dishes), everything's delicious!! Delivery is free over $20.00 and has been pretty prompt.

We order all dishes with no msg and the lady on the phone says they will add no extra, but the BBQ meat is already seasoned.

This restaurant has the typical Canadian Chinese dishes with authentic Chinese dishes. I like the delivery here! Wish I could give it a 3.5/5 for food. Never eaten in before, so rating is just a guess.

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You get what you pay for...
By MikeyDee of Burnaby (6 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, November 26, 2010 - 8:07pm [Take-out]

I get their menu in my mail box once in a while and after looking at their prices I thought I should check it out. Almost everything on the menu is cheaper by 1-3 dollars compared to the other Chinese restaurants I go to. On top of that you get a 10% discount for pickup. I thought I'd try it on the way back home.

I ordered 3 items and spring rolls(2) which came out under $30. It took only about 10 minutes for my food to come out. All great so far untill I got back home to see the food. The "szechuan" beef was made with regular chilies and both the curry chicken and the beef were about 80% onions. I'm not even exaggerating, I've never seen so much onion in any dish before. I couldn't find the pieces of meat in my dishes. It would be somewhat forgiven if the dishes were actually very good but they'r not, they were bland and toned down.

I don't understand the thought process in charging people less but then filling the dish with the cheapest available vegetable. I don't mind paying a little more but having what I paid for. If you are an onion lover it might be your kind of place...

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