Login or Register
Do a search below using the city or postal code search box if your city is not listed above.

3
  • Food2.5
  • Service2.5
  • Value2.5
  • Ambiance3
  • Reviews39

No. 1 Beef Noodle House

4741 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5G3H5
Tel: (604) 438-6648

Reviews

Displaying 21 - 39 of 39 Reviews FoundSort: Useful | Helpful | Reviews | Date
Nice and comfy inside. Great lighting and wall decor. Less than average rating for BBTEA.
By straw_hut of Vancouver (downtown) (22 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, May 12, 2014 - 11:51am [Dine in]

My two buddies and I came here on a Sunday night for some takeout bbtea.

It looks great inside! Clean, quiet and great use of mood lighting. The waiter also was attentive to us. The menu sported a big selection of drinks. Our bbtea was made quickly but the guy gave it to us with the straws not having wrapping on them (eww).

After we got home and started on the drinks, I found my Taro bbtea to be full of ice and lacking in flavor. My buddies mentioned the same thing. For $4.50 per drink, this is a little on the expensive side. I will not be coming back for drinks. Perhaps I will try the food here next time and do a follow-up review.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Where's the beef? Right here!
By samel of Burnaby (20 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, October 7, 2011 - 9:46am [Dine in]

It's not a fancy place but clean and bright. Service can be slow when busy but they respond once you catch their attention. Been there a dozen times in the last year. I've tried takeout several times, too. When they say that the order will be ready at a certain time, it is. My favorite is the beef noodle. I like it so much that when I'm hungry enough I ask for extra beef. That costs $2 but worth it. Another favorite is the curry beef brisket on rice. The brisket is always tender and the portion is generous. As their name suggests, beef is what they are good at.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance

<More reviews below advertisement>

Great beef noodles, good experience overall
By Scolandry of Vancouver (9 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 8:16pm [Dine in]

I ordered the beef noodle soup with wontons, and was pleased with it as the big portion was definitely filling. The bubble tea they offer is pretty standard, and nothing special. Service is minimal, but friendly. The interior is bright and bubbly, great place to grab a bite and socialize. Though the prices for items on the menu are a bit overpriced in my opinion ($3.95 for a toast with butter?!) I'd definitely recommend it if one was to crave for some Taiwanese beef noodles.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Loved Hawaiin Rice
By aniky of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, July 2, 2010 - 11:50am [Dine in]

I'm brown guy and I tried Hawaiin fried rice and I loved it. I'm gonna go there every week and get fat. I also liked Mango slush. I'm taking all my brown friends there :)

I have nothing else to write but I need at least 50 words.. so i'm writing all this crap.
Thanks!

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Definately Gone Downhill
By urbaneat of vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, January 12, 2009 - 12:05am [Dine in]

This place has definately gotten worst at almost everything you can think off. The only off-chance that my buddies and I went here was on a pretty busy night. I can't remember their food and drinks being so overcooked and flat. Server seemed confused on what our table wanted. Dunno, if you want to compete with so many other options next door, I think they got to do better.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
It was Ok...
By u_ugrace of Burnaby (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, November 8, 2006 - 9:53pm [Dine in]

The food was ok, I only thought the beef noodle was fine and the drinks too....but the price just didn't seem right~ Some were too expensive, really! Didn't have anything special, just plain looking food. The service was so..so~ They weren't very attentive, maybe it's because the restaurant's really big I guess.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Ambiance

<More reviews below advertisement>

Great Noodle place
By 2go of Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 12:12am [Dine in]

I have been to this noodle house a few times for lunch and also midnight snack. The food is awesome, I especially like the side dishes that come with some entrees like fried rice with chinese sausage. It's a little bit on the greasy side but taste really good. You should definitely try this place out whenever you are in Burnaby.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Ambiance
disappointed
By richmondman of richmond, bc (13 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, December 27, 2008 - 1:45pm [Dine in]

i used to come here often when i visit my frds in burnaby. we stopped coming after we found some other good BBTplace on rupert n 22nd. i was thinking to give a try again last week. but turned out disappointed. the food was good BEFORE. now not as good as it was. service, i dont expect much. value is just ok. ambiance, i dont like tables r too close to each other. i cant relax when i come in here for a bbt. i guess there is reason why it is not as busy as it used to be.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Good Bubble Tea House/Mediocre Taiwanese Noodle
By drew86 of Vancouver (11 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 12:38pm [Dine in]

I'd moved to this neighbourhood over a year ago but never got the intention to visit this place until one recent Sunday afternoon.

LOCATION: not the best place for a restaurant. It's in a tiny plaza with 2 other businesses so obviously parking is a problem. And on top of that, because the restaurant is recessed from adjacent shops, you'll easily miss it if you're driving by.

FOOD: Bubble tea is tastes pretty good and cheap for it's size. Lots of varieties to choose from. Ordered a Spicy Beef Noodle and was quite unimpressed. 1st of all, it's too spicy for my palette. Also, the beef has no flavour from the crappy broth it's served in. However, noodle is really good. My friend ordered a wonton served in a overly sour sauce and is really expensive for its size.

SERVICE: It started to get busy once we sat down, but waitresses were still patient in explaining the menu. Friendly and attentive.

AMBIANCE: Modern design with dark brown colours complements the "Bubble Tea House" concept where mostly young people hang out. Dining area is separated by a wall that goes up half way so families can enjoy their meal as well.

:: go their for the Bubble tea, but don't be mislead by the restaurant's name. If you're looking for something to eat, I would recommend the rice dishes and anything but the noodles.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
GREAT FOOD ! poor service !
By pinkpt of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 7:58pm [Dine in]

I love getting the meat sauce on rice at no1 beef noodle ! It's one of the best :D ! A couple of times ive been here the servers have been rude and they dont look like they want to be there. I also wouldnt order any slushes here because they're super icy !

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
I won't go back....
By Foodalicious of East Vancouver (9 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, August 2, 2009 - 6:09pm [Dine in]

The food was way too salty. We had the pork and pickled cabbage hot pot plus an order of the beef soup.
The beef soup was so spicy hot that neither of us could eat it. And salty?
I don't think it's that healthy. Even the steamed vegetables that came with the hotpot had msg.

It was overkill as far as the salt went.
The service wasn't that great. Maybe we caught them on a break or something, but I will definitely pass in the future. They were pretty busy though. But for my taste, I prefer much less msg.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Not so good.
By Darwinius of Vancouver (4 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, November 16, 2008 - 11:55pm [Dine in]

It's just there for "cheap food" in front of BCIT, otherwise i went with my dad and it was one of the worst places for asian food. the food was starchy and noodles were crusty in soup. The bubbletea drinks were starchy too! The beef was not number 1. It was pasty and old.
The service was subpoor, slow and inhumane. And the paint felt like it was peeling, yet it was brand new.

Didn't like it at all.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
neighborhood bbt/eatery
By Mrs_cityhunter of burnaby, vancouver (9 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 3:35pm [Dine in]

I've already refer this restaurant to many of my friends/co-workers, all of them like the food from this restaurant. The value of it is not bad at all. Mind you this is a typical Taiwanese restaurant, do not expect a top notch service, but so far I do not find their service is minimal. Again, i go there for the bbt/food, which is up to my expectation. Love their tomato beef noodle :) Recommanded for a quick but filling bite.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Salty food
By jamiechao of north van (3 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, April 7, 2009 - 12:27am [Dine in]

Salty... very salty food and full of oil.
The whole restaurant smells... dirty and oily

Don't want to eat this kind of food anymore.

The parking lot is full of trash and smells like garbage. I started puking before i eat food. I guess that's why i was so hungry eating greasy and salty food.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
love the curry beef
By choco of North Van (9 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 5:48pm [Dine in]

I've tried this place a couple times and food was consistently good. My recommendation would be the red curry beef brisket with rice. People might not find the curry authentic, but I like it not spicy and have the taste of coconut milk.

One complaint is that the servers are extremely snotty and look like they don't want to work in there at all. Seriously if you're that unhappy, just go home. Don't ruin my meal.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
It's not ok...
By vivyleung of Kerrisdale, Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 7:14pm [Dine in]

The place looks quite nice when first went in, but the food and service would definitely need improvement. Sat down for 5 minutes, waving at least 3 times to get a server's attention. Finally, we ordered a couple of small dishes, beef noodle and bubble teas from the pricy meal. The beef noodle soup looked very oily, and surprisingly didn't have much taste. The combination of tasteless oily soup, soggy noodle and super chewy beef really gave me no choice but to leave it alone. The spicy wonton somehow turned into some kind of pastes with meat balls. The wrapping pastes were over-cooked and were all seperated from the meat. It didn't really taste spicy, but mostly salty, very sour and oily (again). But with all the seasonings, it still had the taste of pork meat. The deep-fried chicken nuggets were soggy, oily and had not much taste (again). The simplest dish - steamed veggie - was under-cooked and was the most salty out of all dishes (!!??). The passion fruit and honey green tea were too sweet; and pearls were too soft and mushy. We did let them know our thoughts of the food, but they didn't seem to care. Tthat was fine with us and we definitely didn't want them to remake our food, coz we figured if ALL dishes were bad and they couldn't even make the steamed veggie right, the chance of remaking the dishes good would be very low. I have to say the dining experience there was not what I would expect and enjoy from a restaurant.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Ambiance
Good BBT!
By sang of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 1:07am [Dine in]

I like this place for three reasons.
1) Decent food for good enough portion, at very affordable price.
2) Good Bubble Tea
3) Service's pretty good for a bubble tea place.

Two reasons for why I don't like to visit this place at peak hour.
1) lack of parking spots
2) the place can't take too many people at once at late night.

It's not a lovely romantic fancy dining out place, but alot of food dishes there are under $10.00, I think one of the rice bowl dishes was less than $5.00 for big portion. Can't go wrong with Bubble Tea there. Recommended as a good snack place.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Ambiance
A change of pace...
By ars815 of East Vancouver (7 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, August 30, 2006 - 11:36pm [Dine in]

from the Cantonese style of noodles. I have made two visits to the place and have found it a good place for tasty bowl of noodles. I had the Hot and Sour noodles, and eventhough it is not the dish one should get in the hot summer, it was good, with nice thick noodles. On another trip had the spicy beef noodles with appys (pig's ear, insteine, and marinated cukes). In summary the food was good, but a shade oily. The service was not as attentive as it could have been but not bad. Nice design inside, a mix of noodle house and bubble tea parlour. They could improve if the seat were more comfortable.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Ambiance
Great cheap eat
By amerywu of burnaby (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, August 12, 2006 - 11:02pm [Dine in]

Very popular with the local Chinese, especially Taiwanese, population. The service is really fast and responsive to added needs and the food is authentic and tasty.

There may be a five to ten minute wait as it is usually completely full.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Ambiance

Images

Displaying 101 - 6 of 6 Images Found